San Francisco Foundation Multicultural Fellowship Program Applications Due January 20, 2011

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San Francisco Foundation Multicultural Fellowship Program Applications Due January 20, 2011

Allyson West
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January 2011
Multicultural Fellowship Program Applications Due January 20, 2011
The San Francisco Foundation is now recruiting for the 2011-2013 Multicultural Fellowship Program. As a trusted member of the community, your connections to community are critical in our process to identify strong candidates.
Our Multicultural Fellowship Program is a two-year, full-time program that aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Successful candidates are young professionals of color 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.
The Fellowship Program is seeking three Fellows with expertise in the following areas: Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, and Community Health. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2011. The Fellowship positions will commence April 4, 2011. Below is detailed information about the Fellowship application process and information sessions, also available at www.sff.org/multicultural-fellowship. We encourage you to forward this announcement to those you think may be interested in applying.
Thank you for your help as we work to cultivate the next generation of community leaders to reflect the diversity of our region.
Sincerely,
James W. Head
Vice President of Programs
Multicultural Fellowship Program - Application Process
Background
The San Francisco Foundation has five Program areas, as well as a long history of community and faith-based civic engagement initiatives and programs. The staff in each Program area has specific experience in that particular subject and with a variety of organizations in that field. As a group, the Program staff brings rich perspectives to the Foundation and engages in grantmaking, comprehensive community initiatives, neighborhood projects, technical assistance in organizational development, and public policy work on county, regional, statewide, and national levels.
Qualifications
• Self-directed, team-oriented, and leadership qualities
• Volunteer and/or work experience in a specific Program area as specified below
• Eagerness to learn about the philanthropic sector
• Ability to interact effectively with diverse audiences from varying socio-economic backgrounds
• Demonstrated interest in fundraising, donor development, and nonprofit or public service
• Strong oral and written communication skills and analytical skills
• Ease in producing high quality work in a high-production, multiple-project environment
• Strong computer/software skills, including Windows and Microsoft Word and Excel
• Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus
• A Master’s degree in a relevant area or equivalent research and analysis experience preferred
• A minimum of five years of related work experience is required in addition to the specific requirements for each of the program areas noted here
Arts and Culture Program Fellow Qualifications: Knowledge of visual, performing, media, or literary arts. A background in the arts and nonprofit experience is important. An understanding of the issues facing arts organizations and individual artists is essential.
Civic Engagement Program Fellow Qualifications: Experience in community organizing, advocacy and/or policy work is required. Experience working directly with immigrants and refugees, communities of color and/or faith communities is highly desirable. Graduate education in public policy, political science, public health, social work, law, nonprofit management, urban studies, or other studies focused on civic engagement is preferred.
Community Health Program Fellow Qualifications: Knowledge of key concepts and principles related to community health promotion and prevention efforts. Experience working on such issues as access to healthcare, health disparities, health promotion and education, and the health needs of underserved populations. Understanding of community needs assessment and trends in the delivery and funding of health services on the local level is important. Background in health policy is welcomed.
Compensation
$46,000-$50,000 annually
Application Deadline
Applications must be submitted online by 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2011. If you are invited for an interview, we will contact you by February 14, 2011.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted online. Access the specific application for each Program area here:
• Arts and Culture application: www.sff.org/fellow-arts-2011
• Civic Engagement application: www.sff.org/fellow-civic-2011
• Community Health application: www.sff.org/fellow-health-2011
Upon submission of your application, you will receive an automatic email confirmation, which will include a copy of your application.
Special Information Sessions
The San Francisco Foundation is holding two Fellowship information sessions at our offices at 225 Bush Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104.
• January 6, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
• January 11, 2011 – 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The information sessions are an opportunity to meet our current Fellows, Program Officers, Fellowship Coordinator, and other staff, while acquiring additional information about the Fellowship Program. No RSVP required.
Questions
If you have questions regarding the Fellowship Program or the recruitment process, please contact Jamillah Washington-Weaver at 415.733.8557 or fellowship@sff.org.

 
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