The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) is one of the largest community development organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We opened our doors in 1975 with the development of an underutilized historic warehouse in Oakland’s Chinatown into the Asian Resource Center, a multi-service center housing nonprofit agencies, retail businesses, and medical facilities.
Since then, we have developed 1,918 affordable homes and 316,000 square feet of commercial space in Oakland and the East Bay, investing more than $190 million in the community. Our properties include numerous Oakland landmarks, including Swan’s Marketplace, Preservation Park, and Hismen Hin-nu Terrace.
EBALDC has long been committed to work that achieves true neighborhood change. Along with building and managing residential and commercial properties, we provide a range of services for our residents and community members, including benefits assistance, youth and senior programming, and volunteer tax assistance. Building on the success of these programs, EBALDC is one of the first community development organizations in the country to organize our work around the “social determinants of health,” which include food access, quality education, efficient public transit, a range of affordable housing options, job opportunities and financial stability, social supports, public safety, and a clean environment with safe, attractive recreational spaces. By impacting these interconnected factors, we aim to ensure that the neighborhoods where we work are vibrant and healthy places to live, learn, work, and play.
To support this effort, our newest department – Neighborhood Collaborations – was launched with a focus on forging thoughtful partnerships across multiple and diverse set of sectors to advance community priorities and investments. As a neighborhood convener, we bring together residents, community-based organizations, and public agencies to align resources and goals, identify community assets and resident concerns, develop action plans and leverage the expertise of each partner to collectively strengthen the neighborhood conditions that impact residents’ health and well-being. This is an exciting moment in this department as the team looks to both deepen and broaden its work, including bringing more of a planning and policy lens to community change strategies and further integrating arts and culture across the collaboratives. This is a great opportunity to gain on-the-ground experience in developing multi-sector collaboratives, advocating for community investments, and building healthy neighborhoods for all.
The Manager, Neighborhood Collaborations will serve as the backbone convener and collaborative manager for the Healthy Havenscourt Collaborative in the East Oakland neighborhood of Havenscourt. In this role, the Manager will be the lead staff member supporting collaborative partners to build the Healthy Havenscourt’s collective identity through shared alignment, joint programming and actions, shared data and evaluation, and communications.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Convene and Coordinate the Healthy Havenscourt Collaborative
- Coordinate, convene, and facilitate the collaborative steering committee and strategic workgroup meetings, trainings, workshops, and community events;
- Support partners to strengthen strategic alignment as well as develop and implement collaborative strategies that advance community priorities;
- Develop, implement, and manage Results Based Accountability (RBA) frameworks (familiarity with RBA is welcomed, though not required);
- Support collaborative partners to develop a multi-year sustainability plan through collaborative fundraising.
Manage the Implementation of the Multi-Year Havenscourt Action Plan
- In partnership with collaborative partners, develop and implement strategic action plans;
- In partnership with collaborative partners and key staff, support resident leadership opportunities and implement community building and engagement activities with resident leaders;
- Project manage and coordinate key Healthy Havenscourt initiatives;
- Manage Havenscourt budget and monitor and manage relevant grant program budgets;
- Support cross-departmental collaboration to advance the Havenscourt Action Plan priorities.
Develop and Track Outcomes of the Havenscourt Action Plan
- Working closely with the Neighborhood Collaborations team and evaluation consultant, develop and implement data and evaluation frameworks to track Healthy Havenscourt’s progress on the Havenscourt Action Plan;
- Working closely with key staff and consultants, manage data gathering activities, including a community survey;
- Working closely with partners and evaluation consultant, regularly update collaborative dashboard;
- Produce and present quarterly and annual reports for EBALDC management and board, collaborative partners, neighborhood residents, and other key stakeholders;
- Meet with and provide updates on Healthy Havenscourt outcomes and progress to funders and other external stakeholders.
Cultivate and Manage Key Partnerships
- Identify and cultivate relationships with community leaders, groups, coalitions, and organizations;
- Attend community and neighborhood meetings in Havenscourt/East Oakland to be attuned to community priorities and build new partnerships;
- In partnership with collaborative partners, build community awareness of Healthy Havenscourt;
- Develop new partnerships with residents, thought leaders, and institutions based on the needs of the Havenscourt Action Plan implementation.
Other responsibilities as needed, include:
- Directly manage and/or supervise consultants, residents, staff, interns, and internal and external partners to advance the implementation of the Havenscourt Action Plan.
- Work with Department Director and other staff to convene, participate, and/or support cross functional/interdepartmental work.
- Support Healthy Havenscourt and Department fundraising efforts, including researching and developing grant proposals.
- Work with EBALDC communications staff and consultants to lift up Healthy Havenscourt’s work.
- Identify and participate in opportunities to present on Healthy Havenscourt and EBALDC’s Healthy Neighborhoods approach at summits, convenings, and workshops.
- Develop, implement, and track annual Healthy Havenscourt workplan to ensure deliverables are on time and support department goal setting.
- Work with Department Director and Neighborhood Collaborations team to deepen EBALDC’s organizational connection and work at the nexus of health, community development, and collective impact.
- Participation in EBALDC staff meetings, internal workgroups, and other relevant organizational meetings.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- A minimum of five years of relevant work experience, including project management and community collaboration/coalition coordination.
- Demonstrated success in designing and facilitating meetings, managing large work groups with record of moving group to alignment and action.
- Experience in program evaluation is required, and familiarity with results based accountability (RBA) is welcomed, though not required.
- Experience working with diverse, low-income communities of color in an urban setting.
- Ability to navigate complex environments and conversations, with the cultural humility to work across diverse communities and settings, building deep and lasting relationships with collaborative members, local policy-makers and practitioners, and other key stakeholders.
- Resourcefulness and resiliency, with the creativity and adaptability to find multiple paths and solutions in rapidly changing situations. Ability to work independently and with a team.
- Demonstrated success in managing multiple priorities and deadlines with attention to detail in a demanding environment.
- Essential functions of the position require the employee to use a telephone, work at a standard computer terminal and be able to follow reasonable ergonomic recommendations, sit for long periods of time, repetitive motions, stand, reach, lift and carry 20 pounds, and bend.
NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The terms of this job description are subject to change at the discretion of the employer at any time for the purpose of business operations. The Supervisor certifies that this job description is an accurate description of the responsibilities assigned to the position.