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Director, Department of the CEO

Company: San Francisco Foundation
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Director, Department of the CEOThe Semi-monthly (per pay period) compensation for this position in FY23 is:--$7,800 per pay periodLocation: San Francisco, CA-- Department: Department of the CEO Type: Regular, FT Min. Experience: Senior--ORGANIZATION OVERVIEWFounded in 1948, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the nation's 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.POSITION SUMMARY The following sections are designed based on the Results Based Leadership for Racial Equity Framework that the Foundation uses to accomplish our work.RoleThe Director, Department of the CEO is an internal and external facing position that supports overall organizational effectiveness and impact. Internally, the role supports the CEO and Department of the CEO in acting as a thought partner for key organizational action plans. The position also provides support to the CEO regarding key external activities to enhance both scale and effectiveness of the Office of the CEO and achieve the goals of the CEO and Foundation. The person in the position must have flexibility in schedule and skills to adapt to the changing culture and needs of the Foundation.BoundariesThe person in the position represents the CEO with authority to make decisions in external meetings, participates in standing and ad-hoc committees, community and governmental agencies, and in other external meetings as needed. The person in the position creates, nurtures and utilizes networks of people inside and outside of the Foundation to gather and synthesize information and resources in support of providing the CEO information to share with internal and external stakeholders and stepping in for the CEO as needed to share such information.AuthorityThe person in the position, triages issues on behalf of the Department of the CEO, negotiating solutions to complex problems, and handling confidential and sensitive issues. Oversees a strategic calendaring and engagement process, in close collaboration with the CEO's Executive Assistant, to ensure sufficient attention is directed to key strategic priorities and key constituencies, both within and outside the foundation. Supports the CEO by applying for grantsrelated to the Department of the CEO and managing the budgets associated with any approved departmental grants, adhering to sound fiscal policy and practices. Partners with the Operations team to execute contracts on behalf of the Department of the CEO.Works closely with the Executive Assistant to ensure that the CEO is well informed and briefed in advance of meetings and other engagements. With the Marketing and Communications team, drafts internal and external messages, Op-Eds, talking points for the CEO's speaking engagements, and formulates sensitive responses to complex issues. Participating with executives in short- and long-term strategic planning with organization-wide impact.Additional TasksCEO Support and Strategy:Strategic Planning & CEO Support:Provides ongoing support and advising to CEO related to internal and external strategies and approaches that will enable the Foundation to advance its equity agenda.Attends weekly staff meetings and reports highlights and potential action steps to the CEO.Works with CEO and Management Team, participate in the development of goals, priorities, strategies and related metrics for the Foundations organizational priorities.Partners with internal stakeholders in the development and delivery of the Learning Together internal learning curriculumSpeaking, Community and Written Engagements:Participates in select departmental meetings gathering key data that can be incorporated into talking points grounded in the work of the San Francisco Foundation to share with internal and external audiences.Attends all prep planning sessions for upcoming engagements, distills information including the central theme or framework of the event, key issues, deliverables and expectations and provides guidance to CEO. Meets with additional stakeholders as needed.Develops content for speaking engagements and collaborates with the Marcom department as needed for brand awareness and messaging.Serves as a proxy for the CEO as appropriate in meetings and events and helps scale the CEO's role by supporting communication, follow-up and execution for discrete projects.Provides support to the CEO for development and maintenance of key partnerships, attendance and follow up on meetings, fielding speaking requests and speech preparation, partnering with Executive Assistant on external scheduling requests, and facilitating internal communications.Provides support for donor engagements as needed and fields external programmatic requests.Develops and maintains relationships with grantee, community leaders and other stakeholders. Plays multiple roles (convenor, grant maker, advocate, investor, etc.).Ensures that the CEO is prepared for ongoing advisory, board and community engagement work with external partners by gathering research and other data, preparing speaking notes and ensuring any deliverables are met.Reviews and provides feedback/questions on documents, minutes or meeting materials in conjunction with the guidance of the CEO.Listens and supports the CEO in brainstorming ideas and experiences to help navigate complex challenges.--Competencies & Qualifications5+ years of experience in a business or operational leadership roleExperience collecting data and deriving insights from cross functional resourcesSolid business acumen, critical thinking, problem solving, and organizational skills, including ability to distill complex issues into structured frameworks and action plansSelf-starter with a team-oriented work style. Ability to build credibility and relationships quickly across teamsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsTrustworthy with high integrity and the ability to maintain appropriate confidentialityKnowledge of the bay area philanthropic and SFF grantee landscapeHigh level of emotional intelligence with the ability to navigate across a diverse landscape of people and organizations--We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align exactly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Compensation: When determining compensation at the Foundation, we consider total compensation including base wage, variable pay, discretionary and legally required medical and fringe benefits, education and development expenses, taxes and insurance.-- Each position offers a set pay based on external market and internal equity factors. In compliance with the California pay transparency law, salaries are listed for each position on the posting sites where positions are posted. More information about our compensation philosophy and benefits may be found on the career page of the San Francisco Foundation website.--------Remote Work Policy: The Foundation has adopted 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 hired.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 San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.PM21Powered by JazzHRPI32706604-25660-d6a151acded6

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