Mission Economic Development Agency is hiring a
Join our MEDA Team
At MEDA, we find meaning and fulfillment in investing in people’s lives. We work collaboratively to close the opportunity gap for low- to moderate-income Latino families in San Francisco’s Mission District by providing them access to affordable housing, career and small-business development, education, and more. As MEDA continues to strengthen this community, we need more talented professionals dedicated to inspiring positive change – and driven to succeed in a fast-paced team environment. Be one of us!
Your Career Opportunity
As a Project Assistant with the Community Real Estate (CRE) team, you will be on the leading edge of MEDA’s efforts to stop the displacement of families in the Mission and San Francisco through housing preservation and production. The housing preservation team preserves housing through the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing buildings and transitions the developments to operations.
The Project Assistant will primarily focus on supporting the preservation project management team, by coordinating schedules and meetings, providing administrative support and keeping housing development projects moving. Our ideal candidate is an intuitive problem solver who is meticulously detail oriented, able to work independently, possesses superior communication skills, is technology savvy, has a strong sense of initiative and delivers results. The primary responsibilities will initially be administrative in nature, but will grow and adapt with the trajectory in project management as the new hire demonstrates abilities and success. You will be strongly considered if you have interest and experience in affordable housing; every candidate is considered regardless of their experience.
Are you interested in growing your skills in real estate development with a commitment to social resilience for the Mission district in San Francisco?
Specifically, you will:
Real Estate Development: Provide administrative support to the project team of 1-2 staff in keeping the project on time from acquisition through transition to operations, such as loan closings, construction bidding process, and posting construction notices to residents during construction, etc.
Financing: Learn about project budgeting and support on processing financial disbursements with lenders.
Tenant and community outreach. As the first point of contact with surrounding neighbors and potential tenants in real estate acquisition, establish trusting relationships with tenants in coordination with other MEDA staff, including community real estate and housing opportunities program staff.
Process Improvement. Support in systems improvement and implement procedures and protocol for constant improvement of our workflow.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Acquisition and predevelopment
Assist with the evaluation of potential development sites and feasibility analyses related to property acquisitions.
Assist with the preparation, updating and adherence to project schedules throughout the development process
Assist with the process for project approvals from planning and building departments and other regulatory agencies.
Assist with the preparation and filing of documents to facilitate escrow closings.
Support the solicitation of feedback from various parties to ensure integrated design and development of projects
Tenant and Community Outreach
Your Keys to Success
To perform successfully in this role, you will need to leverage these key qualifications:
Your MEDA Experience
Do meaningful work in an innovative workplace, while being challenged for your professional growth.
Joining MEDA means having meaningful experiences that develop achievers – from across the Mission neighborhood and from within our organization. We find meaning and fulfillment in our work as we see this community thrive and are driven to achieve better outcomes by challenging ourselves to innovate in our ways of working.
We offer a market-leading benefits program that reflects MEDA's values and mission. We invest in people's lives and support our own people's health and financial well-being.
Our core benefits include: