Assistant Project Manager (Small Sites)

Chinatown Community Development Center
San Francisco, CA
United States

Job Summary: Under general direction of the Director of Housing Development and the Housing Preservation Manager, the Assistant Project Manager provides substantive project support to the Director of Housing Development, Housing Preservation Manager, Project and Construction Managers, and will manage basic development projects as needed for the Small Sites projects. There are some administrative responsibilities along with project responsibilities. The APM position requires someone knowledgeable or interested in affordable housing development, and success in the position may lead to Project or Construction Management positions.

Status: Full-time, Nonexempt 

Location: Polk Gulch neighborhood, San Francisco 

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., plus some or occasional nights and weekends 

Salary: DOE; Comprehensive benefits

The Organization: A private non-profit founded in 1977, Chinatown Community Development Center believes in a comprehensive vision of community. We own and/or manage approximately 30 affordable housing buildings serving over 3,800 low-income seniors, single adults, formerly homeless adults, and families of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Tenderloin, Western Addition, and Polk Gulch neighborhoods. We also build housing, develop grassroots leadership, and engage low-income residents and youth. Our employees are passionate about the mission; thrive in a family organizational culture; and embody values of empowerment, teamwork, and compassion. Chinatown CDC serves a diverse population and is committed to hiring practices that provide culturally competent services. We encourage people of color to apply.

General Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide substantive assistance to Project Manager(s), Construction Managers, and Director with housing and community facilities development, including funding applications, project budgets, and consultant/contractor selection processes 
  • Manage basic development projects, including capital improvements to properties owned by Chinatown CDC and its affiliates: 
    • Prepare, manage, and analyze development and operating budgets and schedules 
    • Oversee Planning Department and Building Department approval processes 
    • Select and oversee all consultants including architects, contractors and attorneys 
    • Make applications to local, state, and federal institutions for grants and/or financing; comply with funders’ requirements and/or guidelines in all aspects of development 
    • Communicate with lenders to close acquisition loans and refinancing on projects 
    • Review and interpret loan documents and regulatory agreements as well as other contractual documents 
    • Coordinate, attend, and facilitate project-related meetings as necessary 
    • Interact with local community groups as needed during planning, development, and/or rehabilitation of projects 
    • For technical assistance or partnership projects, interact with clients or partners, including Boards of other organizations 
    • Provide regular communication to Chinatown CDC staff and Board on status of projects 
  • Research and compile information for reporting, marketing and funding requests, including creating and updating project information sheets and monthly project report updates 
  • Participate in housing and land use advocacy and policy initiatives and collaborations 
  • File, copy, other general office duties as requested 
  • Develop, monitor, and maintain project budgets  

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong organizational practices and careful attention to detail 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and consistent attention to detail  
  • Ability to work independently and effectively prioritize tasks 
  • Ability to work under time pressures and meet multiple deadlines 
  • Flexibility to undertake a variety of tasks

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Two (2) years of experience in housing development or construction/rehabilitation management or related field OR Bachelor’s degree in planning, community development, urban studies, or other related field 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication  
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Three (3) years of experience in affordable housing development or construction/rehabilitation management or related field 
  • Master’s Degree in City Planning or field related to housing development 
Published on:
April 29, 2019 - 10:24am
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