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Position AnnouncementSAN FRANCISCO BEAUTIFUL
PROGRAM DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
San Francisco Beautiful (SFB) is a non-profit civic improvement organization
founded by Friedel Klussmann in 1947. Our mission for nearly 60 years has
been to create, enhance and protect the unique beauty and livability of
Francisco. The mission is achieved in partnership with our members by
working with civic leaders and community organizations to promote healthy
and sustainable urban planning and design policies, encouraging and
rewarding citizen activism through our annual Beautification Awards, and
giving grants to community groups for neighborhood improvement projects.
The Program Director will work at the direction of the Executive Director
carry out programs aimed at preserving the City's beauty and livability.
Responsibilities of the Program Director include:
* Coordinate and oversee SFB's on-going anti-billboard initiatives,
including monitoring, reviewing and drafting legislation and policies
intended to reduce the proliferation of both legal and illegal general
advertising signs in San Francisco.
… Implement action items to help carry out the organization's many other
Civic Initiatives, including work related to our Green Schoolyards Program,
the Lake Merced Task Force, Utility Box Working Group, neighborhood
planning, historic preservation, and revitalization of parks and open
spaces, among others.
… Review, summarize and make recommendations to the Executive Director
Public Affairs Committee of the Board of Directors regarding proposed city
legislation and other public policies related to quality of life issues
interest to the organization.
… Draft position papers in the form of letters to civic leaders that
articulate and formalize SFB's positions on issues and legislation related
to our mission.
… Represent SFB in a variety of settings, including community meetings,
legislative and commission hearings and other organizational forums. Speak
on behalf of the organization at the direction and absence of the Executive
… Communicate, network and ensure timely resource information sharing
SFB staff and board members as well as with other organizations, city
departments and legislative staff.
* Act as liaison to our membership and develop an active volunteer/outreach
program so members can also advocate on behalf of issues of concern to
* Assist the Director of Operations in researching and writing articles
the quarterly newsletter.
* Staff Board committees and working groups as assigned by the Executive
* Carry out other duties as assigned.
This position requires experience with and knowledge of the City's
legislative and public policy process. Candidates must demonstrate effective
public leadership skills and the ability to work comfortably with a
diversity of interests and agendas. The Program Director must be well
informed and able to represent the organization in a professional and
appropriate manner. Excellent writing skills are required. Strong public
speaking skills are also necessary. Finalists will be asked to submit
The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of community-based program
experience, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Experience working with
in city government helpful.
This is a full-time position. Salary is competitive with outstanding
benefits. This position requires occasional evening and weekend work.
Resume with cover letter by US Mail to: Executive
Market Street, Suite #709
Francisco, CA 94104
You may send via email to deedeew@..., but a hard copy must
be sent via US Mail. No phone calls please (for more information regarding
SFB, visit our website: www.sfbeautiful.org).
Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Position is open until filled.