San Francisco Innovation Fellowship

Calling All Civic Innovators!

“The need for innovation in government has never been greater, and we must work with our greatest resource – our human capital – to find new solutions to old challenges.”
— Mayor Edwin Lee

The Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) is opening a call for two new Mayor’s Innovation Fellows. MOCI champions new ideas and approaches that make our City government more accountable, accessible and responsive to the residents of San Francisco. This novel one-year program looks to utilize entrepreneurial minds from all sectors to help San Francisco tackle challenging civic issues. During the fellowship year, Fellows will have an opportunity to manage projects in the following focus areas:

Open Data Standards for Social Services. San Francisco is a national leader in making valuable government data more easily accessible to the public. Past work in open data includes: LIVES Health Inspection Data Standard, House Facts Building Inspection Data Standard, SF Open Law.

Entrepreneurship in Residence (EIR). EIR is a voluntary, sixteen-week collaboration to bring together the private sector with City departments. Through this program, participants explore innovative solutions to civic challenges that can lower costs, increase revenue, and enhance productivity for our City. Learn more:


Fellows will be paid a fixed salary of approximately $52,000-$65,000 per year plus standard health benefits and vacation days for a period of one year.

The deadline to apply is August 22, 2014 at midnight
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Jay became San Francisco’s first Chief Innovation Officer after establishing the nation’s first open source government software policy and San Francisco’s Open Data Legislation. He previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and SquareTrade and graduated from Cornell.

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