We’re hiring! Spend a year leading change embedded in City government

A one-year innovation fellowship embedded in City government.

The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) is opening a call for two new Innovation Fellows to join us for a one-year fellowship embedded in City government. Apply by August 7th.

We are looking for two Fellows to support our mission to help government become more collaborative, inventive, and responsive to San Franciscans. Fellows will work with change makers and innovators in City Departments to support our team’s work on top City priorities to improve the safety, cleanliness, and livability of San Francisco. Fellowship is targeted to start mid-September, 2018.

We’ll be hosting a webinar on July 31st at 4pm PT to share more details about the fellowship and to answer any questions. RSVP here.

This has been my most challenging and rewarding year of professional work, hands-down. I feel like I grow 10,000 new neurons every day.

Ashley Meyers, 2016 Fellow

You might be a good fit if you:

  • Are a team player with a commitment to public service.
  • Have a track record as an entrepreneurial self-starter.
  • Embrace complexity and uncertainty and are adaptable to change.
  • Have experience with human-centered design, program management, and client or partnership management.
  • Demonstrate strong empathy and communication skills.
  • Are passionate about public service and bringing modern practices into government.
  • Want to spend a year learning how local government works.

Check out our team and some of our amazing past Fellows.

The kinds of skills we’re looking for:

  • Partnership and project management: Fellows will be responsible for managing the program development, implementation, and continuous improvement of our team’s cohort-based partnership programs. Fellows will collaborate with MOCI’s partnerships lead and will be responsible for owning work streams or management of individual partnerships that MOCI facilitates. Fellows will manage relationships with external and internal stakeholders, including at the executive level. Fellows will also manage project sourcing, internal review, and project management of our team’s engagements, including Civic Bridge and Startup in Residence.
  • New initiative development: Fellows will collaborate with MOCI partners to identify further needs within the City and, as needed, develop new interventions to address the needs. For instance, Fellows may support the Emerging Technology Working Group, which is developing recommendations for the City Administrator on how the City can best engage with and regulate new technology in the city and which will present its recommendations in the late fall.
  • Design research & implementation: Fellows will work with the MOCI team to use a human-centered approach when addressing civic challenges, with a specific focus on challenges related to cleanliness, safety and livability concerns. Skills desired include developing insights, brainstorming and designing solutions, and ultimately testing assumptions iteratively. Fellows will need to clearly communicate research findings with a strategic voice to deliver prioritized recommendations and potential design solutions to City staff, policymakers, and project sponsors.

The program is designed primarily for mid-career professionals with a minimum of 1–2 years of experience in innovation fields. Applicants from all majors and academic disciplines will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

We look for Fellows with the following characteristics: (i) academic achievement, (ii) written and oral communication skills, (iii) leadership potential and ability, (iv) dedication to public service; and (v) an entrepreneurial spirit appropriate for participating in this unique program. Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate a strong connection and commitment to innovation in the public sector as well as to the City and County of San Francisco.

Diversity is important to us. The City and County of San Francisco doesn’t discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. If you have the skills we need, that’s all that matters.

Are you up for the challenge?

To apply, please complete this application: https://sfgov.forms.fm/mayor-s-innovation-fellowship-2018-2019. The deadline to apply is August 7, 2018. The program start date is targeted for mid-September, 2018.

Compensation. The salary for this position is within an established annual range of $61,516 to $74,776 and includes standard benefits.

San Francisco Office of Civic Innovation

The Office of Civic Innovation helps make government more collaborative, inventive, and responsive for San Franciscans.

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San Francisco Office of Civic Innovation

The Office of Civic Innovation helps make government more collaborative, inventive, and responsive for San Franciscans.

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