Under general supervision, the Senior Community Development Specialist II – Cultural Districts Program Manager at the Mayor’s Office of Housing, Community Development Division, performs difficult and complex program planning work in the areas of community development, housing and/or housing development.
The Cultural Districts Program Manager will be responsible for implementing all aspects of the City’s recently enacted ordinance establishing a process to create cultural districts throughout San Francisco. The goal of these districts is to acknowledge and preserve neighborhoods with unique cultural heritage.
Duties will include designing and coordinating a community engagement process with Cultural District residents, small businesses, workers, and other stakeholders who regularly spend time in each proposed District, in order to develop the strategies and plans that will preserve and enhance the history and contemporary culture of each district.
The Cultural Districts Program Manager will also be responsible for preparing a Cultural, History, Housing and Economic Sustainability Strategy Report (“CHESS Report”) for each approved district. This report will provide a demographic and economic profile of each district, including past, current and future trends; analyze and record the tangible and intangible elements of the district’s cultural heritage; identify areas of concern that could inhibit the preservation of the district’s unique culture; and propose legislative, economic and other solutions and strategies to support the successful development and vibrancy of each district.
The essential functions include: supervising staff; coordinating the development of major program areas; coordinating the implementation of activities with other government agencies, private corporations, and community organizations; reviewing, presenting, and discussing program, operational, or policy issues; reviewing and making recommendations regarding the annual work programs, operating budgets, and proposed activities of entities receiving funds; monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of programs and funded projects; reviewing and recommending physical improvements to districts, including reviewing construction plans and budgets; providing technical assistance and advice to staff; seeking and applying for funds from various governmental agencies to augment established funding sources; developing and implementing procedures to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; attending program or project-related meetings; preparing, reviewing and executing contracts and other necessary documents; meeting with agencies, key stakesholders and other relevant individuals; and working with confidential information. The Senior Community Development Specialist II at the Mayor’s Office of Housing also performs related duties as required.
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance, criminal justice, or related field AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice or elections related work; OR
- Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, planning, social work, public administration, finance, education, criminal justice, or business administration AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR
- Possession of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice. SUBSTITUTION:Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice, and/or elections may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.
- Experience in project management, including working with different governmental agencies and community organizations.
- Experience in analyzing and developing policies
- Experience in program development and implementation
- Experience in long-range strategic planning
- Knowledge of San Francisco’s neighborhoods and social services infrastructure
- Experience working in a government and/or non-profit setting, interacting with the development and implementation of programs that serve low-income communities
- Experience with governmental regulations, compliance and monitoring procedures
- Experience providing leadership and staff support to advisory bodies
- Experience working with cultural institutions
- Experience working with small businesses
- Experience in the area of affordable housing
- Experience working with social service providers
- Experience overseeing capital improvement projects and public space improvement projects
- Experience offering technical assistance to non-profit organizations
- Experience in developing strategic neighborhood planning processes that effectively incorporate community input
- Experience in speaking effectively before individuals and groups in both government, non-profit and community settings
- Experience in facilitating effective collaboratives between non-profit institutions
- Experience in developing public-private partnerships
- Experience in program evaluation
- Basic knowledge of non-profit financial systems
- Proficiency in operating computers using Windows-based programs, including word processing, spreadsheet and database software in a standard indoor office environment
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write clear and concise reports, recommendation and correspondence
Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
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