Policy Associate - Senior Community Development Specialist (9774)

  • 1 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Full-time
  • Fill Type: Temporary Exempt
  • Work Hours: Regular
  • Job Code and Title: 9774-Senior Community Development Specialist I

Company Description

The San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development provide critical investments to support the city’s most vulnerable residents to provide much needs services, strengthen civil society and create opportunity to realize individual and collective opportunity.  It is an imperative of the office to be intentional in meeting its goal to reduce to reduce racial disparities in housing and economic opportunity within San Francisco.

Job Description

Under general supervision, the Policy Associate at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development performs a variety of activities to support advancing housing and community development priorities through policy and legislative advocacy.

The essential functions include: provide general support to the Policy Director across program areas; track federal, state, and local policies related to affordable housing and community development; support the drafting of white papers, policy memos, and policy statements; support the drafting, introduction and passage of legislation for pipeline projects; represent MOHCD at internal and external meetings; and assist in ensuring that policy development and evaluation include a racial equity lens that seeks to address racial inequities.

Specifically, the Policy Associate will be focused on developing and executing on strategies to align State regulations related to affordable housing finance with City priorities, coordinating with housing partners on advocacy efforts, creating related educational and communication materials to build support; and providing administrative support for the convening of a housing oversight body.

The ideal candidate will be able to analyze State legislation and regulations, convey complex policies in written materials and through briefings, work in coalition with advocacy partners, and manage the meetings of an oversight body.

The Policy Associate also performs related duties as required.

Qualifications

 Desirable Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge of affordable housing finance and development and community development.
  • Experience working in a government and/or non-profit setting interacting with the development and implementation of affordable housing policies and community development programs.
  •  Experience in speaking effectively before individuals and groups in both government, non-profit and community settings.
  • Experience in facilitating effective collaboration in partnerships or coalitions.
  •  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.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR

2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the following fields: public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance or criminal justice AND two (2) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice; OR

3. 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 one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and /or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR

4. Possession of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.

SUBSTITUTION:
Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.

 

Additional Information

The San Francisco Mayor’s Office for Housing and Community Development is hiring for multiple positions.  You may review the various job descriptions and apply to join our amazing team through Smart Recruiters. 

APPLICANT DEADLINE  - Friday, July 16, 2021- 11:59 PM

Salary Range (9774) - $98,436 - $119,600

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Carol Isen - Human Resources Director