We’re a team of park lovers, community builders and public space improvers. At the SF Parks Alliance, we work with more than 200 partner organizations, city agencies, and everyday citizens to ensure that our treasured city parks and green open spaces thrive in communities throughout San Francisco. As we expand to serve even more parks and people, we are seeking a Project Manager to join our team! If you’re creative, forward thinking, fun, enthusiastic, and interested in helping shape the future of parks in San Francisco, let’s talk.
The Project Manager is a member of our Capital projects team within the Parks and Place department and works with senior management to review and track major capital and planning projects throughout the city; working closely with government organizations such as the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), city agencies (DPW, SFMTA, Planning, Rec. and Parks) and neighborhood organizations (Friends of Groups, Community Benefit Districts). Our desire is for this position to take responsibility for the management of multiple exciting public space improvement and activation projects.
The project manager must be able to collaborate with outside partners and contractors, and lead within SF Parks Alliance to internally coordinate multi-year workplans and budgets. They will also need a strong design background to lead internal and external conceptual design work including producing measured drawings, renderings, diagrams, etc. They will evaluate progress made on designs and workplans that involve multiple city, community and private sector partners.
Existing streetscape activation + public space improvement projects:
The Project Manager will report directly to the Parks & Place Senior Project Manager and will receive quarterly reviews as well as weekly 1-on-1 check-ins, plus ad hoc project support as needed.
Qualifications & Skills:
Minimum educational attainment required is a Bachelor's degree with a Masters degree highly desired in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Planning, Design, Public Policy, Business or related field. Excellent written and verbal skills are essential, as is excellence in working collaboratively. Strong graphic communication skills and proficiency in design software (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, and/or GIS) are highly desired. Two or more years of project management and budget tracking experience is required. Able to think strategically, keeping the big picture and broad institutional objectives in mind, while also being detail and analysis-oriented to make clearly articulated decisions.
The Project Manager should be familiar with San Francisco’s neighborhoods and have experience working in coordination with local government agencies. Experience with managing outreach and public programs in diverse and underserved communities is preferred.
Please submit a resume and cover letter with your full name and the position title in the subject line. We welcome the inclusion of relevant work samples and/or links to online portfolio or website as appropriate.
Job Location and Conditions:
What'll you'll receive:
SF Parks Alliance offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and skills in the range of $66,500 to $85,000 annualized salary, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a generous vacation policy, medical, dental, vision, chiropractic/acupuncture, commuter benefits, a flexible spending account, Basic Life/AD&D insurance, and an employer 401(k) match program. SFPA encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply.