City of San Rafael – Two openings: Housing Program Analyst/Manager AND Homeless Program Manager


  • Housing Program Analyst or Manager
  • Homeless Program Manager


  • 3 Year Fixed-term Positions

Salary Range:

  • Manager: $93,396, – $144,900 annually DOQ/DOE
  • Analyst: $71,424 – $110,796 annually DOQ/DOE

The City of San Rafael is seeking to fill two fixed term positions (each with a three-year guaranteed term): a Homeless Program Manager and a Housing Program Manager or Analyst. These positions will play a vital role in addressing homelessness and housing issues in our community and forward the overall goal of the City to end chronic homelessness. The City has had great success in dramatically transforming the local system of care for people experiencing homelessness and is looking for strategic and passionate individuals who can continue to champion these programs. The City of San Rafael is an innovative, forward thinking organization where you will have a lot of autonomy and take on exciting projects and become a key part of our dynamic leadership team.

For more information please see the complete recruitment brochure on our job board:



The Homeless Program Manager will effectively manage the City’s homeless, related to rent stabilization, affordable housing, project financing and homeless housing strategies, who is excited about public service. Current programs include:,, affordable housing development through programs like, the delivery of street outreach and mobile services, homelessness prevention, and rapid rehousing. Importantly, this position will also play a critical community engagement role in working with the public to build understanding and support for these efforts, while also utilizing public input to iterate our approach. The Homeless Program Manager also engages regularly with other City departments in addressing social inequities and working with our underserved communities. This position will have the opportunity for both policy and programmatic work, grant administration, as well as in-the-field work with frontline practitioners.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative and passionate professional with experience overseeing homeless programs and policies that have a measurable impact on the community they serve. Successful candidates will have strong interpersonal skills, an infectious passion, and the political savvy to have difficult conversations with tact. The selected candidate will be an out of the box thinker with an analytical approach to understanding the social determinants of homelessness, can successfully predict the impact of related programs and policies, and justify funding with measurable results. This position plays a key role in promoting collaboration among public agencies, nonprofit service providers, businesses and community groups.


This position is part of the City’s passionate and skilled team who are engaged and creative thinkers and excited about public service. Successful candidates will be expected to find innovative ways to oversee the City’s housing programs, which may include affordable housing and other community needs programs. This position could be hired as either a Housing Program Analyst, or Manager depending on experience and ability. Work assigned may be in a specific program area and the position may be filled at one or more of the following levels:

Housing Analyst:

The Housing Analyst develops policies and programs related to housing and tenant protection, monitors housing grant opportunities, prepares grant proposals, and develops creative short- and long-term approaches to maintain and expand the supply of affordable housing. This position will collaborate across departments and support the Housing Manager and/or Community Development Director in areas of expertise.

Housing Programs Manager:

The Housing Manager is responsible for managing staff, volunteers, operations, and activities of the housing division, related to rent stabilization, affordable housing, project financing and homeless housing strategies. This position will identify creative approaches to maintaining and expanding the supply of affordable housing in the City, which includes evaluating community service needs, and assessing and developing related housing policy and programs. This position will bring new ideas to remove barriers to affordable housing, create metrics to measure success, and regularly present to City Council. The Housing Program Manager also administers the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and actively obtains grants to fund housing programs.

Successful candidates will find innovative approaches to managing these housing programs, which may include programs related to affordable housing, renter protection ordinance amendments, and more. The ideal candidate will present ideas to Council that are data driven and supported by measurable improvements. The Housing Program Manager will be financially savvy and fiscally minded to analyze the cost to benefit ratio of policies and programs, determine affordability, and ensure viability.


Education and Experience:

• Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Administration, or a related field AND

• Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the development, delivery, monitoring, or evaluation of community programs with at least two (2) years of experience working with the homeless and at least two (2) years supervision, leadership, or management of complex programs/projects.

• Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California Driver’s License.

Housing Analyst:

• Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in public policy, business or public administration, management, or a related field AND

• Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience analyzing and developing housing policy and/or other housing-related ordinances, programs, and studies.

Desirable for all positions:

• Bilingual Spanish.

• Public agency experience.


The City of San Rafael offers an attractive compensation and benefits program. The ranges for these positions are:

Manager: $93,396, – $144,900 annually DOQ/DOE

Analyst: $71,424 – $110,796 annually DOQ/DOE


This is an open continuous recruitment and applicants will be interviewed as ideal candidates are identified. Interviews will be held in June and early July, 2021, so apply ASAP for first consideration.


Please contact, Carmen Valdez, with any questions:


• 510-468-9883