San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (SFCIPP) Seeks a Consultant/Coordinator
Description of Qualifications and Responsibilities
The San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (SFCIPP) is a coalition of social service providers, representatives of government bodies, advocates and others who work with or are concerned about children of incarcerated parents and their families. SFCIPP works to improve the lives of children affected by the criminal justice system by advocating for the implementation of the Bill of Rights: Children or Incarcerated Parents which underscores the children’s needs and the importance of their family bonds at a policy and programmatic level across a broad range of public and private agencies.
SFCIPP seeks a consultant with a passion for collaborative, multi-stakeholder work who wants to make a difference in the lives of children whose families are affected by the criminal justice system in San Francisco and the Bay Area, and
● Experience building alliances, dialoguing, and working productively with advocates, law enforcement, families affected by incarceration, policy makers, funders, and leaders in the private and public sector.
● Ability to see SFCIPP’s vision and translate this vision into public relations and stakeholder engagement through media and interaction at the personal and professional level, expanding and enriching discussion and collaboration in support of families impacted by incarceration.
Skills and Experience
● Competency in relation to culturally diverse populations, including children and adults affected by the criminal justice system;
● Experience with child welfare and or criminal justice system;
● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, community organizations, foundations and the general public;
● Ability to facilitate meetings, plan convenings and catalyze stakeholders around a common agenda to maximize collective impact;
● Ability to prepare well organized and well written documents, including reports, memos, and correspondence;
● Experience with fund development including interaction with foundation staff and/or other grantmakers and writing of grant proposals and reports;
● Familiar with work-related computer applications, including e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and the Internet;
● Ability to work independently as well as within a team, handle multiple demands and maintain confidentiality.
● Keep abreast of latest best practices, policy and funding streams in the field;
● Ideally candidate will have experience and interest in policy development and advocacy on state and local levels.
This is a one-year, part-time, grant-funded consultant position with the possibility of renewal. The position is contracted through Marcus Foster Education Fund, SFCIPP’s fiscal agent.
Under the direction of the steering committee and the general SFCIPP membership, the Coordinator/Consultant will oversee the vision, facilitation and strategic direction of SFCIPP. The Coordinator/Consultant, in collaboration with SFCIPP stakeholders, will maintain and establish relationships with key stakeholders in San Francisco to address the needs of children of incarcerated parents and their caregivers, with the possibility of expanding into other Bay Area counties.
Through quarterly meetings, technical assistance and advocacy, SFCIPP members work to reduce the trauma that children experience when their parent is arrested, improve the frequency and quality of visits when a parent is incarcerated, help families stay together during and after a parents’ incarceration, and further other changes consistent with the Bill of Rights.
Coordinate all SFCIPP activities, including:
● Plan, facilitate and follow-up on quarterly general meetings and support member member lead working groups;
● Manage budget and present quarterly financial statements to Steering Committee
● Work with the SFCIPP steering committee to oversee overall SFCIPP planning and strategic vision;
● Along with the Program Associate respond to informational requests from SFCIPP general membership, media and external organizations in the field;
● Represent SFCIPP with the San Francisco Mayor's office, the Board of Supervisors, the Department of Probation, the Public Defender’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, The Health Services Administration, the SF Sheriff's Office as well as other government officials, community-based organizations and the public;
● Act as a liaison to primary funders, identify opportunities for expanded funding, write proposals and grant reports;
● Supervise program associate, interns and grant writer;
● Lead SFCIPP’s participation in Bay Area wide collaboration and planning.
● Collaborate with Bay Area immigration groups in service of impacted children
Please submit a letter of interest and a proposal with the following:
● Hourly consultant rate and number of hours anticipated to accomplish the goals, not to exceed a total cost of $20,000 over the course of one year
● Resume (including a synopsis of prior consulting experience and accomplishments)
● References that can speak to your experience in relevant areas
● Email to info.SFCIPP@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2017.
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