San Francisco, CA

Vice President and Northern California Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners
The Organization

Enterprise is a proven and powerful nonprofit that improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together the nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investments to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. For over 35 years, Enterprise has created nearly 529,000 homes, invested $36 billion and touched millions of lives. Join us at
Enterprise is a proven and powerful nonprofit that improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together the nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investments to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. For over 35 years, Enterprise has created nearly 529,000 homes, invested $36 billion and touched millions of lives. Join us at
Position Overview

Job Summary

The Market Leader leads the development and delivery of Enterprise’s programmatic interventions; state and local policy advocacy efforts; and innovative capital solutions in the Northern California region.  This officer-level leadership role delivers in-depth solutions to achieve large-scale results in the region, bringing the full resources of Enterprise to bear on local issues.

Enterprise’s Northern California Market team is developing, implementing and stewarding a number of high impact initiatives including:  working with a diverse and comprehensive set of stakeholders on regional solutions to the housing affordability crisis; supporting the next phase of Hope SF in meaningful partnership with the public sector and philanthropy; providing deep technical assistance, consulting support, and policy advocacy for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program; strategic and pipeline development engagement in the local implementation of Enterprise’s Health Begins at Home initiative; and advancing disaster recovery, rebuilding, and proactive resilience efforts in communities impacted by wildfires and other natural disasters.

To be successful the leader must be a dynamic, proactive and results-oriented manager with a proven track record of translating strategy into positive outcomes for low- and moderate-income families as well as the communities they call home and the systems that shape their lives.  In pursuit of these outcomes the leader must coordinate with and drive delivery through Enterprise’s matrix organization.  The leader must also be a seasoned problem solver with capacity to work through conflict and reach collaborative solutions that serve the economic, mission and risk profile for Enterprise.

The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Markets in the Solutions Department at Enterprise Community Partners.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities required in the delivery of solutions to the region include: 

  • Evaluate local and regional needs to identify opportunities that are consistent with Enterprise’s mission, strategic plan, and Opportunity Framework.
  • Manage a high capacity team focused on providing a range of programmatic, policy, and capital interventions in the Northern California region and throughout the state.
  • Develop and oversee innovative programs and capital resources for Enterprise to address regional needs and grow our presence and impact.
  • Actively collaborate with Enterprise entities to proactively identify new opportunities to deploy Enterprise expertise and products.

Responsibilities required in customer and intra-organizational relationship management include:

  • Act as a primary relationship manager for local and state government partners in the region.
  • Identify and facilitate opportunities for collaboration with the Southern California Market and other Enterprise initiatives and capital product teams.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to strengthen the customer and partnership experience while developing new strategies throughout the relationship.

Fundraising and communications responsibilities include:

  • Develop and cultivate new opportunities for philanthropic capital that serves market needs.
  • Coordinate with national Enterprise colleagues on resource development and funder relationship management.
  • Annually responsible for the development and achievement of a fundraising goal in collaboration with a designated fundraising professional from Enterprise’s resource development group.
  • Engage in the fundraising cultivation of high net worth individuals in the region.
  • Coordinate with national Enterprise colleagues to pursue media and communications opportunities that generate visibility.

Public Policy responsibilities including:

  • Lead pro-active policy engagement at the local and state level.
  • Develop and advance state and local policy priorities with the active participation of designated staff and in coordination with the national director of state and local policy and the Southern California Market on statewide policy.
  • Coordinate with Enterprise’s national policy office as appropriate.

Management and Leadership responsibilities include:

  • Manage Enterprise revenue and expenses for the market, including completion of annual plans and budgets.
  • Fulfill mission and revenue goals for the market.
  • Facilitate deployment of strategic program initiatives and best practices in the market.
  • Staff management and development.


  • Minimum of fifteen years of experience in relevant community development, public policy, government, banking and finance, nonprofit, or real estate development experience.
  • Experience and a successful track record in the affordable housing and/or community development sector.
  • Undergraduate degree required. Master’s degree in business, public policy, economics, urban planning or real estate is strongly desired.
  • Ability to effectively market all of Enterprise’s products, programs and activities to potential customers.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage staff members through effective planning and organizing, decision making, motivating, supervising and evaluating, including those in satellite offices.
  • Experience and capability of effectively engaging with and obtaining support from philanthropic donors including:corporations, foundations, and individuals.
  • Demonstrated experience in the efficient use of financial resources.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments, meet tight deadlines, coordinate and communicate effectively among widely-dispersed parties and cultivate new relationships.
  • Familiarity with federal, state and local community development programs, and private resources available for community development, including funding for special needs populations, specific knowledge of housing development and finance, including low-income housing tax credits, and property management, preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse environment with a wide range of stakeholders including community-based organizations, public officials, private sector institutions and community leaders in equitable collaboration.
  • Willingness to enthusiastically advance Enterprise’s diversity, inclusion, and racial equity efforts in recruiting and developing staff, adapting our practice, and pursuing outcomes for low- and moderate-income people.
  • Working knowledge of local and state-wide housing markets and conditions.

Candidate Competencies/Attributes

  • Deep understanding of community development, affordable housing development and finance, and public policy.
  • Creative and flexible approach to problem solving and organizational challenges.\
  • Interest in and affinity for providing affordable housing to the low-income community.
  • History of positive relationships with nonprofit community-based organizations, neighborhood residents, and community and political leaders.
  • Professional credibility and standing, with a reputation for integrity and forthrightness.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability for travel.
  • Demonstrated strong management and relationship building skills.Ability to be effective via influence as well as authority.

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