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This is an at will, non-exempt position that offers the successful candidate an exciting opportunity to join a growing public agency in the development and provision of cutting edge transit services to Marin County. Under the direction of the Community Mobility Manager, the incumbent will perform administrative functions for Marin Transit’s transportation and mobility programs. The incumbent has the responsibility for developing and maintaining organizational systems to ensure effective implementation of established contract programs and volunteer activities that improve access to transportation for special needs communities.

The ideal candidate for this position will be team-oriented and self-motivated, and have demonstrated experience performing responsible and complex administrative support work in the delivery of specialized transportation programs. In addition, technical expertise in data collection and compilation, and familiarity with a range of office operations and software are essential.

Typical duties may include:
• Oversee, analyze, and administer the ADA paratransit and Marin Access mobility management service provider contracts, with a primary focus data collection and accuracy, planning and implementation of technology to enhance operational and cost effectiveness and coordination with community agencies; facilitate effective working relationships and operational systems. with sub-contractors, taxi companies, PUC licensees, and non-profit transportation providers.
• Coordinate Marin Transit's Measure B vehicle registration fee program, which includes a range of components such as a subsidized rides for seniors, a volunteer driver program, low-income ride scholarships, and other related activities.
• Provide administrative support to the Marin Mobility Consortium and its committees.
• Develop and conduct a county-wide travel training program focused on training seniors and persons with disabilities to ride fixed route transit and to acquaint them with other mobility options; design and implement volunteer-based, personalized follow-up travel training services.
• Provide technical assistance to contracted service providers on operational issues including but not limited to: customer service, dispatch, coordination of resources, insurance, contracts and MOUs, transportation technology and funding.
• Coordinate the design, production, and distribution of specific marketing and education materials directed at Marin residents, community stakeholders, consumers, human service agencies and other entities;
• Research, develop, and write grant applications for future funding;
• Draft RFPs, contracts, and related documents; track and compile reports and statistics to ensure contract compliance;
• Plan and coordinate meetings & conferences, special promotional events and activities, and makes public presentations on the benefits of mobility management to the community;
• Represent Marin Transit and the Marin Access program at various meetings including but not limited to: the Marin Paratransit Coordinating Council, the Commission on Aging Housing and Transportation Committees, etc.

Requirements include …
At least three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in specialized public transportation services, program administration in health and human services, or a related area. Experience with programs that address accessibility issues or access to public transit or community supported transportation alternatives is highly desirable, as is experience in a governmental agency setting. Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health, social work, business/public administration, urban or regional planning, transit planning, or a closely related field is also required
Please apply as soon as possible as this position is open until filled and may close without notice.

Marin Transit is a member of Local Government Services/Regional Government Services (LGS/RGS) JPAs. LGS/RGS is the employer of record for Marin Transit, employs qualified staff for assignments to client agencies, and provides all compensation and benefits through employment agreements.

Please find our online recruitment process at CalOpps.org under Local Government Services/Regional Government Services. Online applications and the supplemental questionnaire should be completed through the CalOpps site for consideration.

Applications/resumes received online will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in this posting. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. Finalists will be asked to provide references and undergo a background check to verify information supplied in the application materials. For a complete job description, please visit http://www.marintransit.org/jobs.html
If you have questions about this job or the hiring process, please email Sophia Selivanoff at sselivanoff@rgs.ca.gov.

Posted on 05:24:00 11-04-2011
Contact: Sophia Selivanoff,
EMail: sselivanoff@rgs.ca.gov
URL: http://www.calopps.org
Expires on 12/15/11
2. Programs Manager - Job Share Opportunity

Programs Manager Job Sharing Opportunity (10-15
hours per week)

Stewards is looking for an enthusiastic person
interested in job sharing with our Programs Manager.

Qualifications: 2 years experience working with
volunteer programs and youth, must be computer
literate and knowledgeable of MS Office programs,
excellent communication skills. Experience with
desktop publishing programs a plus.

Download complete job description at:

Application procedure: Email cover letter explaining
why you are a good match for this job and resume by
November 2nd, Noon to Michele Luna,
mluna@mcn.org. No phone inquires please.

Posted on 08:35:14 10-25-2011
Contact: Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods,
EMail: mluna@mcn.org
URL: http://www.stewardsofthecoastandredwoods.org
Expires on November 2, 2011

Would you like to put your driving experience to work on behalf of those who are hungry?

Catholic Charities currently has an opening for a part-time (5-10 hrs/week, Fridays and as needed) Relief Food Distribution Worker.

The Relief Food Distribution Worker/Driver inventories, purchases, loads, unloads, transports, delivers, distributes, and tracks the distribution of food to people in need at various rural sites in two counties.

1. Verify food purchase orders with the Program Manager; select and purchase food ordered from designated vendors.

2. Load and unload purchased or warehoused food onto agency vehicle.

3. Transport food via agency vehicle to storage facilities or to various rural distribution sites within the Diocese of Santa Rosa.

