Community Leadership Development Manager

Reports to: Director of Policy and Advocacy
Revised: September 2017


Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) – Rooted in the Mission and focused on San Francisco, MEDA’s mission is to strengthen low- and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development.

MEDA is advancing strategies to create asset building opportunities for San Francisco’s Latino families and in the Mission District through: (1) our core, integrated Asset Building Programs related to housing, financial capability, workforce development, business development and tax preparation; (2) serving as a backbone agency to advance educational achievement and family economic success through the Mission Promise Neighborhood 2-generation approach; (3) creating and preserving affordable housing and commercial real estate in the Mission District through Community Real Estate; (4) providing access to capital and innovative financial products through the Adelante Fund; and (5) Policy & Advocacy efforts that support our mission.


The Community Leadership Development Manager, in collaboration with the Director of Policy and Advocacy and the Community Organizing Manager, will be responsible for the development, recruitment, implementation and results for the community leadership program which will prepare community residents, tenants, parents, youth and community partners for leadership and advocacy roles in San Francisco and the Mission District.


  • In partnership with the Director of Policy and Advocacy, develop and implement a curriculum for providing leadership training in advocacy, outreach, power analysis, systems change, civic engagement, and policy development, for community residents, tenants, partners and parents in order to build powerful community resident-driven campaigns.
  • Recruit participants and provide parents, youth, tenants and asset building clients with opportunities to participate and advocate in public forums related to schools, housing and jobs.
  • Coordinate regularly scheduled political education sessions for staff, partners, tenants and program participants on current issues affecting the community and how they can get involved.
  • Develop and manage relationships with a broad base of constituents (including faith-based institutions, public officials, local government agencies, social service agencies, teachers, school leaders, tenants and asset building programs clients), and build their support for the reform efforts.
  • Develop and implement a system to evaluate success of leadership development efforts that includes clear metrics for a “leadership ladder” and relationship management with partners.
  • Work closely with the Director of Evaluation on collection and evaluation of data, sharing results and learning, and making improvement proposals to evaluation system based on various campaigns and community meetings with parents, students, teachers, community members, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Lead and manage family/resident involvement in the MPN Community Advisory Board, Parent Council, MEDA Board of Directors, and Policy Committee. Serve as staff liaison to Parent Council.
  • Implement action plans for campaigns including but not limited to recruitment, turnout and preparation of community residents and clients who own and lead the campaigns.
  • Assist the Director of Policy and Advocacy in researching policy issues as requested.
  • Participate in fundraising and administrative activities as required


  • Conduct a minimum of 4 leadership training cohorts with a minimum of 100 individual graduates per year with clear skills to advance MEDA campaigns.
  • Conduct at least quarterly political education sessions for staff, partners and program participants.
  • Hold a minimum of 6 parent Council meetings per year with 75% attendance.
  • Involve a minimum of 250 community residents in advocacy programs and projects each year.


  • BA and 3 years equivalent relevant experience in organizing, political activism, training, leadership development or community development. Masters in Public Policy a plus.
  • Must be able to synthesize key components of organizational development into a coherent training program which will increase the capacity of partner agencies.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in program design, development and implementation.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience coaching professional staff and/or volunteers.
  • Strong background and experience in Adult Popular Education methods.
  • Strong background and experience in Community Organizing, Advocacy and Leadership Development.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of agencies, coordinating services and communication.
  • Experience working within an educational setting, such as a public school district, preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required.


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