Community Development Project Manager

Job Location: Oakland
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Hybrid

Job Description seeks an experienced, energetic and mission aligned professional to join our team as its Community Development Project Manager for the Oakport Street Project (Oakport). The ideal candidate will be a highly organized individual with a keen attention to detail, deadlines and have substantial project management experience. While previous commercial and industrial development experience is preferable, similar project management experience will be considered for the right candidate. Oakport will be retaining a project and construction management firm (PM/CM firm) for the more technical aspects of project, whereas this role’s portfolio will consist of several key areas amenity and wellness programs, organizational work and grant management with the support of our internal and external development teams. The successful applicant will be prepared to plug into a fast-paced office environment focused on bringing the bold vision of Oakport to fruition.

This position is based at our Oakland office, in office days are Monday – Thursday, with the option to work from home on Fridays and certain holiday weeks. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds with the qualifications listed below and a sincere passion for making a lasting change in their community to apply. This is an opportunity to make a lasting impact.


Oakport will be a transformative nonprofit campus that will foster a community of passionate, equity-focused, and socially minded agencies who partner with the community, and each other, to do impactful work. It will be the largest of its kind in the nation at 160,000 sq. ft. of office space and 60,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space on 16 total acres. Local nonprofit organizations will be able to secure long-term location stability with 60+ year lease options locked in at below-market rates. With Oakport, will be able to increase their capacity to store and distribute health, education, and emergency response supplies throughout the Bay Area and across the state to Californians who need support.

Building Facts

  • Class A structure
  • Five-story office building
  • 160,000 square feet of office space
  • 60,000 square feet of warehouse space
  • 16 acres
  • 80,000 square feet of murals
  • 1.25-acre rooftop farm and 1.25 acre rooftop solar
  • Adjacent to Bay Trail with improved access
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Mission Statement works through trusted local partnerships to strengthen the social safety net and deliver essential supplies to children and families in need.


All people have the essential supplies they need.

Background centralizes procurement and in-kind donations to provide upwards of $3 worth of necessities for every $1 invested. In the few years prior to the Pandemic, the organization provided more than $60 million worth of materials including diapers, hygiene supplies, school supplies, and other essentials to hundreds of thousands of low-income children and families throughout California. Our largest programmatic footprint remains in the Bay Area but with significant growth in all 58 counties.

By distributing materials through a statewide network of partnering agencies that provide additional resources supporting pathways out of poverty, we aim to both alleviate the immediate symptoms of poverty, while incentivizing families to participate in programs that provide pathways towards self-sufficiency. Leveraging existing investments into the safety net enables to distribute critical materials through an existing and trusted infrastructure with a leg-up approach (no line) while minimizing our operational costs.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities         

The Community Development Project Manager (CDPM) will be the main point of contact for several key stakeholders of Oakport. Responsible for maintaining key organizational documents and serving as the point of contact to key development team members, the CDPM will also manage several projects independently that are part of the 16-acre Oakport development. This position reports to the Executive Director, but will have several responsibilities to support our Board of Directors’ Oversight Committee, PM/CM firm and other key stakeholders.

Position Specifics

General Responsibilities

  • Master of Organization: You will be the primary person responsible for building and maintaining different systems to ensure our timelines and deliverables for various aspects of Oakport are successful. This will involve consistent clear communication with our PM/CM firm and external development team to ensure all parties are aligned.
  • Project Management: With substantial support from our Oakport development team, your portfolio will include several components of the Oakport project that will be your responsibility for managing and implementing once ready. These will include offsite improvements such as public art and park space, the amenity and wellness program for the center and other projects.
  • Capital Grant Support: Managing our portfolio and tracker of current and prospective capital investors, ensuring compliance with all deliverables and communicating to funders, internal and external partners as needed to ensure successful implementation.
  • Oversight Committee: Working with our capital grants team and the Executive Director to prepare all correspondence and meeting documents for the OSP Oversight Committee meetings and affiliated meetings.
  • Events: Support the planning and staffing of Oakport related events for prospective tenants, investors, stakeholders and the public.

Key Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; graduate degree preferred. Candidates with additional years of professional experience will also be considered.
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility with a project management role, preferably in development or similar project management.
  • Written & Verbal Communication: Superior written and clear oral communication skills; unwavering attention to detail and grammar in all external communications
  • Computer Skills: Strong command of Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce or similar CRM, MS Project, Google Suite, Dropbox and/or similar systems
  • Vision, Drive and Impact: Strong understanding of California state and local government agencies that assist low-income children and families
  • Great sense of humor and demonstrated dedication to the community
  • Valid California driver’s license, adequate insurance and the ability to drive to meetings and events, or access to regular/reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Construction Project Management Experience: Four or more years’ experience in a project manager or similar role for a developer, project and construction management firm or other similar organization
  • Fund Development Experience: Experience managing capital grants and/or similar agreements.


The Community Development Project Manger will be a full-time, exempt position with benefits commensurate with experience and performance. offers health, vision, dental benefits, and a Simple IRA with a 3% gross company match. The agency also offers a competitive PTO and holiday schedule. This position has a salary range of $85,000 – $100,000 dependent on qualifications and experience. welcomes and encourages applicants of any race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected classification.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit an up to date resume and thoughtful cover letter through JobScore.


General Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.

Incumbents within this position may be required to assist or find appropriate assistance to make accommodations for disabled individuals in order to ensure access to the organization’s services (may include: visitors, patients, employees, or others).

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