Employment Opportunities

Assistant Housing Manager
Position: Non-Exempt
Department: Operations
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Email: jobs@cambridge-housing.org
Date Posted: 8/7/2018
Posting Expires: 8/21/2018
Position Description:

The Cambridge Housing Authority seeks qualified applicants for the above position within the Operations Department of the Agency. The incumbent shall perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the operation of a housing site in accordance with established Agency policies and procedures. Responsibilities will include: unit inspections, assistance with budget preparation, rent re-certification and delinquency activities, resident problem resolution, assistance with capitol improvement projects, supervision of maintenance staff, and other duties as assigned.

Demonstrated experience in property management is required. Preferred candidates will be degreed and possess knowledge of public housing, its management techniques and applicable laws and regulation. Preferred applicants will have knowledge of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program including the processing of tax credit recertifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.  This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Interviews prospective tenants to determine their housing needs and preferences; shows available units to prospective tenants for their inspection
  • Completes necessary rental forms when units have been accepted for occupancy; explains pertinent rules and regulations to tenants and answers their questions regarding rental of CHA properties
  • Assists the Housing Manager in the preparation of budget estimates, maintains financial inventory and other pertinent records, and assists in the annual re-determination process
  • Analyzes rent delinquency, unit turnover rates and other related subjects
  • Assists in the collection of delinquent rent and gathers preliminary data for use by the Housing Manager in the preparation of required reports
  • Prepares necessary reports under the direction of the Housing Manager
  • Visits tenants to resolve complaints and problems
  • Inspects units, the physical plant and buildings and grounds to determine maintenance needs; prepares and processes necessary work orders and follows up to ensure that work is completed satisfactorily and expeditiously
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


Position Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration or a related field and a minimum of three years of housing program experience. Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license and be insurable under CHA policies. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Application Procedure:

Deadline for application: August 21, 2018


Please send cover letter and resume to:      Cambridge Housing Authority

                                                                     362 Green Street

                                                                     Cambridge, MA 02139

                                                                     Attn: Human Resources Department


Electronic submissions may be made to:  jobs@cambridge-housing.org

Please reference position title in subject line


It is the policy of the Cambridge Housing Authority to give preference in employment to Section 3- eligible individuals.  The Cambridge Housing Authority is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.  Minorities, handicapped and others are encouraged to apply.


TDD 1-800-545-1833, x 112

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About Cha:

The Agency offers a competitive benefits program including health insurance through the Group Insurance Commission, FSA’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield dental insurance, the State Retirement System, additional voluntary benefits, and T-Pass Subsidy.

Job Type:

Full Time