22 Apr Program Manager Working to Opportunity
- Metro Housing Boston (formerly Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership) is a leading nonprofit dedicated to connecting the residents of Greater Boston with safe, decent homes they can afford. Metro Housing empowers families and individuals to move along the continuum from homelessness to housing stability. Serving more than 25,000 households annually, we work seamlessly to bridge the gaps among government, nonprofits, and corporations to continually increase our impact. With more than 30 years’ experience piloting and implementing housing programs, we have solidified our position as an industry-leading expert on navigating the affordable housing field.
Metro Housing|Boston’s mission: “We mobilize wide-ranging resources to provide innovative and personalized services that lead families and individuals to housing stability, economic security and an improved quality of life.”
In 2020, Metro Housing|Boston was awarded a three-year grant to test an innovative rent calculation model for participants in the Moving To Work Section 8 Voucher program that have earned income. This pilot includes two participant groups (a control group and a group who will have a modified tenant rent share calculation) that will participate in various surveys during the 3-year pilot. The pilot is designed to collect data regarding how participants with earned income are impacted if their tenant rent share is based on net income instead of gross income. This pilot will have close to 300 participants over the 3-year period and this position will be the sole program staff person. This pilot also involves support from two research entities and collection of data is key to being able to report out on the findings and working with the various research entities is a vital function of this position. Both the Deputy Director and the Director of Development are involved in working with the Program Manager during this grant period.
Director of Leased Housing
Responsibilities May Include:
The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
- Coordinate and deliver all pilot program services, including outreach and recruitment; enrollment; survey notification and collection; on-going program participant recertification process;
- Serve as primary contact for the BIDMC Grant staff; the HRiA Evaluators and the Metro Housing evaluation team;
- Assist in the design and delivery of participant surveys;
- Collect data and report survey results; participant income data and other demographic data as needed;
- Complete regular and interim recertifications for all program participants assigned to the group receiving a monthly stipend based on rent share calculation;
- Complete “off-system” rent calculation and maintain data of these new rent calculations for reporting purposes;
- Communicate in a timely manner with program participants regarding questions they may have related to their voucher rent calculation or participation in the project;
- Manage data collection and reporting to ensure that required data is being recorded timely and accurately;
- Under supervision of Director of Leased Housing and in collaboration with the Deputy Director, Director of Development, research partners and grant administrators, work to ensure the project is on track to meet program objectives;
- Attend required meetings, conferences, and trainings as necessary; and
- Represent the organization at state and regional meetings as necessary.
- Bachelor’s Degree (4-year degree) in social work, public policy, or other related fields required, Master’s in Social Work or related field strongly preferred
- 3-5 years’ experience in social services/case management required, with additional experience in real estate, subsidized housing programs, and/or fair housing preferred
- Leadership and management experience
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively with senior managers;
- Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
- Proficiency in PC-based computer software and survey software
Preference Given To:
- Candidates with multilingual skills (verbal and written). We are seeking candidates that speak and write English and at least one of the following languages (for interpreting and translation): Vietnamese, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese, and Spanish.
- Candidates who live within two miles of Metro Housing|Boston’s headquarters at Roxbury Crossing.
Salary & Benefits
Salary: $64,000 with excellent benefits. (This is an non-exempt position) Please see website: http://metrohousingboston.org/