The Project Manager is a dynamic player on our small team who will lead community development initiatives for the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA). The Project Manager works collaboratively as part of the CRA’s Planning and Development team, managing the due diligence, planning, and implementation of a variety of real estate and community infrastructure projects. This position reports to the Director of Projects and Planning. While there is no typical day, examples of the kinds of activities the Project Manager will support include:
- Developing and executing mission-driven residential and commercial real estate projects, often in coordination with a local partner,
- Planning, developing, and implementing community infrastructure projects and initiatives, including open space and transportation facilities,
- Planning new neighborhood investment strategies consistent with the CRA’s Strategic Plan including loan and grant programs for local organizations and community partners,
- Conducting outreach to diverse stakeholder groups and strategic partners to identify new projects, and
- Communicating about the work with a range of audiences, via written materials, CRA website content, public meetings, and at other community events.
The Project Manager’s work is done indoors in a professional office setting in Kendall Square, as well as outdoors at various local project and meeting sites. This role requires attendance at some evening meetings. It is a full-time position with a 37.5-hour work-week. The CRA operates within a permanent hybrid office and remote work structure where at least three days per week are spent in the office.
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About Cambridge Redevelopment Authority
The CRA works in the public trust to bring a human dimension to development, improving the quality of life for residents, businesses, employees, and visitors. Our goal is to balance economic vibrancy, housing, and open space, to create sustainable communities through new and revitalized development. We are committed to implementing imaginative, creative initiatives to achieve social equity and a balanced economic ecosystem. This mission requires the CRA to be both nimble and strategic in taking on new projects and initiatives.
The CRA works on projects throughout Cambridge, often in partnership with the City or other community organizations. In recent years, the CRA has completed the Foundry Demonstration Project, amended the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP), initiated the Forward Fund nonprofit grant program, and purchased and renovated the nonprofit office building at 99 Bishop Allen Drive, among other efforts. Current project priorities include the development of affordable homeownership projects, the preservation of commercial spaces that advance economic opportunity, and the delivery of vital community infrastructure including transportation facilities.
The CRA knows that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us stronger as individuals, organizations, and a society. Our work requires understanding of the problems that cities face and the impact of our interventions on residents and communities. The CRA provides a flexible, supportive, and family- friendly work environment and supports all staff in implementing their work, including people with disabilities. We are also committed to a work culture that values the commitments employees have to their families, including members of all generations.