Jobs + Internships

Come work with us! Livable City and the Sunday Streets program are always on the lookout for talented individuals to volunteer or intern with our organization. Sunday Streets is a program of the nonprofit Livable City. Livable City produces an annual season of Sunday Street events where we reclaim car-congested streets for community health and transform them into car-free spaces for all to enjoy. The program helps create temporary open space and recreational opportunities in neighborhoods most lacking, encourages physical activity, fosters community building, and inspires people to think differently about their streets as public spaces. Check out our current opportunities.

Full- and Part-Time Positions

Development Director

Position Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will oversee all aspects of development for Livable City, including grants, event sponsorships, membership and major donor programs. This individual will work with the staff and board to create and implement successful development strategies to support the organization’s mission and strategic plan. This is an opportunity for someone who is a proven fundraiser and passionate about making San Francisco a better place to live, work, and play.

The position is a full time position, approximately 40 hours per week Monday-Friday, with some evening and weekend work required. Participation at all Sunday Streets events is strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities
Strategy

• Collaborate with the Executive Director to create and implement a multi-year development plan to support the strategic direction of the organization.
• Develop and manage sponsorship, donation, and membership programs.
• Assess opportunities for new income growth and diversification.
• Collaborate with Executive Director and program staff to develop annual budget.
• With Bookkeeper, maintain monthly cash flow budget and submit financial reports as needed.
• Ensure fundraising goals are being achieved and recommend changes as necessary.
• Prepare annual report of income and expenses for funders, partners, and stakeholders.

Individual Giving

• Steward and grow Livable City’s individual donor base, including managing annual giving; mid-year, and end-of-year appeals.
• Grow Livable City’s major donor program.
• Coordinate in-kind and corporate matching donations through individuals.
• Serve as primary, front-line fundraiser for all individual giving.

Grants and Contracts

• Oversee existing government and private contracts, including invoicing, tracking, and reporting
• Work with program staff to identify and pursue grant opportunities that support program goals, and ensure grant requirements are fulfilled.
• Identify new foundation grants and corporate and government contracts.
• Write grant and contract proposals with Executive Director and program staff.

Corporate Gifts and Events

• Work with program staff and interns to cultivate and steward corporate sponsors and fulfill sponsor benefit obligations.
• Oversee planning of the annual Livablity Awards and other fundraising events.
• Serve as primary contact for all corporate giving.

Board of Directors

• Attend monthly board meetings, and board committee meetings as needed.
• Work with current board members to cultivate new board members and promote an ongoing culture of philanthropy.
• Work with board to set annual volunteer and giving expectations.
• Assist board members with house parties and other board-led fundraising.

Qualifications
Essential

• Minimum four years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience.
• Experience closing gifts from diverse income sources including: individual and major donors, public and private foundations, corporate sponsorships, and government contracts.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; confident public speaker.
• Experience with strategy, budgeting and forecasting.
• CRM Software experience, preferably with Salesforce.
• Experience working with non-profit organizations; familiarity with land use, sustainable transportation, environmental, and/or the public health policy and advocacy is a plus.
• Demonstrated passion for the mission of the organization.
• Familiarity with the goals and vision of the Sunday Streets and Play Streets programs.
• Confident, self-motivated attitude and a willingness to lead by example.
• Ability to work in fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

Helpful

• Bilingual, preferably in Spanish and/or Chinese.
• Knowledge of Apple computers, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, and Mailchimp.

Benefits and Salary

This is a full-time, salaried position. Compensation is negotiable between $60,000 and $72,000, depending on experience. Benefits include generous vacation time, flexible working locations, pre-tax transportation benefits, and full health care coverage. Our office is centrally located and easy to reach on foot, bike, or public transportation.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (preferably a donor, grant, or sponsorship proposal) to hr@livablecity.org with the subject line “2017 Development Director.” Be sure to mention how you heard about the job. This position will remain open until filled. The first review date will be April 7.

Persons of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Livable City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, place of birth, age, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.

