Real Estate Project Manager

Job Type
Senior Level Positions
Stone Soup Collaborative
Contact Name
Maura Camosse Tsongas
Contact Email
Job Description

Stone Soup Collaborative– Real Estate Development Consultant

Stone Soup Collaborative is seeking an experienced development consultant to join the team. The successful candidate will work on a variety of affordable housing projects throughout Massachusetts.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for community development and will be experienced in the field. They will understand the affordable housing development process and how to manage a diverse project team. They are willing to ask for help and to involve partners with differing perspectives in order to build housing that best meets the needs of the community and intended residents. They will be committed to getting results and have the resilience to navigate setbacks while keeping deadlines in mind. They will be able to manage a variety of details and relationships at the same time without sacrificing input or quality. They will be able to effectively report on progress to a range of stakeholders, including community members, funders, board members and municipal officials.

Who We Are

Stone Soup Collaborative is a Massachusetts-based affordable housing development consulting firm. We work with organizations throughout the Commonwealth interested in building affordable and supportive housing. We work on projects from conception all the way through lease up and stabilization. We specialize in providing additional capacity to organizations as they develop affordable housing.

What You’ll Do

The development consultant, who is based in Massachusetts and reports to the President, is responsible for the following:

  • Working with organizations through the affordable housing development process
  • Helping to build the right team for the project that will best meet the needs of the client and the future residents.
  • Manage many different types of tasks in order to develop high quality affordable housing.

Who You Are & Keys to Success (the must-haves)

To be successful in this job, you will excel in four areas:

  • Relationship-building: You develop and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders. You know how to build alliances and find points of collaboration even when there are competing interests.
  • Drive to achieve results: You have a track record of accomplishing goals and getting results even when there are obstacles. You set a high bar and meet it, because you think three (or 30) steps ahead to anticipate hurdles and come up with pragmatic solutions. You involve stakeholders appropriately.
  • Inclusive leadership and management: You approach leadership with a mindset of “power with” rather than “power over” and regularly include others in decision-making. You have experience managing multiple projects and keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. You use resources wisely, and can manage a team with various styles including architects, contractors, consultants, and volunteers to leverage time and talent.
  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice: You recognize the role of race, income, age, immigration status, and other identities and their effect on housing access and housing affordability. You recognize how your own identities show up in the work, and welcome, reflect on, and act on feedback with an eye toward continuous learning about race, ability, and other lines of difference.

Knowledge of the affordable housing development process and experience with excel are important competencies for this position.

If you were here right now, you would be:

  • Working with a project team as they begin the zoning process
  • Starting to put together a OneStop application and coordinating with a non-profit partner
  • Putting together a proposal for a consultant to help design a sustainable building
  • Determine what size a project should be and how much each unit costs to operate.

What Else You Should Know

Stone Soup Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer and we value having staff who come from diverse communities. We encourage people of color, LGBQ people, transgender and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities to apply.

The position is part-time (20+ hours) contract position, and is ideally based in Massachusetts. The role requires minimal travel at this time and is fully remote. This may change over time with some in-person meetings, but will remain largely remote going forward. The salary for this position ranges from $50/hour to $100/hour, with exact salary depending on experience. Three to five years of experience of affordable housing, community development or a similar role preferred. Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to the hiring manager, Maura Camosse Tsongas at by October 1, 2023. Find more information about Maura and Stone Soup here


Application Instruction

Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to the hiring manager, Maura Camosse Tsongas at by October 1, 2023. Find more information about Maura and Stone Soup here