Careers

Staff at The San Diego Foundation address the region’s most pressing challenges and identify opportunities by working with donors and partners to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans.

Thank you for your interest in the work of The San Diego Foundation. To learn more about our work and inquire about joining our team, contact jobs@sdfoundation.org.

Current Opportunities

At The San Diego Foundation, we value our diverse and experienced staff that are committed to our mission of improving the quality of life within all of San Diego’s communities. We strive to be an employer of choice, offering a competitive compensation package, and a professional and vibrant work environment for those who have a passion for our mission that is carried out every day by providing leadership for effective philanthropy and promoting community solutions.

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San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, COMMUNITY IMPACT

The Administrative Assistant will assist in the efficient operation of the Community Impact Division by providing effective clerical and administrative support to the Vice President, Community Impact, Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer as well as provide administrative support to the Community Impact Team.

Essential duties and principal responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and triage inquiries and contacts via email, mail, phone or in person requesting information and meetings.
  • Maintains virtual filing systems as directed.
  • Produces information as requested from records, email, minutes, and other related documents; prepares written summaries of data when needed.
  • Responds to and resolves administrative inquiries and questions.
  • Coordinates and schedules travel, meetings, and appointments.
  • Prepares agendas and schedules for meetings.
  • Records and distributes minutes or other records for meetings.
  • Write and edit documents from letters to reports.
  • Maintains office supplies and coordinates maintenance of office equipment.
  • Oversee and track department budget.
  • Maintains a system for recording expenses.
  • Manages projects and special assignments; gaining cooperation of others; monitoring progress, and problem solving. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Prepare and track grant agreements.
  • Track grant report deliverables.
  • Manage Community Impact public email Inbox.
  • Support CI Division convenings and event planning and execution.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of three years administrative experience in a professional office environment; nonprofit experience preferable.
  • Proven track record in developing and utilizing administrative organizational systems with attention to detail, timeliness and record keeping.
  • Experience providing superior customer service.
  • Demonstrated experience with coordinating logistics of meeting and event scheduling, planning and implementation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with a proactive approach to work; flexibility and strong interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining budgets.
  • Technologically savvy – Expert proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; strong aptitude and experience with relational database entry and management as well as exporting and report generation.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy.
  • Working understanding of clerical procedures and systems such as recordkeeping and filing.
  • Ability to work independently and successfully prioritize and manage multiple projects with competing changing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Proven experience thriving in a fast-paced environment adapting to change as necessary.
  • Work with and effectively manage information of a confidential nature requiring considerable discretions, judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Professional, positive attitude and demeanor to appropriately represent the organization with both internal and external partners.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Reports directly to the Vice President, Community Impact, Chief Impact and Partnerships.

EDUCATION

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree helpful but not required

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able at times to lift 15 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Non-smoking, professional office environment
  • Flexible work options to include remote work
  • Fast-paced working with multi-level distractions
  • Professional presentation and demeanor
  • Open office space with potential audio/visual distractions
  • Multi-track workflow that requires the ability to prioritize and plan

The San Diego Foundation offers an excellent work environment, benefit package, and competitive compensation. 

Please apply at jobs@sdfoundation.org, and place Administrative Assistant-CI in the subject line and attach your PDF resume and PDF cover letter.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, DEVELOPMENT & STEWARDSHIP

The Administrative Assistant will assist in the efficient operation of the Development and Stewardship Team by providing effective clerical and administrative support to the Vice President, Chief Development and Stewardship Officer.

