Skip to content
 
 

Career Opportunity

Business Development Manager- Office of Economic and Workforce Development (9774)

Recruitment: RTF0133233-01122582

Published: May 25, 2023

Accepting applications until: June 16, 2023

Contact:

Samah Rahman - samah.rahman@sfgov.org
Anabel Simonelli - anabel.simonelli@sfgov.org

Apply using SmartRecruiters, the City and County of San Francisco's application portal Learn More

Department: Economic & Workforce Development
Job class: 9774-Senior Community Development Specialist I
Salary range: $109,122.00 - $132,600.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
 

About:

We Value Equal Employment Opportunity!

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.

About the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD)

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) advances equitable and shared prosperity for San Franciscans by growing sustainable jobs, supporting businesses of all sizes, creating great places to live and work, and helping everyone achieve economic self-sufficiency.

The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) supports the City's ongoing economic vitality through key programs focused on neighborhood commercial corridors, workforce development, joint development projects, industry focused business recruitment and retention, small business assistance, and international business development. OEWD’s goal is to work continually to make San Francisco an even better place to live, work and do business.  OEWD is a dynamic Department in the City and County of San Francisco. 

About the Business Development Division

The Business Development Division supports the ongoing economic vitality of San Francisco by retaining, attracting and supporting the expansion of businesses in key industry clusters.  Business Development achieves these goals by developing, implementing and managing sector based economic development initiatives, business incentives, and special projects to strengthen the City’s economy.

Role description

Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt (PEX) Appointment. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

Position Description

The Business Development Manager will play a key role in driving job creation, strengthening the city economy and ensuring San Francisco remains a competitive, innovative and successful place to start and grow a business. Reporting to the Director of Business Development, the Business Development Manager will be responsible for lead generation, business outreach, attraction and retention across various assigned sectors which may include but is not limited to hospitality, industrial, finance, insurance, retail, clean technology and technology.  The Business Development Manager will also support the team on grant management and communications.  The Business Development Manager will be an integral part of the City’s Business Development Team which thrives on passionate, solution-oriented, and collaborative team members.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive job creation by developing and implementing business attraction, retention and start-up support strategies for sectors as assigned. 
  • Generate new leads, research and understand client requirements, identify and contact decision-makers and facilitate pitches.
  • Develop, strengthen and manage relationships with senior business representatives as a primary point of contact with San Francisco companies; assisting with all aspects of moving, starting, and growing a business in San Francisco including assistance navigating city government, real estate, workforce development, and incentive programs.
  • Identify threshold constraints to companies and independent contractors locating, growing or expanding in San Francisco and develop solutions through issue leadership, policy, and strategic partnerships.
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of marketing strategies to achieve strategic goals
  • Assess industry trends, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Track, measure and report on business attraction, retention, and job creation efforts.
  • Manage special projects as assigned.

How to qualify

Desirable Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in economic development, business development, marketing or related field
  • A proven track record in business development successfully interfacing with high-level business leaders
  • Strong communication, relationship management, analytical, project management, and organizational skills
  • Ability to deliver presentations effectively
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial, collaborative, strategic, and solution-oriented

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, 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 two (2) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, 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 one (1) year 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 Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.

SUBSTITUTION:
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.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualification requirements by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATIONApplicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco. 

What else should I know?

Application Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2023 - 11:59 pm

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ and begin the application process.

• Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

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.

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.

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

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact: Anabel Simonelli-Kupelian, Chief People Officer, anabel.simonelli@sfgov.org.

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.