MBTA Communities Engagement Manager – Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association

The MBTA Communities Engagement Manager will work closely with CHAPA’s current MBTA Communities Engagement Manager to run peer-to-peer learning cohorts, provide monthly learning sessions, and offer direct support to communities.

Specific Responsibilities:

· Facilitate monthly learning sessions and six to eight monthly cohort meetings
· Prepare materials and templates for presentations, fact sheets and FAQs, as well as customized messaging and talking points
· Present at community meetings, both in person and virtually
· Coordinate with other TA providers in the state
· Act as a connector among all interested parties
· Develop an expertise in the MBTA Communities law and serve as the “go to” person for questions from the public


· 5-7 years’ experience
· Familiarity with the MBTA Communities Act, and a strong understanding of zoning regulations in general, is a must!
· Experience building coalitions and developing a shared vision among a range of interests.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including meeting facilitation.
· Experience working with people of diverse social and economic backgrounds.
· Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
· Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as needed.
· Sensitivity to the needs of people of low incomes and avid dedication to increasing affordable housing access and opportunities in Massachusetts.


The salary range is $75-$85,000, based on experience. CHAPA also provides a generous package of benefits including vacation and sick time, health insurance, short-term disability insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

To Apply:

Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Wiener, Chief Operating Officer, at kwiener@chapa.org. No phone calls please. CHAPA will prioritize applications received by Friday, June 28, 2024.

CHAPA is an equal opportunity employer.