Community Organizer (Planning)

Firm: Chinatown Community Development Center
San Francisco, CA

Payment: Paid
Category: Community Development
Contact: Ellen Zhou
Posted: Aug 2, 2022

Job Summary: The Community Organizer will engage in a variety of neighborhood outreach activities that serve to monitor/analyze neighborhood changes, promote local businesses, and help build consensus for neighborhood improvements. Activities include, but are not limited to, attending project related meetings, facilitating neighborhood meetings, door to door outreach, business marketing campaigns, and Chinese/English translation services, and any related project needs.

Status: Full-time, Nonexempt, Regular
Location: Chinatown neighborhood, San Francisco
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., plus some evenings 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:

Maintain regular meetings with Chinatown residents, merchants, and other stakeholders to discuss neighborhood projects, plans or proposals to gather input and suggestions
Advocate for community voices in city projects, plans, proposal through public comment at City Hall and/or written letters of concern.
Work with Planners to provide feedback on various planning projects
Track and analyze neighborhood impact, stakeholder issues, and activities through our Salesforce database to understand trends
Strategize and work on marketing ideas to revitalize Chinatowns economy through website design, social media, and/or any other media outlet
Assist in the SRO Acquisition program with resident outreach
Facilitate and plan community meetings with stakeholders
Attend meetings as required

Embody organization values (respect & compassion, empowerment, teamwork)
Contribute to a safe and pleasant work environment
Follow policies, procedures, and safe work practices
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to speak fluent Cantonese and read and write Chinese and conduct workshops and meetings in English and Cantonese
Experience working with low-income immigrant neighborhoods and familiarity with issues relevant to the community
Strong, creative and comprehensive problem solving skills
Good listening skills and ability to exercise patience
Ability to work independently as well as in team structure
Commitment to comprehensive vision of community development and improving the life for low-income community
Minimum Qualifications:

College graduation
Bilingual in Cantonese and English
Basic word processing and excel spreadsheet computer skills
Ability to work flexible hours (evenings and weekends)
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in the San Francisco’s neighborhood
Bi-literate in Chinese and English
Familiarity with Chinese software program
Two (2) years experience in non-profit agency serving low-income clients
Ability to speak Mandarin
Condition of Employment

As of January 4th, 2022, All Chinatown Community Development Center employees are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. All new hires must show proof of vaccination status at the time of employment offer. Exemptions will be made for applicants with a valid medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief and must be submitted within a timely requested manner. Additional documentation may be required by CCDC if exemption is approved.