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Are you passionate about building a movement to make sure every student in the Bay Area has a world-class public school? Join us as a community organizer in San Jose, CA  to find, train and coach parents leaders so they can advocate effectively for more high-quality public schools in the Bay Area. Reports to VP, Organizing.

About Innovate Public Schools:

Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring that all Bay Area students, including low-income students and students of color, receive an excellent education. We're building a movement of families, educators, and business and elected leaders who together will make this vision a reality. We build the capacity of parents and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools, and we publish easy-to-understand school quality data and research that highlights both problems and solutions.

Innovate Public Schools supports parents across the region to build powerful community organizations in their local communities that can successfully push for better schools and hold the system accountable to the needs of families and children. Innovate leads a network of grassroots community organizations led by passionate parent leaders from across the Bay Area in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties.


About the Position:

As an Innovate community organizer, you will work alongside of the most veteran community organizing staff in the country, including professional organizers who have built successful low-income, volunteer-driven education reform efforts throughout California. This is a full-time / exempt position located in San Jose, CA.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Annual salary range begins at $63,000 and is dependent on the candidate's experience.

In this role, you will:

-Identify, train and develop community leaders in the principles and practices of community organizing in order to build powerful parent-driven organizations affiliated with Innovate Public Schools

-Develop and manage relationships with a broad base of constituents from targeted neighborhoods (including faith-based institutions, public officials, local government agencies, social service agencies, teachers and school leaders), and build their support for the reform efforts of Innovate's affiliated parent organizations.

-Conduct at least 15 one-to-one visits with parents and community members every week

-Over time, build and manage multiple parent organizations that drive local school reform work and bring new community leadership to communities in San Francisco or Santa Clara / San Mateo Counties

-Plan and coordinate large public forums and meetings, led by parent leaders

-Participate in local, regional and national staff development sessions with organization partners

-Participate in fundraising and administrative activities as required

Your Resources:

-Extensive formal training in community organizing through participation in Innovate's national, year-long Community Organizer Training Program (COTP)

-Membership in a national cohort community of organizers through the COTP, with the opportunity to learn from and share with others in your field

-Weekly coaching and development from veteran organizing team members and national experts in the field

-Learning about latest changes in education policies and cutting edge practices in designing new, world-class schools through collaboration with experts on Innovate's other teams

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Annual salary range begins at $63,000 and is dependent on the candidate's experience.

Sample "Week in the Life" of a Community Organizer:

-Meet 1-1 with one of your parent leaders to strategize about the next steps in your campaign to expand educational options in the district

-Prepare and then support your team of 15 parent leaders as they hold their first meeting with the local superintendent about the district's plans to improve outcomes for low-income students

-Meet with Innovate's Research and Policy Team to plan a powerful presentation on achievement gap data for a local congregation

-Role-play your upcoming training on power and leadership for the organizing team and receive feedback from your colleagues

-Train a parent to chair a meeting with her local school board president, and coach her to think through the appropriate tone and level of challenge the group should bring to the board member about their issue

-Make calls to invite parents to attend an upcoming meeting and schedule 1-1 visits with them for the next week

-Meet with your supervisor to evaluate your previous parent leader team meeting

-Schedule a 1-1 with a local nonprofit leader to learn more about their work with families and the changing political environment in local cities

-Read and reflect on a classic organizing text, like Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Qualifications (Required):

-Baccalaureate degree or equivalent work experience

-Proficiency in Spanish

-Work experience in low-income communities

-Demonstrated experience in community organizing or advocacy work (paid or voluntary)

-Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and communities

-Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively, including speaking in small and large group settings

-Strong strategic thinking skills and an ability to analyze policies and institutions

-Experience with and sensitivity to multicultural work environments

-Willingness to work as member of and contribute to a team in a dynamic, learning environment

-Passion for creating more high-quality school options for working families

-Eagerness to learn and apply Innovate's approach to community organizing

-A valid driver's license and reliable, insured vehicle (needed to fulfill job requirements)

