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Grant & Program Compliance Manager

March 16, 2022

Are you looking for an engaging, fast-paced working environment where you can make a difference in the lives of the people of Massachusetts? Massachusetts Housing Partnership is a thriving leader in affordable housing finance and our success is due to our exceptional teams. Come join MHP and make an impact while doing the work you enjoy.

If interested, please apply via MHP’s brief online application.

About Us: MHP, a non-profit public agency, is a national leader in affordable housing finance. When breakthrough studies linked a racial wealth gap to unequal access to homeownership opportunities, MHP worked in collaboration with key partners in the non-profit, public, and private banking worlds to create its flagship home buying program: the SoftSecond Loan Program. Combined with its successor, the ONE Mortgage Program, MHP has spent 30 years helping more than 23,000 low- to moderate-income first-time homebuyers—half of whom are people of color—achieve their dream of homeownership. MHP has continued to grow and manage critical programs, mostly recently with the Massachusetts Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF). This $150+ million program will provide mortgage relief and financial assistance to residents of the Commonwealth in order to help them avoid foreclosure. This is an exciting opportunity to join MHP’s Finance & Administration team at a time when our programs and impact are growing rapidly. At MHP, we celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive environment for our employees.

Benefits our employees appreciate: MHP understands that benefits are an important consideration when looking for a new role. We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package including: Hybrid and flexible work schedule, Health insurance through the state's Group Insurance Commission, HealthiestYou Teledoc plan fully paid by MHP; 403b retirement plan with match up to 10% and immediate vesting; Fully paid group term life, short- and long-term disability insurance, Dental insurance through Metlife with 90% of the premium paid by MHP, Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, Annual 5-week paid time off benefit, Public transportation benefit, Tuition reimbursement and professional development assistance, First time homebuyer assistance, Home office benefit, and more.

Current Opportunity: MHP is seeking a Grant and Program Compliance Manager (GPCM) who will play an integral role within the organization by providing financial and compliance oversight for multiple grants and programs. The GPCM is responsible for ensuring program compliance and reporting is in accordance with statutory, regulatory, and internal policies. The GPCM will serve as the point person for contract management, regulatory and corporate compliance activities, including research, review of relevant policies, procedures, statutes and regulations, and monitoring activities to support ongoing compliance efforts. A key component of the position will include liaising and communicating with internal and external stakeholders including responding to inquiries regarding funds available, contract terms, compliance, and reporting. This position will also work with teams to design, implement, and maintain reports required by funding agencies as well as reports for MHP’s leadership, and maximize the use of technology by working with technical staff to automate reporting wherever feasible.

MHP is currently working on a hybrid model of up to 2 days per week in our Boston office. Successful candidates will work out of our Boston office per our hybrid schedule. MHP employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption per MHP policy.

Responsibilities include: Creating and implementing systems and processes to collect relevant grant and program data; analyzing data to determine adherence with statutory and regulatory requirements as well as MHP’s internal controls; designing training to keep staff well informed regarding processes and procedures to ensure compliance; developing, conducting compliance reviews; potential to supervise staff and provided oversight and support for contract compliance work; maintaining a thorough understanding of and up-to-date on all applicable regulatory frameworks; making recommendations to changes in policies and procedures as applicable based on statutory and regulatory requirements; tracking contracts and managing terms, budgets and executing amendment, as needed; managing calendar of grant, program, contract and reporting requirements and deadlines.

Experience and skills: Strong analytical and critical thinking capacity to design and implement business and program systems; working knowledge of business operations and financial systems related to government funded programs; demonstrated ability to interpret, understand and summarize complex regulations; knowledge of and experience in compliance reviews, auditing and/or program management; proven ability to utilize information technology to collect, analyze, and present information; experience working with people at all levels of an organization on a variety of topics under tight deadlines; meticulous attention to detail and highly organized; Exceptional ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, findings and recommendations based on data and monitoring activities; proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Public Administration or related field or equivalent experience, skills and/or knowledge; 5 years’ experience in a similar role preferred; professional compliance or risk management certification preferred.

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.

If interested, please apply via MHP’s brief online application.