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Community Investments Program Officer– San Francisco Arts Commission (1842)

Recruitment: RTF0122356-01111337

Published: June 07, 2022


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Department: Arts Commission
Job class: 1842-Management Assistant
Salary range: $91,598.00 - $111,280.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Make your mark on the City of San Francisco as the Arts Commission's Program Officer. As the Art Commission’s Program Officer, you  will support the Community Investments (CI) team to administer over $8 million in annual grant investments, develop community engagement activities, and increase technical assistance and professional development workshops for San Francisco artists, arts organizations, and historically marginalized communities.  

The San Francisco Arts Commission is hiring two Program Officers for Arts and Culture.  

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is the City agency that champions the arts as essential to daily life by investing in a vibrant arts community, enlivening the urban environment and shaping innovative cultural policy. Learn more about our work at: 

The SFAC has adopted the following Racial Equity Statement: 

The San Francisco Arts Commission is committed to creating a city where all artists and cultural workers have the freedom, resources and platform to share their stories, art and culture and where race does not predetermine one’s success in life. We also acknowledge that we occupy traditional and unceded Ohlone land. Fueled by these beliefs, we commit to addressing the systemic inequities within our agency, the City and County of San Francisco and the broader arts and culture sector. This work requires that we focus on race as we confront inequities of the past, reveal inequities of the present and develop effective strategies to move all of us towards an equitable future. 

Role description

Reporting to the Community Investments Senior Program Officer, some of the duties of the Program Officer includes: 

Program Development: 

  • Conduct stakeholder focus groups to refine philanthropic strategies; 

  • Research and analysis of trends and gaps in San Francisco’s arts and culture ecosystem.

Grant Management and Administration: 

  • Develop guidelines, eligibility criteria, and scoring rubric with a racial equity lens; 

  • Support the implementation and facilitation of technical assistance workshops; 

  • Facilitate grants processing to ensure that all applications are processed adequately and timely;  

  • Identify potential panelists and facilitate panel deliberations; 

  • Ensure that grant agreements are accurate and executed by set deadlines;  

  • Negotiate and create grant plans and budgets with and for grantees; 

  • Review grantee’s final reports and provide a feedback report to support grantees in improving their performance; 

  • Make final approval of invoices submitted for payment once the final report is approved, ensuring that fiscal policies are adhered to; 

  • Conduct site visits of grantees. 

How to qualify

Preferred Qualifications:   

  • 2-3 years of related work experience with a nonprofit, government or other relevant organization 

  • Familiarity with San Francisco’s arts and culture ecosystem 

Minimum Qualifications:   

  • Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, accounting, finance, economics, social sciences, education or related fields, or other subject areas closely related to a specific departmental program or function; AND
  • One (1) year full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level management and/or administrative duties in functional areas such as: program/office/operations management, budget development and/or administration, development and administration of contractual agreements and/or grants, or other closely related functional areas.

Applicants may substitute up to 2 years of required education with additional qualifying experience in program/office/operations management, budget development and/or administration, or contract/grant administration.  One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

What else should I know?

Salary: $83,018 - $100,880 Annually
This position may close at anytime, but not before June 8th.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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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.