FT Position - San Francisco - Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center - Housing Director
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May 5, 2005
Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the
Housing Director performs a wide variety of tasks related to the creation
and preservation of a broad range of affordable housing opportunities, and
initiates and oversees BHNC’s housing development and housing rehabilitation
work. The Housing Director initiates development projects and pulls together
the partnerships, funding resources and community support to make these
projects a reality. Conceptualizing the strategies for building community
through creating and preserving affordable housing, assessing the
feasibility of these ideas and strategies, then leading the implementation
of these strategies form the nucleus of the Housing Director’s
responsibilities. The Housing Director also staffs the Housing Committee of
the BHNC board and is the lead staff person representing BHNC for housing
issues. This position directly supervises two Project Managers, one Asset
Manager, one Housing Rehabilitation Loan Officer and one Housing
Rehabilitation Construction Manager, and coordinates closely with the
Housing Accounts Manager.
The Organization: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC) is a member led,
community based multi-service agency founded in 1978. Our mission is “to
preserve and enhance the ethnic, cultural and economic diversity and
well-being of the Bernal Heights community. We work to build a strong
community for all, with a focus on the needs of low and moderate-income
people. We do this by providing services to support and increase
opportunities for seniors, youth and others most at-risk; by preserving and
expanding access to affordable housing; and by building the neighborhood's
power and capacity to achieve these goals. We commit to being a provider of
essential services, a builder of community, and a force for organizing
neighborhood change.” The Housing Program contributes toward these goals by
working throughout the City to provide and preserve stable and affordable
homes for a broad diversity of populations. The Center has five key
programs: Affordable Housing, Senior and Youth Services, Economic
Development and Community Organizing.
* Works strategically and creatively to create and preserve
affordable housing opportunities for a broad range of people with low
incomes including seniors, individual adults, families, adult youth,
homeless and those with special needs.
* Work collaboratively with the Executive Director, Management Team,
Housing Committee and Housing Program staff to produce an annual work plan
and execute that plan
* Represent BHNC to the various communities in which BHNC develops
* Raise government and private operating funds for the Housing
Program which includes ensuring an adequate flow of project activity for the
Community Housing Rehabilitation Program (CHRP), a fee-for-service program
* Secure financing resources for housing development projects
* Directly supervise all of the staff of the Housing Program
* Represent the Housing Program as a member of BHNC’s Management
* Review contracts, budgets and schedules for all housing
developments and housing rehabilitation projects
* Work with the President of the Housing Committee, Housing Program
staff and the Executive Director to prepare monthly agendas for the Housing
Committee meetings, and attend the monthly Housing Committee meetings
* Prepare and/ or review all program and compliance reports produced
by BHNC staff for the Housing Program and our housing developments
* Represent BHNC in the various policy groups and campaigns relating
to BHNC’s affordable housing work
* Supervise the development of the Excelsior Multi-service Center
* Provide technical assistance to all BHNC programs for real estate
issues as they arise
* Participate in BHNC community-wide efforts and events including
the annual membership drive, Fiesta on the Hill street fair, and BHNC’s
annual Community Congress among others.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE JOB
* Advanced experience with all aspects of nonprofit affordable
housing development with a minimum of five (5) years of increasing
responsibilities managing and/ or overseeing the entire development process
* Technical proficiency with construction issues
* Thorough knowledge of public and private financial and technical
resources for housing development and rehabilitation and proven ability to
attract, secure and coordinate these resources
* Experience with and interest in Asset Management for affordable
housing, especially for those with special needs
* Experience with a range of types of developments including senior
housing, supportive housing, homeownership and mixed-use commercial and
* Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal housing policies
* Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Architecture
or other related fields, or work equivalent experience.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Creative, self-motivated, detail-oriented, able to meet multiple
* Demonstrated ability to work with management leadership in a team
environment, build consensus, delegate effectively and solve problems.
* Experience with personnel supervision and other management issues.
* Ability to lead and work effectively within a very fast-paced,
ever-changing environment and maintain a sense of humor.
Salary: Full-time exempt position, $62,000 - $67,000 per year DOE. BHNC
offers a competitive package of benefits.
To Apply: Send resume with a cover letter to BHNC, attn Housing Director
Search, 515 Cortland Avenue, S.F. CA 94110, or email to
(note “Housing Director Search” in subject line). Applications MUST be
received by 4:00pm June 3, 2005.
BHNC is an equal opportunity employer.