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  • Asha Agrawal
    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Senior Planner (Transportation) Chinatown CDC www.chinatowncdc.org POSITION SUMMARY: Chinatown CDC is rebuilding its Planning Team to
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      POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
      Senior Planner (Transportation)
      Chinatown CDC
      www.chinatowncdc.org

      POSITION SUMMARY: Chinatown CDC is rebuilding its Planning Team to refocus
      on community and
      land use needs in the neighborhood. The Senior Planner (Transportation)
      works to develop, coordinate
      and oversee the Chinatown CDC?s overall transportation program including
      Central Subway planning,
      Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project, pedestrian safety programs, and
      other community
      planning work as needed.

      Department: Program Reports to: Community Planning Manager

      Status: Full-time, Exempt Location: Chinatown, San Francisco

      Salary: DOE with excellent benefits
      Hours: General office hours, plus some nights and weekends

      The Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), a community-based,
      non-profit
      organization founded in 1977, is dedicated to improving San Francisco?s
      Chinatown by addressing
      issues such as tenant rights, affordable housing, neighborhood, land use
      and transportation planning,
      open space, seismic safety, and lead hazard reduction/education. Our
      housing and management
      division seek to provide well-managed, affordable housing for San
      Francisco residents.

      PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
      ? Develop, coordinate and oversee Chinatown CDC?s overall transportation
      program
      ? Work with San Francisco MTA to facilitate and represent community input
      and participation in Central Subway planning including design, community
      benefits, streetscape improvements, and construction mitigation
      ? Work with program staff to coordinate the Broadway Streetscape
      Improvement Project, and other community planning work as needed
      ? Identify and assess community needs within Chinatown, with particular
      focus on transportation and planning issues (including economic
      development, neighborhood improvement, etc.)
      ? Define and oversee work by interns/volunteers/consultants on planning
      related activities
      ? Give public testimony to City agencies, civic committees, and
      neighborhood groups as needed
      ? Analyze and draft responses to plans, proposals, or recommendations from
      Department of City Planning and other city or state agencies
      ? Conduct meetings/workshops and provide community education/outreach
      material to community members and city agencies
      ? Assist in advocacy efforts on issues significantly affecting Chinatown
      community
      ? Assess impact of proposed citywide projects, specifically on
      transportation issues, on neighborhood residents and physical environment
      ? Collaborate with Program staff and program committee in defining
      organization?s position on planning-related issues and in strategizing
      plan of action, particularly in the area of transportation
      ? Gather, analyze and provide information/statistics on Chinatown
      neighborhood, such as demographics and trends
      ? Assist in writing grant proposals and grant reports to program funders
      as needed

      Other:
      ? Represent organization with community residents, governmental agencies
      and committees, neighborhood groups, and city-wide organizations
      ? Contribute to a safe and pleasant work environment
      ? Follow policies and procedures, including safe work practices
      ? Other duties as assigned

      Required Skills:
      ? Familiarity with transportation issues and planning concepts
      ? Familiarity with Chinatown neighborhood and issues relevant to the
      community, with concentration on transportation and other planning issues
      (including economic development, neighborhood improvement, etc.)
      ? Excellent public speaking skills and ability to facilitate meetings
      ? Familiarity with local government processes, ordinances, and legislation
      ? Ability to work independently as well as in a team structure
      ? Ability to be flexible and perform a variety of work activities
      ? Excellent written and verbal skills in English
      ? Strong analytical and organizational skills
      ? Effective negotiation and mediation skills
      ? Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and desktop
      publishing software
      ? Marketing and outreach skills
      ? Capacity to attend evening meetings

      Minimum Qualifications:
      ? Experience in transportation planning
      ? Experience in neighborhood planning issues in general, including areas
      of economic development, neighborhood improvement, etc.
      ? Proficiency with PC computer systems.
      ? Education:

      - Bachelor?s Degree in urban planning, urban studies, geography, city
      planning, economics, or related fields, with three (3) years experience in
      neighborhood
      planning/organizing, transportation issues, economic development,
      advocacy/community work, city planning or related field

      OR

      - Master?s Degree in urban planning, urban studies, geography, city
      planning, economics, or related fields, with one (1) year experience in
      neighborhood planning/organizing,
      transportation issues, economic development, advocacy/community work, city
      planning or related field

      Preferred Qualifications:
      ? Ability to speak fluently in Cantonese

      Physical Requirements:
      ? Ability to travel throughout the community
      ? Ability to communicate clearly

      Please send cover letter and résumé to: Chinatown CDC, Attn: SP
      - Email: jobs@...
      - Fax: 415.362.7992
      - Mail: 1525 Grant Ave, SF, CA 94133

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