Project Assistant – Affordable Housing (148 views)

San Francisco, CA
April 11, 2019 2019-06-10
Job Description

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, you will be a part of a fast-paced, dynamic organization that is changing the face of the Mission District in San Francisco by developing and project managing components of the affordable housing and commercial real estate portfolio. The diverse portfolio will include occupied-rehabilitation of multi-family and small buildings, new construction as well as commercial buildings. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Assistant will be expected to be a contributing member of the team to develop properties to meet organizational objectives for asset building, sustainability, community and economic development. 

This work will be challenging and fun as you work with our talented staff.  Successful candidates will bring their superb organizational skills and collaborative nature to the work along with their desire to make San Francisco a better place for families of all backgrounds.

Specifically, you will:

  • Assemble and compile documents to assist with real estate development process as part of project team:  Evaluation of potential development sites and feasibility analyses related to property acquisitions. Preparation and filing of documents to facilitate escrow closings. Project approvals from planning and building departments and other regulatory agencies. general contractor bidding
  • Track Project schedule in Smartsheets and Excel. Maintain project checklists to monitor timely completion of tasks
  • Assist with project financing by inputting income and expense information for developing financial feasibilities for projects and compiling invoices for vendor payments
  • Contact and maintain relationship tracking for tenant outreach and public relations work as needed, including attending community meetings

Your Keys to Success

To perform successfully in this role, you will need to leverage these key qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience work experience with Associate degree  OR Associate degree and 6-12 months’ of affordable housing experience.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including board members, public sector staff and officials, representatives of other nonprofit organizations, vendors, and people from low-income households.
  • Commitment to green-building and sustainable policies and practices.
  • Commitment to providing long-term affordable housing and to the concept of organizing low-income people to stabilize communities and create social change.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • High degree of independence, initiative, responsibility, and accountability as well as capability in a team environment.
  • Ability to anticipate needs, risks and problems and to act proactively.
  • Must be able to travel to community or resident locations within a 10 mile radius of the work.
  • Willingness and ability to attend occasional evening and weekend meetings and events.
  • Strong proficiency in using Excel, Google Suites, Google+, and Dropbox
  • Lived experience with low-income Latino, immigrant communities preferred.


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:

  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and their dependents – 100 percent covered by MEDA
  • 401(k) Plan for employees
  • Generous paid time off — minimum of 20 days for new employees
  • Employee Assistance Program that offer free financial or legal counseling to employees or their families
  • Other forms of voluntary benefits

Apply now!

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