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Portfolio Role (Analyst - Senior Associate)

at San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund in Bay Area, CA USA

About the Job

We’re looking for a new team member to take ownership of our portfolio of affordable housing projects. That means project managing each deal from loan close to refinancing, owning data collection and impact assessment, and supporting the team on closings for new loans. Position title, reporting structure, and specific responsibilities will be determined based on an individual’s background and experience.

The Work:

Portfolio Management (60%)

  • Portfolio and Construction Management (50%)
    • Oversee projects from acquisition closing to conversion to permanent financing, in partnership with third-party construction manager (HAF CM), VP of Lending and Capital, and borrower
    • Lead loan servicing function for the HAF
    • Provide support to new borrowers throughout HAF loan term
    • Engage in regular meetings with borrowers and HAF CM to ensure each project meets defined construction milestones and timely loan repayment
    • Coordinate approval and documentation of loan extensions or modifications
    • Lead internal process improvements for loan administration after close-out of each portfolio loan
  • Portfolio Administration (10%)
    • Maintain internal systems and databases related to loan portfolio
    • Support compliance and reporting related to outstanding portfolio for investor audiences

Data Management and Impact Assessment (25%)

  • Manage the tracking and reporting of HAF’s resident impact data
  • Provide impact reporting to staff and Board, and assist with impact analysis for investor reporting
  • Lead initiatives to continually improve HAF’s approach to data collection and impact assessment in support of HAF’s mission and racial equity goals

Lending Administration (15%)

  • Coordinate loan funding process with HAF’s Chief Financial Officer
  • Manage loan documentation at closing, including coordination with title company and legal counsel prior to loan closing and maintaining internal loan records and files.

Total Compensation (Salary + Bonus):

  • Analyst / Senior Analyst (1-3 years relevant experience): $70,000 - $95,000
  • Associate / Senior Associate (4+ years relevant experience): $95,000 - $120,000

Qualifications

You’re a great fit for the role if you:

  • Have 1-6 years of experience in some combination of: housing project or portfolio management for housing, program management for a non-profit or government agency, and/or experience in data collection and impact analysis in a non-profit or public sector setting.
  • Are passionate about addressing the Bay Area’s housing affordability and homelessness crisis
  • Have proven success as a resourceful self-starter comfortable working in a start-up environment
  • Possess analytical skills and the ability to work with and present data to a range of audiences; have excellent facility with Microsoft Excel
  • Are comfortable taking ownership of multiple projects at once, coordinating collaboratively from idea-stage to implementation
  • Are comfortable creating, implementing and improving project management systems for our portfolio and program administration
  • Are passionate about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and *Belonging and committed to embedding equity in how we measure and assess out portfolio and impact

We know that there is a skills gaps in the affordable housing sector, and we want to help train the next generation of affordable housing leaders. If you don’t meet all of the JD requirements but are passionate about our mission, we still strongly encourage you to apply. In the hiring process, we can speak to the professional development resources we can offer to support your growth.

Of Note:

  • While our primary scope of work focuses on the city of San Francisco, we encourage candidates who bring knowledge of affordable housing in the broader Bay Area to apply.
  • We’ve been remote throughout the pandemic with the exception of semi-regular (1 - 4 times per month) site walkthroughs. Once our team feels comfortable returning to in-person work, we plan to be hybrid (2-3 days per week minimum out of an SF-based office with the remainder work from home at individual discretion).
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. HAF is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women-identifying individuals, BIPOC, bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the LGBT+ communities.

To apply

To Apply: Please send your resume, Linkedin profile, and a brief email note detailing your interest in HAF and fit for the role to Becca Hutman (bhutman@sfhaf.org).

The Hiring Process

  • Step 1: Applications - We’ll accept applications on a rolling basis through January 31st.
  • Step 2: Intro Calls - We’ll reach out to select candidates to schedule 20 minutes “getting to know you” calls. We’ll let the rest know they won’t be moving forward in the process.
  • Step 3: Additional Interviews - Candidates will have between 2 - 3 conversations with members of the HAF team, partners, and board.
  • Step 4: Exercise + Work Sample - Candidates will be asked to complete a series of questions based on HAF’s portfolio and asked to share a work sample that you’re proud of.
  • Step 5: Offer - We plan to extend an offer in early April with a start date in May / June.

San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund

Who We Are:

HAF is an innovative nonprofit lender and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Established in 2017 by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, we create public-private partnerships and leverage private, philanthropic, and public capital to stem displacement of low-income and working families and accelerate the production of new affordable housing across the Bay Area.

HAF has raised over $280 million in capital and deployed and committed over $280M to help nonprofits acquire buildings and convert them to permanently affordability. HAF also manages a philanthropic fund on behalf of Tipping Point Community that aims to accelerate the delivery of housing for unhoused people by investing in projects that pilot new cost-cutting and time-saving approaches. Our pilot project at 833 Bryant delivered permanent support housing (PSH) for individuals experiencing homeless at half the time and two-thirds of the cost of market standard – and we’re just getting started!

Our Values & Personality:

  • Mission-driven, collaborative, & optimistic. Above all, we believe everyone has a role to play in addressing our affordability crisis. Our sense of shared responsibility drives us to bring new collaborators into this work, and to center cross-sector partnerships in all that we do.
  • Bold, nimble, & relentlessly solutions-oriented. We are creative and entrepreneurial, always looking for new ways to continuously improve. We successfully innovate because we take smart risks that leverage our expertise, relationships, and resources. On our small team, we all wear many hats, and are ready to stretch ourselves and lend a hand to collectively make an impact.
  • Learning, unlearning, & disrupting towards equity. Our team has diverse backgrounds, but we’re all drawn to work by a commitment to housing equity and justice. We know that housing outcomes in the Bay Area are both a cause and effect of racist wealth inequality. We seek to drive change on a person level, project level, and system level. As such, we're actively learning and unlearning within our organization about how systems and structures allow for change that supports individuals and communities farthest from opportunity.