Century Housing Corporation is a mission-driven Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) supporting quality affordable home development throughout California. With offices in Culver City, Long Beach and San Francisco, Century provides innovative end-to-end financing from predevelopment to permanent loans. Century also serves as a reliable partner to state and local agencies, municipalities and other CDFIs in pioneering aggressive financing programs like GSAF or LACHIF.
From its beginnings as a state agency and through the past 20 years of service as a private nonprofit, Century’s work has resulted in more than $1 billion in financing for over 25,000 new affordable homes, more than $400 million in capital under management, and nearly 4,600 construction jobs created in 2018 alone.

Director, Community Development, One San Pedro
Position Reports to:  Executive Director, Housing 
One San Pedro is an effort to transform the existing Rancho San Pedro (21-acre) public housing project, owned by the Housing Authority for the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), into a master-planned community and create a vibrant and sustainable mixed-used and mixed-income urban village. The redeveloped Rancho San Pedro will include new affordable and market rate housing, much needed neighborhood-serving retail, parks, a community center and other community amenities.  This new vision promises to serve as a catalyst for the economic and social enhancement of the greater San Pedro community.

Working with the One San Pedro Collaborative, a development joint venture (“Development Team”) comprised of Century Housing Corporation, National CORE, and The Richman Group, the Director will help to establish One San Pedro, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the collective energies of all Rancho San Pedro stakeholders for the benefit of all residents of this planned community.  This includes low income and other working families, seniors, veterans, those living with disabilities and those persons with a history of homelessness.  The Director will help to activate a new office in downtown San Pedro and foster working and beneficial alliances with key stakeholders including:  Rancho San Pedro residents, San Pedro residents, nonprofit partners, HACLA, the business community, elected officials, and others.

The candidate must be equipped with the leadership and skills necessary to build the backbone of One San Pedro and institutionalize the core elements of the collective impact approach including: the establishment of a common agenda with all stakeholders; the development of shared measurements; the development of platforms for continuous and timely communication; the establishment and implementation of joint plans of action, and the mobilization of funding on behalf of OSP.

More information on the One San Pedro initiative can be found here: www.onesanpedro.org

Responsibilities Include

Planning, Governance and Communication:
• Develop and implement strategies aiming to promote OSP’s mission and credibility throughout the greater San Pedro area;
• Communicate to the OSP Board in a timely and efficient manner on all things relevant to each phase of the redevelopment of Rancho San Pedro;
• Work collaboratively with Senior Development managers and partners to create plans for the attainment of goals and objectives set by the board of directors;
• Ensure adherence of the organization’s daily activities and long-term plans to established policies and legal guidelines;
• Oversee publication of an Annual Report (2020 and beyond);
• Under the auspices of the OSP Board act as the public speaker and public relations representative of OSP in ways that strengthen its profile;
• Produce timely reports and manage a balanced budget for backbone entity with recommend staffing as necessary.
• Work with the Development Team as a critical partner to ensure that all phases including relocation are seamless and successfully executed;
• Help to activate the OSP office such that residents and stakeholders see it as a relevant Hub for creativity, celebration, support, information and learning;
• Work collaboratively with the Development Team, in establishing best practices for asset management, relocation, housing retention and resident empowerment.
• Participate as a member of OSP leadership team and participate in all events relative to each of the key partners.
Community Development/Collective Impact
• Employ a collective impact model to establish the following outcomes for the OSP Alliance and the OSP Collaborative: establishment of a common agenda with all stakeholders; the development of shared measurements; the development of platforms for continuous and timely communication; the establishment and implementation of joint plans of action, and the mobilization of funding on behalf of OSP.
• Determine resource needs and establish actionable recommendations to fill those needs either through hiring or partnership; Work collaboratively with HACLA and the on-site manager and service partners to ensure that services and communication to residents is coordinated and clear and culturally and linguistically accessible;
• Serve as an advocate with residents for timely, efficient and impactful services and workforce opportunities to further their quality of life and independence;
• In concert with property management, assist with the coordination of regular community events that promote community building, serve residents and enhance coordination between service providers;
• Convene, support and promote the “Alliance,” a collaborative of critical service partners employing the principles of collective impact;
• Supervise undergraduate and graduate level social work interns and build opportunities for additional disciplines to contribute interns and academic fellowships to promote scholarship and research informed practice.
• Direct and oversee investments and fundraising efforts, including grant writing, that support services as well as development opportunities;
• Forge and maintain relations of trust with residents, stakeholders and external authorities.
• Devise remedial actions for any identified issues and conduct crisis management when necessary;
• Facilitate conflict management strategies in a manner that promotes and deepens relationships between parties
• Minimum 5-7 year’s experience in community development field;
• 3-5 year’s experience in housing related work such as Section 8 Housing, permanent supportive housing coordinating services or in a community development/community engagement capacity.
• 3-5 year’s experience in acquiring government and foundation funding pertaining to housing services and/or development;
• Experience in implementing collective impact effort(s),
• Working knowledge of principles of community development and experience in facilitating community-based collaboratives desirable;
• Strong ability to network and leverage relationships with donors, the media, systems leaders, foundations and others for the benefit of OSP;
• Represent the OSP Collaborative before public bodies, community and neighborhood groups;
• Ability to establish success measures and produce summary reports that are clear and accessible by a variety of audiences.
• Ability to execute and interpret community asset data and translate this information to actionable plans;
• Strong interpersonal oral and written communication skills with people from all walks including linguistically isolated communities and those with limited formal education;
• Bilingual Spanish speaking ability strongly desired;
• Proven experience as Director, Community Development desirable;
• Experience in developing strategies and plans;
• Ability to apply successful fundraising and networking techniques;
• Strong understanding of measures of performance;
• In depth knowledge of non-profit governance principles and managerial best practices;
• An analytical mind capable for “out-of-the-box” thinking to solve problems;
• Outstanding organization and leadership abilities;
• Working knowledge of government relations and legislative advocacy desirable;
• MBA or equivalent Masters in non-profit management or relevant field.
This is a full-time, salary exempt position with some evening and weekend hours expected.

Salary and Benefits:

Attractive compensation with fully- paid medical, dental, vision and life/AD&D, long-term care, retirement plan with company match, paid time off, paid holidays and more.  Paid college tuition assistance and professional development opportunities available.

Send resume with cover letter and salary expectations to  fhendrickson@centuryhousing.org or FAX to (310) 258-0714. 

Our organization is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or Veteran status.