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Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) Assistant Program Manager

About MassDevelopment:

MassDevelopment, the state’s development finance agency and land bank, works with businesses, nonprofits, banks, and communities to stimulate economic growth across the Commonwealth. During FY2022, MassDevelopment financed or managed 356 projects generating investment of more than $1.69 billion in the Massachusetts economy. These projects are estimated to create or support 11,080 jobs and build or preserve 1,778 housing units.

Why join our team?

MassDevelopment is committed to achieving three goals: stimulating business, driving economic growth, and helping communities across Massachusetts. Join our team of dedicated professionals to help drive our mission and make a meaningful impact in the communities where we live and work. MassDevelopment fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages all qualified applicants, including people of color, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, to apply.

Our total rewards package offers many generous benefits, including:

  • Premium Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Employer Contributions to Retirement Savings Plans
    • 7.5% employer contribution into a 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan 
    • 457(b) (with employer match up to 5%)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Employer-Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Parenting Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Fitness/Wellness Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Reimbursement
  • Matching Gifts
  • Transportation Reimbursement
  • Variety of Hybrid Work Opportunities

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Job Summary:

MassDevelopment is accepting applications for an Assistant Program Manager with our Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) department within the Community Development division. This position will be a hybrid model, with a combination of remote work and in-office work in our Boston office.

Established in 2014, the Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) is an innovative “accelerator” program for Massachusetts Gateway Cities designed to catalyze place-based economic growth within focused districts. The program works with cross-sector partnerships to engage community members in actionable planning, implementing local economic development initiatives, and spurring further public and private investment. TDI commits to districts over a term of years, building a foundation of intensive community engagement and partnership development to deploy the program’s toolkit on projects involving real estate, small businesses, arts and culture, placemaking/placekeeping, and other areas that influence the vibrancy and vitality of diverse commercial districts.

Under the general direction of the Deputy Director, TDI Strategy and Operations, the Assistant Program Manager will provide programmatic support for TDI, related departmental and division programs, and related staff. This position will be responsible for assisting with a broad array of program operations, and providing additional project management capacity to the department. The position will provide centralized home office support serving the operational functions of the districts while collaborating with the various other departments in the agency. This is an excellent role for someone new to the field of place-based economic development and a strong interest in building their career on a fast-growing, dynamic team.  

Essential Functions: 

  • Support grant programs across the department.
  • Manage weekly and monthly reporting from TDI Districts.
  • Prepare and edit program reports and public presentation content.
  • Assist in the organization and development of the TDI resource library. 
  • Manage staff calendar for team meetings and events.
  • Maintain program database.
  • Provide logistical support for community workshops and district events.
  • Coordinate department-wide scheduling and travel logistics.
  • Maintain program expense management.
  • Assist in writing RFI/RFQ/RFPs for procuring external services.
  • Maintain vendor database and manage contracting and payment for current scopes.
  • Research, evaluate, and make recommendations of potential contractors and vendors to support program, as directed.
  • Assist in managing and monitoring consultant work product, as directed.
  • Maintain project work plans that include budgets and schedules.
  • Track and disburse grants within TDI Grant Management system.
  • Provide reporting documents and collateral, as directed. 
  • Assist marketing and communications with content creation for social media and other outward facing communications.
  • Manage systems, equipment support, and logistics for TDI Fellows, including serving as liaison to IT department. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in related fields of architecture, planning, economic or community development, political science, policy and/or real estate; or coursework or extracurricular experience that shows a growing interest in urban development.
  • One year of work experience. 
  • Or combination of education and experience.
  • Proven ability to manage a variety of projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently, as needed.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in cross-cultural environments.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).
  • Ability to create and maintain Excel spread sheets, and use/maintain information contained within the Agency database. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of experience in municipal economic development in public or private sector in a similar program management role.
  • Experience with grants management (writing, receiving, deploying, reporting, and tracking) and effective budget management practices for nonprofit organizations.
  • Working knowledge of GIS, and other mapping/graphic visualization tools.
  • Proficient in any of the following languages a plus:  Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Vietnamese, Mandarin.

Equal Opportunity Employer

MassDevelopment is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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