Job Opening: San Francisco Family Support Network

Position Title: SFFSN Training Coordinator (1.0 FTE)

Salary range: $50,000-$55,000 DOE, plus benefits

Starting date: Immediately

Application date: 7/17/09

Organization Background

Founded in 2004, The San Francisco Family Support Network (SFFSN) is a unique partnership of the stakeholders in the Family Support field: families, community-based organizations, public departments, and private foundations.  It is a membership-based organization with more than 40 current members. 

The mission of the San Francisco Family Support Network is to support and enhance the Family Support system of care throughout San Francisco by:

Providing a collective voice for Family Support
Promoting the Family Support Principles and educating about best and promising practice
Creating opportunities for enhanced peer support among all Family Support stakeholders
Advocating for policies and programs that will help to meet the health, educational, safety, and environmental needs of all families
For more information about the SFFSN, please see

Please note: The SFFSN is housed at the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, but its staff are not City employees. 

Position Description

Working with the SFFSN Training and Technical Assistance Committee and SFFSN staff, the Training Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and ensuring the successful planning and implementation of the SFFSN’s training and technical assistance efforts.  These activities are designed to support staff who work with families to do so most effectively.  The position is supervised by the SFFSN Director.


Identify the Technical Assistance needs of SFFSN members and develop plans to address them
Coordinate a minimum of 30 workshops, convenings, and other trainings annually for direct service staff
Conduct workshops for direct service staff on the SFFSN Family Support Standards and Family Support topics
Coordinate the peer mentoring program including recruiting, training, matching, and supporting mentors and mentee organizations
Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual Family Support special convening
Provide direct technical assistance to members as needed
Develop and update training calendars, curricula, materials, registration flyers, and evaluations
Research, identify, and develop content for Family Support resource library
Provide staff support to the Training and Technical Assistance Committee
Provide and update Training and Technical Assistance website content
Assist with gathering information for and preparing reports to funders
Co-supervise the SFFSN Administrative Assistant
Participate in special projects and tasks as they are assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Psychology, Public Policy, Social Work or other related Social Science.
A minimum of 2 years of experience providing or working in the field of Family Support.
A minimum of 2 years of experience teaching, training, or mentoring others.  
Strong organizational skills and ability to successfully complete tasks with efficiency and an attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to work effectively with a wide range of people and personalities.
Strong verbal communication, writing, and editing skills.
Strong computer skills and proficiency in navigating the Internet and using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) on PC systems.
Flexibility and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, take initiative, prioritize multiple assignments, and work independently.
Demonstrated ability to be reliable, consistent, and maintain a regular work schedule
Ability to receive direction, input, and feedback from multiple sources.
Preferred Skills

Knowledge of San Francisco’s Family Support field
PowerPoint proficiency
Application Procedure

Please submit resume and cover letter to: Andrew Russo, SFFSN Director, 1390 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94102.  You may fax your resume and cover letter to 415-554-8965, or send it via email to

SFFSN is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.