Essential duties and principal responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and triage inquiries and contacts via email, mail, phone or in person requesting information and meetings.
  • Maintains virtual filing systems as directed.
  • Produces information as requested from records, email, minutes, and other related documents; prepares written summaries of data when needed.
  • Responds to and resolves administrative inquiries and questions.
  • Coordinates and schedules travel, meetings, and appointments.
  • Prepares agendas and schedules for meetings.
  • Records and distributes minutes or other records for meetings.
  • Write and edit documents from letters to reports.
  • Maintains office supplies and coordinates maintenance of office equipment.
  • Oversee and track department budget.
  • Maintains a system for recording expenses.
  • Manages projects and special assignments; gaining cooperation of others; monitoring progress, and problem solving. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of three years administrative experience in a professional office environment; nonprofit experience preferable.
  • Proven track record in developing and utilizing administrative organizational systems with attention to detail, timeliness and record keeping.
  • Experience providing superior customer service.
  • Demonstrated experience with coordinating logistics of meeting and event scheduling, planning and implementation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with a proactive approach to work; flexibility and strong interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining budgets.
  • Technologically savvy – Expert proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; strong aptitude and experience with relational database entry and management as well as exporting and report generation.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy.
  • Working understanding of clerical procedures and systems such as recordkeeping and filing.
  • Ability to work independently and successfully prioritize and manage multiple projects with competing changing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Proven experience thriving in a fast-paced environment adapting to change as necessary.
  • Work with and effectively manage information of a confidential nature requiring considerable discretions, judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Professional, positive attitude and demeanor to appropriately represent the organization with both internal and external partners.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Reports directly to the Vice President, Chief Development and Stewardship Officer

EDUCATION

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree helpful but not required

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able at times to lift 15 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Non-smoking, professional office environment
  • Fast-paced working with multi-level distractions
  • Professional presentation and demeanor
  • Open office space with potential audio/visual distractions
  • Multi-track workflow that requires the ability to prioritize and plan

The San Diego Foundation offers an excellent work environment, benefit package, and competitive compensation. 

Please apply at jobs@sdfoundation.org, and place Administrative Assistant – D&S in the subject line and attach your PDF resume and PDF cover letter.


GRANTS SPECIALIST OFFICER

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Grants Specialist Officer (GSO) is responsible for identifying, developing, drafting, and pursuing grant proposals to federal, state, and local government, agencies, and private foundations and selected donors to bring resources to the region.

The GSO combines strategic thinking and sharp execution coupled with relentless ambition and energy to enable The San Diego Regional Policy and Innovation Center (Policy & Innovation Center) and The San Diego Foundation (TSDF) to reach targets, goals, and attain objectives. 

Essential contributions and principal responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design, lead and implement an integrated resource development strategy to support new grants to the region (focus is on non-San Diego funding, including federal and state).
  • Expand TSDF and the Policy and Innovation Center’s traditional funding sources by creating new and innovative funding sources through leadership in funding research/opportunities and strategic partnerships. 
  • Facilitate and drive funding growth by working with TSDF donor services, Policy and Innovation Center staff, partners, and key stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain high-level contacts with current and prospective grantors.
  • Lead interactions with external stakeholders that support internal development efforts.
  • Identify and drive prospects through to award (including identifying new funding opportunities, options, and proposal preparation).
  • Continually and proactively assess demographics, macroeconomics, and competitive market issues impacting TSDF and the Policy & Innovation Center and develop solutions.
  • Apply financial reason to any new opportunity to increase the probability of future sustainability.
  • Work with internal partners to build financial analyses and models to evaluate potential funding and impacts.
  • Create a culture of positivity and success across the organization.
  • Develop and produce analytic reports that synthesize the funding opportunities, insights for improved proposals, and informed decision-making. 
  • Evaluate and participate in the drive to use new technology funding vehicles.
  • Provide strategic and marketing insight to all donor materials and strategic support on the full range of external stakeholder communications.
  • Support CEO of the Policy and Innovation Center and Chief Innovation Officer at TSDF with the preparation of board materials and funding proposals.

Supervision Received

  • Works closely with and reports directly to the President & CEO of the Policy and Innovation Center and the Chief Innovation Officer at TSDF.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, creative writing, or a related area (master’s degree preferred).
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience of successful progression in grant writing at the federal, state, and local government/agency level, and expertise obtaining grants from significant foundations preferred.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Operate with a positive, well-defined sense of self and be self-directed while demonstrating political savvy and diplomacy.
  • The ability to draw accurate conclusions from quantitative and qualitative data and programmatic goals and then identify and develop supporting grant proposals and resources.
  • Demonstrated skill for creating a climate focused on achievement and results
  • Proven willingness to be accountable for the success of the organization’s vision and business plans through a funding and resource lens that are in support of the vision 
  • Exceptional communicator with the ability to present concepts and strategic objectives in clear, concise, and fundable grant proposals.
  • The ability to articulate how your work and grant funds improve or improve the communities we serve.
  • Proven ability to present, articulate, and inspire potential donors and grantors with our work, community impact, and vision to support proposals.
  • A style that emphasizes openness, collaboration, and connectivity.  
  • Passion for learning and relentless improvement.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of federal, state, and municipal proposal submission and fundraising process and experience with private foundations.
  • Ability to study and understand programs and funding requirements of the organizations.
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources.
  • Multitasking, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with the utmost integrity.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Additional language proficiency helpful

