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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 11/15/2005 11:10 AM -----

      Job Title: Policy Analyst
      Organization: Mission Economic Development Agency
      Location: San Francisco, California
      FT  Regular

      Job Description:
      Since 1973, Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has engaged
      individuals and small businesses in community strategies that lead to
      personal asset creation and equitable economic development in the Mission
      District.  MEDA primarily serves low-income clients, focusing on the Latino
      and/or Spanish-speaking community.  In accomplishing its mission, MEDA is
      involved in three distinct activities: small business assistance,
      homeownership education and counseling, and community planning.

      The Policy Analyst will be responsible for MEDA’s research, data collection,
      analysis, and policy development.  The Policy Analyst will work closely with
      each of MEDA’s programs to develop relevant needs data and policy
      recommendations.  Based on broader community goals, the Policy Analyst will
      work to develop appropriate land use zoning regulations in the Mission
      District. These efforts will lead to the availability of strong data tools
      in the neighborhood and policies that benefit MEDA’s small businesses and
      working class constituency.

      •                 Collect and organize demographic, socio-economic, and land use data.
      •                 Play a leadership role in writing technical reports, including Specific
      Plans, Area Plans and Land Use Plans.
      •                 Write technical reports on issues, including: the need for homeownership,
      the role of small businesses in community, and asset development.
      •                 Coordinate MEDA’s policy outputs, including data gathering, analysis,
      staff input, and finalizing products.
      •                 Regularly attend and provide input at the Planning Commission and Board of
      Supervisors hearings as it relates to policy work.
      •                 Actively participate in land use policy and development efforts,
      including: recommendations, citywide task forces, development negotiations,
      and public advocacy.
      •                 Remain knowledgeable of current policy initiatives and be able to respond
      in an effective and timely manner.
      •                 Contribute to MEDA’s fundraising activities.
      •                 Strengthen partnerships between MEDA, other community-based organizations,
      and public agencies.

      •                 Excellent writing skills. Individual must be able to write technical
      •                 Excellent data collection, analysis, and reporting ability required.
      •                 Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills. Public speaking
      •                 Experience in land use planning and GIS strongly recommended.
      •                 Familiarity with San Francisco’s political environment preferred.
      •                 Familiarity with asset building strategies preferred.
      •                 Must be available to work outside regular business hours.
      •                 Spanish fluency a plus.

      How to Apply:
      Send resume and cover letter to:
      Email:                 hr@...
      Fax:                 (415)282-3320

      Organization Web Site: www.medasf.org

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