County: San Francisco
Agency: Oasis for Girls
Oasis For Girls (Oasis) was established in 1999 to partner with young women of color from under-resourced neighborhoods in San Francisco in order to meet and overcome the many social and environmental challenges they faced to leading healthy, productive lives. While interest in engaging this population has increased over the past decades, young women of color still have few dedicated places to meet, socialize, and learn from each other, and to participate in programs designed to cultivate a full spectrum of interests and opportunities. Today, Oasis serves 150 girls annually through programs focused on healthy decision-making, art and creative writing, and academic and career development. Oasis continues to play a vital role in helping young women of color “cultivate the skills, knowledge, and confidence to discover their dreams and build strong futures.”
The Executive Director will drive the growth and strength of our programs by building effective partnerships with key stakeholders; Support a diversified fundraising effort including individual and corporate donors, government and foundation support; Lead the staff, board, volunteers, community and supporters in raising revenues to sustain and current annual operations ($600K). Oasis’ next leader will be an individual of the highest integrity, a seasoned manager who is enthusiastic to fundraise, and a compelling advocate and representative of Oasis and its mission. This exceptional opportunity is for an experienced, energetic, and ambitious rising leader to take a hands-on role in building the future of this community-based non-profit, on behalf of the young women it serves.
Connect, represent and advance Oasis for Girls’ vision, mission and strategies
Together with the Advisory Board, lead the development of the next three-year strategic plan, while overseeing growth and diversification of relationships and funding necessary for implementation
Represent Oasis externally and work collaboratively with other organizations serving girls and youth generally, with community partners, and with citywide and community initiatives
Partner with the Advisory Board to shape strategic direction, improve organizational policies and systems, and expand fundraising
Guide, motivate, and develop four full-time Oasis staff
Manage the design, implementation, coordination and evaluation for all Oasis For Girls administration, operations, and programming, with Advisory Board input and guidance
Drive growth and strength of the organization and its impact by improving, creating and implementing sustainable staffing structures, development and marketing systems and strategies, and evaluation systems; including evaluating areas for program improvement
Development and Communications (40%)
Develop and execute development strategy to strengthen donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship program and practices, diversify funding streams, and improve results
Oversee and guide the organization’s brand and marketing strategy; support implementation as appropriate
Willingness to learn how to drive and implement an annual development plan. Support elaboration and achievement through strategic cultivation and solicitation of prioritized high value prospects and donors (individuals, foundations and corporations)
Represent Oasis at public events and stakeholder meetings, building awareness and connections to increase volunteer and funder engagement, including building relationships with community leaders who can participate as mentors to girls
Increasing Operational Excellence (20%)
Oversee financial matters, including tracking of expenses and accounts payable, and developing and monitoring budgets. Provide the Advisory Board with regular financial and organizational reports
Serve as the accountable liaison to Oasis’s fiscal sponsor, the Tides Center, as contracted, on matters related to governance, finance, payroll and human resources, and risk management
Oversee contracts and scope of work with vendors, consultants and volunteers
Oversee organizational facilities and office technology
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
Demonstrated commitment to supporting youth empowerment and social justice issues facing low income, urban girls and young women of color, as well as the youth development framework
At least seven to ten years of professional experience with three years demonstrated leadership experience in a non-profit organization
Direct experience managing youth and/or social justice programs
Willingness to engage with management and development of non-profit boards, including building board fundraising capacity and performance
Willingness to participate in relationship-based fundraising; individual giving experience preferred
Experience managing budgets and financial reporting
Disposition for accountability to program excellence, fundraising targets, and collaboration using metrics-based standards
Familiar with principles and practice of program development, expansion and evaluation; experience with youth workforce development or similar social change programs is a plus
Experience supervising or managing staff and/or volunteers
Expertise in non-profit or business management, social work, or other relevant social justice or youth initiatives required, as demonstrated through advanced degrees, work experience, or a combination thereof
Strategic thinker with a visionary mindset and pragmatic approach
Clear and effective communicator; confident and compelling speaker and presenter
Able to engage effectively with multiple stakeholders including staff, advisory board, partners, volunteers, clients, and community members
Enthusiastic about working as a member of a small, scrappy, grassroots team committed to social justice and a democratic process; a strong sense of collaboration, teamwork, growth, and personal commitment to wellness and self-care
Familiar with the Microsoft Office suite of products on a Mac based platform, Salesforce, Constant Contact, and WordPress
Bilingual a plus (in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese or Tagalog )
Executive Director reports to the Oasis For Girls Advisory Board and is an employee of the Tides Center. The ED manages and receives counsel from an Advisory Board, and supervises four staff members: Interim Program Director, two Program Managers, and Office Manager.
Working knowledge of and established relationships with Bay Area funders, youth-serving organizations and women’s networking groups highly desirable
Employee is required to sit for extended periods of time and work on a computer. The position also requires extended phone conversations. Employee must be able to stoop, reach, grasp, lift, and carry objects up to 25 lbs.
The organization is located in an urban area with high foot traffic. The employee will be required to manage work with interruptions from phone, visitors, and clients. Some local travel required.
How To Apply
Oasis For Girls seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting fit for the position and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Oasis for Girls – Executive Director"
Please do not contact the client directly. BroderickHaight Consulting is retained by Oasis For Girls to manage this Executive Director search.
Oasis For Girls is a project of the Tides Center, an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.