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Communications Coordinator

February 26, 2021

The Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), a non-profit public agency, is a national leader in affordable housing finance and a primary lender in Massachusetts for the financing of affordable and mixed-income rental housing. MHP-financed properties include mixed-income developments for families, single-room occupancy housing, assisted living and other facilities serving the elderly, and properties serving special needs populations. MHP's borrowers range from small non-profit and for-profit developers to some of the largest and most sophisticated developers in the Northeast. MHP works with communities, developers and borrowers to create innovative policy and financing solutions that provide affordable homes and better lives for the people of Massachusetts. MHP administers the ONE Mortgage Program, the state’s most affordable mortgage product for underserved first-time homebuyers. At MHP, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

At MHP, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

MHP is seeking a Communications Coordinator with experience in affordable housing and/or communications to be an essential partner in supporting the organization’s communication strategy. The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of Public Affairs. Primary objectives of the role include working with all teams at MHP to produce print, web and social media content and marketing materials. Communication is an integral component of MHP’s messaging and branding. This position will play an important role in creating engaging content to help expand MHP’s messaging and broaden its audience. In this role, the Communications Coordinator will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of affordable housing, including policy creation, how data informs policy, technical assistance to communities, housing authorities and nonprofits, multifamily financing and affordable homeownership.

Specific responsibilities will include: Coordinating with MHP teams to strategize and draft news releases, email announcements, and social media content. Maintaining MHP’s website, keeping content up to date and fresh including monthly updates for each team’s home page content. Assist the Director of Public Affairs and each team in planning, publicizing and administration of virtual and in-person events such as workshops, trainings, board off-sites and community meetings with new and existing stakeholders. Work with MHP’s teams to produce targeted email newsletters focused on reaching primary audiences and expanding to reach new followers. Produce and edit videos for web and social posts. Support the Director of Public Affairs and each team in the writing and editing of publications including but not limited to: annual report, guidebooks, success story features and policy papers.

Applicants must have excellent documented written and oral communication skills, experience managing and executing digital communication programs/platform and proficiency with Microsoft office, social media and scheduling platforms. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Qualifications include: Demonstrated interest in affordable housing and community development and/or communications. Excellent research, writing, verbal and interpersonal skills. Relevant job experience strongly preferred. Work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines while maintaining consistently high quality work. A valid driver’s license, or the ability to acquire one, and the ability to manage in-state travel.

Salary is commensurate with experience. MHP provides a comprehensive benefits package including health, life, dental, and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a public transportation benefit, educational assistance, paid time off and family leave, flexible work schedule and a fully vested employer-matched retirement plan. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a dedicated, creative and passionate team.

MHP is currently operating a fully remote platform. We are beginning to review plans for a safe post-COVID return to office operation. The successful candidate for this position will be required to work in our Boston office and travel within the state as needed.

To apply: Please send a cover letter (required) and resume to MHP, Human Resources Director: mhphr@mhp.net website: www.mhp.net

MHP is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, past or present military service, status as an individual with a disability, or any other legally protected characteristics. MHP is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.