Event Ambassadors

Position Overview

Livable City is hiring 4 Sunday Streets Event Ambassadors to support event production and conduct outreach activities during the 2017 Sunday Streets season. On event days, Event Ambassadors will supervise and direct volunteers in setting up and breaking down the route, staffing the information/merchandise booth, and conduct outreach activities such as survey collection. Non-event-day activities will include office support, outreach activities and event preparation.

This is a part-time, seasonal position, paying $18/hour for approximately 20-25 hours per month. Employment will be from February through October 2017 with mandatory attendance at all Sunday Streets events (schedule listed below).

Outreach Responsibilities
  • In coordination with Livable City staff, implement merchant and neighborhood outreach
  • In coordination with Livable City staff and volunteers, canvas merchants and residents on and near each Sunday Streets route; deliver posters, flyers, door hangers, and other outreach materials
  • Assist Livable City staff during community outreach events; equipment preparation, staffing, volunteer supervision
 Event Production Responsibilities
  • Assist with event preparation, including office support and equipment preparation
  • Conduct volunteer trainings and task assignments
  • Supervise volunteers and assist with route setup and breakdown
  • Supervise volunteers and assist with outreach booth setup and breakdown
  • Answer questions regarding the program and assist participants, volunteers and exhibitors as needed
 Requirements
  • Applicants must be a resident of one of the following neighborhoods: Bayview/Hunters Point, Excelsior, Western Addition, Tenderloin, Outer Sunset
  • Ability to attend all Sunday Streets events (schedule listed below)
  • Familiarity with the goals and vision of Sunday Streets
  • Capable of physically demanding work, ability to stand for 4+ hours, lift 25 lbs
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals, including volunteers, staff, partners, and members of the public
  • Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated and trustworthy
  • Able to ride a bicycle as transportation
Preferred:
  • Experience using Salesforce or other database
  • Valid CA Drivers’ License (for at least 1 year)
  • Bilingual in a language common in San Francisco (Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog)
Sunday Street 2017 Season Schedule
  • Mission – 1 // March, 12th
  • Bayview/Dogptach // April, 9th
  • Tenderloin – 1 // April 30th
  • Sunset/Great Highway // June, 11th
  • Mission – 2 // July, 16th
  • Tenderloin – 2 // August, 20th
  • Western Addition // September, 10th
  • Excelsior // October, 1st
Equal Opportunity Employment

Livable City is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Livable City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.

 To Apply

Send resume and cover letter with the subject line “Event Ambassador 2017” to HR@livablecity.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.

Internships + Volunteer Opportunities

Livable City and Sunday Streets are looking for committed, talented individuals to intern or volunteer for 12-week intervals. Interns are expected to commit to at least 10 hours per week and will work closely with staff to craft a custom opportunity.

Marketing + Communications Intern

The Role

Livable City and our Sunday Streets program is seeking an intern to support the organization’s marketing and communications efforts. The internship will help tell the organization and its programs’ stories through marketing materials, graphic design, newsletters, blogs, social media, and multimedia channels. The position reports to the Sunday Streets Program Director.

Responsibilities may include
  • Design marketing materials for outreach to San Francisco residents and businesses.
  • Cultivate and manage social media channels.
  • Update websites and blog posts with fresh content.
  • Write stories and interviews for our communication channels.
  • Research new marketing opportunities for Sunday Streets, such as merchandising.
 Qualifications
  • A commitment to Livable City’s and Sunday Streets’ mission and values.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups.
  • Marketing or communications experience or coursework.
  • Track record of working well on team projects.
  • Excellent oral & written communications skills.
  • Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook.
  • Graphic design experience, especially with Adobe Creative Suite/InDesign.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with databases, especially Salesforce, is a plus.
  • Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • A firm commitment of 10 to 20 hours per week is required, although at least part of the commitment can be completed remotely.

