AHF News June 2022

Wanted: Senior Director of Strategy & External Relations and other June News

Entrepreneurial opportunity for purpose-driven individual

The Senior Director of Strategy and External Relations will play an integral role in providing ongoing strategic support, visionary leadership, technical capacity, and project management for AHF across a variety of issue areas in both our grantmaking programmatic work, as well as through our impact investment portfolio. Example strategic focus areas include advancing economic mobility and security (guaranteed basic income, equitable workforce pathways, affordable housing), AHF’s innovation initiative, and efforts to shift healthcare dollars upstream to address social determinants of health, along with other priorities. This position provides a unique, entrepreneurial opportunity to apply your skills, experience and creativity to accelerate community impact.

Top skills/attributes desired for Sr. Director of Strategy & External Relations:

  • Clear commitment and passion for advancing social/racial justice and health equity
  • Local to San Diego with roots and intention to stay in the region long-term
  • Ability to partner with Executive Director and Board of Trustees as internal and external strategic thought-partner
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Autonomous leadership ability – experience managing specific programs and/or operations independently
  • Senior-level external relationship building and stewardship ability
  • Management experience with demonstrated propensity for coaching/mentoring others
  • Internal senior leader that can step in during either planned or unplanned absence of Executive Director (best practice)

Full job description may be found here.

AHF offers competitive salaries and benefits. For more information about our philosophy and benchmarking process, click here.

Grantee news

members of the YOP programMid-City CAN Advocacy | Youth Opportunity Pass (YOP)
In case you didn’t see this big news last month, starting May 1st, youth ages 18 and under can now ride public transportation at no-cost with a PRONTO YOUTH pass from May 1, 2022- June 30, 2023. Youth can use their PRONTO pass to ride Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) buses and trolleys including the Coaster and Sprinter for free.

“YOP will eliminate the transportation barrier and risk of fare evasion that youth from low-income backgrounds experience. YOP ensures youth from all backgrounds are connected to their schools, internships, medical care, and early-career opportunities,” said Jonn Segovia, 18, Mid-City CAN Youth Council Member and City Heights Area Planning Committee Youth Representative.

The genesis for YOP began over ten years ago as Mid-City CAN’s Improving Transportation in City Heights (ITCH) team advocated for free public transportation for our youth. ITCH’s hard work and dedication was supported by community members that devoted countless hours to ensure that this program would become a reality.

Upcoming events

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Juneteenth celebrations in San Diego County 

The Federal holiday is June 19th and recognizes the official end of slavery in the United States. Beginning June 17 in San Diego, there are numerous celebrations, events and a 5k to commemorate this day of freedom. Here are couple of sites listing upcoming local events:


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Pride Month
“We don’t have Pride because we are free. We have Pride because we are not,” says Fernando Zweifach López, executive director of San Diego Pride, in his blog this month. Advocating for policy reform and the work toward more justice and accountability that lay ahead. San Diego Pride will be celebrated June 16-17.

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