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2581FT job - San Francisco Department of Public Health - Supportive Housing Project Associate

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    Aug 3, 2006
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 08/03/2006 06:33 PM -----

      Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (DISH)

      Job Announcement: Project Associate

      Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (DISH), a project of the Tides
      Center, will provide property management services tailored to the needs of
      the San Francisco Department of Public Health's (DPH) Direct Access to
      Housing (DAH) program, effective October 1st, 2006.  DISH will manage the
      Pacific Bay Inn and the Empress Hotel.  In an effort to strengthen property
      management at the DAH sites, DISH will strive to support tenants in
      achieving their goals, maintain excellent building standards, and engage
      with San Francisco's rich cultural, employment, and educational
      opportunities.  To achieve these goals, DISH will focus on customer service
      and staff professional development.  Through excellence in property
      management DISH will demonstrate the healing effects of home and stable
      community.  The belief that formerly homeless tenants can, want to, and do
      rebuild their lives and reintegrate into the broader community stands at the
      core of DISH's approach to property management in supportive housing.

      Position Overview

      We are seeking a Project Associate to assist with the launch and day-to-day
      operations of DISH.  Portfolio of projects and tasks will be varied, and
      this position offers the opportunity to help create a new organization.  The
      Project Associate will coordinate a range of projects, while helping to
      design, implement, and maintain office and program systems.  This position
      reports to the Director.

      Specific Responsibilities

       a.. Assists with all aspects of launch and day-to-day operations,
      including project coordination and general office management.  Helps develop
      and implement variety of office and organization-wide systems.
       b.. Coordinates accounting, human resource, and other infrastructure
      projects and tasks with Tides Center.  Creates and maintains shadow
      bookkeeping system for project accounting.  Coordinates staff recruitment
      and orientation.
       c.. Coordinates implementation and maintenance of occupancy/rent software
      at all DISH sites, including training site staff on software and related
       d.. Assists with grant and contract proposals, invoices, reports, and
      related projects, including analyzing data and creating reporting templates
      and systems.
       e.. Assists with the development and coordination of staff trainings
      related to customer service, property management, supportive housing, and
      other topics.
       f.. Coordinates office space move-in, including equipment and supply
      contracts and purchases.  Maintains office systems and supplies.
       g.. Coordinate vendor and in-kind donation relationships with DISH sites.
       h.. Coordinates intranet content with DISH sites and information
      technology team.
       i.. Coordinates administrative work with DISH sites; assisting on site as
      needed.  Designs administrative systems to enhance workflow.
       j.. Works with Directors and General Managers to develop, revise, and
      maintain operating policies and procedures.
       k.. Performs administrative duties as assigned by the Director, including
      those related to bookkeeping, filing, reporting, community activities, and
      general office needs.
       l.. Performs additional related duties as assigned by Director.



      Administrative and project management experience required.

      College degree or equivalent experience preferred.

      Experience with customer service provision or client relations preferred.

      Experience and willingness to work in a team environment required.

      Professional training may substitute for experience.

      Skills and Abilities:

       a.. Commitment to the mission and values of DISH and enthusiasm for
      working as a team member. Ability to take direction from a supervisor and
      work independently.  Ability to assume leadership, take initiative, and
      exercise independent judgment.  Ability to handle confidential personnel and
      financial matters.
       b.. Strong office administrative skills, including telephone and written
      communication experience. Ease and efficiency with Microsoft Office software
      suite, including extensive experience with Word and Excel and email
      management.  Database and basic website experience a plus.
       c.. Strong analytical skills and creativity.  Ability to multi-task in a
      fast paced work environment, and ability to prioritize among competing
      pressing issues.  Ability to manage expectations and meet deadlines in a
      timely and effective manner. Ability to be flexible and to work effectively
      in a crisis situation.
       d.. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
      Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds,
      including people with active mental health issues, active substance use
      issues, and histories of homelessness and trauma.
       e.. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
      required to perform moderately difficult manipulative tasks such as typing,
      writing, etc.  Must be able to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods.
      The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Employee
      must have the ability to attend meetings, sitting, listening, and computer
      keying/mousing up to 7.5 hours per day.  Frequently required to use a
      computer, phone, copier, and fax machine.


      This is a full-time, exempt position, starting around September 1st, 2006.
      Salary range is mid-30's to low 40's, commensurate with experience.
      Compensation includes a full benefits package, including medical, vision,
      dental, vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, and a retirement plan.
      Employer pays 100% of employee health insurance premiums.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      DISH, a project of the Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer.  We
      strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color,
      including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the
      Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.  Applicants shall not
      be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin,
      ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation,
      gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related)
      or the conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS
      Related Conditions (ARC).


      Please submit resumes by August 9, 2006, to dishgeneral@... or via
      mail to DISH Director, c/o San Francisco Department of Public Health,
      Housing and Urban Health, 101 Grove Street, Room 323, San Francisco, CA