JUDGMENT/REASONING ABILITY

  • Logical thought process
  • Use of good judgment and own initiative

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Able to sit for prolonged periods of time at meetings, desk, computer, driving
  • Able to sit at a desk and view a computer screen for up to two hours
  • Able to type using a computer keyboard
  • Able to speak into and use a telephone
  • Ability to bend and stoop

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Non-smoking, professional office environment
  • Fast-paced working with multi-level distractions
  • Professional presentation and demeanor
  • Open office space with potential audio/visual distractions
  • Multi-track workflow that requires the ability to prioritize and plan

The San Diego Foundation offers an excellent work environment, benefit package, and competitive compensation. 

Please apply at jobs@sdfoundation.org, and place Grants Specialist Officer in the subject line and attach your PDF resume and PDF cover letter.


MANAGER, EDUCATION INITIATIVES

At The San Diego Foundation, we value a team composed of people committed to our mission of improving the quality of life within all of San Diego’s communities. We strive to be an employer of choice, offering a competitive compensation package, and a professional and vibrant work environment for those who have a passion for our work of providing leadership for effective philanthropy and promoting community solutions.

Education Initiatives, within the Community Impact Division of The San Diego Foundation, mobilizes philanthropy to advance educational equity in San Diego County. We do this by focusing on strategies that improve educational outcomes for students in K-16 who are furthest from opportunity so they can be ready for college and career success.

The San Diego Foundation seeks a program manager who will co-lead and execute the department’s investments in out-of-school time and expanded learning opportunities as a key strategy to advancing educational equity. In addition, the manager will work with the Education Initiative’s team to implement an array of complementary educational equity strategies. This position reports to the Director, Education Initiatives and collaborates closely with all members of the Education Initiatives team and the Community Impact Division as a whole.

This experienced program manager will draw on their considerable knowledge of the local K-12 and out-of-school time landscape to support strategic regional efforts towards better educational outcomes for San Diego County studentsActivities include, but are not limited to, working with the Director of Education to implement existing strategies as well as identify and craft new strategies for increasing expanded learning opportunities in San Diego County, resource mobilization and grantmaking efforts in support of these strategies, leading research and data efforts for evidence-based program design and decision-making, supporting convening and collaboration between diverse stakeholders working to achieve shared objectives.

Essential duties and principal responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement and lead strategies to amplify expanded learning and out-of-school time investments in San Diego County
  • Work closely with the Director, Education Initiatives to develop strategies for the growth and development of the expanded learning opportunities program
  • Support the collaboration between The Foundation and schools, districts, and nonprofit education partners to help build and nurture productive partnerships in this space
  • Maintain updated financial tracking of all contributions and schedule of respective reporting requirements to the expanded learning program
  • Conduct research and data analysis that informs strategy setting for fundraising, grantmaking and community leadership activities
  • Managing planning and logistics related to convenings and stakeholder engagement, and support the development and presentation of related program data and messaging
  • Write, and lead reporting and content creation efforts that share the impact of philanthropic investments and partnerships, including devising grant reports and data visualization
  • Support TSDF’s strategy implementation with subject matter insight related to education and expanded learning
  • Support donor stewardship through effective administration of strategic grantmaking programs, information sharing, and customer-oriented engagement opportunities
  • Collaborate and contribute to a strong team culture across the Community Impact department and entire Foundation
  • These efforts require excellent written and verbal communication skills, project management experience, and administrative capabilities, including financial administration, fundraising and grant-writing skills, workplan creation and management, database utilization, and impact reporting

