City of Boston

Project Manager

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Office of Housing
Regular Full-Time
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The mission of the Mayor's Office of Housing's (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 theeffects of systemic racism in our city.


Under the Director or the Deputy Director for Real Estate and/or their designee, the Project Manager will focus on the use of City owned property and community development grant opportunities to support MOH’s community development mission. Specifically, Project Managers are responsible for the management of city owned land and buildings, the disposition and sale of city owned assets, and the management of place-based community development programs.




Community Development Project Leadership:

  • Oversees real estate development projects, in coordination with other City and State agencies, through all stages of real estate development, from project inception through final completion, including community outreach, public approvals, permits, real estate closing, construction, and final occupancy.  Researches property identified for disposition. Negotiates terms of sale and manages the property disposition process.
  • Oversees community development program work through developing program guidelines, meeting with stakeholders, awarding community development funds, and overseeing grantees through to completion of their projects.
  • Prepares, reviews, and advertises Request for Proposals (RFPs) and performs outreach to interested parties.
  • Performs developer/grantee selection and negotiation.
  • Coordinates with other city agencies when applicable.
  • Ensures compliance with program, project and funding requirements, as well as, policy standards.
  • Maintains project Salesforce records, prepares project status reports, prepares updates for the Directors Tracking.
  • Facilitates community meetings as required; presents information on proposals and receives input from the community.
  • Monitors and reports on status of projects and community development objectives.
  • Performs other related duties as required by the position.


Real Estate Property Management:

  • Evaluates land and building conditions and perform routine property inspections.
  • Manages preservation, repair, and land management projects.
  • Manages commercial and residential tenants including rental payments, relocation and property management as needed.
  • Prepares scope of services, cost estimates and specifications for projects.
  • Processes all bids and contract documents.
  • Oversees performance of contractors and consultants including the responsibility to authorize payments.
  • Documents project activity in SalesForce and associated paperwork as required.
  • Coordinates with other city departments, users, and abutters as necessary.
  • Markets properties for potential future sale as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as required by the position.


General Community Development Support:

  • Assists in the preparation of requests for proposals, contract documents, commitment documents, service orders, purchase orders and non-orders.
  • Tracks unit budgets and constituent 311 complaints /Code enforcement violations
  • Prepares and processes bid packages and commitments.
  • Assists with administrative support as required including, but not limited to, phone coverage, mailings, and constituent services.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:


  • At least two (2) years of experience with property management, project management, real estate sales, or community development.
  • Real Estate license preferred.
  • B.A or B.S preferred.
  • Preferred knowledge federal and estate housing programs, public real estate disposition regulations, real estate development processes, and/or commercial leasing.
  • Must have and maintain a current Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Ability to manage several projects at once and follow up on assignments.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Access, and Excel) and Google Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets). SalesForce experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with Boston’s neighborhoods preferred.
  • Demonstrated record of effective communication, organizational, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.

Boston Residency Required.


Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU 888/N-21

Hours Per Week:  35


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