Planning & Community Engagement Manager (187 views)

San Jose, CA
May 24, 2019 2019-07-23
Job Description

The Planning and Community Engagement Manager will work closely with the Development Team to secure expedited government approvals for FCH’s pipeline of multi‐family housing developments serving very low‐income, extremely low‐income, and formerly homeless populations.
Because of the complicated nature of planning and zoning requirements for development, this person is expected to have a background in planning/zoning and entitling large multi‐family developments.

As the main representative to local government staff and community stakeholder groups for FCH’s projects in development, the Planning and Community Engagement Manager must have exceptional skills in and truly enjoy relationship building, strategic thinking, project management, research, analysis, and communication. The Planning and Community Engagement Manager needs to embody a sense of humility and desire to serve our resident populations and the communities that we build in as well as the ability to quickly build trust and adapt to changing situations and environments. This job is dynamic
and challenging and, for the right person, extremely rewarding as we bring high‐quality affordable housing options to transform lives and communities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Forges strong relationship with community leaders, government officials and local planning staff;
  • Leads the Housing Development Team in securing all required entitlements and approvals;
  • Performs outreach duties and public relations work as needed; attends neighborhood and community meetings to represent FCH, explain the program, and specific project details; and participates in City/County policy planning and advocacy efforts;
  • Evaluates new development opportunities, performs feasibility analysis related to the acquisition of property, regarding the local planning/zoning restrictions and community outreach;
  • Maintains a high level of knowledge of all projects with the potential to project manage 1‐2 affordable housing developments;
  • Undertakes tasks as may be assigned by the Director of Housing Development or the President.

Reports to:
Director of Housing Development

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in housing related field, or a combination of education & relevant
    experience;
  • 2‐5 years of experience with increasing responsibility in government or community engagement regarding multi‐family housing development, experience in affordable housing a plus;
  • Experience coordinating numerous (3‐5) projects at various stages of government approvals/entitlement;
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail;
  • Multi‐lingual proficiency a plus;
  • High level of organization with excellent presentation and graphic skills;
  • Integrity and commitment to FCH’s mission, vision, and values;
  • Ability to self‐direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast‐paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • Ability to quickly build trusting relationships with a broad set of people, including city staff, community stakeholders, school staff, and teammates;
  • Non‐profit/public/government experience a plus.