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We are currently seeking a dynamic and visionary Executive Director to lead a newly formed community benefit district in meeting its objective of ensuring the highest quality of life in the most vibrant neighborhood in San Francisco. In accordance with the Greater Rincon Hill District Management Plan, the Executive Director will be responsible for leading, managing, and evaluating community safety, minor streetscape improvement, and beautification projects.
The ideal candidate will be a charismatic and creative leader who can motivate others to achieve common goals, values interacting and collaborating with a broad and diverse constituency, and shares a passion for the mission of the GRHA and the neighborhood it represents.
This position offers the ideal candidate an opportunity to be at the helm of, and represent, a new organization serving the City of San Francisco’s new downtown: neighborhoods transitioning from primarily commercial-industrial use south of Market Street to an energetic mix of sleek residential and commercial towers, historic properties repurposed for modern living and working, small businesses and corporate headquarters, and new parks and greenspaces anchored by the “Grand Central Station of the West”, the new Transbay Transit Center and its 5.4-acre rooftop park. The GRHCBD is currently the City’s largest and most complex special assessment district, with over 3,300 parcels and growing.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Oversee preparation of the GRHA’s annual budget and other required financial documents to ensure accountability.
2. Provide financial information and supporting data to the Board of Directors for its annual budget review and approval process.
3. Prepare an annual report of projected revenues and proposed expenditures for the Board’s approval as defined in the Management Contract with the City and County of San Francisco.
4. Manage all fundraising and development activities, including event planning, grant writing, cultivation and stewardship of donors, and identification of new funding sources and cost-saving measures. Actively seek and maintain a diverse contributor base of individual, corporate, foundation, and government sponsors.
5. Lead the Association’s financial growth to maintain a healthy cash flow from operations, provide full services to the CBD’s constituents, and ensure adequate reserves to support Board-approved investments and contingency funds.
6. Ensure that Association revenues are allocated properly to achieve the GRHA’s service and facilities goals, including present program needs and flexibility for future changes.
7. Approve all financial transactions and invoices: ensure timely deposits and transfers of funds and authorize and ensure timely payment of bills.
Program Development and Implementation
1. Manage the day-to-day activities of the Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District.
2. Oversee and support the design, development, and delivery of services and programs consistent with
the goals and objectives of the GRHCBD Management Plan.
3. Provide for quality-assurance monitoring of all District services, and correct any deficiencies in the program and its operation.
4. Regularly engage in site walks to assess the quality of the Greater Rincon Hill neighborhood, stay up to date on changing conditions, and propose improvements to the CBD’s quality of life.
5. Collaborate with other San Francisco CBDs and BIDs, City agencies, and outside experts to leverage opportunities and develop and implement best practices.
6. Develop a “brand” for the GRHCBD and generate marketing materials to promote economic development of the neighborhood and publicize its properties, public spaces, and activities.
7. Position the GRHA as the premier organization to provide solutions to neighborhood problems and facilitate stakeholders’ access to CBD resources.
8. Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory and governmental reporting requirements, including maintaining the Association’s 501(c)(3) status and compliance with the Brown Act.
Organizational Management and Advocacy
1. Recruit and/or hire, lead, motivate, and develop GRHA staff and the Board of Directors to work in partnership to accomplish the goals of the Association.
2. Support and manage Board Committees.
3. Ensure that legal and internal policies are adhered to in all employment and organizational practices, and partner with the Board to implement changes.
4. Oversee and support the administrative components of all program services, including contract negotiations, contract and grant reporting, and contracted work.
5. Work with contracted service providers to monitor security, janitorial, maintenance, and landscaping personnel. Read CBD security, incident, and condition reports to determine and implement solutions to problems and continually work to improve CBD services.
6. Cultivate and strengthen relationships with residential, corporate, small business, and nonprofit leaders within the CBD.
7. Represent the GRHA in public and social venues. Make presentations at community meetings on issues of common concern.
8. Advocate for and promote the GRHA to elected officials, government agencies, organizations, and the general public.
Passion for building community and neighborhood identity in a rapidly-growing, dense, mixed-use, urban setting.
Ability to meet the needs of a diverse, broad-based constituency, including the ability to set realistic expectations and manage competing interests.
Strong background in financial oversight of nonprofits.
Ability to create and implement a comprehensive strategic plan and benchmarks for measuring its success.
Ability to create and manage multi-million-dollar operating budgets and financial reports.
Ability to raise charitable contributions from corporations, foundations, government sources, individuals, and public events.
Ability to hire and manage staff, contractors, and vendors.
Ability to engage, motivate, and manage a large community-based Board and its Committees.
Collaborative and inclusive leadership style, with ability to create and sustain successful working relationships with Board members, GRHA staff, contracted service providers, community members, City staff, and elected officials.
Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work independently while fostering a team environment to accomplish goals.
Excellent public speaking, presenting, and written communication skills.
Proficient computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, databases, and internet.
Experience in overseeing property services.
Master’s degrees in community development, community organizing, public policy, nonprofit administration, public administration, or other relevant field a plus.
This is a full-time position. Performance of responsibilities expected to be 30% office and 70% offsite, including some evening Board and community meetings and weekend events.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume, with “Greater Rincon Hill Association” in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.