Neighborhood collaboration Manager

    East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
    November 17, 2023


    East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) is seeking for a full-time Neighborhood Collaborations Manager at the main office in Oakland, CA.


    The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) is one of the largest community development organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We opened our doors in 1975 with the development of an underutilized historic warehouse in Oakland’s Chinatown into the Asian Resource Center, a multi-service center housing nonprofit agencies, retail businesses, and medical facilities. Since then, we have developed 1,918 affordable homes and 316,000 square feet of commercial space in Oakland and the East Bay, investing more than $190 million in the community. Our properties include numerous Oakland landmarks, including Swan’s Marketplace, Preservation Park, and Hismen Hin-nu Terrace.

    EBALDC has long been committed to work that achieves true neighborhood change. Along with building and managing residential and commercial properties, we provide a range of services for our residents and community members, including benefits assistance, youth and senior programming, and volunteer tax assistance. Building on the success of these programs, EBALDC is one of the first community development organizations in the country to organize our work around the “social determinants of health,” which include food access, quality education, efficient public transit, a range of affordable housing options, job opportunities and financial stability, social supports, public safety, and a clean environment with safe, attractive recreational spaces. By impacting these interconnected factors, we aim to ensure that the neighborhoods where we work are vibrant and healthy places to live, learn, work, and play.

    To support this effort, our newest department – Neighborhood Collaborations – was launched with a focus on forging thoughtful partnerships across multiple and diverse set of sectors to advance community priorities and investments. As a neighborhood convener, we bring together residents, community-based organizations, and public agencies to align resources and goals, identify community assets and resident concerns, develop action plans and leverage the expertise of each partner to collectively strengthen the neighborhood conditions that impact residents’ health and well-being. This is an exciting moment in this department as the team looks to both deepen and broaden its work, including bringing more of a planning and policy lens to community change strategies and further integrating arts and culture across the collaboratives. This is a great opportunity to gain on-the-ground experience in developing multi-sector collaboratives, advocating for community investments, and building healthy neighborhoods for all.

    The Manager, Neighborhood Collaborations will serve as the backbone convener and collaborative manager for the Healthy Havenscourt Collaborative (HHC) in the East Oakland neighborhood of Havenscourt. In this role, the Manager will be the lead staff member supporting collaborative partners to build Collaboratives’ collective identity through shared alignment, joint programming and actions, shared data and evaluation, and communications. This role may also provide auxiliary support to other Collaboratives’ in which EBALDC plays a role -- the San Pablo Avenue Revitalization Collaborative (SPARC) in West Oakland, and the Oakland Chinatown Coalition (OCC) on limited projects and initiatives as needed.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    Convene and Coordinate the Healthy Havenscourt Collaborative, an ‘Accountable Community for Health’

    • Coordinate, convene, and facilitate the collaborative steering committee and strategic workgroup meetings, trainings, workshops, and community events;
    • Co-design and support the collaborative’s transition from being convened by EBALDC to being convened by East Oakland-based partner organization, the Black Cultural Zone, CDC over the course of the next two years;
    • Support partners to strengthen strategic alignment as well as develop and implement collaborative strategies that advance community priorities;
    • Develop, implement, and manage evaluation frameworks (familiarity with Results Based Accountability (RBA) is welcomed, though not required);
    • Support collaborative partners to develop multi-year sustainability plans through collaborative fundraising.

    Develop and Manage the Implementation of the Multi-Year Collaborative Action Plans

    • In partnership with collaborative partners, develop and implement strategic action plans;
    • In partnership with collaborative partners and key staff, support resident leadership opportunities and implement community building and engagement activities with resident leaders;
    • Project manage and coordinate key Collaborative projects and initiatives, including creative community-building strategies;
    • Manage Collaborative budgets. Monitor and manage relevant grant program budgets;
    • Support cross-departmental collaboration to advance Collaborative Action Plan priorities.

    Develop and Track Outcomes of Collaborative Action Plans

    • Working closely with the Neighborhood Collaborations team and consultants, develop and implement data and evaluation frameworks to track progress on Collaborative action plans;
    • Working closely with key staff and consultants, manage data gathering activities, including a community survey;
    • Working closely with partners and evaluation consultant, regularly update collaborative dashboard;
    • Produce and present quarterly and annual reports for EBALDC management and board, collaborative partners, neighborhood residents, and other key stakeholders;
    • Meet with and provide updates on Collaborative outcomes and progress to funders and other external stakeholders.

    Cultivate and Manage Key Partnerships

    • Identify and cultivate relationships with community leaders, groups, coalitions, and organizations;
    • Attend community and neighborhood meetings in East Oakland, West Oakland, and/or Oakland’s Chinatown to be attuned to community priorities and build new partnerships;
    • In partnership with collaborative partners, build community awareness of Collaboratives;
    • Develop new partnerships with residents, thought leaders, and institutions based on the needs of Collaborative Action Plan implementation.

    Other responsibilities as needed, include:

    • Directly manage and/or supervise consultants, residents, staff, interns, and internal and external partners to advance the implementation of Collaboratives’ Action Plans.
    • Work with Department Director and other staff to convene, participate, and/or support cross functional/interdepartmental work.
    • Support Collaborative and Department fundraising efforts, including researching and developing grant proposals.
    • Work with EBALDC communications staff and consultants to lift up Collaboratives’ work.
    • Identify and participate in opportunities to present on Collaboratives and EBALDC’s Healthy Neighborhoods approach at summits, convenings, and workshops.
    • Develop, implement, and track annual Collaborative workplans to ensure deliverables are on time and support department goal setting.
    • Work with Department Director and Neighborhood Collaborations team to deepen EBALDC’s organizational connection and work at the nexus of health, community development, and collective impact.
    • Participation in EBALDC staff meetings, internal workgroups, and other relevant organizational meetings.

    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience, including project management and community collaboration/coalition coordination.
    • Demonstrated success in designing and facilitating meetings, managing large work groups with record of moving group to alignment and action.
    • Experience in program evaluation is required, and familiarity with results-based accountability (RBA) is welcomed, though not required.
    • Experience working with diverse, low-income communities of color in an urban setting.
    • Ability to navigate complex environments and conversations, with the cultural humility to work across diverse communities and settings, building deep and lasting relationships with collaborative members, local policy-makers and practitioners, and other key stakeholders.
    • Resourcefulness and resiliency, with the creativity and adaptability to find multiple paths and solutions in rapidly changing situations. Ability to work independently and with a team.
    • Demonstrated success in managing multiple priorities and deadlines with attention to detail in a demanding environment.
    • Experience providing technical assistance, training, and/or other capacity-building support to grassroots organizations and community organizers is strongly preferred.
    • Experience in policy and land use/urban planning is welcomed, though not required.
    • Master's degree or equivalent training in Public Health, Urban Planning, or relevant field is highly desired.
    • Ability to travel to various locations in Oakland and the Bay Area generally.
    • Demonstrated commitment and passion for equity, collaboration, and community-led change.

    Physical Demands:

    • Essential functions of the position require the employee to use a telephone, work at a standard computer terminal and be able to follow reasonable ergonomic recommendations, sit for long periods of time, repetitive motions, stand, reach, lift and carry 20 pounds, and bend.

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