Strategic Partnerships & Policy Coordinator

San Francisco, California
May 13, 2019
May 29, 2019
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level


The Strategic Partnerships & Policy (SPP) Coordinator is responsible for supporting and helping to coordinate the work of Safe & Sound’s department of Strategic Partnerships & Policy (“Department”) and is an important member of this new Department. This position requires flexibility, the ability to communicate with a wide array of community and government partners, and willingness and skills to engage in a variety of activities, including cross-sector meeting organization, support, and follow-up, research, and development of internal tracking systems to enhance collection of information and internal and external communication. Currently, this position reports to the Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships & Policy.


Coordination of Multi-Disciplinary Teams/Cross-Sector Collaborations/Alliances

  • Provide general backbone support to key multi-disciplinary (MDT) and collaborative teams, including helping to schedule meetings, events, and retreats, attending meetings, and coordinating activities and projects related to these teams 
  • Draft, when needed, meeting agendas, minutes, and action items and distribute in a timely manner
  • Assist in appropriate preparation for and follow-up on MDT and collaborative team meetings
  • Help in other ways, as needed, to provide infrastructure and support for MDTs and collaborative teams
  • Assist in maintaining active and engaged participation in MDTs and collaborative teams
  • Work with the SPP team to develop effective and efficient internal communication tools so that team members are apprised of relevant meetings and their content as well as interactions with partners

Research & Writing

  • Help track relevant local, state, and federal legislation and policies that might impact the SPP Department’s designated areas of policy focus
  • Work with the SPP team to create a method for reporting relevant policy developments to the team
  • Research reports, studies, legislation, and regulations that inform and impact the work of the Department, and provide written updates to the SPP team on such research

Project Management

  • Create project plans, outlining deliverables and timelines
  • Assist with deliverables related to research and tracking of data and information
  • Support the project management of SPP long-term projects, including the Economics of Child Abuse, reports related to collaborative teams in which SPP is involved (i.e., the Family Violence Council and the Mayors’ Task Force on Human Trafficking), and a county-wide prevention plan as well as other projects as they arise
  • Help update tools and systems to ensure data, reports, agendas, meeting minutes, and all relevant documentation is properly recorded and maintained
  • Work in collaboration with the SPP team to implement new projects, based on ongoing and emerging needs

Other Essential Functions

  • Attend meetings, webinars, and conferences specific to duties mentioned above as well as all internal meetings as required
  • Maintain files and documents in compliance with legal, organizational, and funding requirements

Undertake other duties as assigned.




  • Undergraduate degree or 3-5 years of experience in public policy, public relations, project management, political or community organizing or other related areas 
  • Strong organizational and research skills with a demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, meet deadlines, and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to remain tactful under pressure
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities and dedication to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at Safe & Sound
  • Independent thinker who possesses excellent customer service skills, a high level of personal integrity, and a solutions-oriented approach 
  • Basic computer skills required: word processing, spreadsheets, Google apps and internet search capabilities


  • Full-Time
  • Exempt
  • Position will be reference-checked and fingerprinted.


  • Typical Working Conditions: This position works in a variety of settings including standard office and community settings.
  • Equipment Used: Computer, phone, fax, and copier.
  • Essential Physical Tasks: Daily travel throughout San Francisco.  Occasional travel throughout Northern California or nationally; ability to lift/push/pull up to 20 pounds unassisted on a regular basis required.

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