Urban Habitat Job Announcements

Senior Program Manager of Leadership Development


Urban Habitat's Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI)

Founded in 1989, Urban Habitat (UH) builds power in low-income communities and communities of color by combining policy, advocacy, research, leadership development, and coalition building to advance environmental, economic and social justice in the Bay Area. Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) develops and places low-income people and people of color committed to social and environmental justice onto priority Bay Area boards and commissions that have the power to advance transportation justice, equitable development, affordable housing, good jobs and climate justice. 

Senior Program Manager of Leadership Development

The Senior Program Manager of Leadership Development will be responsible for implementing the Bay Area Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute, under the direction of the Director of Leadership Development. He/she develops and manages relationships with elected officials, city staff, policy organizations, community groups, and neighborhood leaders to identify BCLI candidates and support the training of BCLI members. The Senior Program Manager leverages relationships and knowledge of local politics to support placement of BCLI members onto appropriate commissions. The Senior Program Manager will support the Director of Leadership Development to identify BCLI training needs and design curriculum and panels. He/she will recruit and prepare speakers and content consultants from regional network of experts and partners.

Job Qualifications

Education/Training/Experience and knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position:

· Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years experience in public policy, public administration, public health, political science, urban planning, community development, or social/environmental justice field. Masters degree a plus.

· Curriculum design and workshop facilitation a plus.

· Ability to build, expand and leverage effective relationships across community, policy, labor, and government stakeholders and influencers; existing relationships in Bay Area politics and social/environmental justice organizations a plus.

· Political acumen and prior experience developing and implementing social/environment justice policy campaigns; stays current on research and news in the field

· Strong oral and written communication, research, analytical skills

· A strategic and creative problem-solver who can contribute to the development of a regional equity vision and agenda.

· A thorough understanding of environmental, social, and economic justice issues and a demonstrated commitment to positively impact low-income communities and communities of color.

· Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, tasks and deadlines, and make strategic decisions with a high degree of independence.


Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted by May 16, 2014. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
 jobs@urbanhabitat.org.  Please put “Senior Program Manager, LD” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

Urban Habitat is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.