4. Track the disposition of purchased or warehoused food per agency food inventory procedures, as needed.

5. As needed, directly distribute and/or facilitate the distribution of food to clients via volunteers at various rural distribution sites within the Diocese of Santa Rosa.

6. Record client participation in food distribution program per agency procedures, when required.

7. Provide and receive program participation applications from potential clients at distribution sites, and provide referrals to those not qualifying, when required.

8. Keep agency vehicle clean at all times, reports required repairs immediately to Program Manager, and facilitate scheduled maintenance or repairs per agency procedures.

1. Attend and participate in regular staff meetings and in-service trainings.

2. Perform other related duties as assigned.

1. High school diploma or GED (preferred).

2. Warehouse/materials-handling/driving experience (preferred).

3. Bilingual (Spanish preferred).

4. Valid California Driver’s license, clean driving record for three years, and auto insurance meeting California’s required amounts.

5. Ability to deal well with a diverse population.

6. Ability to maintain accurate records.

7. Cooperative, friendly, and helpful attitude with clients and co-workers. Ability to work closely with other employees to ensure positive, constructive environment within the program or department, and throughout the agency.

8. Ability to thrive in a flexible, fast-paced and growth-oriented environment, while maintaining a sense of humor and a positive, solution-oriented approach.

9. Passion and enthusiasm for the mission of CCDSR and its clients.

10. Ability to work independently and in a team setting.

1. Ability to stand for 3 hours or more per day with intermittent occasional sitting, walking, bending, and squatting.

2. Ability to drive safely in both city and rural traffic, and enter/exit the vehicle numerous times per shift.

3. Ability to frequently and repetitively lift up to 60 pounds into a vehicle, and up to 5 feet.

4. Ability to frequently and repetitively carry up to 60 pounds over short distances.

Posted on 16:49:38 10-24-2011
Contact: Sharon K. McCarty, 707-528-8712
EMail: smccarty@srcharities.org
URL: http://www.srcharities.org
Expires on 11/10/11
4. Director of Human Services

The Personnel Perspective is partnering with The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria to serve as their exclusive Executive Search Firm in filling the position of Director of Human Services.

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria is looking for a dedicated human service professional with the courage, energy and vision to be their first Human Services Director. Although sovereignty was only restored ten years ago, they have quickly grown as a tribal government and as a community. They provide services not only to their own members, but also to the greater Native American community of Marin and Sonoma Counties through our Tribal TANF program. The qualified individual will embrace their vision of how innovative and integrated tribal programs can change the community for the better, and will serve as a critical component in their pursuit of excellence.
The Director of Human Services oversees and coordinates those tribal departments and programs that provide direct services to Native families and individuals. Currently, these departments and programs include: Tribal TANF, Indian housing, Indian Child Welfare Act matters, hardship assistance, education & career development, financial literacy and, youth and family services. The Director is part of the tribal management team and reports directly to the Tribal Administrator. Overall responsibilities include implementing the Tribe’s vision of integrated comprehensive human services, providing leadership and management to the departments and staff, contributing to the strategic plan for growth, setting goals & objectives and formulating policies; directs and manages performance of the program staff directly and indirectly, insuring compliance with tribal, state and federal laws, regulations and grant conditions. The Director will also expand, establish and maintain relationships with other relevant agencies, tribes and organizations that further our capacity toward meeting community needs and services.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience managing and implementing multi-dimensional human service projects or entities, preferably in a tribal setting and is strongly committed to excellence in human services.
Minimum Requirements include:
• Knowledge and respect for Native American values, customs and traditions
• A basic understanding of tribal sovereignty
• Substantive experience in the subject areas of the departments that he/she will oversee
• Five years relevant management experience
• Five years experience with government grant processes, compliance and reporting
• Experience with integrative (wrap-around) human services
• Excellent analytical, oral, writing, and organizational skills
• Strong leadership, program planning and supervisorial skills
• An advanced degree in a relevant discipline or a Bachelor’s degree combined with extensive experience, preferably five years of experience
• A proven track record of successful management of complex programs that are part of larger organizations
• Impeccable work ethic
The candidate must have the ability to quickly synthesize complex or diverse information; collect and research data; design work plans and procedures; generate creative solutions; and must adhere to the strictest rules of confidentiality and discretion. This position will require availability for evening and weekend travel, meetings or emergencies.

Your application must detail the education and experience requirements related to the position announcement and must include a cover letter with a narrative delineating how your abilities, education and experience qualify you for this position.
If you become a candidate for consideration, you will need to complete a Tribal employment application with your resume and cover letter attached as well as provide a writing sample. The successful candidate must clear a criminal history background check; possess a valid State Driver’s License and maintain such license throughout the duration of employment, and have a clean driving record.

Preference in hiring is given to: (1) Qualified Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria members; and (2) qualified American Indians in accordance with Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473. Applicants asserting American Indian preference must submit verifying information, such as written confirmation of tribal membership, Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, or other documentary evidence.

SALARY: Competitive and DOE. The agency provides an excellent benefits package.
Please fill out a brief online application and include your cover letter and resume at http://www.personnelperspective.com/Job-Apply.asp.

