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Multicultural Fellowship-San Francisco, CA,

Organization: The San Francisco Foundation  

Position Title: Multicultural Fellowship

Location: San Francisco, CA.

Hours & Compensation: $54,000 – $57,000 per year plus benefits. 40 hours/week.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2014


Job description

The San Francisco Foundation has four positions open for the Multicultural Fellowship:

  • Community Development Program Fellow
  • Community Health Program Fellow
  • Education Program Fellow
  • Environment Program Fellow


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 more than $86 million in fiscal year 2013. TSFF brings together donors and builds on community assets through grant making, leveraging, public policy, advocacy, civic engagement and leadership development in the areas of community health, community development, arts and culture, the environment, and education.

The staff in each of our five Program Areas has expertise in their field and experience with a variety of organizations. Together, we bring rich perspectives to the work of the Foundation through our 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 are young professionals of diverse cultural backgrounds who show 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, government, 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.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, strong analytical skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Windows, Microsoft Word, and Excel required.
  • Self-directed, team-oriented, leadership qualities desired. Eagerness to learn about the philanthropic sector and demonstrated interest in fundraising, donor development, nonprofit or public service, and work/volunteer experience in one of the Foundation’s specific program areas are required.


Community Development: Knowledge of community development and anti-poverty strategies with an understanding of equitable and sustainable communities, and economic security issues confronting low-income people. Background in workforce development, affordable housing, foreclosure policy and prevention; asset building and wealth creation in low-income communities and/or experience in community economic development and finance are desired.

Community Health: Understanding of epidemiology, quantitative methods, health policy, management and evaluation are desired. Some background or work experience in the health care delivery system or a public or state health department is a plus. Must have an understanding of health disparities, cultural competency and community based work with vulnerable populations.

Education: Deep knowledge in the areas of Full Service Community Schools, Early Childhood Education or Education Equity/Education for Social Justice, with an understanding of the historical impact of structural racism, bias, and discrimination in public education. A background in education policy or contemporary school reform is also desirable.

Environment: Education and experience in the areas of environmental policy and advocacy; climate resilience and urban sustainability; and energy, food and water systems. A background in Bay Area environmental justice issues and familiarity with Bay Area environmental non-profits is desired.

COMPENSATION: Equivalent to $54,000 – $57,000 per year plus benefits. A standard work week of 40 hours, which will include periodic evening work and local travel, is required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 10, 2014


Multicultural Fellowship Informational Webinar
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
10:30am – 11:30am PST

Please RSVP at [email protected].

Multicultural Fellowship Information Session
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The San Francisco Foundation
10:00am – 12pm
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111

No registration is required for the in-person session.

Please visit for more information about the program.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity with respect to race, ethnic, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical disability.

How to apply

TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a résumé, cover letter and responses to essay questions for the program to which you are applying. Download the essay questions at

Please submit all documents together in one PDF that includes your last name, and program name you are applying to in the title (example: Hudson_CommunityDevelopment.pdf). All applications must be submitted to [email protected].

Submission of this information does not guarantee an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted between March 24 and April 14, 2014. If you have questions regarding the Multicultural Fellowship Program, or the recruitment process, please contact Fellowship Recruitment at 415-733-8557 or [email protected].

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