St. Anthony's of San Francisco has a staff of 150 people, and we are always looking for caring, skilled, intelligent people to participate in this work. Listed here are the positions currently available. We invite you to visit this page often, to see if any openings match your skills. We offer excellent employee benefits and a supportive work environment. St. Anthony's is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.

We honor diversity and respect the religious commitments of all employees and applicants. In turn, our employees support the mission and values of St. Anthony Foundation and respect the Franciscan and Catholic traditions on which that mission is based.

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Advocacy Program Manager

San Francisco, California | Full Time | Development & Outreach
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Job Description


The Advocacy Program Manager is responsible for developing St. Anthony’s advocacy platform strategy and for engaging external and internal stakeholders in St. Anthony’s overall advocacy efforts.  This position develops and carries out St. Anthony’s policy agenda and maintains a working knowledge of public policy and legislation related to our key issue areas: housing, hunger, healthcare, and income & wages. This position is responsible for translating policy developments into advocacy actions to present and engage to stakeholders. This position also oversees community organizing and guest involvement in our advocacy programs. The Advocacy Program Manager reports directly to the Director of Development and Communications and works closely with the Executive Director and Director of Programs.  The Advocacy Program Manager must demonstrate in their performance adherence to established policies and procedures exhibiting the defined characteristics associated with attendance and punctuality.


  •  Directs and implements St. Anthony’s overall advocacy agenda, advocacy strategy, and campaigns all in accordance with our mission, vision, values and 501(c)3 filing. Manages the Advocacy Lead to coordinate and execute all advocacy projects.
  • Creates the annual Advocacy Agenda in collaboration with the Executive Director, Director of Development & Communications and other stakeholders.
  • With input from pertinent St. Anthony’s leadership, identify and prioritize proactive policy positions based on impact on St. Anthony’s guests, ensuring effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Tracks policy developments at the local, state and federal levels for housing, hunger, healthcare and employment and wages issues as they relate to St. Anthony Foundation clients and guests.
  • Coordinates St. Anthony’s involvement with community groups engaged in advocacy activities in partnership with Executive Director, Directors of Programs, and Development and Communications Director.
  • Represents relevant St. Anthony’s policy positions at the local, state, and federal levels through written correspondence and testimony at hearings.
  • Develops and cultivates good working relationships with external stakeholders such as clients, volunteers, donors, government, policy makers, partners and other community members to St. Anthony’s advocacy work.
  • Represents St. Anthony’s and provides leadership at pertinent external coalitions and community events including California Hunger Action Day.
  • Collaborates with Communications to develop print and electronic marketing and educational collateral for external and internal advocacy projects.
  • Provides oversight of and organizes opportunities for clients, volunteers, staff, donors and the wider community to participate in advocacy activities which include, but not limited to, recruitment, training, and providing deeper engagement in public policy issues that face our community.
  • Provides updates and information regarding policy and advocacy campaigns as required to internal team meetings, St. Anthony’s Board of Directors meetings, and related Board committee meetings.
  • Develop, coordinates, and acts as liaison to the Advocacy Committee.
  • Provides technical assistance and training to assist St. Anthony’s staff in organizing advocacy efforts in their departments.
  • Conducts research and analysis and provides recommendations on legislative issues and recommendations for St. Anthony Foundation’s response.
  • Collaborates with Development staff to secure funding for advocacy projects.
  • Manage and maintain advocacy database (Salsa Labs).
  • Organizes voter registration and education for clients, volunteers, staff, and donors.
  • Work closely with Volunteer Service Program with Social Justice Education curriculum and pertinent events.
  • Serves on St. Anthony’s committees as assigned.
  • Adheres to guidelines of St. Anthony’s Safety Program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Director of Development and Communications.


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Skills & Requirements


  • An understanding of and the ability to articulate the social, political and economic causes of poverty.  Ability to communicate complex policies appropriate to various constituencies.  An ability to work well in meetings and with groups.
  • Excellent organizational skill and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision. Volunteer and intern supervision experience desired.
  • Excellent written, listening, public speaking, meeting facilitation, and presentation skills.  Computer literacy preferred.
  • Two years of experience working and designing strategies in an agency setting addressing issues of poverty.  Relevant experience in advocacy/social justice issues or programs preferred.
  • BA or equivalent in ethics, political science, sociology, education, theology, community organizing or a related field.  Familiarity with issues of poverty, hunger and homelessness.
  • Commitment to the St. Anthony Foundation Statement of Values and a desire to work for a social service agency offering services to people who are poor or homeless.

 We honor diversity and respect the religious commitments of all employees and applicants. In turn, our employees respect the Franciscan traditions and Catholic Social Teachings on which this organization is based, and they support the mission of St. Anthony’s.