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Full Time Position - San Francisco Beautiful - Program Director

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    ... Position AnnouncementSAN FRANCISCO BEAUTIFUL PROGRAM DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION SPRING 2006 Organizational Background San Francisco Beautiful (SFB) is a
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      Position AnnouncementSAN FRANCISCO BEAUTIFUL
      PROGRAM DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
      SPRING 2006


      Organizational Background

      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 San
      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.

      Position Responsibilities

      The Program Director will work at the direction of the Executive Director to
      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 and
      Public Affairs Committee of the Board of Directors regarding proposed city
      legislation and other public policies related to quality of life issues of
      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
      Director.
      … Communicate, network and ensure timely resource information sharing with
      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 us.
      *  Assist the Director of Operations in researching and writing articles for
      the quarterly newsletter.
      *  Staff Board committees and working groups as assigned by the Executive
      Director
      *  Carry out other duties as assigned.

      Position Qualifications

      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
      writing samples.

      The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of community-based program
      experience, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Experience working with or
      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 Director
                                             San Francisco Beautiful
                                             564 Market Street, Suite #709
                                             San Francisco, CA 94104

      You may send via email to deedeew@..., but a hard copy must also
      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.
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