Senior Director, The Partnership for the Bay's Future
Company: San Francisco Foundation
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 15, 2022
Senior Director , The Partnership for the Bays Future
Location: San Francisco, CA
Department: Community Impact
Type: Full-time, Limited Term grant funded role for three
Min. Experience: Experienced
Founded in 1948, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the nations
largest community foundations a grantmaking public charity
dedicated to improving life within a specific local region. Our
mission is to mobilize resources and act as a catalyst for change
to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote
philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Partnership for the Bay's Future (the Partnership), is a
collaborative multisector effort focused on the region's
interconnected challenges of housing, transportation, and economic
opportunity. Its goal is to increase affordable housing and ensure
vibrant communities of racial equity and economic inclusion.
The Partnership is beginning with a focus on housing, seeking to
strengthen protections for tenants, and increase housing
preservation and production with the development of an Investment
Fund (managed by LISC), a Policy Fund (managed by SFF), and a
policy working group to help spur coordination and collaboration
for policy change at the local, regional and statewide levels. The
Partnership is focused on San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara,
Alameda, and Contra Costa counties.
The Partnership seeks to develop a strong Regional Partner Network
a network of cross-sector leaders and partners with a common
understanding of the housing, transportation, and economic
opportunity-related challenges facing the region, a shared regional
agenda of potential solutions, and a collective commitment to
advancing the agenda and moving solutions forward through
leadership, collective action, and the investment of resources.
The Senior Director of the Partnership for the Bay's Future is
responsible for three core roles:
- Working closely with the Partnership's core partners SFF, the
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and LISC to support the partners in
developing a regional agenda and advancing agreed-upon
- Supporting the Chief Impact Officer and Vice President in
leading any SFF-specific roles and work as a core partner, and
- Participating and helping to lead (as co-chair) the Great
Communities Collaborative (GCC). Boundaries
San Francisco Foundation recognizes that housing is a regional
issue that requires regional solutions. It is also a racial justice
issue that requires equitable solutions. Housing inequalities are
rooted in policies and practices that, collectively, we have the
power to change. The Partnership for the Bays Future helps advance
equitable housing solutions by using a unique dual approach: in
collaboration with partners, we work to advance policy changes that
protect residents and improve affordability, and we invest in
building new and rehabilitating existing affordable homes.
The Senior Director will lead strategy development, oversee
evaluation and communications, and help ensure that the partners'
activities are appropriately synchronized, supervised, and/or
coordinated. They will be entrepreneurial and lead the development
of the next phase of the Partnership beyond 2025.
In addition, the Senior Director will help secure and manage
resources for grantmaking, research, communications, and pursue
grants and financing resources required for the implementation of
the Partnership's agenda, leveraging public dollars whenever
The Senior Director will work closely with the Program Division,
particularly the Place Pathway. The Senior Director reports
directly to the Vice President of Policy and Innovation at SFF and
will work closely with SFF's CIO, as well as representatives of the
Leadership and Coordination
- Grow and manage the overall Partnership Network strengthen
existing relationships, recruit new members, and coordinate across
members, the Advisory Board, and working groups.
- Engage, inform and activate partners. Over time, build learning
communities with civic, community, elected, and business leaders
across the region in the three areas housing, transportation, and
economic opportunity that are the focus of the Partnership.
Management Experience with managing individual staff and teams is
- Supervise, manage and mentor the Partnership team of four staff
and the GCC Sr. Initiative Officer, including support of their
management of a team of two.
- Serve as member of GCC which includes: 1) playing a leadership
role within the Funder Network of both local and national
foundation, 2) actively participating in fundraising for the GCC,
and 3) actively representing and promoting the GCC at various
convenings and exploring how to make connections between the GCC,
its work, and other stakeholders within the funder community.
- Work closely with Senior Marketing & Communications Officer for
the Partnership to support their work with core partners to
implement a broad communications strategy to provide a strong and
more unified regional voice for the Partnership's agenda, drawing
on the communications and branding expertise and resources.
- Communicate programmatic and policy research and proposals for
possible funding and implementation support. Fundraising and
Financing: Fundraise for additional resources to support the
development of the Partnership and its activities.
Operations and Grants Management: Oversee grantmaking and
operations and manage and supervise consultants.
Partnership Evaluation: Assess the impact of housing solutions as
appropriate, document the progress, results, and lessons
Competencies & Qualifications
- Education Undergraduate degree/Graduate degree or equivalent
years of experience preferred. Minimum of ten years of increasingly
responsible professional experience in the non-profit,
philanthropic, private, or public sector.
- Positive track record working in culturally and ethnically
diverse communities and demonstrated commitment to principles of
racial and economic equity required.
- Evidence of managing collaborative initiatives, multiple
projects and staff is required.
- Expertise in one or more of the following policy areas:
housing, transportation, economic opportunity, urban planning,
community development and/or policy and system change.
- The ideal candidate will have a policy background and be
familiar with local and regional policies, and with leaders from
the nonprofit, private, philanthropic and public sector
Compensation: Commensurate with background and experience in
addition to a very competitive benefits package.
Remote Work Policy: The Foundation is adopting a long-term hybrid
in-person and remote work policy. Dedicated to its employee health
and safety, The Foundation will continue to make decisions in
accordance with San Francisco County and California mandates.
Employees must reside or plan to relocate to California if
Requesting Accommodations: The Foundation is committed to the full
inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment,
The Foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities are
provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is
needed to participate in the job application or interview process,
to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other
benefits and privileges of employment, please contact .
The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and
encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.
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