Career Opportunities

Senior Research and Development Manager

Be a part of the team that provides affordable housing opportunities to New Mexicans statewide. New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) has an opening within the Policy and Planning Department. The responsibilities for this position will be to evaluate and develop housing policies and programs, evaluate, and propose improvements to existing programs, develop new programs, research and applies for grant opportunities and assist departments in achieving strategic initiatives. Manage implementation of programs and projects, provide technical assistance to partners to increase housing production, develop housing capacity and oversee project completion.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.

A minimum of five years of experience with federal affordable housing programs, policy and programmatic research and development and qualitative and quantitative analysis

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Prioritize work
  • Relate to and interact with a non-traditional and diverse customers and employee population
  • Work independently
  • Balance competing requirements
  • Apply listening skills, work under pressure, address conflict and solve problems
  • Read, analyze, and interpret standards, policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Develop and write reports, policies, and correspondence
  • Handle common inquiries or complaints
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, employees, and visitors
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Perform mathematical computations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Calculate percent distributions, increase rates, and similar computations.
  • Exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job
  • Operate standard office equipment, such as computer keyboards and monitors, copiers, scanners, and telephone
  • Use computer software and systems applicable to the position
  • Follow oral and written instructions and procedures
  • Collect, organize, and interpret data and prepare accurate records
  • Compare data from a variety of sources for accuracy and completeness
  • Organize large volumes of detailed data and information
  • Verify and maintain accuracy of detailed data and information, detect data errors
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work unit
  • Communicate in English effectively orally and in writing
  • Maintain well-organized materials, files, systems and tools
  • Adapt to changes in work situations and priorities
  • Reason/analyze; use logic to identify and resolve problems
  • Evaluate, organize, and summarize data and information
  • Establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships with employees, peers, supervisors, or managers in the work unit and other departments, as well as with employees of outside entities and other individuals, as applicable to the essential duties and responsibilities

Conditions of Employment

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation for in-state travel and be willing to use own vehicle for in-state travel (reimbursable mileage)

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How to Apply/Contact

To apply via our website, complete the form below or send your resume and professional references to:
Human Resources Director at 344 Fourth St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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