Senior Policy Manager, Massachusetts Community Climate Bank (MCCB)

Job Type
Senior Level Positions

One Beacon Street
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description

MassHousing recently affirmed its longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in its 5-year Strategic Goals, see


MassHousing will confront the housing challenges facing the Commonwealth to improve the lives of its people.  A bold mission for an innovative agency.  Since its inception in 1966, MassHousing has provided more than $27.5 billion for more than 125,000 apartments and more than 105,000 home mortgage loans.  Beyond lending, we also work to promote economic growth and empowerment for families, individuals, and businesses; help communities increase their housing stock; provide hope and homes for vulnerable populations, and look for new, cost-effective ways to provide equitable housing opportunities. We have a relentless determination to confront the Commonwealth's housing challenges and improve lives.  


We know that we cannot meet our mission without a workforce that is committed to standing with us in our efforts.  We achieve this by making investments in staff development and prioritizing individuals who align with our values including an unwavering dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

As an employee of MassHousing you are offered a great career opportunity which is more than a paycheck.  MassHousing’ s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including but not limited to:

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $10,000 per calendar year
  • A 35-hour work week and a hybrid work schedule
  • Back up Child/Elder Care
  • Retirement Savings including a pension and a deferred compensation plan (with a match)
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision plans
  • 12 paid Holidays per year and generous sick, vacation, and personal time
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
  • Central Boston office location, convenient to public transportation and amenities on site


If you’re ready to join our dynamic team of mission driven professionals, this might be the job for you! Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to MassHousing by logging in to


Position Summary

This pivotal role within the Massachusetts Community Climate Bank (MCCB), situatedwithin MassHousing, commands substantial visibility and influence, boasting a broad scope across the MCCB’s business lines. This position manages external relationships, contributes to the development and design of MCCB programs, and plays a lead role in shapingthe organization’s policy agenda and priorities. The Senior Policy Manager will collaborate closely with internal teams and external partners to coordinate and align MCCB’s lending activities with local, state, and federal policies and drive key initiatives forward. Additionally, the Senior PolicyManager monitors legislative and regulatory developments, providing timely insights andguidance to inform strategic decision-making. This role requires strong leadership, strategic thinking, and communication skills, as well as deep understanding of policy processes and the broader socio-political landscape.

This role exemplifies strategic planning, meticulous analysis,and thoughtful decision-making to optimize performance, mitigate risks, and advance the MCCB’s objectives.

The MCCB invests public and private resources in financing products and services that advance the Commonwealth’s 2050 climate goals. The MCCB is the first climate bank in the nation to launch with a specific focus on decarbonizing affordable housing. Strategically placed within the State’s Housing Finance Agency, the MCCB leverages MassHousing’s existing capabilities and infrastructure to support an initial focus on affordable multifamily rental housing and single-family homeownership. MCCB financing will help deliver decarbonization benefits to low- and moderate- income residents and Environmental Justice communities disproportionately burdened by pollution and poor health.


The MCCB aggregates and deploys state,federal, private, and philanthropic funds to supportthe integration

of decarbonization, energy efficiency, and clean energy technologies into existing and new buildings statewide.

This role presents an unparalleled opportunity to contribute meaningfully to initiatives aimed at advancing the state’s 2050 climate goals while creating and preserving affordable housing and bringingnew resources to underserved markets and environmental justice communities.

The quintessential candidate, in addition to meeting requisite qualifications, should embody ambition, eloquence, charisma,creativity, and above all, a genuine commitment to the MCCB’smission, growth and long-term sustainability.


This position has been designated as “Flex” under MassHousing’s Alternative Work Schedule (AWS)-hybrid work model. However, during the first 90 days, the employee may be expectedin the office more frequently for training and onboarding. Flex means in the office at least two days a week.

All positions at the MCCB and MassHousing require a customer service mindset, in accordance with our values: Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability and Service.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Overall, the role is multifaceted and requires strong leadership, communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills to successfully oversee complex projects and programs from inception to completion.


  • Policy Development and Implementation: Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies within the organization, ensuring alignment with its mission and objectives.
  • Research and Analysis: Conduct thorough research and analysis to identify emerging issues, assess their impact, and formulate effective policy recommendations.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate closely with internal teams, stakeholders, and external partners to coordinate and align MCCB activities with local, state, and federal policies.
  • External Relationship Management: Manage external relationships with program partners and other relevant stakeholders to foster collaboration and support policy objectives.
  • Legislative and Regulatory Monitoring: Monitor legislative and regulatory developments, providing timely insights and guidance to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Policy Coordination: Inform policy discussions through various channels, including engaging with policymakers, participating in public forums, and crafting persuasive communications.
  • Performance Evaluation: Evaluate the effectiveness of policy initiatives and make recommendations for improvements or adjustments as needed.
  • Communication: Communicate policy objectives, strategies, and outcomeseffectively to internaland external stakeholders through written reports, presentations, and other means.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks associated with policy initiatives, considering potential legal, financial, and reputational implications.
  • Budget Management: Manage budgetary resources allocated to policy initiatives, ensuring effective utilization and adherence to financial guidelines.
  • Continuous Learning: Stay informed about developments in policy areas relevant to the MCCB’smission, seeking opportunities for professional development and knowledge sharing.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Policy Development: In-depth knowledge of policy development processes, including research, analysis, drafting, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Expertise in relevant policy areas, such as climate change, affordable housing, energy, environmental sustainability, or related fields.
  • Legal and Regulatory Understanding: Understanding of relevantlaws, regulations, and government policies affecting the MCCB’s mission and objectives.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Ability to engage and build relationships with diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community groups, industry partners, and policymakers.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent writtenand verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex policy issues clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences.
  • Strategic Thinking: Strong strategic thinking and planningskills, with the ability to develop and execute effective policy strategies aligned with MCCB’s goals.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to conduct thorough research, analyze data, and develop evidence-based policy recommendations.
  • Leadership and Team Management: Leadership abilities to inspire and motivate teams, foster collaboration, and drive policy initiatives forward.
  • Negotiation and Advocacy: Strong negotiation and advocacy skills, with the ability to effectively represent the MCCB’s interests with decision-makers.
  • Project Management: Proficiency in project management techniques, including planning,scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation, to effectively manage policy initiatives.
  • Political Savvy: Understanding of political dynamics and processes, with the ability to navigate complex political environments and build consensus around policy objectives.
  • Ethical Standards: Commitment to upholding high ethical standards and integrity in all policy-related activities, including transparency, accountability, and impartiality.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: Ability to adapt to changing priorities, navigate ambiguity, and maintain resilience in the face of challenges or setbacks.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Strong collaboration and teamwork skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and diverse stakeholders to achieve common goals.
  • Continuous Learning: Commitment to ongoing learning and professional development in policy-related areas, staying abreast of emerging trends, best practices, and innovations in the field.


Minimum Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as public policy, public administration, law, environmental studies plus 5 to 7 years of relevant experience, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership. Masters preferred.
  • Familiarity with affordable housing, climate and decarbonization vocabulary a plus.



Salary Range: $137,081.00 to $178,206.00


The Massachusetts Community Climate Bank and MassHousing are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Application Instruction

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to MassHousing by logging in to