We're Hiring: Come Join Our Team!

We are hiring three positions: Homeownership Advisor (HUD certification perferred), STASH Program Manager and Community Organizer!

Homeownership Advisor

Come join our team of Homeownership Advisors and help first-time and first-generation homebuyers achieve their goal of homeownership.

MAHA is a non-profit community organization that is dedicated to increasing affordable homeownership, breaking down barriers for first-time and first-generation homebuyers, and closing the racial homeownership gap in Massachusetts.

MAHA was founded in 1985 and our office is based in Dorchester. We offer homebuyer and homeowner classes in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole virtually and in person. MAHA works extensively to enforce the Community Reinvestment Act, a state and federal law that requires banks to meet the credit needs of low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and to expand the pie of housing resources so that more homebuyers have a chance to afford a home in Massachusetts.

Competitive Salary & Benefits:

• 3 weeks paid vacation a year plus an additional week off during Christmas break  

• Employer pays 90% of health care & 50% dental

• Salary: $50,000-$53,000 

The Role:

We are currently looking for a full time Homeownership Advisor/Housing Counselor to work with low- and moderate-income homebuyers and homeowners in greater Boston. The homeownership advisor will organize, coordinate and teach homebuying classes for low and moderate-income community residents.

Our office is located in Dorchester. This is an on-site position that will require working in the office.

In this role, you will…

  • Organize, coordinate and teach homeowner classes and homebuying classes for low- and moderate-income community residents. This will require work in the evenings and weekends.
  • Conduct outreach for MAHA through staffing information tables, contacting community organizations, media outlets, etc.
  • Provide one-to-one counseling for homebuyers and homeowners about credit, homebuying, foreclosure prevention, budgeting and other topics, including purchasing multi-family properties.
  • Inform class attendees about MAHA’s organizing activities.
  • Represent MAHA on advisory councils, panels, and forums
  • Work with community groups, insurance companies, hardware stores, realtors, banks, and others in the community to publicize and expand HomeSafe, ONE mortgage, and homebuyer education programs.
  • Fully participate with MAHA staff and members in organization-wide activities and grassroots fundraising efforts, including specific duties related to our annual Taste of Dorchester event.
  • Conduct data entry and surveys designed to track graduates and evaluate our education and counseling efforts as required by various funders.
  • Coordinate meetings annually with HomeSafe insurance discount providers to share data, discuss curriculum and increase marketing of the program.
  • Conduct periodic data calls with insurance companies regarding loss information (cause of loss, loss ratio, frequency and severity).
  • Work with MHP and other stakeholders cooperatively as we explore a possible re-design of HomeSafe including offering online or hybrid classes.
  • Other duties as designated by the Executive Director

Requirements:

  • HUD Housing Counseling certification (Preferred)
  • Commitment to involving low- and moderate-income people in community efforts. Commitment to grassroots community organizing and affordable housing issues.
  • Ability and willingness to work regular evening and weekend hours.
  • Previous experience/involvement with issues facing low- and moderate-income homebuyers is preferred. Previous homebuyer advising/counseling experience; experience working or volunteering with community organizations; and/or training or teaching experience is helpful.
  • Ability and experience in working with different types of people and personalities.
  • Great communication skills and writing skills. Must be comfortable speaking in large groups of 10+
  • Access to a car is essential
  • Persons of color and bilingual persons are strongly encouraged to apply

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to:

Shauntelle Mckain, Director of Homeownership Operations – smckain@mahahome.org

CC: Symone Crawford, Executive Director - Scrawford@mahahome.org

We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.