Senior Director, Strategy and Research

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $125,000
Maximum: $140,000




466 Geary Street
Suite 201
San Francisco
United States


We are currently in search of a Senior Director, Strategy and Research for a Nonprofit. The position is based in San Francisco, CA. This is a permanent, full-time position.



LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

POSITION TITLE: Senior Director, Strategy and Research

SALARY: $125K - $140K/annual


Is This Your Dream Job? Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director of Strategy and Research will consistently provide comprehensive strategic recommendations based on the evaluation of programmatic data. S/he will serve as a key member of the executive team and maintain a highly analytical mindset to develop, communicate, and execute strategic initiatives across the organization, while also leading a team of direct reports. This is an ideal position for tactical, proactive professional who has proven ability to work cross departmentally to lead strategic planning and is passionate about serving a nonprofit.


Our Ideal Candidate:

·        8-10 years of program evaluation, operations, and/or business planning experience, preferably in a nonprofit

·        Bachelor’s Degree required

·        Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Excel; Familiarity with Salesforce and/ or ETO, a plus

·        Strong understanding of tools to measure KPIs, risk management, and strategic planning

·        Experience working with government contracts and grants

·        Ability to multitask; comfortable working autonomously and managing a team

·        Superior written and verbal communication skills; comfortable presenting to a leadership team and can think critically and quickly

·        Possess a high-level of discretion and a positive outlook; enjoys taking on new challenges and is a natural problem solver

·        Passionate about serving a mission-driven organization


How You Will Spend Your Day:

·        Collaborate with Strategy and Research team to understand how programs are performing and offer suggestions of improvement

·        Serve as lead consultant to executive leadership and work to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders to understand programmatic performance

·        Supervise, train, and mentor a staff of 4-5 data team members

·        Monitor and report regularly on the progress on new initiatives

·        Work closely with Lead Program Director to understand gaps to goals; utilize diverse analytical tools to grow the visibility of the organization within the community

·        Work to incorporate a goal-oriented culture by developing an inclusive planning process for all programs and initiatives

·        Understand utilization of current databases and provide suggestions on how tools can be used more effectively staff-wide

·        Train and implement goals within the department to serve as a mentor; work with team to incorporate new processes and technologies



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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree