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5502 Project Manager I: Facilities Prop A Bond Program

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile.  Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:


  • Student-centered: We put students’ needs first
  • Fearless: We persist through challenges
  • United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths
  • Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
  • Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person


We are also inspired by Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic planTransform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.  

Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are committed to and will champion our Core Values, are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.


As the 5502 Project Manager I, you will report to the General Obligation Bond Program Director, be a part of the Facilities Division and manage discrete projects within the $748 million November 2016 SFUSD General Obligation Bond (G.O. Bond), as well as a subsequent facilities bond, if approved by the voters. You will also work on outdoor learning and schoolyard greening projects as part of a developing program. You will deliver straightforward projects on your own, and assist on larger, more complex projects as part of SFUSD’s project delivery team.


We expect our 5502 Project Manager I will:


Demonstrate a Leadership Mindset

  • Be proficient in technical aspects of architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical, structural and geotechnical engineering design and specifications, either by education or prior experience; 
  • Have working knowledge of various funding sources and restrictions; procurement requirements for public projects; regulations and regulatory agencies and commissions affecting planning, zoning, design and construction; and construction management techniques and practices. 


Manage to Results

  • Assemble straightforward design packages from pre development through final bid;
  • Manage full capital project delivery life cycle, including design, bid, construction, and closeout.
  • Schedule and budget capital projects; develop and enforce work statements; monitor, review and revise job orders, schedules and budgets; 
  • Manage routine environmental and other permitting, routine interactions with other government agencies and City departments;
  • Use software programs including GSuite and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and computer based project management software.


Manage Teams

  • Manage interdisciplinary project design teams to implement SFUSD G.O. Bond facilities projects within a budget range of $1 to $20 million;
  • Work effectively in a team environment; understand and communicate to others the larger context in which the project is being completed; 


Manage Relationships

  • Recommend resolutions on contract disputes; maintain client contractor relationships;
  • Make effective presentations to clients and the community; and communicate effectively with the public, community groups, the media, other City departments, agencies, and private contractors;

This is a Permanent Exempt (PEX) appointment type.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S) from an accredited college or university; advanced degree preferred
  • Three (3) years of professional-level experience in a large, urban school district, or human resources department, or other educational setting
  • Strategic leadership and management experience; in a K-12 public educational setting preferred


Substitution: Education requirement may be substituted for additional professional-level experience on a year-for-year basis.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of: 

  • Working knowledge of requirements for primary and secondary education capital facility projects, institutional projects, or other local public sector capital facilities projects;
  • Familiarity with landscape and stormwater design, schoolyard improvements, or outdoor learning environment design;
  • General Obligation Bond funding and restrictions; 
  • Regulations and regulatory agencies and commissions affecting planning, zoning, design and construction, including the Division of the State Architect (DSA) and California Department of Education (CDE); 


Demonstrated ability to: 

  • Act with integrity and candor with stakeholders, and to commit to equity in project approach and implementation;
  • Communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, and appreciate the situational context to individuals, small groups, and a variety of audiences (e.g., staff meetings, executive briefings, public board meetings, memos);
  • Understand the limits of their own experience and/or personality, including appropriately escalating urgent and/or politically sensitive items when needed. 

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $106,675 - $148,083 commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How to Apply

  • Visit and create a new account to begin your application.  
  • If you have previously applied to a job on JobAps, you will be prompted to “select an application to copy;” please select any previous application: you will have the opportunity to update the application and your resume; if you have not previously applied you will be prompted to create a new account
  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses   
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process


Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at


Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.


For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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