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April 18, 2022

Career Opportunity

Program Assistant


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


Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Assistant will be responsible for supporting the various projects of the Fillmore Small Business Empowerment Hub. This position works directly on tasks related to program implementation, community outreach, and entrepreneur engagement. The successful candidate excels at written and verbal communication, as the position will routinely correspond with small businesses to help ensure their success in achieving development milestones. The successful candidate will have project management skills, such as organizational skills and the ability to be resourceful. The successful candidate will have a desire to learn about and contribute meaningfully to community economic development and racial equity programs.


  • Lead weekly communications with businesses participating in SFHDC’s “Minding My Black-Owned Business” business development course;
  • Create and manage calendar invitations for weekly workshops;
  • Share timely reminders on upcoming classes and coursework due dates, and flag any businesses who may need additional support from technical assistance providers;
  • Track completion of coursework assignments, attendance in weekly workshops, and other program deliverables;
  • Provide technical support on use of Zoom and Google Classroom;
  • Administer community outreach communications and tools for stakeholder engagement;
  • Proactively identify and resolve work-flow issues related to ongoing projects;
  • Support SFHDC team with research projects as needed;
  • Complete additional administrative tasks as needed.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong computer software and database management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills (over the phone, via email, and in-person);
  • Superior project management skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Savvy research skills – able to find information, both on- and off-line, in creative ways;
  • 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.

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 $55,000 – $63,000, dependent on experience and qualifications.

  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.




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


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