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Financial Justice Project Coordinator

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Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector | San Francisco, CA
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Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector


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Published 14 days ago

January 28, 2020
$84,162 - $102,310

FINANCIAL JUSTICE PROJECT OVERVIEW:

In 2016, The San Francisco Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector became the first in the nation to launch a Citywide Financial Justice Project (“FJP”) to assess and reform how fines and fees impact our city’s low-income residents and people of color. A growing number of government programs levy fines and fees from their residents, partly to generate revenue to balance public budgets. There is often an insidious unintended impact of this practice---to push people into poverty. Through the Financial Justice Project, the Treasurer’s Office convenes key City and County stakeholders, examines existing fine and fee structures, and advances reforms that work for San Franciscans, the City, and our community.

Over the past year, the FJP has worked with more than ten city and county departments and the courts to propose and implement reforms to fines and fees. We have eliminated and adjusted dozens of fines and fees, and lifted millions of dollars in debt stemming from these fees off thousands of San Francisco residents. These include reforms to community service and payment plan fees, offering nonmonetary solutions to people struggling with homelessness, and legislation to eliminate regressive and counterproductive administrative fees charged to people exiting the criminal justice system.

The Financial Justice Project works in partnership with the San Francisco Adult Probation Department, District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, Human Services Agency, Mayor’s Budget Office, San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, and several other county departments, along with the San Francisco Superior Court. We partner closely with community groups and impacted people to move forward reforms, including organizations focused on reentry and criminal justice reform, legal service providers, homeless service providers, and grassroots advocates.

The Financial Justice Project has been featured in local and national news, including the San Francisco Chronicle, KQED, NPR, and the California Sunday Magazine. Please see our webpage for more information.


OFFICE OF THE TREASURER DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector serves as the banker, tax collector, and investment officer for the government of San Francisco, the only combined City and County in the State of California. The Treasurer, an elective office created by the City Charter in 1850, supervises a department of ten sections that collect over $5 billion annually. The City Treasurer established the FJP and the Office of Financial Empowerment, and plays an active role to support all San Franciscans and demonstrate what’s possible to cities across the United States.


POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Financial Justice Coordinator will join a small team located in the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office and will report to the Manager of the Financial Justice Project. The Coordinator will play a vital role in the ongoing work of the FJP by conducting research on fine and fee pain points, creating materials, templates, and information needed to move forward reforms, and amplifying FJP’s communications and outreach work. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with strong research, administrative and communications skills who is a doer. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, creative, tech savvy, flexible, collaborative, committed to economic justice, and keen to grow professionally in a dynamic role.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Communications (40%)

The Financial Justice team actively communicates findings through writing and publishing reports and sharing information through traditional social media. The Coordinator will be encouraged to co-develop social media and communications strategies and contribute to reports with team members. The communications duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to reports and issue briefs on specific fine and fee pain points and Financial Justice Project reforms
  • Design (or work with vendors to design) and manage distribution of fliers and brochures
  • Design templates and edit content for blogs, newsletters, reports and briefs
  • Coordinate development, and schedule and track performance, of e-newsletters and other communication channels
  • Help define and monitor the success of FJP online engagement, and manage ongoing social media communications
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations, talking points, and presentation materials as needed
  • Update website content to reflect current news, program changes and announcements
  • Conduct community outreach, including distributing communications materials, providing trainings to nonprofit service providers, and scheduling listening sessions with community groups as needed.
  • Represent FJP externally as needed

Research Support (30%)

The Financial Justice Project team frequently collects, analyzes, and presents research on fines and fees collected across departments, and the impact those fines and fees have on low-income individuals. The research duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research and analysis on potential reforms, approaches of other jurisdictions, and impacts experienced
  • Outline planning scope, timeline, and needed resources
  • Conduct interviews or focus groups to gather key information
  • Analyze, visualize and evaluate the impacts of proposed legislation, revenue data, fine and fee data, contract terms, and MOUs

Budget, Operations, Contracts and Administration (30%)

These duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and track FJP team workplan, and report on progress towards FJP objectives
  • Facilitate workgroups and meetings as needed
  • Coordinate and support preparation of draft documents for public solicitations (RFPs, RFIs, etc.)
  • Ensure vendors are compliant with City requirements
  • Organize meetings with project leads, preparing agendas and materials as needed
  • Maintain calendar of funding proposals and reporting deadlines
  • Submit and track invoices, and track expenses against annual budget
  • Perform administrative tasks such as calendaring, taking notes, and preparing documents for meeting.

FINANCIAL JUSTICE PROJECT OVERVIEW:

In 2016, The San Francisco Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector became the first in the nation to launch a Citywide Financial Justice Project (“FJP”) to assess and reform how fines and fees impact our…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional

How to Apply

Attach a PDF copy of your resume and cover letter to your online application. You may attach both documents as one (1) document.

Attach a PDF copy of your resume and cover letter to your online application. You may attach both documents as one (1) document.

Location

1 Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102

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