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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    Excelsior Action Group Director Excelsior Action Group Location: San Francisco, California, 94112, United States Posted on: November 22, 2010 Category:
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 2, 2010
      Excelsior Action Group Director
      Excelsior Action Group
      Location: San Francisco, California, 94112, United States
      Posted on: November 22, 2010
      Category: Community / Economic Development
      Experience: 5-7 years

      Position Announcement:
      Excelsior Action Group Director

      About the Role
      The EAG Director is responsible for leading a collaborative effort to
      implement the Excelsior Corridor Program, a comprehensive economic
      development program in the heart of San Francisco’s Excelsior
      neighborhood. The Program aims to direct public and private investment
      – both money and time – towards the goal of creating a vital,
      thriving, and self-sustaining commercial district on Mission Street
      that provides jobs, shops, places to gather and cultural amenities.

      Although a project of Community Initiatives, the EAG Director will be
      located in the heart of the Excelsior and his/her work is guided by an
      annual Action Plan that is created by Excelsior stakeholders, a
      collaborative group comprised of residents, merchants and community
      organizations actively developing & implementing a vision to stabilize
      and revitalize the commercial district. The Action Plan includes
      activities of the EAG and partners to strengthen the physical, social,
      and economic character of the neighborhood by improving safety and
      cleanliness, coordinating beautification projects, recruiting
      businesses to fill vacant retail space, recruiting and influencing
      physical development and design on the corridor, promoting the
      shopping district to neighborhood people and others around the city,
      holding events to highlight local businesses and bring together
      members of the diverse community, and developing community pride. EAG
      is funded by Bay Area LISC and the San Francisco Office of Economic
      and Workforce Development, and others.

      The Organization
      The EAG Director leads Excelsior Action Group (EAG), a project of
      Community Initiatives. EAG is overseen by a Steering Committee, a
      group comprised of residents, merchants and community organizations
      who actively develop and coordinate a variety of community- building
      efforts to benefit the Excelsior’s Mission Street commercial district
      and adjacent areas. EAG’s mission is to revitalize the Excelsior’s
      commercial corridor by involving residents, merchants, neighbors, and
      city agencies through activities to reinvigorate, green, beautify,
      strengthen, and unify our community. EAG plans several events
      annually, undertakes other efforts to promote the shopping district,
      builds local leadership and capacity, and convenes diverse
      stakeholders to work towards a vision for the community.

      Essential Duties Areas
      •Provide strategic vision and leadership to develop and implement EAG
      programs -- Corridor Improvement Program, Community Benefit District
      Campaign, Excelsior Planning Collaborative work, and Excelsior Art
      •Financial Management
      •Board Development, Retention and Recruitment
      •Community and Partner Relations
      •Communications and External Relations

      Specific Duties
      •Build and maintain relationships with community stakeholders, City
      officials, foundations and other partners
      •Implement Commercial Corridor Action Plan with a variety of
      activities in the areas of economic development (small business
      development, attraction, and support), safety/crime prevention,
      beautification & design, and marketing
      •Plan and lead community meetings and oversee the coordination of
      committees including: Public Safety, Beautification and create the
      Excelsior Arts Council and other collaboratives
      •In collaboration with EAG Steering Committee, Develop and manage EAG
      organizational and program budgets, work with fiscal sponsor to manage
      and oversee contracts, invoices and accounts payable
      •Fundraise and assist with fundraising for collaborative and individual projects
      •Communicate regularly and report outcomes, successes, challenges, and
      programmatic needs as required by program partners and funders and to
      project steering committees fiscal sponsor and other stakeholders
      •Maintain outcome tracking and participant/stakeholder database
      •Oversee the management and maintenance of project offices and resources
      •Identify and pursue additional opportunities that will meet the
      mission of EAG and broader community goals

      Desired skills and qualifications
      The EAG Director must have the following:
      •Experience leading and facilitating community planning processes
      •High level of comfort with the following: meeting facilitation,
      developing program goals and outcomes, meeting with funders and
      interested partners and volunteers, negotiation and funds development
      •Must have strong written and verbal communications skills
      •Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and
      work independently
      •Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in diverse communities
      •Ability to prioritize tasks, maintain sense of humor and positive
      attitude in a fast-paced environment.
      •Bilingual, Spanish and/or Cantonese/Mandarin speaking preferred but
      not required.
      •Masters’ Degree in a related field preferred, or at least 3 years of
      work experience in community organizing, neighborhood service
      provision, community/economic development or related fields

      Candidates: Please send cover letter and resume via e-mail with “EAG
      Director” as the subject to cristy@... no later than 4:00 p.m.,
      Friday, December 3, 2010. No phone calls please. Resumes without cover
      letters will not be considered. Women and people of color are strongly
      encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer. Competitive
      salary depending on experience and comprehensive benefits package.
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