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Senior Marketing and Communications Officer, The Partnership for The Bay's Future

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer, The Partnership for The Bay's Future
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 3, 2019
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.

The Partnership for the Bay’s Future (“the Partnership”), an effort of the SFF, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, and Facebook, along with a growing and diverse set of private, public, philanthropic and community partners from across the region, is committed to creating a more accessible, equitable and prosperous Bay Area for all the region’s residents by addressing the interconnected and urgent crises in housing, transportation, and economic opportunity.

The Partnership seeks to develop a strong regional network – a cross-sector of leaders and partners with a common understanding of the housing, transportation, and economic opportunity-related challenges facing the region, a shared regional agenda of potential solutions, and a collective commitment to advancing the agenda and moving solutions forward through leadership, collective action, and the investment of resources.


This limited term (three years) position of Senior Marketing and Communications Officer is a full-time position. It is a dual reporting role, working with the Director of The Partnership for the Bay’s Future and the Vice President of Marketing and Communications of the San Francisco Foundation.  The senior officer will provide day-to-day communications support to the Director in order to achieve the Partnership’s strategic goals. The officer will also work with the Vice President to implement the Partnership’s communications strategy and media relations. 

The Senior Marketing and Communications Officer’s functions include, but are not limited to the following:

Marketing and Communications

  • Refine and implement a comprehensive communications strategy.
  • Collaborate with core partners on coordinated communications efforts to ensure consistency and increased impact.
  • Coordinate messaging with SFF marketing and communications team, as well as other core partners.
  • Identify and help to create marketing materials for the interested public and key stakeholders, including other philanthropic organizations, public agencies, decision-makers, prospective funders, and NGOs at workshops, conferences, and donor forums.
  • Prepare briefing materials for the CEO and Partnership leadership.
  • Social Media and Digital Strategy
    • Develop a social media strategy.
    • Coordinate with SFF marketing and communications team on a digital strategy and implement a digital campaign.
  • Website Management and Content Creation
  • In conjunction with the core partners communications teams, develop an editorial calendar for the website.
    • Maintain, monitor, and update the website.
    • Create content for the e-newsletter and, including co-produced stories. 

Media Relations

  • Write media advisories, press releases, and op-eds.
  • Coordinate media interviews with core partners communications teams.
  • Develop and maintain media contacts.
  • Monitor media coverage and prepare media evaluation reports.

Knowledge Management

  • In conjunction with SFF’s marketing and communications team and the Partnership’s evaluation firm, develop and implement cross-channel analytics and other measurement tools to capture lessons learned, publicize the progress, and communicate major milestones. 

Leadership and Administrative Functions

  • Represent the Partnership at engagement opportunities, including events, conferences, and briefings.
  • Create a consistent engagement mechanism (e.g. conference calls or meetings) with the core partners communications teams.
  • Manage vendor relations for marketing and communications projects.
  • Attend the following: Partnership team meetings and bi-weekly SFF marketing and communications team meetings.


Education: Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field is strongly preferred but will consider the extent of experience if necessary.

Required experience: Minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic or public sector. A successful and positive track record working in culturally and ethnically diverse communities. Experience in the Bay Area and housing are a plus.

Knowledge, skills and competencies: Excellent facilitation, listening, oral and written communications skills. Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously. Demonstrated personal integrity and commitment to this work and the ability to engender trust, credibility, confidence with a variety of constituencies. Knowledge of community organizing, group facilitation and conflict resolution desirable. Computer literacy in the Microsoft environment, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Attention to design and an ability to create basic graphic information, such as PowerPoint presentations, infographics, and handout materials.


A competitive compensation package commensurate with background and experience in addition to a very competitive benefits package will be offered.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.