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Senior Housing Development Project Manager
Housing & Community Development Dept.

Union:  United Steelworkers / Pay Grade: 11
Annual Salary Range: $69,252.45 – $86,769.76
(Grant Funded Position)


Responsible for the coordination and project management of the City’s housing development projects and housing programs. Professional work in meeting the City’s comprehensive housing agenda. Under the Direction of the Director, manage housing programs and development projects through the planning, design, and implementation phases, evaluate and effectuate City investment towards development of private and non-profit affordable and workforce housing, and assist in the creation of housing policy. Responsible for housing program development and management, grant management, program budgeting and project financing, and for the operation and monitoring of the City’s CDBG-funded and other housing projects and programs.


BA/BS in Public Policy, Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Business Administration, Construction Management, or a related field of study and four (4) years of experience in private or municipal housing development, housing program management, and/or public housing administration; and/or Master’s Degree with two (2) years of professional experience in a related field. A combination of relevant education and experience will be considered. This position requires a strong theoretical basis gained through education as well as practical experience.


Working knowledge of general urban housing and planning theories, principles, and policies. Understanding of municipal, state, and federal housing policy, neighborhood planning and development, and housing markets and economic trends. Experience in the administration of housing programs, including financing and strategies to create safe, affordable housing and prevent displacement. Experience in housing development and program/project management, project budgeting and financing, and construction supervision for private and non-profit housing developments. Experience with grant funding and management. Strong writing and organizational skills. Solid and varied experience with Massachusetts real estate and land use law, statutes, and regulations applicable to housing planning, development, and financing. Familiarity with state and federal housing policy and regulations. Ability to manage a varied portfolio of project and program management responsibilities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to effectively engage residents, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and stakeholders. Excellent, tactful, and effective written and oral communication. Bilingual (Spanish) is helpful.

To apply, email your application and/or resume to jobs@chelseama.gov or send to Human Resources, City of Chelsea, 500 Broadway, Room 301, Chelsea, MA 02150.