Senior Housing Coordinator

Job Information

Company Name

City of Cupertino

Position Level


Job Description

Are you an experienced housing and planning professional with exceptional interpersonal skills, strong project management skills, and outstanding communication skills who enjoys exposure to many different aspects of housing? Do you have a passion for public service and a desire to contribute to a dynamic team in a fast-paced work environment?


If so, the City of Cupertino has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Housing Coordinator to join the Community Development Department. We are looking for a team member who is solution driven, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and can easily pivot on priorities. You will join a collaborative and innovative team that values a great organizational culture, a high functioning environment, flexibility, teamwork, and that prides itself in transparent and accountable public service. The Department offers full public services such as the permit center, building inspections, a Below Market Rate (BMR) housing program, electronic plan review, public meetings, and more. Employees utilize state of the art technology and equipment to support operations and functions. The City recently began a expanded telework pilot program that allows the opportunity for applicable city staff to work a hybrid remote/in-office schedule.


You will have the opportunity to participate in some exciting projects/programs that include:


  • Administration of the City’s Below Market Mate (BMR) Affordable Housing Program;
  • Assist with housing strategies, including preservation of the City’s housing portfolio and development of affordable housing;
  • Assist with the City’s homelessness prevention efforts, including administration and oversight of the City’s Plan to End Homelessness;
  • Manage the City’s Housing and Human Services Grants Program, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program;
  • Participation in the administration and update of the City’s Housing Element; and
  • Participation in the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA), and other regional housing related efforts.


Under general supervision and reporting to the Director of Community Development or Assistant Director of Community Development, this position performs work in the analysis, planning, and coordination of housing and grant programs; participates in the update of the City’s Housing Element; coordinates and provides support of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), and Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA); coordinates the City’s Below Market Mate (BMR) Affordable Housing Program; assists with housing strategies, including preservation of the City’s housing portfolio; assist with the City’s homelessness prevention efforts; manage, through coordination and provision of direction, the formulation and implementation of all activities within assigned projects, and coordinates the City’s Housing and Human Services Grants Program; manage Federal and State Housing and Community Development Programs such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your City of Cupertino employment application to Human Resources no later than 5:00 pm, May 22, 2024. Applications must be filled out completely. Failure to complete the supplemental application will disqualify the applicant from the recruitment process. Failure to list work experience or stating “See Resume” in the work experience section of the application will be considered an incomplete application and subject to rejection. Resumes may be attached separately. Electronic applications may be submitted online through the City’s employment page at, or application materials may be submitted to: Human Resources, 10300 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in this job announcement. Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may include a written examination and/or panel interview.  An eligible list will be established as a result of this process and will remain in effect for 3 months from the date established and may be extended up to one year.

Additional Information

The City of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics, and physical or mental disability. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal of application.  Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.

Required Skills / Experience / Education

Knowledge of:

Affordable housing financing; principles of budget administration; real estate practices; public review and entitlement process for affordable projects and the roles of City departments and outside agencies; principles and practices of project management and evaluation and policy/program development, implementation, and evaluation; effective public participation strategies; loan documents and the legal implications related to affordable housing and funding sources; presentation methods and tools; contract administration; applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations affecting assigned area of responsibility; rent stabilization and/or tenant-landlord programs, including policies related to and administration/implementation of such programs; techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff; the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar; and modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed.

Ability to:

Plan, organize, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff; train staff in work procedures; evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods; manage, organize, and coordinate the various components of projects; direct and maintain multiple projects and programs simultaneously; understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed; provide project-related direction through consensus-building and team leadership to a variety of technical/professional staff as a function of project management; analyze and compile technical and statistical information; make concise and informative presentations; negotiate with property owners, contractors, and developers; prepare appropriate agreements, contracts, and financial documents; organize and run meetings that result in useful public participation; coordinate and supervise consultants; identify existing or potential problems and apply effective solutions; organize, track, and implement the project entitlement process with attention to detail; prepare, review, and analyze loan documents and other legal contracts; independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow up on assignments; effectively use computer systems, software applications, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in planning, public policy, public or business administration, engineering, or a related field and four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program or HOME Investment Partnerships Program, affordable housing project management, housing public policy/administration, urban planning, or rent stabilization or tenant-landlord programs, including three years of performing increasingly responsible project management functions.

Licenses and Certifications
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range

$126547 - 153816 annually

Other Benefits

Excellent Benefits Package

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required



Municipal Government

Job Location

Location Address

10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, California

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Laura Miyakawa


[email protected]

Phone Number

(408) 777-3227