Senior Community Development Specialist I (9774 Temporary Provisional)
Published: March 16, 2023
Accepting applications until: March 23, 2023
Contact:Kristen Erbst - Kristen.Erbst@sfgov.org
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Job class: 9774-Senior Community Development Specialist I
Salary range: $104,130.00 - $126,516.00
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The roots of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) go back to 1964, when the modern day civil rights movement manifested in San Francisco through demonstrations against hotels, supermarkets, drive-in theaters, and automobile showrooms that discriminated against African Americans. In early 1964, Mayor John F. Shelley appointed an interim committee on human relations, which subsequently recommended to the Board of Supervisors that a permanent Human Rights Commission be established.
Today, the Human Rights Commission advocates for human and civil rights, and works in service of the City’s anti-discrimination laws to further racial solidarity, equity, and healing. For over 60 years, HRC has grown in response to San Francisco’s mandate to address the causes of and problems resulting from prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, and discrimination through the following work:
- Advocating for human and civil rights
- Investigating and mediating discrimination complaints
- Resolving community disputes and issues involving individual or systemic illegal discrimination
- Providing technical assistance, information, and referrals to individuals, community groups, businesses and government agencies related to human rights and social services.
Under general supervision, the Senior Community Development Specialist at the Human Rights Commission performs a variety of activities related to the development of various projects and programs connected to Outreach and Engagement.
The essential functions include being a key member of the Outreach and Engagement team that oversees the coordination of information, support and resources to government and community based organizations.
The ideal candidate will be able to strategically deploy, coordinate, and leverage resources using an in-depth knowledge of neighborhood and community needs; leverage community and city knowledge, resources and relationships on behalf of diverse neighborhoods and community partners; work with partners to maximize the timely, effective and efficient provision of resource, support and information; ensure programmatic and funding compliance with all applicable regulations and requirements. This work aims to strengthen the social, emotional and economic wellbeing and opportunities community stakeholders.
Under the general supervision of the Division Director, the position performs a variety of activities related to the development and implementation of various projects and programs by the Human Rights Commission; coordinate or oversee committee meetings activities as assigned, such as the LGBTAC, the African American Reparations Advisory Committee, Equity Studies Task Force and Juvenile Justice related projects; manage relationships with community partners and stakeholders; provide technical assistance and capacity building support when needed; participate in significant program planning, development, project implementation and evaluation; review project plans and programs to assure compliance relevant laws, regulations and policies; conducts project analyses, makes recommendations on operational improvements that will improve program performance, ensure meeting contractual requirements, conducts program monitoring and evaluates effectiveness of projects; prepares reports and records. The Senior Community Development Specialist I at the Human Rights Commission also performs related duties as required.
How to qualify
1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR
2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the following fields: public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance or criminal justice AND two (2) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice; OR
3. Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, planning, social work, public administration, finance, education, criminal justice, or business administration; AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and /or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR
4. Possession of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.
Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.
The desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hire.
- Two years (24 months) of professional experience supporting informal and legislated committees.
- Three years (36) months of experience in community engagement in the area of businesses, juvenile justice reform, children, youth, and families that includes experience with the development, implementation, monitoring, and support of programs like the Close Juvenile Hall Working Group and SF Juneteenth, services that focus on strengthening community engagement; health and well-being; youth workforce development and empowerment; out of school time; violence response and truancy prevention; and community building.
- Comprehensive knowledge of community engagement, principles, and practices; and youth organizations in urban settings.
- Professional experience working with diverse communities, juvenile justice programs, experience working in community at events.
- Ability to identify and develop community events with and for diverse communities.
- Knowledge of effective practices in building rich collaborative systems with diverse stakeholders
- Knowledge of neighborhood specific programs and community-based organizations
- Experience working in a government and/or non-profit setting interacting with the development and implementation of programs that serve diverse communities.
- Experience managing data collection and sharing across systems – government and nonprofits
- Knowledge of and experience with serving vulnerable populations of youth including Opportunity, low-income, justice system involved
- Experience offering technical assistance to private sector, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
- Experience in developing strategic planning processes that effectively incorporate community input.
- Experience in speaking effectively before individuals and groups in government, non-profit and community settings.
- Experience in facilitating effective collaboratives between private sector, community, government and non-profit institutions.
- Experience in developing public-private partnerships.
- Experience in program evaluation.
- Basic knowledge of data collection.
- Proficiency in operating computers using Windows-based programs, including word processing, spreadsheet and database software in a standard indoor office environment.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write clear and concise reports, recommendation and correspondence.
Verification of Education and Experience: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
What else should I know?
- Compensation: 9774 Senior Community Development Specialist I
- Application Filing Deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: PROVISIONAL (TPV)
This is not a permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.
Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:
- Information About The Hiring Process
- Conviction History
- Employee Benefits Overview
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Disaster Service Worker
- ADA Accommodation
- Veterans Preference
- Right to Work
- Copies of Application Documents
- Diversity Statement
For any questions regarding the position or hiring process- please contact the recruitment analyst, Kristen Erbst at firstname.lastname@example.org
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.
The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.