NEIGHBORHOOD HUB - SUMMER FELLOW

Job Type
Fellowship
Organization
MassHousing
Contact Name
Address

One Beacon Street
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description

ABOUT MASSHOUSING 

MassHousing was created by an act of the Massachusetts Legislature in 1966 as an independent public authority charged with increasing affordable rental and for-sale housing in Massachusetts.  Since making our first loan in 1970, the Agency has provided more than $22 billion in financing for the construction and preservation of affordable rental housing, and for affordable loan products for homebuyers and homeowners. The Agency is recognized as one of the premier housing finance agencies in the country and has won numerous national awards for creativity and innovation in affordable housing. 

 

THE NEIGHBORHOOD HUB 

The Neighborhood Hub is a new initiative to support local housing markets in Gateway Cities across the Commonwealth. The Hub is a multi-agency partnership that includes: MassHousing, MassDevelopment, Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC), the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassInc), and the Commonwealth’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).  

 

The primary goal of the program is to stabilize neighborhoods with a high rate of vacant, abandoned, and blighted properties in Gateway Cities. For its first iteration, the Neighborhood Hub is supporting five cities and their non-profit partners by: 

 

  • Identify strategic neighborhood revitalization initiatives;  
  • Supporting the implementation of strategies for reclaiming vacant, abandoned, and blighted properties; and, 
  • Building capacity at the local level to implement change.  

 

The Neighborhood Hub is located within MassHousing’s Executive Director’s office, with access to the technical expertise and resources of the partner agencies. The Summer Fellow will report directly to the Neighborhood Hub manager; and will interact regularly with the Hub’s cities, non-profit partners, and the Hub advisory group.  

 

THE FELLOW 

MassHousing’s Neighborhood Hub is seeking a Summer Fellow to support the program and the projects currently underway in five Gateway Cities. The Fellow will report to the Neighborhood Hub manager and will be responsible for supporting the team’s objectives and goals. 

 

General responsibilities will include: 

  • Support ongoing Hub projects through research, data analysis, and stakeholder management 
  • Market, demographic, and geospatial analysis for Hub projects 
  • Research and data dissemination to Hub partners and external stakeholders 
  • Internal + external engagement with Hub partners and advisory group 
  • Webinar and conference content development and management 

 

This is a paid summer fellowship beginning at the start of June 2021, for a duration of 10-12 weeks.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Candidates must be a graduate student in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related fields 
  • A successful candidate must have strong interpersonal, project management and written communication skills 
  • This position requires advanced organizational skills and the ability to multi-task to effectively handle priorities 
  • The Fellow must be focused, detail-oriented, exercise sound judgment and provide strong initiative 
  • The ability to work independently is also essential 

Proficiency with Microsoft Suite and Arc GIS is required; experience with quantitative research tools is preferred 

Application Instruction

HOW TO APPLY 

Please send a resume and cover letter to: https://prd01-hcm01.prd.mykronos.com/ta/6003873.careers?CareersSearch

 

Be sure to include why you are interested in this fellowship and why you are a compelling applicant for this position. 

 

MassHousing is an EEO/AA M/F/V/D employer.