Senior Project Manager

Firm: Chinatown Community Development Center
San Francisco, California

Payment: Paid
Start Date: Apr 12, 2022
Category: Community Development
Contact: Dolly Kaur
Posted: Apr 12, 2022

Job Summary: Responsible for originating, scheduling, coordinating, and implementing all aspects of the development of affordable housing and mixed-use projects. Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, or acquisition/rehabilitation of existing buildings, including those owned/managed by CCDC. Supervises Assistant Project Management staff.


Full-time, Exempt, Regular


Chinatown neighborhood, San Francisco


Monday – Friday, General business hours


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:

Initiate negotiation of acquisition agreements
With the Construction Management staff, identify members of development team and negotiate contracts for the contractors, engineers, and architects
Prepare and monitor project budgets, cash flow projections and project schedules
Research and secure funding sources to support feasibility, predevelopment, construction and permanent loan phases of development
Compile and submit application materials for all funding requests; negotiate terms and conditions for financing agreements; fulfill lender/investor requirements to fund
Initiate and participate in community support campaigns and make presentations to city planning commissions or city councils as necessary
Oversee preparation of zoning applications and other city required approvals
Coordinate and oversee work of development design team to ensure adherence to project budget and schedule
Prepare and submit loan reports and oversee loan fund draws through construction close-outWork with Property Management staff to facilitate project transition from development to occupancy for both residential and commercial uses, including relevant funding restrictions and reporting requirements
Prepare and present progress reports to Board of Directors and Project Committees

Supervise Assistant Project Managers (except Small Sites)
Prepare Work Goals for Assistant Project Managers
Perform Annual Evaluations of Assistant Project Managers

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

Strong communication, interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills Well-organized and detail-oriented, with good problem-solving skills
Ability to adjust to changing situations and work under pressure
Ability to work in project teams
Knowledge of local, state and federal housing financing programs
Excellent written and verbal skills
Proficiency with Word and Excel programs

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in business, economics, planning or related field, or equivalent training
Three years’ experience as Project Manager or equivalent in affordable housing development
Two years’ experience in real estate financing, housing rehab and new construction process
Master's Degree in planning, business or other housing development related field preferred
Demonstrated experience with construction phase of development preferred
Bilingual in Cantonese language preferred