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Community Investments Program Associate – San Francisco Arts Commission (1840)

Recruitment: RTF0123544-01151115

Published: August 23, 2022

Accepting applications until: September 06, 2022

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Department: Arts Commission
Job class: 1840-Junior Management Assistant
Salary range: $76,934.00 - $93,548.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Job announcement extended until 9/6/2022.  Prior applicants should not reapply.

As the Art Commission’s Program Associate, you will help support the Community Investments (CI) team to administer over $11 million in annual grant investments, 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 (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:

Land Acknowledgement

The San Francisco Arts Commission acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone.  We affirm the sovereign rights of their community as First Peoples and are committed to supporting the traditional and contemporary evolution of the American Indian community and uplifting contemporary indigenous voices and culture. 

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 Senior Program Officer, essential duties of the Program Associate includes:

  • Support Senior Program Officers and Program Officers in coordinating and supporting all communications from the CI department, scheduling meetings and site visits, and generating any associated documents and/or contracts; 
  • Assist in the transition to a new grants database and maintain grants database to ensure accuracy and consistency, as well as provide training, when necessary on proper data entry and maintenance;
  • Ensure that department adheres to Records Retention Policy: files are placed into storage/E-storage, scanning documents when necessary;
  • Process grant and art vendor applications and ensure that all applications have been received and reviewed for completeness;
  • Coordinate the orientation and scheduling of the grant review panels and administrative grant review process including the review of applications, technical assistance, managing the scoring system, processing payments, and tracking all requests for panel notes;
  • Support Program Officers in providing technical assistance to grantees on a new grants database;
  • Generate and maintain grant and art vendor files, ensuring that complete records are kept according to City requirements, including payments, proofs of insurance and waivers; 
  • Enter data and ensure files are accurate and current in SalesForce;
  • Compile and or create various reports to support information requests, audits, and evaluation needs;
  • Draft grant agreements and process grantee payments, once approved by managing Program Officer, as well as various art vendor payment requests. 
  • Assist with coordination of bi- monthly meeting of the Community Investments Committee, a sub-committee of the Arts Commission: prepare agenda, take minutes, communicate with staff/guest presenters to obtain agenda items and presentation materials;
  • Support presentations at conferences and community stakeholder meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned.

How to qualify

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 field, or other areas closely related to specific department program or function.

Substitution: May substitute up to two (2) years of the 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?

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

Salary:  $73,086 - $88,894 Yearly

Job announcement extended until 9/6/2022.  Prior applicants should not reapply.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. You are encouraged to apply promptly.

This is a project based position for a one-year project. 

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

Additional Information

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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.