Executive Director

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Position Title:            Executive Director 

  Location:                    Oakland and Alameda County, California

Posting Date:            March 2, 2021

Closing Date:            Open until filled; First review on April 1, 2021

The Organization

The Diversity in Health Training

Institute (DHTI) is seeking an Executive Director with a strong program

development, operations, and grants management skill set.  DHTI promotes the health, well-being, and integration of immigrants by supporting their success in healthcare fields, to

the benefit of the whole community.  We believe that no talent should be wasted. 

Our programs prepare newcomers to the U.S. to enter or re-enter

healthcare professions and they help providers meet their need for a cultural

and linguistically diverse workforce. DHTI also operates community wellness

initiatives that include education campaigns on civic engagement and public

health issues such as COVID-19, and early identification and referral to

services for mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Since 2011, through its workforce and community wellness initiatives, DHTI has worked with over 600 refugees and immigrants, hailing from over 68 countries, and representing over 42 languages.

DHTI works with all immigrant, refugee, and asylum populations, largely from

the following regions: Africa, Asia (South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia),

Latin America, and the Middle East. Most of DHTI’s participants and clients have

been in the U.S. for four years or fewer and identify as English language learners.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting time to join DHTI as the organization continues its evolution to playing a larger role in workforce and community wellness development.  This is an opportunity for a passionate,

visionary leader to take DHTI to its next stage.  Supported by a Board of Directors that brings

high levels of experience in education, finance, law, public policy, public

health, and health care, the Executive Director will be responsible for

implementing the strategic goals of the organization and providing direction

and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's vision, values,

mission, annual goals and objectives.  The Executive Director represents

the organization in engaging with government, foundation and corporate funders as

well as the community by building trusted relationships with a range of


The Executive Director will manage a current budget of $1.3M and a staff of 10-14 and consultants.  With the support of a  management team, the  Executive Director oversees two main initiatives,

Healthcare Career Pathways and Community Wellness. These are currently funded

primarily by grants from foundations, corporations, counties, and the


The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have:



 Bachelor’s degree in a related field        

Minimum of 5 years of management experience in a nonprofit

organization or public agency OR 5 to 7 years’ experience in directly-related

project operations and a desire to learn executive management        

Experience in job training and placement, higher education,

social work and case management, or healthcare workforce development        

Experience in grant and/or contract administration including

experience in developing budgets and in fiscal management and oversight         

Familiarity with foundation and government funding sources for

workforce development and public health. 

Experience in researching, writing, and securing grant funding       

Successful track record in building and maintaining effective

partnerships with diverse stakeholders       

Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel,

PowerPoint) and project management tools (e.g. SharePoint, Salesforce, Team

GANTT, Trello, etc.)


Access to reliable transportation for local and regional

business travel (mileage to be reimbursed). Valid driver's license and

automobile insurance       

Must pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Business Administration,

or other relevant field        

Experience in providing training and technical assistance in a

professional setting        

Experience with non-profit Board relations and communications

Personal Qualities:

 Passionate about the transformation of health and mental health care in the US and the

integration of immigration populations       

Able to be fully engaged both at the policy and operations level        

A proven, effective leader       

Able to be effective in a lean operation        

Temperament to support building an organization from the ground up        

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills        

A good presenter—someone who is comfortable speaking in public       

Organized and self-motivated. Able to balance many diverse

projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment

 High professional standards and ethics


$80,000-$100,000.  Health and Dental, Vacation and Sick Leave.

Other: DHTI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all

qualified persons regardless of race,

color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sexual

orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, religion, creed,

physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political or

religious affiliations.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to

All communications will be kept confidential.

Thank you for your interest.


Position Title:            Executive Director 

  Location:                    Oakland and Alameda County, California

Posting Date:            March 2, 2021

Closing Date:            Open until filled; First review on April 1, 2021

The Organization

The Diversity in Health Training

Institute (DHTI) is…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


310 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
Suite 303

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