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work experience and/or demonstrated commitment to the education field
  • Considerable knowledge of the local K-12 and out-of-school time landscape
  • Minimum seven years of management-level program experience in a private or community foundation, educational setting, or position in a corporate, government or nonprofit organization
  • Experience in database management, research and data mining and analysis
  • Outstanding project management skills, financial processes, and time management
  • Ability to “right size” projects
  • Knowledge of the range of regional/local education issues as they relate to learning and education in the San Diego region
  • Ability to work independently and successfully organize and prioritize multiple projects, and meet deliverables and deadlines
  • Knowledge of and interest in advancing the collective impact model of cross-sectoral collaboration
  • Strong emotional intelligence with excellent interpersonal skills and customer service orientation
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment where adapting to change is necessary and the ability to multi-task successfully is critical
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency with computer software applications: MS Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Asana, and Google Docs; database/contact management software experience and data visualization software experience preferred

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Additional language proficiency helpful

JUDGMENT/REASONING ABILITY

  • Logical thought process
  • Use of good judgment and own initiative

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Able to safely lift 25 pounds
  • Able to sit for prolonged periods of time at meetings, desk, computer, driving
  • Able to sit at a desk and view a computer screen for up to two hours
  • Able to type using a computer keyboard
  • Able to speak into and use a telephone
  • Ability to bend and stoop

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Non-smoking, professional office environment
  • Fast-paced working with multi-level distractions
  • Professional presentation and demeanor
  • Open office space with potential audio/visual distractions
  • Multi-track workflow that requires the ability to prioritize and plan
  • Hybrid work schedule

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends periodically as needed
  • Ability to periodically travel out of area (as COVID-19 health and safety regulations permit)
  • The San Diego Foundation offers an excellent work environment, benefit package, and competitive compensation.

The San Diego Foundation offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
 If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter (both PDF) to: jobs@sdfoundation.org and please place Manager, Education Initiatives in the subject line.


Program Specialist, Education Initiatives

At The San Diego Foundation, we value a team composed of people committed to our mission of improving the quality of life within all of San Diego’s communities. We strive to be an employer of choice, offering a competitive compensation package, and a professional and vibrant work environment for those who have a passion for our work of providing leadership for effective philanthropy and promoting community solutions.

Education Initiatives, within the Community Impact Division of The San Diego Foundation, mobilize philanthropy to advance educational equity in San Diego County. We do this by focusing on strategies that improve educational outcomes in K-16 so students are prepared for college and career success.

The San Diego Foundation seeks a program specialist who will support the essential programmatic and administrative activities of The Community Scholars Initiative, a data-driven approach to scholarship philanthropy that pairs need-based scholarships with college readiness support to student groups facing the greatest barriers to persistence and college completion. In addition, the specialist is responsible for supporting the implementation of a select number of educational equity strategies. This position reports to the Director, Education Initiatives and collaborates closely with all members of the Education Initiatives team and the Community Impact team as a whole.

This experienced program specialist willdraw on their considerable knowledge of the local K-12, post-secondary and community-based educational landscape to support strategic regional efforts towards better educational outcomes for San Diego County students. Efforts include, but are not limited to, the implementation of fundraising, scholarships and grantmaking strategies in education, supporting research and data capture for evidence-based program design and decision making, and supporting convening and collaboration between diverse stakeholders working to achieve shared objectives.

Essential duties and principal responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain systems and processes to support effective and successful communications with internal and external partners, grantmaking, grant writing and reporting activities, research and content development
  • Support and monitor the workplan for Community Scholars Initiative including managing the scholarship review and award process
  • Support the collaboration between The Foundation and the Community Scholars Initiative nonprofit college success partners
  • Maintain updated financial tracking of all contributions to the Community Scholars Initiative
  • Conduct research and data analysis that informs strategy setting for fundraising, grantmaking and community leadership activities
  • Coordinate planning and logistics related to convenings and stakeholder engagement, and support the development and presentation of related program data and messaging
  • Support writing, reporting and content creation, including data visualization, that serves to communicate the community impact of the strategies and bolsters fundraising activities
  • Support TSDF’s strategy implementation with subject matter insight related to education and workforce development
  • Support donor stewardship through effective administration of strategic grantmaking programs, information sharing, and customer-oriented engagement opportunities
  • Collaborate and contribute to a strong team culture across the Community Impact department and entire Foundation
  • These efforts require strong written and verbal communication skills, project management experience, and administrative capabilities, including financial administration, proposal writing, timeline creation and management, database utilization, and progress reporting

