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Senior Planner

Senior Planner
Job Description: 

Senior Planner

San Francisco, CA

About Tipping Point

Tipping Point’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for people in the Bay Area who don’t have the resources to meet their basic needs. Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $260 million for early childhood, education, employment, and housing solutions in the region. Our board covers 100% of our operating costs, so every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most. Last year, we helped more than 20,000 people connect to opportunities that break the cycle of poverty. Visit to learn more.

Tipping Point’s core values are at the heart of everything we do and we look for individuals who share our commitments:

  • We are one community. We believe that the responsibility for fighting poverty belongs to all of us.
  • We serve. Our approach is humble and respectful. We exist to meet the needs of others.
  • We celebrate generosity. Every gift counts, whether big or small.
  • We get results. We are relentless in the pursuit of our goals. We hold ourselves and each other accountable.
  • We are always learning. We are risk takers. We commit to facing our challenges as we support solutions that last.

About the Chronic Homelessness Initiative:

There are approximately 3,000 people experiencing chronic homelessness* on any given night in San Francisco. Tipping Point’s $100 million pledge to cut chronic homelessness in San Francisco in half by 2022 marks the single largest private investment to address homelessness in city history. We believe that new policy approaches emphasizing collaboration between local government, the community, and philanthropy can promote innovation and drive impact. To learn more, please visit our website at

What will you do?

We are seeking a Senior Planner enthusiastic about fighting poverty in the Bay Area to join the Chronic Homelessness Initiative (CHI), a division of Tipping Point Community that builds cross-sector partnerships for the common good. The Senior Planner will coordinate, collaborate, and partner with a wide variety of governmental, private sector, and nonprofit agencies to advance the CHI. They will provide project management, planning, and support for strategies related to housing individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and oversee the third-party evaluation of the Initiative to ensure that individual programmatic efforts are connected to – and improving upon – the City’s homeless response system.

This position reports to the Director of the Chronic Homelessness Initiative.

You will:

  • Manage the Housing Platform grant, including tracking monthly progress, collecting and reviewing grant reports, and representing Tipping Point at program meetings.
  • Work with colleagues to launch a Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool in San Francisco, including collaborating with the City and non-profit partners to meet with potential funders and present the model to community stakeholders.
  • Meet with community members to discuss the CHI’s housing investments.
  • Work with the CHI third-party evaluator, Tipping Point staff, and partner organizations to track and enhance monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Assist with other CHI activities as required.

Who are you?

  • You have at least 8 years of relevant professional experience.
  • You excel at project management. You have demonstrated excellence in project planning with acute attention to detail and the ability to self-direct, anticipate roadblocks, and meet deadlines. You enjoy the challenge of juggling multiple projects simultaneously and are skilled at prioritizing among competing goals and shifting priorities.
  • You are an effective communicator.You tailor communication to meet the needs of various stakeholders, actively listen to those around you, and have an ability to clearly communicate in writing, PowerPoint, and in-person.
  • You are flexible + adaptable. You are comfortable in a dynamic work environment, and have an entrepreneurial spirit that embraces innovation.
  • You are passionate. You are excited about building cross-sector partnerships to reduce poverty and chronic homelessness in the Bay Area.
  • You are a team player. You take initiative, have enthusiasm for the work, and are willing to pitch in at all times.

Nice to have*:

  • Familiarity with Bay Area philanthropy, government programs, and public-private partnerships to advance the common good.

* ”Nice to have” really means just that; it’s entirely possible that you don’t have any of these and are still a great fit. It’s not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all of these areas — we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.                                                                                                   

Salary + Classification

Tipping Point is committed to paying competitive wages. In an effort to increase equity, because we know that salary negotiations tend to have an unfair bias, we do not participate in a salary negotiation process for any candidate. We will make our best offer, and it will be the same regardless of the candidate. The annual starting salary for the Planner role is $140,000. This position meets the exemption requirements as defined by state and federal law. Exempt employees are paid on a salaried basis, and their salary is intended to constitute their entire regular compensation, regardless of the number of hours they work; therefore, exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay. 

Ready to change your life? Apply now!

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Tipping Point will consider qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

*SOURCE: 2019 San Francisco Homeless Count + Survey; An Individual is deemed chronically homeless if he/she has lived on the streets for a year or more and has a disability.