I worked at San Francisco AIDS Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)
The community of care providers is exceptional, as there is a sense of camaraderie and devotion toward our mission. This agency provides a good environment for building healthy community engagement skills. Great benefits!
It is a struggle for middle and upper management to balance the needs of the agency and the needs of the care providers. The executive team and board of directors are out of sync with the purported mission of the agency, which often effects the morale of the care providers.
Advice to Management
Spend a week shadowing a care provider, and learn.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at San Francisco AIDS Foundation (San Francisco, CA) in September 2016.
Applied online. Received a call from recruiting staff and asked a series of basic screening questions. Received a call a couple of weeks later from the newly appointed COO. A couple of weeks later, I was invited in for a F@F with the newly promoted COO. A couple of weeks later, I had a F2F with
the CEO, and one with the CFO immediately following. A couple of weeks later, I had a panel interview with the COO included. The panel was non-diverse with the exception of two females and one Latino male. It appeared that the group was bitter about past leadership, distrusting of their environment and distrustful of anyone entering into the cloistered culture. In addition, I met with the fractured, unmanaged and professionally underdeveloped HR "team" - which consisted of two temps and one perm HRBP.
I had to email the temp recruiter a number of times in order for her to get a response from the newly promoted COO. He finally called me to state that SFAF was "going in a different direction" and that he was going out of town for a few days. Hence, the role is open again and never filled. Bottom line: Diversity does not appear to be their thing and leadership is does not appear to be their strong point. In addition, the staff that I encountered along the process, appeared to be dedicated and seeking other opportunities. The "old" culture/leadership appears to have bleed into the new culture/leadership. I am now ever so pleased that they passed my candidacy back to the posting boards. Uncertainty in leadership is honestly not a great fit for me.
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