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Affordable Housing Coordinator

Reports to: Director Planning and Development Classification: Non-Exempt

About the City of Everett
A desirable place to live, work, and visit, the City of Everett prides itself on its progress while remaining dedicated to future possibilities. Home to over 50,000 residents, Everett is known for its rich culture, diverse population, and welcoming atmosphere. A once industrial City, Everett is now recognized as a melting pot for residents and newcomers alike.

Position Summary
Everett’s Affordable Housing Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Department of Planning & Development and work closely alongside the Executive Office of the Mayor and the Everett Housing Authority.
The position is responsible for overseeing multiple aspects pertaining to affordable housing here in the City of Everett. Chief among these responsibilities is tracking the deed-restricted affordable housing inventory in the City and coordinating with developers to track the units’ availability to assist with placing income-qualified Everett residents in these units. The position is also responsible for the drafting of Inclusionary Zoning Special Permits as granted by the Everett Planning Board, overseeing the collection and expenditure of Linkage Fees, and will serve as the primary point of contact for Everett’s First Time Home Buyer Program.

Essential Functions
• Tracks existing and ongoing residential development projects to best understand the affordable housing opportunities in Everett
• Serves as the primary point of contact for Everett residents who inquire about affordable housing availability
• Serves as the primary point of contact with the State for questions pertaining to affordable housing and assists the Planning Department in achieving State compliance with the Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI) throughout the City
• Oversees the collection and expenditure of Linkage Fees, which may be used solely for the preservation/extension of existing affordable housing stock or for the creation of new affordable housing units
• Oversees Everett’s First Time Home Buyer Program
• Researches and applies for State, Federal, and non-profit grant opportunities related to affordable housing
• Assists the Director of the Department in making legislative recommendations to best address the affordable housing needs of Everett’s residents
• Provides answers to inquiries from the public, State department administrators, City employees and elected officials, and those requesting assistance
• Performs related duties as assigned and required by the Department Director.

Skills and Qualifications:
• Knowledge of the organization, functions, and activities of the various sectors of the City of Everett and those pertaining to other governmental agencies
• Knowledge of research techniques and the sources and availability of current information
• Ability to prepare meaningful and informative reports for the department
• Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing facts and arriving at conclusions
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, developers, officials at the local, State, and Federal levels, and, most importantly, the general public
• Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions
• Ability to express complex details surrounding affordable housing stock, controlling legislation, and applicable process-details effectively, both orally and in writing, to both staff and the public
• Ability to work collaboratively in an office setting
• Ability to talk and/or hear
• Ability to stand, walk, use hands, and reach
• Specific vision abilities including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
• Ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 20lb

Preferred Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, or Social Services preferred
• At least 2 years or professional experience

Work Schedule and Salary
• M-TH schedule, 35 hours per week
• Starting pay rate $35.71/hour to $41.20/hour depending on experience

For a disability-related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call Human Resources at 617-394-2280

The City of Everett is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. In addition, the employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This job’s specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. In addition, this position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

The City of Everett does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ae, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by a applicable federal, state or local law. The city of Everett encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans, and all other qualified applicants.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Hiring@ci.everett.ma.us

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