Location: San Francisco, California 94103, United States
Type: Full Time
Salary: $96,219 -119,714 / Year
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: -
We are seeking an experienced leader to join our team to help us expand and elevate our work creating and improving public spaces across San Francisco. This is an exciting opportunity to lead our Capital Program and strengthen our ability to cultivate community ideas and build innovative public spaces that people care about. In this role you will help to define the future of the program and consider how we can best work with our partners to achieve the greatest possible impact, particularly for historically underserved communities. If you share a passion for helping to shape the future of parks and public spaces in San Francisco, then we want to hear from you.
About the Organization
We. Love. Parks. At the SF Parks Alliance (SFPA), we work with more than 200 partner organizations, city agencies, and everyday citizens to ensure that our treasured city parks and public open spaces thrive in communities throughout San Francisco. We are a fun, communicative staff that thrives on teamwork, humor, and a passion to create new opportunities and outcomes for our Partner network in San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.sfparksalliance.org.
About the PositionThe Capital Program Manager is a hands-on position overseeing SF Parks Alliance's Capital Program as well as directly managing key projects within the program. The Program manager supervises a Project Manager and Project Coordinator and works in close collaboration with staff from SFPA's Stewardship and Activation programs and Blue Greenway initiative. The Capital Program Manager coordinates across departments and with SFPA leadership to review and track opportunities for SFPA to support important public space projects across the city. The Program Manager works closely with the Director to establish goals, priorities, and strategy for the Capital program and to deepen the impact of the public space planning, design, and improvement projects that SFPA contributes to throughout San Francisco.
Oversee all aspects of the Capital program
Supervise Capital program staff (currently 1 project manager and 1 project coordinator)
Serve as Project Manager on multiple key projects within the program
Directly manage and maintain relationships with government organizations and agencies, neighborhood organizations, businesses, and individual community members.
Collaborate with outside partners and manage contractors and vendors
Serve as SFPA's key internal design and planning resource
Track opportunities for SFPA involvement in important public space projects in SF
Coordinate multi-year project development including the evaluation of progress made on designs and work plans that involve multiple city, community and private sector partners.
Qualifications and Skills
4+ years experience working on public space projects in partnership / coordination with local government agencies.
2+ years of supervisory experience is strongly preferred
Experience with direct project management and budget tracking is required.
Experience working in diverse and underserved communities is preferred.
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong graphic communication skills and proficiency in design software (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, and/or GIS) are highly desired.
Fluent in MS Office, Google Suite. Experience with Salesforce preferred.
Bachelor's Degree required. Masters degree highly desired in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Planning, Design, Public Policy, Business or related field
Ability to work non-traditional hours (evenings, weekends, and holidays).
What We'd Love to See on Your Resume
You have demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of transformative public space projects
You have experience collaborating within an organization and with external stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes;
You have the ability to proactively seek strategic partnerships and develop effective relationships
You are a strategic thinker who is thoughtful about partnerships and who is politically savvy
You have direct experience in community engagement in the context of parks, public space, and urban planning
Strong understanding of recent innovations and best practices within public space and urban design fields
You've worked towards the goal of creating more active, welcoming, and equitable public spaces in San Francisco or another city
Title: Program Manager
Reports to: Director of Parks & Place
Department: Parks & Place, Capital
Location: Duties will be carried out at various citywide sites, at the SFPA Co-Lab space and is authorized for remote work at an appropriate home workspace. Co-Lab is located at 1074 Folsom Ave. SFPA supports remote work by providing employees with a laptop, cloud-based systems, and frequent team connection.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as we find the right candidate
Schedule: Full-time, exempt (ineligible for overtime), typically 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday with occasional evenings and weekends as needed. *This position is eligible to participate in our 4 day work week pilot program (Mon-Thur, 32 hrs./week, 8 hrs./day) end date TBD
What You'll Receive
SF Parks Alliance offers competitive market-based salaries which are commensurate with experience, skills, industry, and organizational budget as well as a comprehensive benefits package that includes a generous vacation policy, medical, dental, vision, chiropractic/acupuncture, commuter benefits, a flexible spending account, Basic Life/AD&D insurance, and 401(k) employer contributions. Based on comparable regional non-profit market data this position is benchmarked at an annual equivalent starting salary range of $96,219 -119,714.
Commitment to Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
At SFPA, we promote diversity of thought, culture, and background for the benefit of our employees, our partners, and the communities we serve. SFPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: SFPA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at SFPA are based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence and business needs without regard to any characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law. SFPA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. SFPA believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates are critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.