Community Teamwork Inc (CTI), and its subsidiary, Common Ground Development Corporation (CGDC), based in Lowell (MA), seek an Affordable Housing Project Manager or Senior Project Manager. 

Community Teamwork is a nonprofit community agency action, a regional housing agency and a community development corporation, that was established in 1965 and serves 63 cities and towns. We strengthen communities and reduce poverty by delivering vital services and collaborating with key stakeholders to create housing, education and economic opportunities.

With the entire region facing a severe crisis in housing supply, Common Ground Development Corporation was created as a non-profit subsidiary of CTI in 2002 to produce more housing, for home-buyers and tenants, and to preserve existing apartments at affordable rent levels. Common Ground’s mandate is to work cooperatively with the cities and towns throughout the Merrimack Valley and North Shore to address this acute need. New units are created through rehabilitation of distressed buildings and through new construction. Existing apartments are being preserved at affordable rent levels through the acquisition and maintenance program.

Common Ground 

After its first 15-unit new construction project in the town of Westford, CGDC acquired an existing 13-unit single room occupancy property in Lowell and converted it into three 3 bedroom units. We purchased 26 affordable units in Lowell to preserve them as affordable. More recently, CGDC converted a vacant school in Acton into 15 apartment units and constructed 36 more units in Westford. We are currently working on senior housing developments in Dracut and in Acton. 

Common Ground is staffed by a Director of Real Estate Operations and a Director of Real Estate Development. We also draw on CTI staff, including administrative support and the CFO. 

The Position

The Affordable Housing Development Project Manager or Senior Project Manager will oversee a number of affordable housing and development projects in various stages of planning and construction. We seek a candidate with prior affordable housing development and acquisition experience. The Project Manager will report to the Director of Real Estate Development.

The Project Manager will:

  • Assist with managing the acquisition, construction, and/or renovation of Common Ground/Community Teamwork housing and development projects 
  • Evaluate feasibility of development opportunities in conjunction with the Director of Real Estate Development and the Development Team
  • Develop project budgets and schedules
  • Perform due diligence for existing and prospective projects to identify, communicate, and manage project risks
  • Participate in the preparation of Massachusetts One Stop and other applications to private, quasi-public, and public funding sources
  • Work with team members to identify municipal affordable housing opportunities and responses to RFPs
  • Assist colleagues with assembling project teams (architect, civil engineering, legal, others as needed)
  • Support efforts to identify and obtain required zoning permits and approvals including applicable state permits
  • Attend construction meetings and oversee the design team, contractor and owner’s construction representative performance
  • Work with senior management on decision-making
  • Provide assistance in managing closings of real estate financing and transactions through responding to project checklists
  • Prepare project invoices and manage the One Stop requisition process
  • Assist team members in preparing relocation plans and implementation as required
  • Work with the agency to create and implement the community engagement strategy for specific projects as required
  • Collaborate with other Community Teamwork departments in planning and implementing community events and/or media opportunities for real estate activities as necessary
  • Maintain project files in accordance with agency systems and standards, and
  • Other related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will possess most or all of the following qualifications:

  • At least two years of affordable housing development experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of Low Income Housing Task Credits (LIHTC)
  • Comfort putting together project budgets and tracking costs to budget 
  • Experience responding to Requests for Proposals
  • Experience obtaining town or city zoning permits
  • Experience working with architects and construction teams
  • An ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, and
  • A commitment to our mission and our region.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume as one document to Ann L Silverman Consulting via the form below. Note that if you do not have most of the qualifications, please elaborate on your relevant skills. No phone calls or letters please. Questions should be addressed to

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral member of an innovative team in an organization committed to excellence. We offer a casual work environment with a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary range is from $80,000 to $110,000. 

CTI requires evidence of full COVID-19 immunization or approval of a religious or medical exemption upon hire, and a CORI review prior to employment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Community Teamwork is a drug free work environment.