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1809 Policy Communications Coordinator (Educational Policy Analyst): Communications Department

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:

  • Student-centered: We put students’ needs first
  • Fearless: We persist through challenges
  • United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths
  • Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
  • Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person

We are also inspired by Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives.SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As aCORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are committed to and will champion our Core Values, are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.


SFUSD Communications is dedicated to its mission to inform, educate and inspire the SFUSD community and beyond by telling the stories of SFUSD students and staff and by providing timely and accurate news and information.  Through partnering across the district to strengthen communication systems and grow the district’s presence across multiple platforms, we hope to build the coherence, connections and resources necessary to achieve our vision for students.


  • Develop and implement strategic communications plans to support policy and other district-wide initiatives 
  • Respond to and manage constituent inquiries routed through municipal or State offices, including casework correspondence and verbal communications on matters related to SFUSD.
  • Monitor issues of concern, apply trend analysis to identify policy and communications implications, and provide support in the development of District responses
  • Disseminate up-to-date, accurate, and timely information to public and elected offices about SFUSD policies and initiatives
  • Provide case management support using systems, processes, and protocols to monitor, report, and resolve complaints and concerns
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally to plan and coordinate public feedback opportunities such as surveys, meetings, and other outreach efforts to gather data that can contribute to district-wide policies and communication
  • Assist in planning, organizing, and facilitating meetings, including preparing talking points, presentations, and other supporting material as needed
  • Serve as a district spokesperson as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned


This is a Permanent Exempt (PEX) appointment type.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S) from an accredited college or university; advanced degree preferred
  • Two (2) years providing direct assistance to individuals in a social services, legal, government, or community-based setting
  • Strategic leadership and management experience; in a K-12 public educational setting preferred


Substitution: Education requirement may be substituted for additional experience on a year-for-year basis

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy, tact, and good judgment when interacting with individuals from diverse backgrounds and under stressful situations
  • Comfortability with public speaking and media engagement
  • Proficiency in Google, Zoom, and Microsoft Suite and able to adapt to technology systems 
  • Ability to communicate fluently in multiple languages, especially Spanish, is highly desirable
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environments and is highly organized
  • Committed to SFUSD mission and core values 

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $98,416 - $134,433 commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How to Apply

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  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.

For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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