The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation is searching for an experienced Executive Director to lead, expand and advance opportunities that provide affordable housing, commercial development and community health in northern California low income communities of color.
The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) was formed in 1975 by a handful of Asian Pacific Islander college students and young professionals. With a mission to work for the betterment of the Asian American community of the East Bay, they acquired, restored and renamed a deteriorated warehouse in Oakland’s Chinatown. The beautifully refurbished Asian Resource Center became EBALDC headquarters and home to various nonprofit agencies, retail businesses, medical facilities, school district classes, and the Asian Resource Center Art Gallery. Today EBALDC is a community development corporation with assets in real estate valued at close to $200 million that develops affordable Healthy Neighborhoods housing and community facilities with integrated services focused on tenants and neighborhood residents, with emphasis on Asian Pacific Islander communities and the diverse low income populations of the East Bay.
With 40 awards for 13 high-quality communities, apartments and homes, EBALDC’s Real Estate Development Department (RED) has developed and preserved 1,625 quality affordable homes, including 158 owner-occupied homes and 1,467 rental apartments, plus 230,000 square feet of space for retail, office and community facilities, including space for nonprofit organizations, resident services, childcare and small businesses. Building on the success of their programs, real estate development and management, EBALDC is one of the first community development organizations in the USA to organize its work around the social determinants of health. EBALDC has grown to a staff of 110 with an annual expense budget of $13m; is a certified Community Housing Development Organization (“CHDO”) in Alameda County, and is building a new home office in the San Pablo Corridor in Oakland.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as chief executive officer with responsibility and authority to manage the organization’s affairs, contractual obligations, oversee its financial accounts, and direct staff activities. This position is responsible for efficient and professional execution of EBALDC’s internal operating functions that encompass Real Estate Acquisition and Development, Property Management and Compliance, Resident Services and Programs, Community Organizing, Asset Management, Human Resources and Organizational Development, and Fund Development. The Executive Director will work with the Board and provide vision, direction and communications for the organization’s Strategic Plan; lead and champion affordable housing and community development; serve as an articulate spokesperson; lead and develop the EBALDC Management Team in a collaborative manner, and incorporate the principles of community health into the mindset and mission of EBALDC.