The mission of the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) is to make Boston a more equitable and inclusive city where all residents can thrive. DND oversees programs that create and preserve affordable housing, support homeowners and renters, provide housing and services to homeless individuals and families, and develop city-owned property. DND seeks to carry out its mission through a lens of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and addressing the effects of systemic racism in our city.
The Supportive Housing Division at the Department of Neighborhood Development is responsible for leading the collaborative effort to end homelessness in Boston. The importance of the Division’s work as well as growth in budget and scope have increased the need for leadership in funding, data and performance.
Brief Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Supportive Housing, the Assistant Director is responsible for overall leadership, supervision and project management associated with funding, data and performance to support the mission of equitably ending homelessness in Boston. The ideal candidate will possess the capacity to lead and implement complex system redesign with diverse – and at times competing – stakeholders. They will maintain a bias towards action and commitment to getting results in a highly matrixed environment. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess excellent staff supervisory and project management skills, communication skills, a collaborative approach and the ability to independently drive multiple complex projects at the same time. As a senior leader in the Division, the Assistant Director must be ready to represent the Supportive Housing Division and the Deputy Director when necessary.
Homelessness disproportionately affects people of color, people with disabilities, and other populations; we strongly encourage applications from people who are members of marginalized communities. Preference will be given to candidates who have lived experience relevant to the work.
Boston Residency Required.
Terms: Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/NU-26
Hours Per Week: 35