Details: salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
2530 San Pablo Ave, Suite A
General Job Purpose
The Executive Director is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. They have responsibility to support the organization in all its ongoing activities, while also contributing to the development and implementation of new initiatives and exploring additional avenues for impact and engagement.
A successful candidate will possess the qualifications and skills necessary to oversee administration, programs and strategic business plan of the organization, as well as have a demonstrated track record of success in doing so. To complement a sense of humor and compassion, the ideal candidate will have
• Exceptional collaborative management style that attracts and motivates a diversified, high performing team;
• Culturally-informed working knowledge in the fields of mediation, facilitation, restorative practices; and
• Proven ability to cultivate and implement a sustainable, diverse fund development portfolio.
Essential Job Duties / Responsibilities
Leadership & Management
• Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of mediation, conflict resolution, facilitation, restorative practices and anti-oppression training.
• Serve as a visible and articulate champion for SEEDS and its constituents to further the agency’s mission, vision and values, representing and advocating for the agency with public and private stakeholders.
• Lead, coach, develop and retain high-performance senior management team and provide general oversight and development of remaining staff and consultants.
• Assist in developing, maintaining, and supporting a strong Board of Directors; serve as staff to appropriate committee(s); regularly report to the Board on fiscal, organizational, and operational issues, and implement Board-generated policies.
• With the Board, staff and stakeholders, design and implement a strategic business plan for expansion into new services and markets deemed to further the intended impact and sustainability.
Fundraising & Marketing
• Develop and implement a fund development program that results in sustainable funding necessary to carry out strategic and mission-aligned priorities.
• Deepen and refine all aspects of communications and marketing—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a strong brand and stakeholder engagement, including internal communications. Serve as the primary spokesperson for public events and media.
• Negotiate contracts and grants and ensure that all funds are disbursed in accordance with contract requirements and donor designations.
Operations & Finance
• Establish and maintain a positive, healthy and safe work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates a diversified, high performing workforce.
• Collaborate with the senior staff to ensure effective administration of programs, finances, human resources and facilities. Establish and track key metrics to monitor progress against goals and benchmark objectives.
• Develop and maintain annual budgets, including cash flow management. Monitor all financial systems to ensure timely and accurate reporting to the Board of Directors, Finance and Audit Committees.
• Ensure compliance with personnel policies established by the Board and with federal, state, and city employment and workplace regulations.
Education, Skills and Experience
• Demonstrated ability to skillfully engage issues of identity, power and privilege in a variety of contexts; commitment to multicultural learning environments and culturally-informed service delivery
• Collaborative, supportive and respectful management style while instilling a high level of accountability in team members with specific examples of taking an organization to the next stage of mission-aligned growth
• Strategic networking skills; ability to build and maintain strong relationships and position SEEDS successfully with funders and other providers as a leader in the field
• Proven ability to provide transparent and high integrity leadership, collaboration, engagement with a broad diversity of staff, board members, volunteers and other stakeholders
• Strong track record in raising funds from diverse sources for nonprofit organizations; keen awareness of funding opportunities; understanding and ability to foresee and project government and other funding sources
• Three to five years in upper-level organizational management with strong experience and success in tactical planning and oversight, analysis and decision-making for operations, finance and program
• Willingness to attend 40-Hour Basic Mediator Training Course if not already trained
• Computer literacy and technical skills (Microsoft Access, Word, Windows, Google Suite, SalesForce)
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking and use of electronic media; ability to represent SEEDS to the public and advocate on its behalf
• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
• Bachelor’s degree and advanced degree preferred
• Ability to work at a computer workstation for periods up to 4 hours at a time
• Ability to speak on the telephone for a total of up to 6 hours per day
• Ability to sit up to 8 hours at meetings
• Ability to provide presentations, meetings, conferences, site visits, etc. for 4 hours without breaks
• Possess a valid California driver’s license, ability to operate personal vehicle for business and willingness to drive to meetings
Working Conditions and Travel
Well-lighted, heated and air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation. Reserved, gated tenant onsite parking. Moderate Bay Area travel (approximately 20%) for meetings, trainings and stakeholder events. Requires working occasional weekends and weeknights.
A flexible cafeteria benefits package for health insurance; 24 days of paid holiday and vacation leave in addition to sick leave.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual- English/Spanish preferred
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to email@example.com. Include “SEEDS Executive Director – (Your name)” in subject line. Due to the high volume of interest, we cannot accept phone calls.
SEEDS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, nationality, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.
SEEDS strives to reflect the diverse community it serves. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.