Grants Manager

2998 Representative, Commission on the Status of Women

Recruitment #PEX-2998-111196


2998 Representative, Commission on the Status of Women
Grants Manager

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt (PEX), this position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

The San Francisco Department on the Status of Women fosters the advancement of the status of women and girls in the City and County of San Francisco, through policies and programs. In 1998, San Francisco became the first city in the world to enact a local ordinance reflecting the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women. The Department is composed of seven professional staff responsible for implementing the policy priorities established by the seven-member Commission on the Status of Women, appointed by the Mayor.  

The Department is seeking a Grants Manager. In June 2019, the Department received a $9.3 million “Continuum of Care” grant from the California Department of Social Services to provide wraparound services and housing options to commercially sexually exploited youth. This position will primarily serve as the grant lead to oversee grant administration and coordination of the 11-member grant collaborative. The appointment type is full-time and Permanent Exempt for a maximum of 1 year.

Essential Functions and Job Duties:  

  • Grant Management: Implements and coordinates the work and activities of the “Continuum of Care” grant; monitors compliance with grant terms; prepares progress reports; works closely with the 10 other grant partners to meet the grant goal of better serving commercially sexually exploited youth; provide ongoing technical assistance to organizations and individuals in pursuit of the grant goals. 
  • Policy Development & Management: Works with program staff, City departments, and community-based agencies to develop procedures and protocols necessary to improve services for commercially sexually exploited youth, provide training information to stakeholders; works with program staff, City departments, and community-based agencies to enhance communication between City departments and grant partners, ensure coordination of services and development of policy where needed.
  • Public Engagement: Coordinates and/or conducts outreach to San Francisco communities, City departments and community based organizations. Attends, participates in, and reports on meetings related to women’s and girl’s issues; represents the Department before community, Commission and City meetings and hearings, and the media; makes presentations to City personnel, public and private groups on various women’s issues in order to train personnel, and to advocate/lend support to policies, programs, and legislation that promote the service needs of women and girls. 
  • Administrative Responsibilities: Handles logistics for meetings, complying with public meeting laws; locates meeting sites, schedules meetings, prepares agenda, prepares and disseminates supporting documentation; staff meetings and takes minutes. Provides administrative support to the Department Head, such as preparation of routine correspondence and memoranda, graphs, flow charts, materials for presentations and community outreach meetings, reports, invoices, contract documents and grant proposals.
  • Trains and supervises the work of student interns and volunteers.  
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:  issues related to child welfare, human trafficking, health and homelessness; relevant research and statistical findings, legislation and law, policies and practices; advocacy, resources and services available to survivors of human trafficking.

Ability to and Skill to: identify, gather and evaluate information from a variety of sources; formulate logical conclusions and develop recommendations; effectively prioritize and organize multiple assignments and projects; coordinate and monitor the functions of a project and/or program across organizations; facilitate intergroup cooperation; work respectfully and effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; represent the department before officials, managers and staff, community groups and the public; prepare clear, accurate and well-organized narrative and statistical reports and other documents; develop training materials; maintain records; train, direct and monitor the work of assigned staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years of professional-level work experience in a program coordinating a variety of activities related to women’s rights, monitoring gender-based discrimination or other related issues; AND

One (1) year of experience administering programs with significant responsibility for planning activities, coordinating resources, monitoring programs and/or contracts, and directing or supervising personnel; a baccalaureate degree in a related field (e. g. women’s studies, social science, political science, or other closely related field) may substitute for this part of the required experience.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with the California child welfare system.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with human trafficking at the local, state, national levels.
  • Substantive experience with facilitating collaborative projects.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills.

How To Apply

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice.  As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

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All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Kristin Hadley, by telephone at 415-551-8949, or by email at

Selection Plan

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ - Screening)
Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final filing deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in screening for relevant qualifying experience. Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


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Exam Type:  Exempt
Issued:  April 30th, 2021
Carol Isen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-2998-111196


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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