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Abundant Housing MA is currently hiring two Regional Organizers. Please see below for more details.

Regional Organizer

Number of Openings: 2

Status: Full-time

Time Frame: Applications will be accepted and candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis with a goal of hiring by January, 2023.

AHMA seeks two (2) Regional Organizers to help guide the implementation of the organization’s MBTA Communities organizing and education program, providing education, technical assistance, and leadership development for grassroots pro-housing advocates in Massachusetts cities and towns included in the new “MBTA Communities” law. Regions of focus may include, but are not limited to: Metro Boston urban core, Metrowest, North Shore, Central MA (Worcester area), and the South Shore.

Passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor in 2021, the MBTA Communities law (Section 3A of MGL c. 40A)  requires 175 municipalities in the MBTA service region to adopt at least one zoning district where multi-family housing is allowed by right. AHMA believes this law is a critical step forward to addressing MA’s severe housing crisis, driven by a shortage of at least 200,000 homes statewide, by creating the zoning conditions where more moderately priced homes can be built in more communities near public transit and walkable neighborhoods. Unfortunately, a number of municipalities are questioning their need to meet their legal obligation to comply with the zoning mandate of this law, the effectiveness of which depends on widespread compliance across the 175 impacted “MBTA communities.”

With oversight from the Executive Director and in collaboration with the Statewide Organizer, and  consultants, the Regional Organizers will be responsible for developing and implementing AHMA’s educational, outreach, and organizing  strategy in a portfolio of MBTA Communities.

Key tasks include, but are not limited to:

Desired Qualifications:

As no single applicant is likely to have all of the desired qualifications, applicants with relevant experience or transferable skills  in some or most of  these areas, and a willingness to expand their skill set should feel comfortable applying.

Salary and Benefits

This is one year  full time grant funded position with an annual salary of between $70,000 and $80,000, with high probability for renewal pending grant continuance. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan with employer match, unlimited Paid Time Off plus 10 paid holidays per year, and opportunities for employee professional development. 

AHMA is a hybrid work environment with staff splitting time between work-from-home and co-working in a downtown Boston location. This position does require living locally with the ability to travel through eastern and central Massachusetts to participate in in-person events on a regular basis.

Abundant Housing MA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume (both are required) to [email protected]