Reports to: Director of Asset Building Programs
Revised: September 2021
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) – Rooted in San Francisco’s Mission District, MEDA is advancing a national equity movement by building Latino prosperity, community ownership and civic power
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 financial capability, housing, workforce development, business development and tax preparation; (2) serving as a backbone agency to advance educational achievement and family economic success through the Promise Neighborhoods 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 Associate Director of Asset Building Programs, in coordination with their counterpart of the same title, is responsible for developing, managing, and maintaining strategies and partnerships that will ensure leveraging of resources and the sustainability of the program and department. This position is responsible for managing and scaling activities within three important sets of work: the Workforce Development Program, Latino Equity through Technology Initiative, and Covid Response Services.
1. Workforce Development Program
MEDA’s workforce services focus to serve low-income job seekers with both workforce services and integrated financial capability coaching to achieve economic stability. Workforce services are critical to economic stability, but individuals and families may need help from additional education and supportive services in order to succeed. We seek to provide a range of integrated services to low-income individuals and families to help them along the path to economic security.
As the Mission and Excelsior Districts’ Neighborhood Job Center, MEDA serves as a point of entry into the public workforce system and as dedicated employment and training liaison. MEDA’s Neighborhood Job Center provides:
- Job placements services including wrap-around support and related services to assist job seekers to address and overcome significant barriers to employment.
- Hands-on vocational training through MEDA’s Mission Techies and Mission Admins training programs for programming and administration, respectively.
- Connect job seekers to the larger workforce system to access resources, additional supports and enroll in supplemental programs.
2. Latino Equity through Technology Initiative
LETI encompasses MEDA’s various services and trainings that support community members to build their technological capacity to reach their long-term goals. The initiative includes providing both resources and trainings to families and job seekers to gain better employment and navigate a digital enviroment. The programs include:
- Mission Techies – free community coding bootcamp to place individuals in jobs in the tech sector
- Mission Admins – vocational training program for administration and commercial banking
- Mission Digital – basic digital literacy class for further training or online navigation
- Mission Computadoras – computer refurbishment and distribution service
3. Covid Response Services
For the past 1.5+ years, MEDA has been proactive in addressing the economic and health needs of the Latino community in San Francisco. As an organization, MEDA provides services, education, and community input into the local strategy for curbing Covid-19 and the negative impacts. Asset Building Programs provides economic relief, housing stability, and Covid vaccination and health connection services. This position would be responsible for overseeing:
- Rental relief-related efforts of MEDA promotoras and staff.
- Disbursement of Covid related relief funds including the San Francisco Right to Recover program which provides funds to isolate those San Franciscans who test positive for Covid.
- Coordination with partners to provide Covid related services including the San Francisco Latino Task Force and Office of Economic and Workforce Development.
- Manage and monitor the programs and services above to ensure a maximum positive impact for community members and clients.
- Develop, manage and maintain partnerships with businesses, governmental agencies (i.e., City, County, and State), educational institutions, and other community-based organizations that further the vision of the workforce development program.
- Develop and implement strategies to increase industry-specific and general employer commitments to partner and create employment opportunities for eligible clients.
- Lead collective impact initiatives with local workforce partners.
- Supervise staff to provide the training and guidance to ensure that all program goals and objectives are met.
- Ensure staff is trained on implementing effective strategies to prepare clients for employment opportunities.
- Monitor and manage the program budget to ensure adequate funding for future needs and operations.
- Monitor program grants and contracts to ensure the programs and services are in compliance with the terms and conditions of its grants.
- Review all data and reports to ensure compliance and evaluate the success of the program.
- Approve written reports to monitor compliance with funding and grant goals and objectives.
- Identify additional fundraising opportunities for program expansion with the Development Department on the grants for the program.
- Management of new or expansion of existing projects as directed.
- Work closely with Director, Managers, and Senior Coaches on shared initiatives and outcomes.
- BA or equivalent degree required in Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Welfare, or other related fields.
- Minimum of 2 years of mid to high-level program management work experience, experience in a multi-fund non-profit agency strongly preferred, including experience developing, applying for, and securing funds for a range of business, community, or social development programs.
- Experience supervising and managing full-time staff, preferably a team of 3+.
- Experience managing outcomes and reporting to various private and government funders.
- Knowledge of San Francisco’s workforce services and landscape.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Passion for serving underserved populations, particularly low-income individuals, immigrants, and English learners.
- Demonstrated organization and planning skills to effectively work in a non-structured environment and adapt to changes in priorities.
- Leadership and teambuilding skills that will motivate staff and assist in working effectively with community partners and funders.
- Respect, appreciation, and cultural sensitivity for community members and their experiences
- Bilingual Spanish/English oral and written skills required
- MA or equivalent degree in the fields listed above.
- Working knowledge of government funding and incentive programs for workforce development.
- Knowledge and proficient use of software technology that assists in tracking program results.
- Experience and training in Results-Based Accountability (RBA) frameworks.
Please submit your cover letter and resume by clicking the link below.