This internship will start at a mutually agreed upon date and may continue for at least twelve weeks depending on the candidate’s interest and satisfactory performance.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter, along with your general availability to: hr@livablecity.org with the subject line: 2017 Marketing Intern.

Development Intern

 The Role

Livable City and our Sunday Streets program is seeking an intern to support the organization’s development efforts. The internship will include a mix of database, research, administrative, and communication support tailored to Livable City’s needs and the intern’s interests, reporting to the Development & Communications Director.

Responsibilities may include
  • Assist development staff with entering data into Salesforce, Livable City’s donor database.
  • Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, grants, and sponsors.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use.
  • Draft correspondence, reports, proposals and donor appeals.
  • Assist the development staff in planning donor events and other activities.
 Qualifications
  • A commitment to Livable City’s and Sunday Streets’ mission and values.
  • Extremely strong personal ethics and integrity.
  • Strong writing and research abilities.
  • Desire to learn more about fundraising and philanthropy.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with databases, especially Salesforce, is a plus.
  • Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • A firm commitment of 10 to 20 hours per week is required, although at least part of the commitment can be completed remotely.

This internship will start at a mutually agreed upon date and may continue for at least twelve weeks depending on the candidate’s interest and satisfactory performance.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter, along with your general availability to: hr@livablecity.org with the subject line: 2017 Development Intern.

Event Production Intern

The Role

Livable City and our Sunday Streets program is seeking an intern to support the organization’s significant events productions. In addition to small fundraising events and educational forums, the Sunday Streets program holds eight annual events that attract over 100,000 participants. The internship will help support these events by engaging with all levels of programming exhibitors and sponsors, logistics, equipment rentals, and overall event planning. The position reports to the Sunday Streets Programming and Logistics Coordinator.

Responsibilities may include
  • Review and manage inventory of Sunday Streets volunteer program and event supplies.
  • Assist in planning event needs, including rentals, permits, programming, setup and breakdown.
  • Assist in submitting appropriate permits for each event.
  • Attend Sunday Streets Logistics Committee meetings with City staff.
  • Communicate with programming exhibitors, nonprofits, corporate sponsors, and small businesses about event details.
 Qualifications
  • A commitment to Livable City’s and Sunday Streets’ mission and values.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups.
  • Track record of working well on team projects.
  • Excellent oral & written communications skills.
  • Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook.
  • Graphic design experience, especially with Adobe Creative Suite/InDesign.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with databases, especially Salesforce, is a plus.
  • Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • A firm commitment of 10 to 20 hours per week is required, although at least part of the commitment can be completed remotely.

This internship will start at a mutually agreed upon date and may continue for at least twelve weeks depending on the candidate’s interest and satisfactory performance.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter, along with your general availability to: hr@livablecity.org with the subject line: 2017 Event Production Intern.

Outreach Intern

The Role

Livable City and our Sunday Streets program is seeking an intern to support the organization’s significant outreach efforts. The intern will help support outreach by engaging with residents and merchants in several diverse San Francisco neighborhoods exhibitors and sponsors. The position reports to the Sunday Streets Outreach and Communications Coordinator.

Responsibilities may include
  • Work with Outreach and Communications Coordinator to implement an outreach plan for each Sunday Streets event.
  • Canvas merchants, organizations, and residents before each Sunday Streets event.
  • Maintain database of outreach contacts.
  • Attend community meetings and present Sunday Streets’ message to diverse audiences.
 Qualifications
  • A commitment to Livable City’s and Sunday Streets’ mission and values.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups.
  • Track record of working well on team projects.
  • Excellent oral & written communications skills.
  • Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook.
  • Outreach and community engagement experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with databases, especially Salesforce, is a plus.
  • Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • A firm commitment of 10 to 20 hours per week is required, although at least part of the commitment can be completed remotely.

This internship will start at a mutually agreed upon date and may continue for at least twelve weeks depending on the candidate’s interest and satisfactory performance.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter, along with your general availability to: hr@livablecity.org with the subject line: 2017 Outreach Intern.