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Associate Initiative Officer, ReWork the Bay

Associate Initiative Officer, ReWork the Bay
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 31, 2022
Job Description: 

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties with some initiatives, serving the nine county Bay Area. 

Reports to: Sr. Initiative Officer and Director, ReWork the Bay 


ReWork the Bay envisions a Bay Area economy that centers the voices, power and needs of working people. We believe it should be possible for everyone to live full lives with security, dignity, and agency in our work, home, and communities. We believe that shared prosperity is everyone’s job.   

A funder-and-field collaborative hosted by the San Francisco Foundation (SFF), ReWork the Bay (ReWork) brings together leaders in economic justice, workforce development, business and philanthropy to advance collective solutions for a Bay Area that works for all. Through our pooled grantmaking, systems change projects and funder learning and collaboration offerings, we seek to impact three key drivers to make work more equitable in the Bay Area:  

  • The number of quality, empowered jobs in our region;  

  • Equitable access to those jobs, including the ability to locate and apply for quality jobs, access to the skills and education needed to compete for those jobs, freedom from discrimination in hiring and advancement, and inclusive company cultures; and  

  • The availability of affordable and accessible support systems, which are necessary for people to keep their jobs and stay in the region, including transportation, childcare, food security and stable housing. Together, we are driven by a deep commitment to advancing racial equity and developing collective solutions for a diverse and equitable Bay Area.  


This position of Associate Initiative Officer (AIO) is a full-time, limited term position that reports to the Sr. Initiative Officer and Director (SIOD) of ReWork the Bay, and is a member of SFF’s People Team in the Community Impact Department. The AIO will lead implementation of multi-partner, cross-sector projects that advance policy, practice and/or narrative change in alignment with ReWork’s strategic goals. 

Program Implementation  

Lead multi-organization, cross-sector systems change projects including:  

  • Develop and successfully execute on project budgets and workplans. 

  • Outreach new partners; develop and effectively manage relationships with organizations and leaders across worker organizing, workforce development and economic development. 

  • With support from SIOD, conduct RFP processes and select evaluation, design and facilitation and/or other consultants. 

  • Represent ReWork in public speaking engagements and networking meetings as necessary. 

Grantmaking and Contracting 

Make grants and execute contracts for systems change project partners, including: 

  • Manage the grant application, routing and execution process, including supporting project grantees through process, managing Justfund portal and grant approvals, and transferring grant application data from Justfund to Fluxx.  

  • Manage financial relationships with consulting partners, including drafting and routing contracts, receiving and routing invoices for payment.   


Provide verbal and written updates to ReWork and our constituents on project progress, including: 

  • Collect content from partners and write progress reports for project funders; 

  • Present verbal updates on project progress to ReWork funder and advisory council members. 


  • Includes scheduling, logistics, notetaking, data entry and other administrative tasks related to program implementation, grantmaking, contracting and reporting. 

  • Additional duties as assigned 


Education: Experience weighted more heavily than educational attainment, however an undergraduate degree in relevant field (policy, public administration, community development, planning, public health, or related discipline) will be considered relevant experience.  

Required experience: Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in worker organizing, workforce development, and/or economic development or related field. A successful and positive track record working in culturally and ethnically diverse communities. Experience with program implementation, relationship building, facilitation and budget management. 

Knowledge, skills and competencies: Demonstrated commitment to values of racial justice, urgency, collective solutions and centering workers needs and ideas over those of business. Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills, and organization. Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously, and work both independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated personal integrity and commitment to this work and the ability to engender trust, credibility, and confidence with a variety of constituencies. Ability to recognize and address power dynamics including across race and gender as well as between philanthropy and the non-profit sector.  Knowledge of community organizing desirable.  

Computer literacy in the Microsoft environment, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. 


Visit the Employment Opportunities page of the San Francisco Foundation’s website at

Compensation is commensurate with background and experience in addition to a very competitive benefits package. 

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity with respect to race, ethnic, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.