Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Action Network sometimes has job openings and/or internship opportunities.
SAN also has opportunities for volunteers.
Working at SAN provides an opportunity to help make things better for seniors and people with disabilities in the city. If you have knowledge about seniors and/or people with disabilities and you are interested in volunteering -- or investigating job opportunities and/or internships -- call SAN at (415) 546-1333.
SEEKING AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
SENIOR AND DISABILITY ACTION
(formerly Planning for Elders in the Central City and Senior Action Network)
1360 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103
Senior and Disability Action is a citywide nonprofit organization which mobilizes seniors and people with disabilities on issues that will directly affect the quality of their lives. Our newly merged organization fosters independence in the senior and disability community through leadership, advocacy, education, empowerment training and direct action.
SDA seeks a dynamic Executive Director to lead the organization following the recent merger. The Executive Director of Senior and Disability Action will report to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Key duties are outlined below:
Finance and Fund Development:
- Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work, researching and applying for grants and—working closely with the board—implementing fund development strategies including an annual appeal, donor event, and ongoing donor cultivation.
- Maintain sound financial and administrative practices, ensuring smooth practices and procedures following the merger.
- Work with the staff and the board in preparing an annual budget plus monthly updates, and see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
Program Development and Administration:
- Assure that the organization has a long-range strategic plan that blends best practices from the two recently merged organizations and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
- Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies.
- Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in the organization's work.
- Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
- Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
- See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
- Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
- Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
- Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
- Maintain on-going relationship with and reporting to City and organization funders.
Staff and Board Relations:
- Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and termination of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
- Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
- See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
- Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
- Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
- Manage board relations, assisting board leadership in identifying board member candidates, coordinating productive meeting agendas with the Board, and maintaining appropriate records.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree (Masters Degree preferred)
- Minimum of three years management experience in a nonprofit or public sector organization.
- Proven success in preparing winning grant proposals.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Professional written and oral communications skills.
- Strong computer skills, including fluency in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software as well as familiarity with social media.
- Demonstrated success in community organizing and coalition building.
- Commitment to our organization’s mission.
- Familiarity with the San Francisco nonprofit and public sector communities.
- Commitment to working for social justice.
Commensurate with experience. Full health benefits and retirement plan included.
Please submit cover letter and resume by Monday, September 17 to:
Betty Traynor, Board President
PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTION OF SDA PROGRAMS BELOW:
Programs of Senior and Disability Action
HealthCare Action Team (HAT)
HAT is a coalition of seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and community agencies working together to advocate for increases and expansion of homecare services and affordable, supportive housing and improvements to discharge planning. We use theater, song, storytelling and other popular education and participatory research models to raise awareness of the growing need for quality services and housing and the important role they play in our community.
Consumer Rights for Community Living (CRCL)
CRCL (pronounced “crackle”) helps seniors and people with disabilities navigate the complex web of home and community-based support services that can keep people living at home. CRCL works with people to get the services they need, know their rights, and resolve grievances.
Senior Survival School and Senior University
We empower seniors to take action in their communities. Utilizing presentations, discussions, and popular education, we train seniors and people with disabilities to effectively access vital community resources and to exercise their rights. Senior Survival School brings useful & accessible information to people with disabilities and seniors throughout San Francisco. Senior University trains people on community organizing and on issues such as health care, housing, transportation, and pedestrian safety.
Free Computer Classes
Beginning and intermediate classes are offered to seniors and people with disabilities who want to learn how to use a personal computer. We start with how to turn it on and why you might want to use one, and we lead people through word processing, internet, email, and social media.
Senior Housing Action Collaborative (SHAC)
SHAC is a group of tenants, homeowners, community advocates, and representatives from non-profit and government agencies, all dedicated to improving housing opportunities for seniors and people with disabilities. We work together to preserve and create quality, affordable, accessible housing in San Francisco, by organizing to win change!