Posted on January 31, 2013
San Francisco Foundation
San Francisco Foundation - Multicultural Fellowship Opportunities
The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) is the community foundation serving the Bay Area since 1948, granting more than $800 million over the past ten years. Through the generosity and vision of our family of donors, TSFF awarded grants totaling $89 million in fiscal year 2012. TSFF brings together donors and builds on community assets through grantmaking, leveraging resources, public policy, advocacy, civic engagement and leadership development in the areas of community health, community development, arts and culture, the environment, and education.
Staff in each of our five program areas has specific subject matter expertise, and experience with a variety of organizations. Together, the program staff brings rich perspectives to the Foundation in grantmaking strategies, comprehensive community initiatives, neighborhood projects, technical assistance in organizational development, and public policy work on local, county, regional, statewide and national levels.
Our Multicultural Fellowship Program is a two-year, full-time program that aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Successful candidates represent diverse backgrounds and come with the promise and passion to create significant social change. The Fellowship provides challenging work and professional development experiences, on-the-job training, and opportunities to enhance skills in grantmaking, convening, project management, and a variety of other areas. Fellows are an integral component of the Foundation’s grantmaking Program staff. Additionally, Fellows benefit from networking, mentoring, trainings, seminars, professional conferences, and interactions with a wide array of nonprofit, community, and philanthropic leaders.
A Master’s degree in a relevant area or equivalent research and analysis experience preferred
A minimum of five years related work experience is required in addition to the specific requirements for each of the program areas noted below.
Self-directed, team-oriented, leadership qualities, demonstrated interest in fundraising, donor development, nonprofit or public service, work and/or volunteer experience in one of the Foundation’s specific program areas, and eagerness to learn about the philanthropic sector.
Strong oral and written communication skills, strong analytical skills, PC literacy in Microsoft Outlook, Windows, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
Arts & Culture Fellow Qualifications:
Experience as an arts administrator within the nonprofit arts sector is essential. An understanding of the issues facing arts organizations and individual artists is also important. A deep knowledge of one or more artistic disciplines (visual, performing, media, literary arts) and/or arts education is a plus. Should have a commitment to the role of the arts in community-building and as a tool for social justice.
Community Health Fellow Qualifications:
Understanding of epidemiology, quantitative methods, health policy, management and evaluation are desired. Some background or actual work experience in the health care delivery system or a public or state health department is a plus. An understanding of health disparities, cultural competency and community based work with vulnerable populations.
Public Policy & Civic Engagement Fellow Qualifications:
Experience in community organizing, policy advocacy, civic engagement and/or civil rights required. Experience working with immigrants and refugees, communities of color and low-income communities essential. Graduate education in public policy, political science, social work, law, nonprofit management, or urban studies preferred.
COMPENSATION: Fellow compensation will be between $50,000 - $54,000 per year plus benefits. A standard work week of 40 hours, which will include periodic evening work and local travel, is required.
Applicants must submit a résumé, cover letter and responses to questions in one program specific area. Please visit our website at www.sff.org/multicultural-fellowship to review detailed information about the Multicultural Fellowship application process, information sessions, and to download the form that includes the Application Questions. Please submit all documents together in one PDF document that includes your last name, and program name you are applying to as a Fellow, (example: Hudson_Arts & Culture.pdf). All application documents must be submitted at the same time as a PDF via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:30 p.m. PST on Monday, March 11, 2013.
Submission of this information does not guarantee an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by March 25, 2013. If you have questions regarding the Multicultural Fellowship Program, or the recruitment process, please contact Brenda Hudson at 415-733-8557 or email@example.com.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 11, 2013.
The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities