1824 Director, Community Investments SF Arts Commission

Recruitment #PBT-1824-104791

Introduction

1824 Director of Community Investments

San Francisco Arts Commission

Recruitment #PBT-1824-104791

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. The SFAC envisions a San Francisco where the transformative power of art is critical to strengthening neighborhoods, building infrastructure and fostering positive social change. We believe the arts create inspiring personal experiences, illuminate the human condition and offer meaningful ways to engage with each other and the world around us. We imagine a vibrant San Francisco where creativity, prosperity and progress go hand in hand. We advance artists’ ideas to improve the quality of life for everyone through a united cultural sector whose contributions are vital and valued. Learn more about our work at: http://www.sfartscommission.org/

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.

Job Description

The Director of Community Investments oversees the SFAC’s grantmaking portfolio, community capacity building efforts and the Street Artists Licensing Program. The Director will have knowledge and experience in promising practices and trends in arts grant-making, cultural equity, and the community arts field. The Director will guide SFAC Community Investments through the implementation of the 2019-2024 Cultural Services Allocation Plan.  

The Director of Community Investments oversees an approximately $10M grants portfolio, including multiple funding categories supporting city-owned neighborhood cultural centers, individual artists, small and mid-size nonprofit arts organizations, arts education initiatives and special projects. The Director oversees the Cultural Equity Endowment, the Cultural Centers Fund, and the new Arts Impact Endowment and works closely with the Deputy Director of Programs to ensure a vibrant and equitable arts ecology in San Francisco. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Directly supervise and evaluate a Senior Program Officer, Street Artist Program Manager, Compliance Officer and contractors as needed.
  • Lead the planning of the Community Investments Annual Convening.
  • Represent the Community Investments program to Arts Commissioners, the SF Board of Supervisors, the Mayor’s Office and community stakeholders.
  • Represent the Arts Commission in various public and private partnerships including participation in interdepartmental City working groups, peer grantmaker collaborations and/or community-driven partnerships.
  • Work with the Arts Commission’s Capital Analyst and peer City departments to ensure community access to affordable cultural space and housing.
  • programmatic compliance with all Arts Commission and City rules, policies and processes.
  • Evaluate programmatic impact and alignment with the Arts Commission’s mission, goals and racial equity framework.
  • Assist in developing and implementing operational policies to ensure the efficient operation of the program.
  • Direct and monitor all programmatic budgets, contracts and expenditures in compliance with City policies and procedures.

  • Direct and manage program workflow and annual grantmaking cycle.
  • Implement the modernization of the Street Artists Licensing program, including improving the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative processes
  • Lead the implementation of strategic initiatives focused on affordability and equity, including cultural capital acquisition; professional development and technical assistance for individual artists and arts nonprofits; and capacity building.
  • Oversee a nationally-recognized public sector arts grantmaking program that embraces promising practices including an open and transparent panel review process, a commitment to racial and cultural equity, and data-driven accountability for public funds.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Minimum five to seven years of leadership experience working in philanthropy, public policy and/or nonprofit management, as well as a minimum of three to five years leading a team and managing personnel.
  • A substantive background in arts and culture, including experience working with the arts and culture sector and/or working with professional artists, as well as a substantive understanding of San Francisco’s arts and culture ecosystem.
  • Extensive experience working with communities of color and experience applying a racial equity analysis to one’s work; demonstrated experience developing solutions that address institutional and structural bias. The ability to speak more than one language is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with city, municipal, state, and national public policy leaders; the private sector; nonprofit advocates; and other community stakeholders. Familiarity with advocacy, public policy and political processes such as the annual City budget process.
  • Excellent strategic and intellectual abilities coupled with pragmatism and a roll-up-one’s-sleeves attitude. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university, and five (5) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

2. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major college coursework as described in Note B, and four (4) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

3. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and six (6) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

4. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major college coursework as described in Note B, and five (5) years full-time-equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A;

 SUBSTITUTION: Applicants may substitute up to 2 years of the required education with additional qualifying experience in budget analysis, financial analysis and reporting, legislative/policy analysis, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

Notes on Qualifying Experience and Education:

A. Qualifying professional-level analytical experience must be in one or more of the following functional areas: complex budget analysis, development and administration; complex financial/fiscal analysis and reporting; development of complex contracting systems and administration of competitive bid processes and complex contractual agreements; development and evaluation of complex management/administrative policy; complex grant administration and monitoring; complex program evaluation and planning; complex legislative analysis; complex economic analysis; or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in Class 1824, where the primary focus of the job is complex professional-level analysis for evaluation, recommendation, development and implementation of major programs and functions of department/organization. Analytical experience equivalent to the duties of Class 1823 is considered qualifying.

B. Coursework applicable to a baccalaureate or higher degree in specialized subject matter areas such as public or business administration, management, business law, contract law, public policy, urban studies, economics, statistical analysis, finance, accounting or other fields of study closely related to the essential functions of positions in Class 1824.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

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.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Heather Johnson, by telephone at 415-557-4922, or by email at heather.johnson@sfgov.org.

 

Selection Plan

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying):
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Written Multiple-Choice Examination - (Weight:  30%)
Candidates will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. The “core” multiple-choice examination component may include but not be limited to:

• Ability to evaluate/analyze information/data and to exercise good judgment relative to that evaluation or analysis
• Knowledge of, and ability to apply, financial/fiscal principles (including the ability to use mathematical and statistical formulas)
• Ability to use various computer software programs.

Supervisory Test Battery - (Weight:  40%) 
Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the written examination component will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management.  For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11676

A passing score must be achieved on the Written Multiple-Choice Examination and the Supervisory Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

The above test components are considered standardized and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Candidates may receive two or more scores in association with the above selection components. One or more will correspond to the core component of the multiple-choice exam component (i.e., core examination and/or one or more specialty areas).  Those candidates who participate in the Supervisory Test Battery, will attain an additional score.  Any scores attained on each of these components will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination.  This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take any test components for which you have already attained a score. Your score on the Core Exam is not valid for any other classifications in the Admin Analyst Series. You cannot apply a score from the Core exam used for 1820, 1822, or 1823, as it is a different test.

The Supervisory Test Battery may be used for many other classes, therefore your test score may be applied to other classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments.  If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes any of these components (i.e., core exam, specialty subtest(s) and/or supervisory test battery), your score(s) for the corresponding test component(s) will be automatically applied to that announcement.  However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score(s) to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test component(s).  Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the test component (core, specialty subtest or supervisory test battery) is used. 

Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight 30%)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire that must be submitted during the on-line application process.  There are three (3) questions.  The Supplemental Questionnaire has been designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Terms of Announcement:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.


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Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
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Requests:

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities


Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: 

Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

 

Exam Type:  CPE
Issued:  3/9/2020
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 104791
ART/ HJ /415-557-4922

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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