Under the direct supervision of the Community Organizing Manager, the Community Planner is responsible for: developing an effective participatory research model for an area plan that focuses on relevant community issues; tracking both TNDC and other projects in the Central Market area, analyzing their impacts to draft a set of recommendations for the organization's decision-making bodies; and leading a collaborative process between TNDC's Community Association resident leadership and Community Organizing Department to advocate for equitable developments in San Francisco. Specifically, the Community Planner will focus on providing technical consultation to the Community Organizing Manager in developing and refining strategies for multi-sector, multi-year community campaigns.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- Track, research and provide analysis of all new and ongoing developments in the Central Market area to guide the department's housing advocacy work.
- Prepare and present findings at community briefings on key campaigns and draft public messaging based on such feedback in coordination with the Lead Community Organizer.
- Facilitate monthly meetings for the department's campaign and policy workgroup to provide informed recommendations on relevant land-use and other City issues in coordination with the department's existing process for resident input.
- Develop new and maintain positive working relationships with tenant groups, community-based organizations and neighborhood and Citywide stakeholders.
- Participate in the ongoing strategic discussions at department meetings, TNDC's interdepartmental Community Organizing workgroup and TNDC Board's Community Engagement Committee.
- Monitor, represent TNDC as an organization, and actively participate in relevant community meetings.
- Work collaboratively with all TNDC departments on relevant community issues.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Proficient in data collection and analysis tools such as GISS mapping, US Census/American Communities Survey website and Excel.
- Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with sensitivity to the needs of a diverse, low-income, multi-ethnic and multi-generational population
- Excellent interpersonal skills including but not limited to: verbal and written communication, public speaking and conflict mediation
- Experience with planning and facilitating small focus groups as well large community meetings
- Ability to work independently and within a team structure
- Able to attend evening meetings and work on weekends as needed
- One to Three years of experience with data collection and field research work
- Commitment to social justice and community organizing
- Minimum of 18 year of age, US citizen or permanent resident status
- Master's in Public Policy or Urban Planning
- Experience with data and policy analysis work in public interest fields (affordable housing, open space, public transit, etc.)
- Bilingual in English and at least one of the following languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog
- Familiarity with the political history of Tenderloin neighborhood and San Francisco
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