The San Francisco Foundation’s Multicultural Fellowship Program Accepting Applications

The San Francisco Foundation is now recruiting for the 2011-2013 Multicultural Fellowship Program.

The Multicultural Fellowship Program is a two-year, full-time program that aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Successful candidates are young professionals of color with the promise and passion to create significant social change. The Fellowship provides challenging work and professional development experiences, on-the-job training, and opportunities to enhance skills in grantmaking, convening, project management, and a variety of other areas. Fellows are an integral component of the Foundation’s grantmaking Program staff. Additionally, Fellows benefit from networking, mentoring, trainings, seminars, professional conferences, and interactions with a wide array of nonprofit, community, and philanthropic leaders.

The Fellowship Program is seeking three Fellows with expertise in the following areas: Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, and Community Health . The deadline to apply is January 20, 2011. The Fellowship positions will commence April 4, 2011. To see detailed information about the Fellowship application process, please click HERE.  Feel free to forward this announcement to those you think may be interested in applying.

Qualifications

  • Self-directed, team-oriented, and leadership qualities
  • Volunteer and/or work experience in a specific Program area as specified below
  • Eagerness to learn about the philanthropic sector
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse audiences from varying socio-economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated interest in fundraising, donor development, and nonprofit or public service
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and analytical skills
  • Ease in producing high quality work in a high-production, multiple-project environment
  • Strong computer/software skills, including Windows and Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant area or equivalent research and analysis experience preferred
  • A minimum of five years of related work experience is required in addition to the specific requirements for each of the program areas noted here

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