Program Officer - Housing & Homelessness, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation

The Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation (CHSF) envisions a world in which all people lead fulfilling and choice-filled lives. CHSF funds solutions in education, housing, and employment that increase economic power and wellbeing in historically marginalized communities. We prioritize innovative approaches that advance racial equity and remove systemic barriers that perpetuate generational cycles of poverty. In March 2023, the Foundation’s board of trustees approved a new strategic plan that focuses on public education nationally, and housing and homelessness in the Bay Area. We are eager to add to our team at this exciting juncture in the Foundation’s history as we begin to implement our new strategy.



We are seeking a dynamic, highly knowledgeable housing/human services professional who is passionate about securing the fundamental human right to housing for all residents in the Bay Area and having a positive impact on the humanitarian crisis of homelessness in our community. The ideal candidate has a: 1) demonstrated commitment to racial and housing justice; 2) five to ten+ years of professional experience, with at least 3-5+ years of direct professional  experience in the housing or homelessness ecosystems; and 3) a comprehensive understanding of the factors contributing to homelessness and housing instability in the Bay Area, with a particular emphasis on San Francisco.  


Our housing and homelessness work is anchored in the belief that housing is a fundamental human right. All Bay Area residents, especially those from historically marginalized communities, should have the opportunity and agency to choose safe, affordable, and secure housing. We focus on increasing the supply of high-quality temporary housing options, and support complementary efforts targeting job training, case manager support, and improved flow into and out of temporary housing. We also focus on prevention efforts and expanded pathways to employment and stable careers for extremely low-income populations. 



$135,000 - $165,000 with excellent benefits 



Click here for more information or to apply. Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC has been retained to conduct this search. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a resume and substantive cover letter by email to [email protected]. All correspondence will remain confidential.

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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-10-03 17:27:38 -0400