-Proof of eligibility to work in the United States

-Ability to work frequent evening meetings (average 3-4 per week) and some weekends

Qualifications (Preferred):

-Two to five years of professional community organizing or community development experience

-Understanding of the education reform landscape

-Academic or experiential knowledge related to building social capital and political power in low-income and multilingual communities

-Skills as a trainer with specialized knowledge in grassroots leadership development, political context, public policy development, and/or public education

-Experience developing and supporting public policy solutions to local or regional problems

-Experience working with African American and/or Latino communities

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and the physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TO APPLY: Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Innovate Public Schools here:

Start date: ASAP

Application deadline: open until filled.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the person in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

Innovate Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer, and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Position Summary

The Associate Director of Real Estate Development is responsible for originating, coordinating and implementing all aspects of affordable housing project development from concept through construction and transition to full occupancy. Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, and joint ventures with other developers. The Associate Director of Real Estate Development is expected to manage a workload of multiple projects in a collaborative environment with minimal supervision, must have the ability to meet deadlines, apply critical thinking skills, communicate clearly, anticipate problems, utilize strong organizational skills, and pay attention to detail. Experience in affordable housing and non-profit background is a MUST for this position. This is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Possibility of advancement based on performance.

Job Responsibilities Include, but not limited to:

· Initiate location and evaluation of potential project sites and properties.

· Conduct preliminary feasibility analyses and organize critical community support through outreach and engagement strategy.

· Research and secure sources of predevelopment, construction, and permanent financing from public and private sources.

· Work with public agency staff to assure timely public review and approval including environmental and other entitlement reviews.

· Identify members of the development team and negotiate contracts with contractors, engineers, and architects.

· Prepare and monitor project budgets, cash flow projections and project schedules.

· Oversee design and construction management to ensure attention given to special user’s needs, company standards, project budget, timelines, and lender/investor/regulatory requirements.

· Work with management to identify feasibility of on-site service programs and identifies sources of necessary funding.

· Work with leasing department and community groups to facilitate affirmative marketing and smooth transition to occupancy.

· Manage interdepartmental planning and project handoff process to ensure successful transition to operations.

· Prepare written reports including grant materials and financing applications and give presentations before public bodies and community groups.

· Evaluate reports, decisions and results, and recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in operations and efficiency.

· Other duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience

· Master’s degree (M.A.) or advanced degree in Urban Planning, Business or a field related to nonprofit housing development.

· OR 5 years related experience with resume of developments/portfolio

Other Skills, Abilities, Qualifications

· Experience or background in housing, planning, business and real estate finance

· Experience or background in affordable housing development, planning or finance

· Knowledge of local, state and federal housing financing programs; including HUD 202/DF3, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax-Exempt Bonds, etc.

· Knowledge of and sensitivity to the concerns and needs of lower income people

· Ability to conduct financial analysis and budget preparation

· Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills

· Effective public presentation skills

· Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills

· Ability to work in project teams, and with a wide variety of individuals

· Proficient in Word and Excel (to conduct financial analysis)

· Ability to work under pressure and successfully meet deadlines

· Commitment to the companies’ goals and philosophy.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Candidates must have reliable automobile transportation and a valid California Driver’s License and insurance

Application Instructions

• The position will remain posted until filled.

• Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and three references.

• The application process is confidential.

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Note: New to state civil service employees will be hired at the minimum of the salary range.

Under the general direction of the Codes and Standards Administrator I (CSA I), and guidance and assistance from a lead District Representative II (DR II), the incumbent is responsible for scheduling and conducting inspections relating to the enforcement of the California Health and Safety Codes and state and federal regulations within an assigned geographical area.


  • Must pass a physical examination as a condition of employment.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's license.

  • If hired, candidate must attend mandatory training in Sacramento for up to six months.

  • If hired, candidate must be able to travel throughout assigned area and must be available for overnight travel as needed.

HCD Disclosure Requirements

Selected candidates may be subject to rules imposed by a Conflict of Interest Code that apply to HCD employees, which may require filing a Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700).                

