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Job opening and internship with San Francsco Arts Commission

Program Associate, Cultural Equity Grants Program, San Francisco Arts Commission

Assists in the design, coordination and implementation of a spectrum of arts-related programs in a government arts agency, including grants management, technical assistance, convenings, research, etc.

Preferred qualifications: experience in and commitment to working with artists and arts organizations, esp. those rooted in historically underserved communities; critical thinker; effective communicator; detail-oriented multi-tasker; experience in arts administration and financial management; Excel, database and internet savvy.

Salary: $44,902-$54.574 + benefits. 
EOE. Women, People of Color and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Position open until filled.

For detailed announcement & how to apply:  http://www.sfartscommission.org/ceg/index.html


Intern, Community Arts and Education Program, San Francisco Arts Commission
The Community Arts and Education program of the San Francisco Arts Commission seeks an intern who can commit to working at least eight hours during the fall semester. Tasks include helping with the launch of the Art in Storefronts program, continuing with the Deep Roots podcast, and assisting with WritersCorps and arts education events.

Alameda County Project Search Internship Program

East Bay Innovations is accepting applications for their new County of Alameda Project SEARCH. They have a few more individuals to interview and have accepted three candidates, but have room for 12 and need more applicants. The website states that the deadline was August 17th, but they’ll continue to accept applications until all the slots are full. Interested individuals  should submit applications as soon as possible. Case Managers can also send collateral packets (CDER, psych and/or social report, IPP, health information) along with a note that the application is on the way.

The start date with the County will be mid October. All internships within the County will be within the Downtown Oakland offices around Lakeside, Fallon and Oak Street, just a couple of blocks from the Lake Merritt BART station.

For more information about Project Search, please visit eastbayinnovations.org and follow the link to the Project Search page where there is an application to download along with eligibility guidelines.

All candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check, have the ability to learn clerical support skills, and meet the professional workplace expectations of the County of Alameda.

New Resource Provides Information for International Visitors to the U.S. who are Blind or have Low Vision

When Ms. Uyanga Erdenebold, a blind student from Mongolia, arrived at Louisiana State University on a Fulbright Program scholarship, she had to get used to a new city, a new country, and the rigors of graduate school – not to mention the humidity. As she pursued her Master’s degree in Library Science, she learned to travel independently with a white cane, honed her computer skills, and read extensively for her studies. Ms. Erdenebold reported being forever changed by her experience in the United States, which she describes as “an interesting, dynamic and encouraging one.”

For international professionals and students who are blind or have low vision, visiting the United States just became easier. The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) has published a new informational tipsheet to assist international blind and low vision visitors in preparing to come to the United States. This tipsheet contains a variety of resources about access and independent living.

Read: “Blind Visitors to the United States: What you need to know” at: http://www.miusa.org/ncde/tipsheets/blindvisitorstousa


This free resource includes:

Guidance for locating resources—orientation and mobility services, dog guide training, public transportation access, live reader services, etc.
Tips on independent living—cooking, laundry, managing money, etc.
Information about learning Braille and accessing audio- or E-books
Considerations for locating and using assistive technology
Primary emphasis of this new informational guide is on enhancing the U.S. experience of blind visitors who are coming for academic or professional training, but the resources may also be useful to U.S. residents and international people traveling to the United States for other reasons.

Youth Funding Youth Ideas is Offering 10 Jobs for Young Applicants

Youth Funding Youth Ideas

**DEADLINE: MON. JUNE 1, 2009 at 5PM**
Work 8-20 hours/week on a flexible schedule that includes some nights, weekends, and holidays.
No prior experience necessary.  Youth Funding Youth Ideas will train you.
Trainings may continue through summer and the beginning of fall semester of school.
Applicants must be 14-17 years old, as of July 11, 2009 and live in San Francisco.
Pay rate is $10.00/hr.
We are hiring 10 youth for two positions: 6 Program Officers and 4 Youth Evaluators

Position One: Youth Funding Youth Ideas Program Officer
Position Description: Program Officers are responsible for reading and reviewing grant applications, making funding decisions and providing support to young people who apply for a grant or who get funded. Participate in paid training on topics, such as, public speaking, diversity, philanthropy, communication, teamwork and safety.

1. Attend ongoing training and meetings
2. Public Speaking  – Present information about YFYI
3. Facilitate meetings and workshops
4. Assist with the designing and scheduling of YFYI presentations and workshops
5. Assist young people in developing their project ideas
6. Work with fellow Program Officers and Youth Evaluators to make funding decisions
7. Conduct site visits and collect data to monitor projects
8. Interview applicants
9. General office work
10. Other duties as assigned

Position Two: Youth Funding Youth Ideas Youth Evaluator
Position Description: Youth Evaluators are responsible for reading and reviewing grant applications, maintaining information, evaluating outcomes, making funding decisions and providing support to young people who apply for a grant or who get funded. Participate in paid training on topics, such as, public speaking, diversity, philanthropy, communication, teamwork and safety.

1. Attend ongoing training and meetings
2. Constant update of data in to the computer
3. Use data to document outcomes in effort to improve YFYI
4. Create forms and systems for collecting data and providing feedback
5. Conduct site visits and collect data to monitor projects
6. Use data gathered to document project activities and progress
7. Read and review grant applications
8. Interview applicants
9. General office work
10. Other duties as assigned

What is YFYI? 
YFYI is a youth-led program that seeks to foster young San Franciscans with the opportunity to expand on their leadership goals by funding their project ideas.

Who runs YFYI?        
 Youth Funding Youth Ideas (YFYI) is a project of CHALK, Communities in Harmony Advocating for Learning and Kids.  CHALK provides a range of youth services with a specific focus on transformative youth development and employment. CHALK specializes in providing leadership opportunities, job training and meaningful employment to youth with high-risk characteristics.

If I worked for YFYI what would I do?
Youth, ages 14-17, who work for YFYI, are responsible for deciding on who gets money (grants) to run youth led projects that focus on helping the community. YFYI youth staff also help young people apply for the money. The youth staff are also responsible for figuring out how well the youth led projects are growing and how well the youth are growing as they run their youth-led projects.
What if I don’t know how to do this job?
That won’t matter because if you were hired you would get trained to do the job. The training is paid too!

Youth Funding Youth Ideas
Steps to Completing the Application

Step 1: Complete the Application
Be sure to answer all questions completely and thoroughly. Feel free to use extra sheet(s) of paper it needed when answer questions. Please try to complete and turn in the application as soon as possible. 
Step 2: Mail, drop off, fax or email the completed application to Youth Funding Youth Ideas

Mail or drop off your application to:
c/o Catherine Porchia
965 Mission, Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94103

Fax your application to:
Fax# 415-977-6950

Email the application to: cporchia@chalk.org

If emailing your application, only attach the application as a Microsoft Word Document.

DO NOT scan your application.
DO NOT copy and paste the application into the body of the email.

If you have further questions on how to properly send an application as an attachment, call Catherine.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 1st at 5:00pm 


Call Catherine at our office at 415-977-6949
Call between 10:30am and 4:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

An application can also be found at www.chalk.org.