TDI Content and Community Manager

The Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment), a quasi-public agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is accepting applications for the position of Transformative Development Initiative [TDI] Content and Community Manager, located in Boston.

Offering a wide range of finance programs and real estate development services, MassDevelopment supports economic growth, development, and investment across all sectors of the Massachusetts economy: public and private; commercial, industrial, and residential; and nonprofit, including healthcare, educational, cultural, and human-service providers. Our staff works in collaboration with developers, businesses, and banks to identify investors and leverage funds to support economic growth.

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Reporting to the TDI Program Director and Project Manager, the TDI Content and Community Manager provides programmatic support to the Real Estate Department, specific to the TDI program and related staff. TDI is a cross-agency integrated community development program that serves as an innovation lab and detailed window into Massachusetts urban development issues. This role will help shape services for the TDI Districts, support the TDI Fellows,  facilitate information transfer among districts (workshops, list serve, peer-to-peer connections, newsletter), and facilitate the distribution of that content and support services to wider Agency audiences. This position will also solicit information from other MassDevelopment departments and shape the dissemination of that information for TDI District activities. This role is designed to better coordinate efforts, operations, and logistics between the Agency’s TA Connect intake and administration process, TA Connect workshops, TDI District workshops, and other related programs and departments. This Content Manager will also play a key role in managing the content and resources to further support the professional development of Agency staff.

Responsibilities include providing direction and structure to coordinate with state and nonprofit agency partners to identify relevant tools and services that support work in TDI Districts and within related environments across Massachusetts. The Content Manager will also research best practices and identify and implement district-supportive program and funding opportunities, such as the program’s second-year focus on small business growth tools and relevant programs that connect with themes in TDI Districts. The Content Manager will also work collaboratively with district management, analyze new district needs, and provide strategy and direction to shape peer-to-peer information exchange, learning opportunities, and network building. 


  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in related fields of architecture, planning, economic or community development, policy and/or real estate.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in municipal economic development through direct experience, or related experience in public or private sector, ideally both.
  • Multi-tasking capability with an ability to manage a variety of project scales and multiple deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Ability to create and maintain Excel spread sheets, and use and maintain information in the Agency database.
  • Penchant and demonstrated skill for effective and clear visual and verbal communications, including a passion for nuanced and refined messaging and creating effective written and visual narratives of place and program.
  • Passionate about small cities and urban environments, as well as the communities, champions, and businesses that shape them.

Preferred expertise:

  • Direct experience with Main Streets programs/Business Improvement Districts (BID) and/or district financing programs, as well as knowledge of national resources/strategies that support innovative urban development activities.
  • GIS, and other mapping/graphic visualization tools.
  • Communications, and/or public relations/marketing/sales experience.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and one recent short writing sample and presentation (Powerpoint or similar) to
Or mail to:
Attn: Human Resources
99 High Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Position will remain open until filled.
The starting salary for this position is $61,570-$78,500.

Equal Opportunity Employer