City of Boston

Program Lead - Building Homes, Building Wealth (Senior Housing Development Officer)

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/14/2022 10:38 AM)
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Office of Housing
Regular Full-Time
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This is a grant funded position, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) expected to last through December 31, 2026 or when funds are depleted. The position may be extended based on operational need if alternative funding is identified.


Brief Job Description:

The mission of the Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH) is to make Boston a more equitable and inclusive city where all residents can thrive. MOH 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. The Mayor's Office of Housing 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 City of Boston’s Building Homes, Building Wealth initiative is a strategy to rapidly build affordable homeownership units on the one hundred and fifty small city-owned parcels scattered throughout Boston’s neighborhoods.

MOH is seeking a senior housing development officer to manage the Building Homes, Building Wealth initiative. Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Neighborhood Housing Development Division or designee, the senior housing development officer will be tasked with moving forward a multifaceted strategy to simultaneously develop homeownership units on the City’s portfolio of small scattered site parcels. 


  • Supervises Housing Development staff and perform on going performance appraisals.
  • Ensures staff coordination on project teams, other divisions and other city agencies, as needed.
  • Assumes project management responsibility for projects of substantial complexity.
  • Oversees all project and program management activities including financial structuring of projects and compliance with funding source requirements.
  • Manages and Implements divisional policies and procedures, project underwriting standards and divisional procedures.
  • Works with development staff to develop strategies to meet production goals and objectives for the division
  • Coordinates planning and policy development pertaining to housing development and housing related services
  • Directs program activities including budget management and program marketing.
  • Prepares and coordinates applications for State and Federal resources, including housing grants and loans, rental assistance, and public services.
  • Prepares, coordinates and manages Requests for Proposals for Funding, including federal, state and local resources, such as the Neighborhood Housing Trust.
  • Coordinates and manages land disposition including community process and approvals and Requests for Proposals for land and buildings.
  • Manages programs that involve negotiation and coordination among multiple public and private agencies.
  • Prepares, negotiates, and administers public service and rental assistance contracts with non-profit organizations.
  • Completes special projects identified by the Deputy Director or Director.
  • Performs other related duties as required by the position.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:


  • At least four (4) years experience in housing or real estate development or finance, including one year in a program management or project management capacity.
  • Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state regulations for housing and community development programs and resources.
  • Working knowledge of real estate development and management, financing, housing construction and rehabilitation.
  • Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods and history, housing and community development issues, public housing subsidy programs, and city government. 
  • Working knowledge of computer based word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. 
  • Excellent organizational, writing, negotiation, speaking, supervisory and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job. 




Terms: Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU888/N-24 

Hours Per Week: 35 


Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation. For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step.


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