Fields: policy, women, gender, human-rights, advocacy
Location: San Francisco, California
About the Organization: The San Francisco Department on the Status of Women has used the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) human rights framework to guide their work, and they have developed a number of innovative programs and tools to advance women’s human rights. They have conducted gender analysis of City Departments as well as City Commissions and Boards to identify areas of gender inequality and make recommendations. Their flagship grants program, the Violence Against Women Intervention & Prevention Program, funds 24 community-based agencies to address domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
About the Position: The
fellowship will run for a 10-month period from September 2018 – June 2019.
The San Francisco Department on the Status of Women is seeking a college or graduate student or
recent college graduate for the Public Policy Fellow position that will be focused on Family Violence. The Fellow will be
expected to work in the Department’s Civic Center office three to four days a week during regular
business hours and occasional evening events, for a minimum of 24-hours and maximum of 32 hours per
week. The position reports to the
Department’s Women’s Policy Director. The fellow will spend the majority of their time working with the Family Violence Council, which was
established in 2007 to coordinate services, collect data and analyze trends, and advise the Mayor, Board
of Supervisors, and Courts on issues related to domestic violence, child abuse, and elder/dependent
adult abuse. The Family Violence Council is chaired by three community advocates each representing an
area of family violence and comprised of representatives from social services agencies, law
enforcement, courts, and the school district, among others.
The San Francisco Department on the Status of Women is seeking Women is seeking a college or
graduate student or recent college graduate for the Public Policy Fellow position that will be focused on
Women’s Human Rights. The Fellow will be expected to work in the Department’s Civic Center office, Monday through
Thursday during regular business hours, and occasional evening events, for approximately 32-hours a
week. The position reports to the Department’s Director of Workplace Policy & Legislation. The fellow will be focused on issues relating to women’s human rights and gender equity in the workplace. The fellow will spend a significant portion of their time working on the Gender Equality Principles Initiative, a groundbreaking program that helps businesses and organizations advance gender equity in the workplace through the implementation of seven comprehensive principles and the Gender Equity Challenge, an event hosted annually that highlights model practices from Bay Area companies.
The fellow will also support the Department’s legislative agenda, gender analysis reports, and the Bay
Area Women’s Summit.
- Interest in the Department on the Status of Women
- Experience relevant to issues of gender equity in the workplace and women’s human rights
- Experience working with social media and/or website management
- Administrative experience and organizational skills
- Experience with data collection, analysis, and report writing
- Ability to work independently
Estimated Salary: $15/hr
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Interviews will be held as applications are received. Start and end date is negotiable.