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Program Director ARC, Emerald Cities Bay Area
Emerald Cities Collaborative
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Program Director, ARC - Emerald Cities Bay Area

Please forward resume to: Emerald Cities Collaborative, San Francisco Bay Area

Attn: Avni Jamdar

ajamdar at

1028A Howard Street

San Francisco CA 94103

Organization Background

Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national nonprofit network of community, labor, business and sustainable development organizations working together to build high road - sustainable, fair and democratic - economies. ECC envisions a future in which American cities are the greenest and most equitable in the world, leading the way to head off global climate change while creating a vital new economic sector. ECC is based in Washington, D.C but works in 5 regional markets.

Emerald Cities Bay Area (ECBA) i is implementing and managing several initiatives in the Bay Area focused on the clean energy, sustainable food and economic inclusion programs. See ECBA webpage for more information.

Anchors in Resilient Communities (ARC)’s

Anchors in Resilient Communities (ARC) are community-based partnerships that leverage the purchasing and investment power of anchor institutions to bolster the communities they serve. The multi-stakeholder partnership is managed by ECC and Healthcare Without Harm and focuses on advancing initiatives that work at the intersection of community health, wealth and climate resilience. As co-manager, ECC and HcWH is responsible for facilitation, partnership development and management, collaborative planning and capacity building, and project development. ARC stakeholders have completed the governance, evaluation tools and practices, and collective engagement framework that elevates community voice, leadership and ownership in a multi-stakeholder strategy with participating anchor institutions.

ARC’s first project, Regional Food System Initiative, was selected in 2016 and influenced by Kaiser Permanente’s “Total Health” goal to source 100 percent local and sustainable food, system-wide, by 2025. ARC is partnering with Food Services Partners (FSP), Kaiser’s food contractor and with the opening of its new food processing center in the East Bay will increase union jobs for local residents and engage black and brown farmers in its supply chain. The goal is to ensure that historically underrepresented groups are full participants in emerging green sectors and the green economy.

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The ARC Program Director for Emerald Cities is a mid-level position at Emerald Cities Collaborative with primary responsibility for managing the Anchors in Resilience Communities (ARC) program in the San Francisco Bay Area Region, providing support to all the sectors that ARC works in and can expand to, including Regional Food Systems Energy, Manufacturing, Clean Laundry, Policy, etc. The position will report directly to the EC Bay Area Regional Director.

The Director will co- lead ARC in partnership with Health Care Without Harm. The role is to effectively develop and manage the ARC coalition and its programs, its governing body including its executive/steering committee, and project-specific workgroups co-chaired and represented by community partners. The manager will help ensure that local infrastructure investments lead to both job quality and job access, and that there are strong labor and community standards to support this. An important part of the position is to manage and develop the ARC table and the emergent businesses and infrastructure needed for health, wealth and climate resilience in the Bay Area.

Program Administration/Management

Independently manage the ARC program operations, fundraising, communications and oversee all aspects of ARC work in the Bay Area.
Work closely with Program Coordinator and ECBA Economic Inclusion Manager to execute current work and program expansion.
Provide active leadership, design and implementation of complex projects into work plans with timelines, strategic tasks and budgets;
Drive implementation of work plans and oversee execution of tasks;
Schedule and organize logistics for local site, partners and sub-committee meetings;
Facilitate meetings, including generating meeting materials and meeting notes, summarizing action items, and following through on deliverables;
Monitor success of project implementation through evaluation inputs and measurable metrics;
Maintain detailed documentation of work progress, and summarize for regular reporting;
Schedule, staff, and maintain basic documents for ARC initiative meetings and working groups;
Build and track salesforce protocol, such that partners, stakeholders are up-to-date and informed about the program.
Program/Fund Development

Build and manage multi-stakeholder partnerships;
Fund raise, refine and implement ECC’s ARC economic inclusion programs locally;
Identify market opportunities for developing and implementing expansion of ARC program (business, sectors and workforce development) in green infrastructure projects;
Develop new initiatives/programs/products and services that can be implemented and marketed;
Lead local and national ARC fund development;
Support in the strategic expansion of new ARC sites within California.

Prepare content, stories, profiles for communication of ARC successes and lessons learned;
Help develop collateral materials for program initiatives, and update data reports and program website content;
Support ECC’s strategic communication goals, including conference attendance, presentations, blogging, etc.;
Promote cross-site learning and exposure.
Food Project Development/Management

Serve as a primary point of contact for cities in the area of food, farming, workforce, business and ARC economic development strategies;
Develop and manage the recruitment, orientation, and deployment of subject matter experts/consultants;
Provide leadership and management of local partners around build-out of the regional food system, including: farms, local small vendors, workforce partners, and anchor partners (healthcare, city/county departments) and funding/finance partners;
Where needed, support and develop training partnerships and work with non-profit programs to ensure program and participant success;
Work with Regional Food System manager (part-time) to deepen relationship oversight of local capacity building (certifications, capacity building, asset identification, contracting etc.).
Implement key deliverables of the ARC 2021 workplan.

This full-time position will start on or after June1st, 2021. Salary Compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, eye and dental insurance and vacation. Please send resume and cover letter to Avni Jamdar at ajamdar at

Emerald Cities is an equal opportunity employer, while strongly supporting the social goals of affirmative action. We therefore make special efforts to recruit individuals from groups that are historically under-represented in professional environments, or that suffer from broader societal discrimination.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 - $92,000.00 per year


Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Monday to Friday
On call
COVID-19 considerations:
We are all working remotely from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Questions about the position or ready to apply? Please submit questions or a letter of interest with resume to Carli Yoro and Avni Jamdar

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