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December 30, 2022
About Massachusetts Housing Partnership
The Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) is a public non-profit organization that is a major contributor to state housing policy, provides technical assistance for housing and neighborhood development, finances affordable rental housing, and provides mortgage financing for first-time home buyers.
MHP was created in 1985 to foster civic leadership on affordable housing and breakdown local barriers to housing development through effective guidance, advocacy, research, and technical support. Our mission is to pioneer new development and financing models that make more effective use of public resources, are responsive to local needs, promote racial and economic equity and achieve more impact than conventional approaches to affordable housing.
Toward that end MHP has used its hands-on experience at the local level and its expertise in data analysis and policy to propose, develop and implement a significant array of state housing programs, policies, and resources. MHP focuses its efforts in four main areas:
For more details, read our performance goals as well as this summary of MHP’s contributions to and innovations in the housing sector. Headquartered in Boston, MHP has $693 million in assets and an annual net operating surplus of $5.5 million. The organization engages a talented, diverse staff of 63 who are supported by a seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor.
Opportunity Going Forward
The Chief of Public Engagement and Community Support (CPECS) is a new role at MHP created to further envision and realize the organization’s growing influence and impact in the housing and community development sectors across Massachusetts. The CPECS will join MHP at an exciting time in the organization’s development – MHP has a strong reputation as a trusted collaborator with wide-ranging expertise and innovative ideas; awareness of the need for affordable housing has never been greater; unprecedented resources are available to support new initiatives; and MHP has grown significantly in the last three years to lead the implementation of key new housing and community development initiatives.
Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of the organization’s Steering Committee (executive team), the CPECS will direct MHP’s community assistance, data and policy, and public affairs teams, including supervision of four key leaders within the organization – the Director of Community Assistance, Director of Public Affairs, Director of Research and Analytics, and Director of Policy. The CPECS will lead MHP’s efforts to expand the supply and affordability of housing in the Commonwealth through research and analysis, legislation and public policy, education and training for local officials and community leaders, and technical assistance supporting local housing development. In addition, the CPECS will work closely with the Director of Public Affairs to lead the public awareness and engagement efforts across the full scope of MHP’s departments and services.
The CPECS will work out of MHP’s office at 160 Federal Street a minimum of 2 days per week. MHP’s office days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. There may be times when the CPECS may need to be available and work specific hours and/or days, on a weekday evening or weekend day(s) due to organizational needs including but not limited to community events, special project meetings, state-based events, etc.
Desired Credentials/Profile of the Ideal Candidate
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Strategy and Collaboration
Leadership and Management
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting salary range of $165,000-$180,000 depending on knowledge, skills, and experience. MHP offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off, a retirement plan with employer match, and medical, dental, and life insurances as well as a professional development stipend, first time home buyers’ assistance, and tuition reimbursement. For more information about MHP’s Recruitment and Compensation Policies, please visit the website linked here.
Travel throughout Massachusetts will occasionally be expected. Valid driver’s license or ability to acquire one and/or reliable means of transportation required.
Work Environment and Physical Demands (with or without an accommodation)
This position operates in an office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. On occasion, the job may require attendance at meetings outside of the office.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.
Application Process and Additional Information
MHP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. MHP does not make hiring decisions based on age, race, gender, religion, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Candidates must include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of MHP. If taking the job requires a candidate to move to Boston, s/he/they should describe in their cover letter why that is a good fit for them at this time. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Upload required documents to: https://eostransitions.applicantpool.com/jobs/. Eos Transition Partners consultant, Erin Cox, is managing this search. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential, and any questions can be submitted to Erin at: firstname.lastname@example.org.