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work/volunteer experience and or demonstrated commitment to the education field
  • Five years of administrative and/or program support experience in a private or community foundation, educational setting or position in a corporate, government or nonprofit organization
  • Experience in database management, research and data mining and analysis
  • Demonstrated track record in developing and utilizing administrative organizational systems with attention to detail, timeliness, finances, and record keeping
  • Ability to work independently and successfully organize and prioritize multiple projects, and meet deliverables and deadlines
  • Knowledge of the range of regional/local education issues as they relate to learning and workforce in the San Diego region
  • Demonstrated organization, time and project management skills. Ability to “right size” projects
  • Knowledge of and interest in advancing the collective impact model of cross-sectoral collaboration
  • Strong emotional intelligence with excellent interpersonal skills and customer service orientation
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment where adapting to change is necessary and the ability to multi-task successfully is critical
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency with computer software applications: MS Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Asana, and Google Docs; database/contact management software experience and data visualization software experience preferred

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Additional language proficiency helpful

JUDGMENT/REASONING ABILITY

  • Logical thought process
  • Use of good judgment and own initiative

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Able to safely lift 25 pounds
  • Able to sit for prolonged periods of time at meetings, desk, computer, driving
  • Able to sit at a desk and view a computer screen for up to two hours
  • Able to type using a computer keyboard
  • Able to speak into and use a telephone
  • Ability to bend and stoop

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Non-smoking, professional office environment
  • Fast-paced working with multi-level distractions
  • Professional presentation and demeanor
  • Open office space with potential audio/visual distractions
  • Multi-track workflow that requires the ability to prioritize and plan

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends periodically as needed
  • Ability to periodically travel out of area (as COVID-19 health and safety regulations permit)
  • The San Diego Foundation offers an excellent work environment, benefit package, and competitive compensation.

The  San Diego Foundation offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter (both PDF) to: jobs@sdfoundation.org, and please place Program Specialist, Education Initiatives in the subject line.


Research Specialist, Community Impact

The Community Impact programs at TSDF focus on inclusive growth, which involves the entire region in a vision for livability and prosperity. Aligned with The San Diego Foundation’s goal to deliver on the promise of a more vibrant future for all who call San Diego home, these programs support efforts that build a region with equitable pathways to success for all San Diegans.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

We are seeking an experienced Specialist to provide research and recommendations related to state and local policy, in support of The Foundation’s strategic plan, which promotes equitable opportunity, resilient communities, and racial and social justice. Additionally, this position will support Community Impact program goals and department operations. This includes writing, report creation, data collection, and related efforts.

The Specialist will:

  • Be experienced in research practices and possess knowledge of state and local legislation and related current events. Additionally, the Specialist will be engaged in ongoing awareness around important, timely topics impacting the region.
  • Possess strong analytical and writing skills, and the ability to produce data-driven reports and briefing documents succinctly and efficiently.
  • Attend regular legislative hearings, public comment sessions, or related events. Produce briefing documents and presentations to share information as necessary.
  • Support the Community Impact program goals and operations, including data aggregation, report development, grantmaking processes, and related efforts.

These efforts require strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to develop information that can be shared internally as well as publicly. Experience working with governmental agencies or related civic organizations is a benefit.  Working as a cohesive part of the Community Impact team is an important part of the Specialist’s responsibilities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: RESEARCH AND POLICY

Essential Duties and Principal Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work collaboratively with the Community Impact team to support and inform programmatic efforts.
  • Coordinate systems that support information aggregation, organization, and content development.
  • Support the coordination of efforts related to research and information sharing. Support the team to ensure others are informed of evolving updates that impact program goals.
  • Support TSDF’s community leadership efforts by providing research and subject matter insight around initiatives, policy implications, and issues impacting the non-profit community and local government, especially those related to strategic program areas.
  • Support grantmaking processes and related document development, application review and approval practices in alignment with Community Impact best practices.
  • Create content, including writing, data visualization, and briefing documents in support of program goals and policy intersections.
  • Play a role in department operations as needed in support of program goals.
  • Successfully participate in project planning. Utilize Asana, the team’s preferred project management platform.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

  • Reports directly to the Director, Community Impact

QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of three years of policy research or related experience in a private or community foundation, or comparable position in a corporate, government or nonprofit organization.
  • Demonstrated track record in developing and utilizing systems with attention to detail, timeliness, and organization.
  • Ability to successfully organize and prioritize multiple projects, and successfully produce deliverables.
  • Knowledge of a range of regional/state/federal issues as they relate to organizational goals.
  • Experience collaborating with team members and partners to successfully achieve goals.
  • A track record of research in a field related to health and human services.
  • Possess strong time management and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment where adapting to change is necessary and the ability to multi-task successfully is critical.
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency with software: MS Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Teams. Database software experience is preferred.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Additional language proficiency is a benefit

JUDGMENT/REASONING ABILITY

  • Logical thought process
  • Use of good judgment and own initiative

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Able to safely lift 25 pounds
  • Able to sit for prolonged periods of time at meetings, desk, computer, driving
  • Able to sit at a desk and view a computer screen for up to two hours
  • Able to type using a computer keyboard
  • Able to speak into and use a telephone
  • Ability to bend and stoop

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Non-smoking, professional office environment
  • Fast-paced working with multi-level distractions
  • Professional presentation and demeanor
  • Open office space with potential audio/visual distractions
  • Multi-track workflow that requires the ability to prioritize and plan
  • Hybrid/Remote work available

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends periodically as needed
  • Ability to periodically travel out of area (as COVID-19 health and safety regulations permit)

The  San Diego Foundation offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter (both PDF) to: jobs@sdfoundation.org and please place Research Specialist, Community Impact in the subject line.


VIDEO PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

The San Diego Foundation vision is for just, equitable and resilient communities. We value our diverse and experienced staff who are committed to our mission to inspire enduring philanthropy and enable community solutions to improve the quality of life in our region.

The San Diego Foundation seeks an experienced Video Production Specialist to join our Marketing & Communications team.

The Video Production Specialist will be responsible for leading and coordinating the production of all video, audio and animated content. The specialist will assist in shooting and editing interviews, events, press conferences, explainer clips, donor stories, nonprofit impact stories, social media reels and other content in video and audio format to delight, educate and engage audiences in support of the San Diego Foundation Strategic Plan initiatives and tactics.

Learn more about our vision for the future in our Strategic Plan.

Essential duties and principal responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing, understanding, and translating requirements outlined in a creative brief into a final video asset
  • Assisting in the coordination and production – including shooting and/or editing – of all San Diego Foundation video and audio content
  • Planning video shoots, which includes developing schedules and budgets, allocating resources, selecting, and reserving shoot locations
  • Applying brand guidelines to video assets
  • Maintaining video production assets
  • Managing, publishing and archiving project videos, using various cloud-based storage systems such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, and Google Drive
  • Creating short-form videos, animated gifs, and motion graphics for use in various projects
  • Managing, maintaining, and growing video agency/vendor relationship(s), including proposal development, scope of work, budget management and providing ongoing direction

Qualifications and Experience

  • Filming: 3+ years
  • Post-production: 3+ years
  • Pre-production: 3+ years
  • Experience with animation and motion graphics
  • Intermediate-advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, including Adobe After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams
  • Excellent understanding of the video production process – pre, production, and post
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills
  • Strong project management, organizational and planning skills, with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to lead certain projects with minimal oversight
  • An ability to multitask and perform under tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Some experience in photography and editing still graphics is a plus
  • Some experience working in the nonprofit sector is a plus

Supervision Received

  • Reports directly to the Director, Communications

Education

  • Associate degree in Film & Video Production (or equivalent experience)

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Additional languages are helpful but not required

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Able to sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to sit at a desk and view a computer screen for up to two hours
  • Able to speak into and use a telephone for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend and stoop

Work Environment

  • Non-smoking, professional office environment
  • Fast-paced working with multi-level distractions
  • Professional presentation and demeanor
  • Open office space with potential audio/visual distractions
  • Multi-track workflow that requires the ability to prioritize and plan
  • Hybrid/Remote work available

Special Conditions

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends periodically as needed
  • Willingness to travel and be on-location for filming (as COVID-19 health and safety regulations permit)

The San Diego Foundation offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter (both PDFs) to: jobs@sdfoundation.org and place “Video Production Specialist” in the subject line.


SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIP AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) connects, educates, and inspires women to come together in collective philanthropy.  We are a membership organization with over 200 dynamic, highly engaged members and $4.4M in grantmaking since 2000. Founded as a supporting organization of The San Diego Foundation (TSDF), SDWF benefits greatly from a strong partnership with TSDF.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

SDWF is seeking a Membership and Communications Specialist with strong communication, organizational, administrative and customer service skills to oversee the communications calendar, social media presence, membership renewal and recruitment efforts, related committee activities and administrative processes that allow us to grow in grow in membership and fulfill our mission.

In this role, you will be responsible for, but are not limited to:

Membership Stewardship and Coordination

  • Oversee logistics and communications for annual membership renewal process
  • Oversee processes and communications for member recruitment, onboarding, and retention
  • Partner with Executive Director in development and execution of membership building and retention strategies
  • Provide support to Programs Manager in execution of social events
  • Provide the highest level of customer service to members and community

Database Management

  • Manage SDWF database to maintain member and contact records, track gift and engagement history, generate reports and prepare mailings
  • Oversee gift processing and acknowledgment process
  • Maintain and update mailing lists in Raiser’s Edge and MailChimp
  • Maintain updated member directory and organizational calendar on SDWF website

Communications

  • Work with Executive Director to develop annual communications strategy
  • Update and manage SDWF online presence including social media platforms and website
  • Oversee communications processes including newsletter, Mailchimp campaigns, annual reports, and email communications
  • Work with Programs Manager to develop marketing materials for SDWF events
  • Manage central calendar and SDWF email account
  • Create banners to assist in promoting SDWF events

Committee Support

  • Support SDWF Membership Committee by attending meetings, generating reports, tracking renewals, and overseeing recruitment efforts
  • Support SDWF Collaboration Committee by attending meetings and tracking dues

Event and Meeting Support

  • Provide support for SDWF meetings, including calendar support, providing reports, preparing materials, notetaking, day-of logistics and support, etc.
  • Under the guidance of SDWF’s Programs Manager, coordinate logistics of large and small SDWF events, including registration, check-in, set-up, and  breakdown, etc.

Other duties

  • Work with Programs Manager to assist with administrative processes to ensure a successful grant selection process
  • Manage calendar, scheduling, and administrative needs for SDWF and its various  committees and board
  • Manage expense reports, check requests, etc.

Other responsibilities as assigned to fulfill SDWF mission.

We are looking for an individual with a commitment to equity who is a passionate believer in the power of women working together for change, with the following qualifications:

Competencies:

  • Organization: Must enjoy detail-oriented work and possess exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to set up processes, systems and workflow
  • Communication: Strong written and verbal communication; excellent writing and editing skills – design skills preferred
  • Customer Service: People person with enthusiasm for providing the highest level of customer service to our members and Community Partners. Will include frequent face-to-face, phone and email communications
  • Committee Leadership: Proven ability to support and lead committees and volunteers
  • Event Coordination: Ability to plan and execute events, including logistics and day-of coordination
  • Flexibility and Problem Solving: Open to change, highly adaptable as situations might require
  • Authentic Commitment: Strong interest in working in the nonprofit field and passion for SDWF’s mission

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a professional setting; preferably nonprofit
  • Advanced experience and proficiency with computer software applications: MS Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Database management experience required, preferably with Blackbaud (Raiser’s Edge, Financial Edge, Granted Edge)
  • Proven track record in developing and using administrative systems
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the initiative to recognize and anticipate problems, then solve them
  • Superior customer service and interpersonal skills to relate to a diverse membership
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing Mailchimp communications and social media presence
  • Some design experience preferred (Canva, Adobe)
  • Experience managing social media presence preferred

WHY WORK FOR US

  • Work closely with smart, talented community-minded women to improve our community
  • Ability to use your diverse skillset to directly benefit the work and impact of SDWF
  • Flexibility and excitement of a small nonprofit, with the support, stability, and professionalism of a large organization through our partnership with TSDF

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to attend and transport materials to and from meetings within the San Diego region as needed

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

  • Position is full-time; anticipated hiring range $50,000-55,000 DOE
  • Excellent benefits package that includes 403(b) match, PTO, and 13 observed/paid holidays
  • Professional development opportunities

APPLY TODAY

Qualified applicants please submit the following to jobs@sdfoundation.org:

  • Cover letter (max 1 page) and resume, saved in PDF format
  • Indicate in Subject Line: Membership and Communications Specialist, San Diego Women’s Foundation