Deputy Director for Federal and State Initiatives

Job Type
Programmatic/Project Management
Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities

100 Cambridge Street, 3rd floor
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description

Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) is seeking a Deputy Director for Federal and State Initiatives/Program Manager VII in the Division of Housing Development!



The Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) is charged with creating more homes in Massachusetts and lowering housing costs for residents.


Formerly known as the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), EOHLC works with municipalities, local housing authorities, non-profit organizations, and development partners to provide affordable housing options, financial assistance, and other support to Massachusetts communities.


The Housing Development Division’s goal is to produce and preserve private sector affordable housing units in communities throughout the Commonwealth.  One way the division attains this goal is by providing funding opportunities to developers who build or rehabilitate affordable housing units.



The Deputy Director for Federal and State Initiatives oversees various aspects of the work of the Division of Housing Development.  The Division is primarily responsible for the production, preservation, and oversight of privately-owned affordable or mixed-income rental or ownership housing on behalf of the Commonwealth.  Over 100,000 rental and 50,000 ownership units are in the Division’s current portfolio.  These units are in projects supported by almost $3 billion in EOHLC subsidies and tax credits.




1) Leadership:

  • Guides staff in work of EOHLC and quasi‑public review teams involved in evaluating pre-applications and full applications of rental and homeownership funding applications.
  • Works closely with the division’s bond program staff, including coordination with certain EOHLC quasi-public agencies involved in bond spending and including preparation of monthly bond spending requests.
  • Directs division work related to preservation portfolio, including coordination with EOHLC’s quasi-public affiliate, and Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC).
  • Works closely with division staff on matters related to Chapter 40B, including work related to Local Initiative Program, as well as funding program.
  • Works closely with division staff on supportive housing initiatives and projects.


2) Loan closings:

  • Oversees staff at EOHLC and its quasi-public affiliated agencies involved with 80 to 100 subsidy loan closings each year.


3) Compliance and Monitoring:

  • Works of EOHLC subsidy staff involved with ongoing compliance monitoring and EOHLC’s compliance contractors.


4) Systems:

  • Works with Intelligrants system contractor and ensures ongoing maintenance/upgrading of the system and workflow platform.


5) Participates:

  • In division’s work related to green/sustainable/ climate resilient housing.



  1. Knowledge of many aspects of rental housing: pre-development, development, management, compliance, and asset management.
  2. Knowledge of federal housing programs, such as Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and HOME.
  3. Knowledge of real estate housing finance.
  4. Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  5. Knowledge of sound management practices in large organizations.
  6. Ability to serve in leadership positions within a large organization.
  7. Direct experience in affordable rental housing as a public or private lender
  8. Direct experience in affordable homeownership housing as public or private lender.
  9. Experience in working with vulnerable populations.
  10. Demonstrated experience in supervising staff.
  1. Prior responsibilities related to significant commitments and expenditures of private or public funds.



Please upload resume and cover letter.


This position would be expected to follow a hybrid model of reporting to work that combines in-office workdays and work from home days, as needed.


Salary placement is determined by years of experience and education directly related to the position and the Human Resources Division’s Recruiting Guidelines. In the case of a promotional opportunity, the salary provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement will apply to placement within the appropriate salary range.


Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.



A background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Human Resources Division prior to the candidate being hired.






Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.




I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.


II. A Bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.


III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.


IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.


Comprehensive Benefits:

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! at


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements.  We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.


Official Title: Program Manager VII

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street

Job: Administrative Services

Agency: Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Posting: Sep 11, 2023, 10:21:01 AM

Number of Openings: 1

Salary: $88,741.11 - $123,966.24 Yearly

Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)

Confidential: No

Hybrid Work Eligible: Yes


If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Jessica Molina - 8572480160