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Job Summary


The Property Management Supervisor is directly responsible for overall direction, management and

assessment of property portfolio and staff members, as well as oversee and maintain professional

management of a 300+ unit portfolio and 10+ staff members. The Property Management Supervisor is

expected to manage a workload of multiple projects in a collaborative environment with minimal

supervision, must have the ability to meet deadlines, apply critical thinking skills, communicate clearly,

anticipate problems, utilize strong organizational skills, and pay attention to detail. Experience in

affordable housing and non-profit background are a MUST for this position.


This is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. Salary is

negotiable based on experience.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Organize the operation of the properties to produce expected results.

· Hire, train, supervise, motivate, and terminate staff, as necessary.

· Effectively manage office staff and onsite property managers in accordance with company

· standards.

· Establish performance goals for the onsite Property Managers, Maintenance Supervisors and Technicians, and all other Property Management Services Support Staff so that each job is directed, with continuity of effort, toward the objectives of the management plan.

· Supervise day to day operations of all properties.

· Be able to create documents and reports as requested by property regulatory requirements.

· Work effectively with owners and staff to assess project needs for each property.

· Have some knowledge in maintenance repairs to determine best ways to efficiently guide maintenance personnel in correcting problems at properties.

· Prepare and adhere to budgets of $1 million+ for individual property operations and consult with Controller and Executive Director when necessary.

· Be responsible for property occupancy, vacancy, rent schedules and rent increases.

· Review and audit individual property documents to ensure ail requirements are completed

· correctly at each location.

· Maintain company standards when operating properties.

· Maintain databases in accordance with property information, leasing, regulatory reporting, maintenance, spending, contracts, and any other information relating directly to the property.

· Facilitate communication amongst owners and staff.

· Implement ideas to operate properties more efficiently and effectively.

· Prepare monthly meetings to discuss and implement goals.

· Develop and implement property management training programs for staff in accordance with but not limited to current housing regulations.

· Provide regular updates to the Board of Directors and Executive Director regarding significant operational problems and deviations from the management plan.

· Reviews delinquent accounts with the onsite Property Managers and approves action required.

· Monitors necessary approvals for expenditures exceeding the budget amount.

· Makes recommendations for rent increases and submit requests for approval to Lender and directs the onsite Property Management staff to follow Lender's notice requirements

· Ensures compliance with the following: OSHA, Federal Wage and Compensation Act, State Wage, and Workers Compensation, and ail Lender Regulatory Agreements.

· Annually review all insurance coverage and arranges for proper renewal.

· Participates in the planning and development of new projects, as necessary.

· Manages the marketing of properties available units, when necessary, and follow up with waitlist candidates.

· Other duties as assigned.


· Education and/or Experience

· Bachelor’s degree in Property Management or any other field directly related to property

· Management, OR experience obtained by working at least 7 years at a property management firm.

· Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a supervisor at a property management firm managing at least 15 staff members.

· Must be able to calculate mathematical problems at the algebra level. (Higher level math is preferred)

· Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change. This job description replaces all previous descriptions for this position.

Reporting: report to the Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Must be able to interpret tax credit language, government regulations, loan documents, financial reports, legal documents, budgets and any other scripture relating to property regulations.

· Must be able to professionally respond and follow through with ail legal, staff, property and maintenance questions or grievances in accordance with but not limited to current laws,

· regulations, tax credit and fair housing.

· Must be able to create reports as requested by owner or other legal entity, create guidebooks,

· and any other written material as required by the property or relating to the property.

· Must be able to speak in front of an audience including but not limited to: owners, staff, the community, city/county/state officials, public entities, etc.

· Must have exceptional customer service skills.

· Must have knowledge of local and federal housing laws.

· Must have knowledge of property regulations, laws, maintenance, marketing, financial aspects of property management.

· Must have communication skills necessary to delegate and administer property policies and procedures.

· Must possess strong supervisory, personnel management, organizational, general communication, problem-solving, decision-making, multitasking, interpersonal and time management skills.

