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Career Opportunity

Grant and Technical Assistance Manager



San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC) – a 33-year-old housing and community development corporation– seeks an experienced Grant and Technical Assistance Manager to help launch and run new programming for small businesses assistance in the Fillmore/Western Addition.


Reporting to the Program Director, the Grant and Technical Assistance Coordinator will be responsible for managing the delivery of grants and technical assistance to small businesses receiving services at the Fillmore Small Business Empowerment Hub. This position works directly on tasks related to delivery of client services and entrepreneur engagement. The successful candidate excels at written and verbal communication, as the position will provide technical assistance to small businesses to help ensure their success in achieving development milestones. The successful candidate will have experience providing technical assistance to entrepreneurs in the areas of business development, finance, marketing, and grant and loan applications. The successful candidate will also have experience delivering mini-grants to small businesses.


  • Plan, coordinate, and monitor the implementation of grants directed at small businesses participating in SFHDC’s “Minding My Black-Owned Business” business development program;
  • Ensure compliance with programmatic and fiscal requirements of our funder(s);
  • Provide ongoing, one-on-one technical assistance on an as-needed basis to businesses seeking services;
  • Teach workshops related to concept development, business planning, and financial planning;
  • Proactively identify and resolve work-flow issues to improve the delivery of services to small businesses;
  • Review weekly coursework assignments and provide feedback to participants;
  • Complete other administrative tasks as needed.


  • Superior knowledge of best practices for business development, and past experience delivering technical assistance to small businesses;
  • Superior interpersonal skills (over the phone, via email, and in-person);
  • Strong written communication skills;
  • Computer software and database management skills;
  • Superior project management skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Outstanding organizational work methodology.


  • Lived experience or prior professional experience working within communities of color is highly valued;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to SFHDC’s mission and supporting low- and moderate-income communities of

WORK SCHEDULE:  Project-based position requiring a commitment of 35 hours per week. Depending on the project’s needs, you may be required to work after regular hours, including evenings and weekends. Minimum one-year commitment.

SALARY:  The anticipated salary range for this role is $75,000 – $80,000, dependent on experience and qualifications.

BENEFITS:  Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits, including health insurance, life insurance, Flexible Spending Account, retirement plans, vacation time, sick leave and generous holiday schedules.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

NOTICE:  This description is to be used as a guide only.  It does not constitute a contract, commitment or promise of any kind.  SFHDC reserves the right to change, add, delete, upgrade or downgrade the position as dictated by business necessity at any time with or without notice.



Email:  hr@sfhdc.org

Please submit a current résumé, Employment Application, and cover letter that responds to the following questions:

  • Describe one unique skill or quality that you possess that sets you apart from other candidates for this position.
  • What type of experience do you have working in low-income communities of color, and performing administrative duties?
  • Why are you interested in this position?

Note:  The Employment Application may be found at https://sfhdc.org/careers/


Applicants will be screened on a rolling basis.

SFHDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender (including actual or perceived gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. SFHDC will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need an accommodation is not obvious, we may ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations.


The San Francisco Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.

Please submit all questions, resumes, cover letters, and application forms to HR@sfhdc.org.