New executive leadership role brings focus, opportunity to organization; promotion opens up Director of Resident Services position
March 27, 2018, the Mission Housing Development Corporation Board of Directors unanimously approved the promotion of Márcia Contreras to the position of Deputy Executive Director of the organization.
Since 2015, Contreras has served in a dual role as Director of Operations and Resident Services, where she was the driving force behind the growth of the Mission Housing team from eight people to 25, and the expansion of supportive services partnerships to include numerous human services agencies. Under Contreras’ direction, Mission Housing fundraising efforts since 2015 have brought in several hundred-thousand dollars, via donations and grants. Her work at re-connecting Mission Housing to grassroots community organizations has helped solidify relationships throughout the Mission District and San Francisco.
Contreras also played a pivotal role supporting the Mission Housing efforts to win development rights for building more new, 100 percent affordable apartments.
Now, as Deputy Executive Director, she will oversee the operational and administrative functions of Mission Housing, while providing the leadership needed to advance the organization’s housing and community development goals.
“Márcia has done an excellent job in various management roles with Mission Housing since 2009, and is the best person to work with me in developing and implementing our overall vision and strategy going forward,” said Sam Moss, Executive Director of Mission Housing. “Now, she will be directly involved in, and focused on, aligning our programs and strategies, building policy, and furthering our professional relationships throughout San Francisco.”
In addition to supervising directors, staff, and programs, Contreras will serve as the acting Executive Director, in cases when Moss is unavailable.
“This is a tremendous honor and a privilege. Mission Housing is a fantastic workplace, and a community asset. Supporting our mission has become my passion,” said Contreras. “I look forward to helping Sam and our board with continuing to deliver quality programs and facilities to our residents, and collaborating with our service partners to further develop how Mission Housing serves the San Francisco community.”
Contreras’ transition to the Deputy Executive Director role leaves vacant the Director of Resident Services position at Mission Housing. Applications are being accepted for the job, with the goal of filling the position immediately.