Careers

Graduates pursue careers that make a difference in nonprofits, government offices, political entities, and the private sector. Career paths include governmental relations and advocacy; nonprofit advocacy and administration; grassroots and community organizing; campaign strategy and management; lobbying; and policy writing.

Our program benefits greatly from active and engaged alumni across the country who are eager to work with current students. Alumni support students with internships and career seminars, by serving on thesis committees, and by hiring students in permanent jobs following graduation.

Where are they now?

A Foundation for the Future

"Currently my interests are sustainable development and social justice. The program allowed for my interdisciplinary focus and provided the foundation for policy and history that will allow me to build a future in sustainable development in urban centers." —Catherine Paulson MA '15

An Engaged Community

"The focus on urban issues fosters community and citizen engagement, and provided me the practical analytic and professional skills that makes me feel I can make a difference." —Jennifer Fieber MA '15

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Employers
California Association of Nonprofits
California State Assembly Member Marc Levine
CalTrans
City of San Carlos
Department of Public Health
Latino Community Foundation
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
Ohio Democratic Party
San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Campaign
San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
San Jose Mayor’s Office
United Healthcare Workers West
Urban Strategies Council
World Wildlife Fund
Job Titles
Campaign Manager
Capital Budget and Economic Development Coordinator
Communications Specialist
Council Policy and Legislative Aide
Deputy Director
Director of Programs and Policy
International Public Policy and Campaign Organizer
Regional Organizing Director
Senior Field Representative
Transportation Planner

 

Contact Info

Office of Urban and Public Affairs

Kresten Froistad-Martin, Program Manager

Masonic, Room 106
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-5060