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  • Asha Agrawal
    [See http://www.bridgehousing.com/NoCal_Jobs for links to this and other job ads] Bridge Housing Corporation (http://www.bridgehousing.com/ ) Title:
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 10, 2009
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      [See http://www.bridgehousing.com/NoCal_Jobs for links to this and other
      job ads]

      Bridge Housing Corporation (http://www.bridgehousing.com/ )

      Title: Community Builder, (SF HOPE: Potrero
      Terrace/Annex)
      Dept: Real Estate Development
      Job #: DEV: 09-03
      Type: Full Time, Monday through Friday (with some
      evenings and weekend)
      Compensation: Commensurate with experience
      Location: San Francisco


      PROJECT SUMMARY: SF HOPE POTRERO ANNEX AND TERRACE

      Potrero Terrace & Annex (?Potrero?) is a 33 acre 606-unit public housing
      project located on Potrero Hill. In the Fall of 2008, the San Francisco
      Housing Authority (SFHA) selected BRIDGE Housing to undertake the
      rebuilding of Potrero. The BRIDGE team includes the master plan architect
      Van Meter Williams & Pollack, the landscape architecture firm GLS,
      Charmaine Curtis (Curtis Development) as Project Director, and Ben Golvin
      (Equity Community Builders) as Community Relations Manager. A Services
      Planning consultant has been selected, and a civil engineer will join the
      team shortly.

      Potrero is one of the projects to be rebuilt under the City?s HOPE SF
      initiative, which was created to physically and socially transform some of
      San Francisco?s most dilapidated public housing. HOPE SF is providing
      valuable financing resources for the project as well as a framework of
      goals and principles that provides guidance in the planning process. HOPE
      SF background information can be accessed at:
      http://www.sfgov.org/site/uploadedfiles/moh/SFHOPEReport.pdf

      One of the key elements of the rebuilding process is community engagement.
      The BRIDGE team has made significant progress directly outreaching to the
      Potrero residents and residents of the larger Potrero Hill neighborhood to
      develop guiding principles for the physical planning of the rebuilding of
      Potrero. The materials developed through this community planning effort
      can be viewed at the project website at www.rebuildpotrero.com. The new
      Potrero will be developed in multiple phases, to allow for on-site
      relocation of residents, and is intended to provide a significant number
      of homes in addition to replacing the existing public housing. The
      development is expected to include affordable rental units, affordable
      for-sale units and market rate for-sale units. New roads, infrastructure,
      parks, community amenities, neighborhood serving retail and parking will
      also be included.

      The current physical planning process, to culminate in the approval of a
      master plan for rebuilding the entire Potrero community, is expected to
      require all of 2009 and 2010. Construction of an initial phase of
      reconstruction could begin in 2011.

      The team?s outreach and planning efforts have served to establish a strong
      working relationship with the leadership of the Potrero community. BRIDGE
      now seeks to add a Community Builder to the team, whose focus will be
      day-to-day outreach and resident engagement, program development,
      cultivating resident leadership, and fostering links between the Potrero
      residents and the broader Potrero neighborhood. The fundamental goal of
      these activities is to support the residents in strengthening and
      transforming their community during and through the rebuilding process.

      SUMMARY OF THE POSITION:

      The Community Builder will be an integral member of the BRIDGE team and
      will work most closely with the Potrero residents, as well as with the
      Potrero Hill community, multiple agencies of the City of San Francisco and
      other local community resources, such as the Family Resource Center. The
      primary role of the Community Builder is to help develop and coordinate
      programs that incite all residents to view themselves as vital
      stakeholders in the transformation of their community. The Community
      Builder will help foster resident leadership, provide opportunities for
      skill building and training, oversee outreach and communications, and
      create forums to allow residents to express their needs and desires for
      the rebuilding process. The roles and responsibilities of the Community
      Builder are expected to evolve as the project progresses. The Community
      Builder reports to, and is supervised by, the Community Relations Manager,
      and regularly attends team meetings at which both physical and social
      planning efforts are coordinated.


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