Construction Manager

Reports to: Director of Community Real Estate
Revised: January 02, 2018


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.


MEDA’s Community Real Estate Program has rapidly expanding our preservation of small apartment buildings (20 to date) in response to keeping families in the Mission district and surrounding neighborhoods in San Francisco. We continue to acquire an average of 10 buildings per year. Most properties require a high level of rehabilitation due to deferred maintenance along with mandatory seismic retrofitting to soft-story. The Construction Manager will be responsible for managing the rehabilitation of MEDA’s Small Site Program portfolio during operations along with overall construction management support to the Community Real Estate team.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about building community value through the development of residential and commercial buildings in the face of intense development pressures. The candidate will be is an intuitive problem solver who is meticulously detailed oriented, able to work independently, possesses superior communication skills, has a strong sense of initiative and delivers results. Activities and tasks range from managing the construction budget and draws, scoping for construction bids, selecting general contractors, monitoring construction, coordination of construction with property and asset management.

Competitive compensation and excellent employee benefits.


  • Soliciting and selecting design and engineering consultants
  • Document control including generating all submittals, requests for proposals (RFP’s), electronic document management, budget management, and change order management
  • Reviews drawings, budgets, schedules and other project related matters with construction team
  • Negotiates change orders with General Contractors, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Works with governmental agencies for planning, permitting through construction inspections.
  • Ensure contractors meet City and County of San Francisco financing contract requirements including local contracting and hiring.
  • Shares job cost responsibility through monitoring budgets and writing job cost status reports.
  • Gather and verify all necessary information for monthly construction draw requests. Must track all appropriate subcontractor lien releases, pay applications and invoices.
  • Coordinating construction with the potential relocation, property management and asset management.
  • Transitioning as-builts, construction documents and warranties to property management and asset management.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 50% travel required to job sites and local government offices


  • Previous experience in construction management or other related fields
  • Familiarity with construction management software
  • Familiarity with government procurement and contract management
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • Experience with Multi-million Dollar projects
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and plans
  • Strong proficiency in using MS Office Word, Excel and Outlook and accounting software
  • 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.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
    Schedule and Benefits:
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Benefits: health, vision, dental, and life insurance; matching 401K; paid holidays and accrued paid time-off


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