Planning and Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $76,242.00
Maximum: $86,045.00
Details: annually



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



United States


Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Administration in the Department of Human Service Programs, the Planning and Development Manager will be responsible for the management of the Planning & Development team, including broad oversight of federal, state, and local funds awarded to nonprofit organizations to strategically support low-income individuals and families. The work of the Planning and Development team involves resource and data management, technical assistance, and community engagement and system planning related to homelessness and other manifestations of social inequity.

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the management, professional development and coaching of a team of six staff.
  • Oversight of government grants that require knowledge of grant writing, contract management, data management, and reporting.
  • Serve as the primary contact for external funders.
  • Provide support and leadership to the team to ensure that the City and the Cambridge Continuum of Care fulfills all contractual obligations to funders.
  • Collaboration with other city departments and community organizational partners in developing planning processes and implementing strategies.


  • Three to five years of experience managing planning functions in a similar setting. Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of community responses to homelessness and general knowledge of housing and income insecurity.
  • Prior experience and demonstrated success in working in a diverse community.
  • Experience operating in a team-oriented, outcome-driven environment.
  • Experience managing multiple projects, in a highly-organized manner.
  • Excellent writing, oral and communications skills.
  • Knowledge of the Cambridge community is preferred.


The successful candidate must be innovative, detail-oriented, and experienced in managing complex projects. They must possess:

  • Proven interpersonal skills to develop good working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to provide effective supervision and team management of a cross-functional team.
  • Ability to handle a dynamic workload with constantly changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of HUD federal homelessness assistance regulations is desirable.
  • Overall computer proficiency including general office applications (Microsoft Office suite) and advanced applications (e.g., Adobe Acrobat). 


Excellent Municipal Benefit Package

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8pm on 05/14/18 via email to: or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. We are an AA/EEO Employer.