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  • Asha Agrawal
    ... Community Development Multicultural Fellowship Job Title: Community Development Multicultural Fellowship Description: The San Francisco Foundation is now
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 29, 2010
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      Community Development Multicultural Fellowship

      Job Title: Community Development Multicultural Fellowship

      Description: The San Francisco Foundation is now recruiting for the
      2010-2012 Multicultural Fellowship Program. 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.
      Currently, the Fellowship Program is seeking one Fellow in the Community
      Development Program area. The deadline to apply is May 17, 2010, and the
      Fellowship position will commence July 15, 2010.

      Below is detailed information about the Fellowship application process and
      information sessions, also available at
      www.sff.org/multicultural-fellowship. We invite 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.


      The San Francisco Foundation has five Program areas, and the staff in each
      Program area have specific experience in that particular subject and with
      a variety of organizations in that field. As a group, the Program staff
      bring rich perspectives to the Foundation, including grantmaking,
      comprehensive community initiatives, neighborhood projects, technical
      assistance in organizational development, and public policy work on
      county, regional, statewide, and national levels.


      Self-directed, team-oriented, and leadership qualities.
      Demonstrated interest in fundraising, donor development, and nonprofit or
      public service.
      Volunteer and/or work experience in a specific Program area as specified
      Eagerness to learn about the philanthropic sector.
      Ability to interact effectively with diverse audiences from varying
      socio-economic backgrounds.
      Strong oral and written communication skills and analytical skills.
      Ease in producing high quality work in a high-production, multiple-project
      Strong computer/software skills, including Windows and Microsoft Word and
      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.

      Community Development Program Fellow Qualifications: Knowledge of the
      history and evolution of community development. Work experience in the one
      of the following areas is necessary: affordable housing, community
      economic development, community organizing, and policy advocacy.
      Understanding of workforce development, energy efficiency, and land
      use/transportation issues is desirable.


      $46,000-$50,000 annually

      Application Deadline

      Monday, May 17, 2010. Emailed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m.
      PST. Mailed applications must be postmarked by the deadline date.

      How to apply

      Applicants must submit the following three items:
      1. Cover letter
      2. Résumé
      3. Responses to the Fellowship Application questions. Download the
      questions at www.sff.org/about/employment-opportunities.

      You may email your application to fellowship@... OR mail it to:

      Multicultural Fellowship Program
      The San Francisco Foundation
      225 Bush Street, Suite 500
      San Francisco, CA 94104

      Please submit your application only via one method; do not email and mail
      your application. Every application received will be acknowledged within
      two business days. Please note, all three application items must be
      received by the deadline to be considered for an interview. Applicants
      selected for an interview will be contacted by June 11, 2010.

      Special Information Sessions

      The San Francisco Foundation is holding a Fellowship information session
      at our office, at 225 Bush Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104.
      Monday, May 3, 2010
      1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

      The information session is an opportunity to meet our current Fellows,
      Community Development Program Officer, Fellowship Coordinator, and other
      staff, while acquiring additional information about the Fellowship
      Program. No RSVP required.


      If you have questions regarding the Fellowship Program or the recruitment
      process, please contact Jamillah Washington-Weaver at 415.733.8557 or

      Firm Name: The San Francisco Foundation
      Firm Website: www.sff.org
      Location: Downtown San Francisco
      Paid: Paid
      Start Date: July 15, 2010
      Category: Community Development
      Contact Name: Gloria Bruce
      Contact Email: gab@...
      Contact Phone: 415-733-8512
      Date Submitted: April 29, 2010
      Job Type: Temporary

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