Senior Associate, Membership and Governance


The Senior Associate plays a lead role in membership and governance administration, interacting with Housing Partnership Network members, boards, and board committees. He or she also is an integral part of the team responsible for meeting operations, management of HPN’s international exchange, and a major industry collaborative on financial management, as well as works closely with our Knowledge Management team. 


Membership Administration

  • Review and assess membership applications, perform due diligence, and produce reports for internal management and the Board’s membership committee.
  • Administer annual membership renewal process, including invoicing and coordination of key member data collection.
  • Collect, curate, and disseminate relevant member news. Serve as an internal expert on what current activities are being undertaken among the membership.
  • Work with our Knowledge Management team to collect and manage member data, and assist in the growth and expansion of HPN’s state-of-the-art Knowledge Center, a comprehensive business intelligence tool that captures the impact of HPN and its members.

 Meeting Operations

  • Assist in planning and executing HPN’s semi-annual member meetings; the annual Leadership Exchange of the International Housing Partnership (HPN’s collaboration with housing networks in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom) held on a rotating basis in each of the member countries; and the annual Strength Matters Financial Management Conference (in partnership with NeighborWorks America and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future).
  • Manage various aspects of projects related to the meetings noted above and other smaller gatherings, including working with HPN and member staff to organize program sessions and related events.


  • Manage communications, scheduling, and implementation of the board/committee meetings of HPN and its affiliated companies.
  • Conduct research to evaluate board composition, identify gaps, and assist with cultivation of prospective board members.
  • Prepare, assemble, and distribute board and committee meeting materials.
  • Execute on strategies to engage and inform board/committee members, such as development of an online board resource center.
  • Record and edit meeting minutes and assist with follow-up and tracking of deliverables.
  • Ensure compliance and maintain governance records and documents.
  • Keep up-to-date on board management best practices and appropriately integrate them into operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Housing Partnership Network's strength comes not just from capabilities of its membership, but from our desire to collaborate with one another. One of HPN’s core activities is Leadership Exchange. This leadership exchange is more than simply sharing best practices or new ideas across the network – it is the catalyst and fuel for the creation of each HPN social enterprise, industry innovation and the cornerstone of HPN's four levels of impact – changing market systems, strengthening members, improving communities and growing opportunity. Every employee at HPN shares in our commitment to collaboration and leadership exchange and holds the responsibility to ensure member support, engagement, and peer exchange. Some practical examples of these duties which you may be required to fulfill include but are not limited to:

  • leading communities of practice (Communities of practice “COPs” are groups of HPN staff and members who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared area of expertise to accelerate best practices and generate ideas through leadership)
  • attending and facilitating sessions at our biennial (or other) membership meetings
  • participating in the creation and growth of our member-driven social enterprises
  • seeking opportunities to collaborate with our members outside of our meetings and COPs
  • partnering with colleagues and members as it pertains to your specific role or expertise



  • BA/BS or comparable related experience.
  • 5+ years of professional experience, preferably in the community development and/or affordable housing industry, with demonstrated understanding of current housing and community development issues.
  • Solid understanding of corporate governance, with a high level of integrity and discretion in relation to matters of a sensitive and/or confidential nature.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and maintain clean, actionable data. Strong data analysis skills with experience analyzing, measuring, and articulating program results and outcomes.
  • Excellent computer/technology skills. Experience with customer relations management software and business intelligence (BI) tools is highly desirable.
  • Self-starter with careful attention to detail and strong organizational, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Collaborative professional, who excels at relationship-building and communicating effectively with all levels of staff, Board, and members.


  • Moderate travel (4-8 times per year) required (may include international travel).
  • This position is based in HPN’s Boston office.

Please apply here.    

The position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the Housing Partnership Network’s changing needs, at the sole discretion of management.