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Job Detail: Dining Space Redesign Project Manager

About San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD):

SFUSD’s Future Dining Experience ​is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, focused on implementing a vision to comprehensively redesign the school food experience in San Francisco’s public schools in a way that is self-sustaining in the long term, engages the school community, and meets the needs and desires of today’s students. This work is accomplished in partnership with San Francisco Unified School District’s Student Nutrition Services (SNS).

Student Nutrition Services is the largest public food service program in the City of San Francisco, serving over 6 million meals and snacks annually. Our mission is to nourish students every day with quality food that enables them to live healthy lives and thrive inside and outside the classroom, and to innovate and strengthen SFUSD’s school food ecosystem. SFUSD recognizes the importance of nutritious school meals in supporting student learning, closing the achievement gap, and creating a more equitable food system.

Student Nutrition Services is committed to providing fresh, healthy, and delicious food and a school meal program that excites and engages all students to enable students to meet their fullest potential. We believe that access to appealing, healthy food is a critical way to reduce the health inequities and improve health outcomes within San Francisco, and are particularly targeting the district’s most underserved populations to ensure they have access to three exciting and enjoyable meals a day.


Position Summary:

The ​Dining Space Redesign Project Manager​ ​reports to the Manager of SFUSD’s Future Dining Experience, and will lead space redesigns to create welcoming dining experiences that reflect each school’s identity. With 23 redesigns complete, the Project Manager will be responsible for expanding this work districtwide. This is an engaging and creative role, working directly with schools to imagine and implement changes to their dining environment, including furniture, wall graphics, and interactive elements. These spaces will be community hubs where students can relax and enjoy their mealtimes.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop timelines and project plans for dining space redesigns
  • Manage simultaneous design projects, maintaining deadlines to ensure projects are on schedule and within scope and budget
  • Coordination with vendors from concept and design through installation, including design architects, construction professionals, painters, and furniture distributors
  • Manage site and project budgets, and report on project progress
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences concerning timelines, objectives and goals related to the dining space redesign process
  • Work with the Student Engagement Coordinator to design and lead workshops with students of all ages using the tools of Human Centered Design that engage and empower students as valuable partners in the school food programs
  • Build relationships with school communities, and engage teachers, custodial, dining staff, parents, and school administration
  • Create maintenance guides for schools to ensure spaces are timeless and maintained over the years
  • Coordinate hazmat abatement construction activities with district hazmat consultants
  • Evaluate, troubleshoot, and find new innovative design concepts that create inspiring spaces
  • Identify, engage, and build relationships with internal and external partners to strengthen the outcomes of the work

Position Qualifications:

  • Ability to schedule and budget capital projects; monitor and track project progress and expenditures and implement cost controls; and negotiate and resolve contract disputes
  • Knowledge of technical aspects of architectural design and specifications; public capital project construction and procurement processes
  • Ability to develop strong partnerships with schools, SFUSD departments, vendors and partner designers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and highly effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to gather input and synthesize it into meaningful, relevant communications
  • A passion for ensuring all SFUSD students have access to an engaging food program
  • Ability to connect and inspire creativity with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Proficiency with web-based scheduling and documentation tools (Google) and Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a subject area closely related to this role
  • OR 2 years of professional-level experience performing professional-level project management
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in public school construction (K-12) is highly desirable
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Cantonese preferred)


To Apply:

If you are interested in applying to this position, please send a cover letter and resume via email​. The position will be open until filled.

About the job

Location San Francisco, California
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 28 February 2019

About the company

Company name San Francisco Unified School District
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Form Company
Employees 0-10


Phone (415) 241-6000


Street 555 Franklin Street
City San Franscisco
District California
Zip 94102
Country United States