· Must be able to work under pressure and successfully meet strict deadlines.

· Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills.

· Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.

· Ability to work in project teams, and with a wide variety of individuals.

· Proficient in Word and Excel.

· High proficiency in using technology, including web apps, smartphones, etc.

· Commitment to the company’s goals and philosophy.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


· Candidates must have reliable automobile transportation and a valid California Driver’s License and insurance.

· Tax Credit Certification Required.

· Certificate of Occupancy (CPO) Required.

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This position offers a discounted unit as part of employment, of $600/month rent with $600 deposit.

Job Summary

Onsite property managers must live on site and are responsible for the day—to—day

operations of their designated apartment complex. To ensure that the property is safe and

properly maintained, onsite managers routinely inspect the grounds, facilities, and

equipment (including but not limited to street, parking lot, laundry rooms, dumpsters,

dumpster areas, common areas, community room, sidewalks, stairways, pool areas, etc.)

to determine whether repairs or maintenance is needed. In handling requests for repairs or

trying to resolve complaints they must investigate and collect all supporting evidence,

document the incident and work with the tenants and office staff to resolve the issues.

Onsite managers also are responsible for enforcing the terms of rental or lease

agreements, such as rent collection, parking and pet restrictions, and termination—of—lease

procedures. Other important duties of onsite managers include keeping accurate, up—to—

date records of maintenance requests, vendor work and visitors and routine work on the



In addition to fulfilling these duties, property managers must understand and comply with

provisions of legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Federal Fair

Housing Amendment Act, as well as local fair housing laws. They must ensure that their

renting and advertising practices are not discriminatory and that the property itself

complies with all of the local, State, and Federal regulations and building codes.


This is not an all-inclusive list and may be modified as needed. The Company can revise

the job summary above and job description listed below at any time. At which time, the

Company will notify all affected employee.


Reports to

Supervising Property Manager


Principal Duties

Onsite Manager Duties:

· Consistently during work hours, walk the property to make sure there are no health and safety issues, property is free from trash, maintain laundry rooms (Wipe down,

· sweep, mop), etc.

· Verify conditions of vacant units, note lease violations on the property with the provided forms and submit to management.


Maintenance Related Duties:

· Coordinating maintenance technician and vendors when they are on the property by showing them the location of the issue, reviewing their work and confirming their work to management.

· Responding to and addressing maintenance issues by examining the issues and providing details to the maintenance department so that they can appropriately respond

· Tracking maintenance issues to ensure timely and appropriate response was made

· Audit open work order logs provided on Monday of each week to ensure all issues are tracked


Tenant Related Duties

· Liaison between the management firm operating on the Owner’s behalf, if any, and tenants

· Showing property and unit to prospective tenants

· investigate and resolve complaints from residents

· Perform annual unit inspections, document on provided forms and submit to management

· Perform move-in and move-out process, document on provided forms and submit to management

· Distribute correspondences, lease violations, 3-day notices and other tenant related notices


Misc. and Administrative Duties

· Advise heads of property management team of ways to improve the property or services to the tenants

· Complete weekly reports on provided form and submit by assigned due date for your

· property to management

· Complete incident reports on provided form, obtain all necessary supporting evidence (police reports, pictures, etc.) and submit to management within 24hrs or next business day

· Report to the office weekly on the assigned date to file or assist on minor projects related to your property

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· High School Diploma or equivalency certificate.

· Valid Driver’s License and insured operate vehicle.

· Must be a legal resident during time of employment.

· Must be proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.

· Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.

· Must be able to do light cleaning, including but not limited to: sweeping, mopping, throwing out garbage, vacuuming, spot cleaning, maintaining office, breaking down furniture illegally dumped.

· A commitment to excellence in service delivery and facility management.

· Ability to work independently and follow instructions with minimum supervision.

· High level of organization, attention to detail, and ability to complete tasks.

· Basic computer skills including word processing, databases, and spreadsheets.

· Ability to work well with staff, tenants, and community members from diverse backgrounds.

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