South San Francisco

Management Fellow - Racial and Social Equity (20105381)

Temporary - Hourly Appointment
City Administration
San Francisco/Peninsula
5/7/2021 at 5pm
$46.00-$50.00 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


400 Grand Avenue South San Francisco, 94080


The City of South San Francisco seeks a motivated graduate student or recent graduate for a unique Management Fellowship opportunity in support of the City’s Racial and Social Equity initiative. The fellowship will continue through June 30, 2022, offering a professional development opportunity in local government leadership with a focus on advancing racial equity and inclusion. 

The South San Francisco Commission on Racial and Social Equity was established in July, 2020 with the mission of advancing equity in the City’s internal and external processes, and to recommend policy and program changes to overcome institutional inequities in education, policing, healthcare and other social services. The Commission is comprised of fourteen members, including two City staff, two City Councilmembers, and a diverse group of community members and stakeholder representatives.  The current Commission charter is for a one-year term, with the goal of presenting a final a final action plan by June, 2021. 

As the Commission’s work progresses, the City has already started implementing changes and developing new programs to meet community needs.  At this stage, the City is seeking a Management Fellow to join our executive team to coordinate the implementation of the Commission’s action plan, including the development of programs and policy initiatives across City Departments.   The Management Fellow will report directly to the City Manager, with guidance and mentorship provided by other City executive staff members. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

•Assist the Commission with finalizing action plans and recommendations;

•Coordinate the implementation of the action plan, including the development of cross-departmental programs and initiatives;

•Develop relationships with outside agencies and community partners, identify opportunities for collaboration and coordination of community services;

•Review literature on successful policies and best practices from a variety of sources, such as academic research, public policy studies, or case studies and provide written summaries to staff, City Council, and/or Commission members;

•Deliver periodic status updates to City Council on the status and progress of implementing the Racial and Social Equity action plan.  

The Management Fellow will work between 30-40 hours per week through June 30, 2022. Some evening work will be required to attend Council meetings (2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month) and other Commission or Committee meetings.   

Ideal Candidate

Management Fellow candidates must be currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a Master’s or Doctoral degree program in public policy, public administration, public health, social work, or a related field with an academic focus on racial equity and inclusion. In addition to being well-versed on best practices for racial equity and inclusion strategies and programs, a successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

•Significant research, writing and analysis skills.

•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with community members from diverse cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds. 

•Ability to deliver effective and professional presentations to City Council and members of the public.

•Ability to plan and coordinate meetings, organize work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines. 


This is an hourly, at-will position that will receive compensation at $46 - $50 per hour depending on education level and other relevant qualifications.  Participation in the City’s group health plan is available; City pays 75% of employee premium. 

Special Instructions

Deadline to apply is Friday, May 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Submissions must include a resume or C.V., and a cover letter outlining key qualifications and professional goals as they relate to the position. 

The City of South San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants with disabilities who may require accommodation during any phase of the application and selection process should notify Human Resources by calling (650) 877-8522 or by email at

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