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Multifamily Lending Senior Project Manager (9775-Senior Community Development Specialist II)

Recruitment: RTF0127658-01127818

Published: November 21, 2022


Karen Henderson -

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Department: Mayor
Job class: 9775-Senior Community Development Specialist II
Salary range: $126,516.00 - $153,816.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD)

MOHCD’s mission is to address social, economic, and racial inequities through the creation of affordable housing opportunities and the funding of essential services that are foundational for strong communities.  We are industry leaders in financing the development, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable housing.  Through our financing, we strengthen the social, physical and economic infrastructure of San Francisco’s low-income neighborhoods and communities in need. We actively collaborate with community-based organizations, non-profits, affordable housing developers, and other City agencies and staff, in our pursuit of a more equitable and affordable San Francisco.  In our hiring practices, we strive to build teams that reflect the diversity of our City and the populations we serve, and we urge qualified candidates of all races, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

MOHCD’s programs are organized into three divisions: Housing, Community Development, and Homeownership/Below Market Rate programs. The Housing division focuses on creating housing policies and funding programs that create safe, stable, and affordable housing.  We are recognized nationally for our ground-breaking work  including transforming public housing through the HOPE SF and RAD initiatives, stabilizing communities through the anti-displacement efforts of our Small Sites Program, and increasing the number of affordable housing opportunities across the widest range of household incomes by advancing new housing production and inclusionary housing policies.   Our diverse staff and leadership work together to:

  • Monitor the long-term affordability and physical viability of the City’s publicly assisted affordable housing portfolio of over 28,000 units, providing funding for needed repairs and upgrades to ensure sustainable operations and habitability for residents.
  • Guide and coordinate citywide housing policies under direction of the Mayor and through collaboration with the Board of Supervisors.
  •  Incubate new programs, initiatives, and financing tools that further our production and preservation activities.

Conduct program evaluation and research to document housing needs and trends and communicate accomplishments to elected officials, collaborating partners, and the public at large.

Role description

The Multifamily Lending Senior Project Manager position offers the opportunity to coordinate, develop and implement a wide variety of projects, program areas and policy, and operates with considerable independence within a fast moving, exciting and challenging environment.  In addition to managing a portfolio of projects, the Multifamily Lending Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading a program area, such as Bond Program, HOPE SF, Small Sites and Preservation, Commercial Development or Senior Operating Subsidy.

The Senior Project Manager performs difficult and complex multifamily housing finance work, including but not limited to:   

  • Coordinating the development and implementation of commercial program area and housing development activities with other government agencies, private corporations, and community organizations.  Contributing to effective program design and assisting with the development of operating procedures and policies, including providing directions to implementing agencies on those policies. Monitoring and evaluating programs and/or projects to ensure compliance and responsiveness to community needs;
  • Preparing, reviewing, and making recommendations regarding the financing plans and programs, development budgets, construction budgets, operating budgets, timelines, entitlements, service plans, and proposed activities of entities receiving funding to ensure the City’s compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations;
  • Attending program or project-related meetings when requested and representing the office in explaining and interpreting program policies and objectives as well as their applicability to the City and various communities. Providing technical assistance on program operations and systems, and support to project staff, management, and different key stakeholders;
  • Supervising junior staff in carrying out the activities of housing development, as assigned; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.  

How to qualify

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR

2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the following fields: public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance or criminal justice AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work or criminal justice; OR

3. Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, planning, social work, public administration, finance, education, criminal justice, or business administration AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR

4. Possession of a Ph.D. or Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.


Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in affordable housing development and/or real estate finance, preferably in San Francisco.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to real estate development, planning, business, public policy, or finance. 
  • Direct experience in the development and/or management of affordable housing assets including new construction, acquisition/rehabilitation, refinancing, , capital improvements, affordable housing finance, mortgage underwriting, pre-development, construction administration, and project close-out.
  • Direct experience with program development and administration including establishing policies and procedures, budget development and funding processes, monitoring and reporting to funding partners and public and private stakeholders, outreach and education, and managing stakeholder input.
  • Direct experience with Federal, State, and local financing programs and rent subsidies such as CDBG, HOME, LIHTC, tax-exempt bonds, , Section 8 Project-based and tenant-based vouchers, CalHFA and HCD programs, and MOHCD programs, etc.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects in a timely manner and to be a team player.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills, strong analytical, organizational, and quantitative skills. 
  • Proficiency in utilizing and developing complex mortgage loan models in Excel.

What else should I know?

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Exam Analyst listed at the end this job ad.

Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

Classification - 9775  - Senior Community Development Specialist II

Status - Permanent Exempt Position

Application Opening: Friday, October 14, 2022

Filing Deadline - Friday,  November 4, 2022 -  11:59 pm

Filing Deadline extended - November 28, 2022

Salary - $123,422 - $150,072 


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Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst at Karen Henderson - - 628-652-5933.

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.