Associate Director

Job Type

Full Time




1415 Koll Circle
Suite 108
San Jose
United States



Reports To:        Executive Director

Location:           San Jose, CA

Position:            Full-time, exempt position

Overview of SIREN (Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network)

SIREN combines community organizing, policy advocacy, civic engagement and legal services to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Northern and Central California. We believe our clients and all immigrants are agents of change and we prepare them for leadership in all four of these program areas. 

Position Overview

A new position for SIREN, the Associate Director (AD) will oversee and supervise at least one aspect of SIREN’s programs, which include policy, organizing, civic engagement and legal services. The AD will also oversee and manage specific programs related to civic engagement and programming, operations, finances and human resources, promote the well-being and effectiveness of all staff, and work in partnership with the Executive Director (ED). Ability to exercise judgment, sensitivity and discretion is key to this position.

Key Duties

·        Partner with the ED and Senior Team to guide and integrate SIREN’s staff, strategies and programs to build a strong organization and make significant contributions to the immigrant rights movement.

·        Recruit, support, coach, retain and motivate program directors to assure oversight and support of programs.

·        Integrate programs across SIREN, facilitate staff, department and cross-department meetings as needed.

·        Oversee day-to-day program and administrative operations, including supervision of administrative assistant, preparation of financial as well as payroll and benefits information for processing by contractors, and facilities management and supervision of designated staff.

·        Integrate programs across SIREN, facilitate staff department and cross-department meetings as needed.

·        Ensures compliance with governmental grants and works with Program Directors to ensure timely completion of promised deliverables.

·        Provide human resources leadership, including personnel policy oversight

·        Support fund development and other staff on fundraising and program evaluation activities.

·        Ensure consistency between fundraising goals and organizational priorities.

·        Play a key role in developing and maintaining collaborations with strategic allies in the immigrant rights and social justice movement across the state and with national partners.

Preferred Qualifications and Attributes

·        Minimum three years of comparable administrative and management experience

·        Leadership, management and facilitation skills

·        Ability to take initiative, work independently, and work as part of a team

·        Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

·        Competency in Microsoft Office

·        Commitment to immigrants and working-class people achieving social change

·        Experience in program development, especially in community organizing, policy advocacy, and service provision

·        Daily access to a car, with valid CA Driver’s License and car insurance

·        Willingness, ability and experience in dealing with challenges and conflict as they arise

Desirable Qualifications and Attributes

·        Degree and/or certification in administration, human resources, public policy, public administration, and/or financial management

·        Experience in nonprofit, foundation or university settings

·        Experience in community organizing, movement-building and/or advocacy work


  • Salary Range:    Based on experience, plus comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision, as well as transportation and fitness reimbursement.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references. Please email to with “Associate Director Application” in the subject line.

SIREN is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds, especially individuals from immigrant and refugee communities. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ persons, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to seek employment at SIREN.