Community and Government Affairs Lead

02 Nov, 2022


Community and Government Affairs Lead

Impact Housing
Remote (San Diego, CA)


Impact Housing is quickly becoming the most active developer of housing in Southern California, by deploying our mission-driven, vertically integrated housing production and activation model. We are scaling our company to build and activate high volumes of unsubsidized new housing that is affordable to moderate- and low-income households, and in so doing, help solve Southern California’s housing crisis. The company currently has several San Diego projects under construction and in the development process and is on track to build 10,000 apartment units in San Diego this decade.

Join the fast-paced, exciting world of real estate development to solve California’s most important issue in an ethical, sustainable, and equitable way. Every full-time employee is granted equity ownership in the company, so as the company grows, so will your share.



The San Diego Community and Government Affairs Lead will be an instrumental member of Impact Housing’s Communications Team, which is responsible for the external communications of the company, its business units, and each of its real estate development projects.

Under the direction of the Chief Communications Officer, the Community and Government Affairs Lead will manage community, government, and public relations initiatives for the company’s San Diego presence and its San Diego development projects.  The Community and Government Affairs Lead will be expected to consider the interests and perspectives of multiple community, government, and private sector constituencies to steer our projects through complex processes and toward successful completion.



  • Plan and execute community engagement strategies for San Diego-based projects, in coordination with corporate, acquisitions, and development teams. This includes develop a community engagement scope (described below) and schedule, provide regular reports to project and corporate teams, and ensure project team accomplish milestones on schedule and within allotted budget.
  • Plan and execute government relations plan to secure approvals and support for projects in the San Diego region.
  • Establish and maintain a network of community and government contacts in San Diego. The database should include high-level officials and executives, housing advocates, community leaders, as well as front-line personnel with whom we should expect to have regular interactions.
  • Develop a campaign to identify all potential sources of project delays and establish a programmatic agreement or solution, utilizing existing and new relationships within the public sector.
  • Track and influence relevant local policy development, media coverage, and political dynamics that relate to the company’s work
  • Develop and deploy an outreach strategy to ensure community and government stakeholders’ support of Impact Housing development model and specific projects. The outreach strategy may include but is not limited to:
    • Executing a digital marketing strategy, including a regular newsletter
    • Setting up one-on-one meetings with key stakeholders
    • Organizing community events and forums
    • Representing Impact Housing on local boards and through organizational memberships
    • Creating collateral with contracted experts in public relations, government relations, and visual communications


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Passion and enthusiasm for providing needed housing to people and communities that need it most.
  • Familiarity with the entitlement process in San Diego. Exposure to Los Angeles and other southern California cities is a plus.
  • Established professional network in the City of San Diego among community leaders and city officials.
  • Track record of accomplishing key milestones and getting community buy-in on real estate development projects.
  • Knowledge of community engagement tactics for generating support for real estate development projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Capable of producing results independently and as a member of a team.



  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times


  • Target salary
  • Health benefits, Medical Dental, FSA, HSA
  • Vacation
  • Sick time
  • Holiday pay
  • Ownership of company equity
  • 401K Retirement Plan

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Job posted: 2022-11-02