Posted on 16:08:42 10-21-2011
Contact: The Personnel Perspective for The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, 707-576-7653
EMail: dianalacz@gmail.com
URL: http://www.personnelperspective.com
Expires on November 15, 2011
5. Executive Director - River to Coast Children's Services

River to Coast Children’s Services’ mission is to nurture the healthy development of children and parents in our community. RCCS is a non profit organization serving the needs of families since 1976, offering resources, referrals and support to families and childcare providers in western Sonoma County. The agency serves over three hundred subsidized families per year, assisting eligible families access subsidized childcare and other community resources.
The agency primarily serves families in the rural area of Sonoma County - Guerneville, Monte Rio, Forestville, Occidental, Graton, Sebastopol, and all the way west to the coast and north to the town of Annapolis and includes the Native American Kashia reservation. We also serve some family child care homes in Santa Rosa, Windsor and Rohnert Park.

The Executive Director serves as the organization's chief executive officer and reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors. This position is responsible for the operation of all agency programs; the management of all agency fiscal resources; and for the provision of quality services to the community. Additionally, the Board of Directors of River to Coast Children’s Services has adopted an aggressive growth strategy as it pertains to the expansion of programs within the community. The Executive Director is responsible for recommending, managing and executing this growth strategy.

This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to direct their energy and talents towards helping an entire community.

Job Responsibilities

1. Agency Oversight

A. In conjunction with the Board of Directors, serves as the primary agency planner and fundraiser, setting goals and objectives and developing projections of needs and funding.

B. Plans, develops and supervises implementation of agency programs.

C. Undertakes and oversees all employment actions for RCCS staff within the Board’s guidelines and policies.

D. Models professional standards, which include leadership, mentorship, effective communication and creative problem solving skills.

E. Promote, support, and maintain a team-oriented work environment that leads to a creative, energized, purposeful, long-term staff.

F. Oversee all Agency programs, services, departments and activities. Maintain strategic plan in partnership with the Board of Directors and work towards achievement of goals and objectives.

G. Provide supervision of all RCCS programs, including all required review processes, to ensure quality standards are met and documented on an ongoing basis.

H. Oversee all Agency personnel.

I. Resolves appeals from parents and providers as needed.

2. Fiscal Oversight

A. Oversee all Agency contracts, leases, reports, budgets, and financial commitments with government agencies, other funding sources, parent users, subcontractors, child care providers and individuals. Sign all necessary contracts, reports and leases.

B. Organize and integrate all Agency budgets. Oversee projections to meet contract obligations. Ensure that attendance and spending are reported as required to the State Department of Education and the River to Coast Children’s Services Board of Directors at regular meetings.

C. Approve all expenditures, except when delegated to other members of the Management Team.

D. Maintain strong base of diverse resources, including restricted and unrestricted funds. Develop and maintain an Agency Fund Development Plan, and work with the Board to ensure that fundraising goals are attained.

3. Organizational Development

A. Collaborate with the Board of Directors to build and implement a development plan that supports the current operating budget and quickly grows to support the strategic growth of the organization.

B. Create and execute long-term fund development plan to improve RCCS's impact, effectiveness and quality of fund-raising activities.

C. Provide direction on potential funding for established and future programs. Work closely with RCCS staff to identify needs, create proposals and outline budgets.

D. Direct research and preparation of grants. Proposals should be clear, comprehensive and specific. Proposals must reflect the energy, urgency and priorities of RCCS to maximize income goals.

E. Research, identify, assess and recommend action for federal, state, county and city RFPs that are applicable to RCCS’ mission, programs and services; project manage and contribute to the response to selected RFPs, including completion of forms, narratives, budgets and the assembly, packaging and delivery of the bid response package.

F. Research, assess and recommend action for corporate and foundation grants which are applicable to RCCS’ mission, programs and services; project manage and contribute to the development of grant applications, including completion of forms, narratives, budgets and the assembly, packaging and delivery of the bid response package.

G. Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for creating and maintaining a Planned Giving program. Identify, strategize and meet with planned giving prospects on a monthly basis to expand current donor commitments. Provide staff support and leadership for the Planned Giving Committee of the Board of Directors.

H. Cultivate relationships with new and existing financial donors

I. Build and develop strong ongoing relationships with major individual, foundation and corporate partners.

4. Advocacy/Outreach

A. Represent the Agency on the local, County, and State levels. Attend or designate a representative to attend appropriate meetings.

B. Ensure that outreach activities are conducted to adequately inform the community of our services and programs.

C. Routinely assesses, the needs of the nonprofit community, individual community service agencies and the community in general.

D. Markets the agency and its programs through a strong emphasis on networking and community involvement. Serves as the chief spokesperson for RCCS and is responsible for all public relations. Occasional travel is required. Online marketing, social media and web site experience is a plus.

E. Increase community awareness by developing and maintaining relationships with community leaders, businesses and coalitions.

5. Board of Directors

A. Work with the Board of Directors to carry out the goals and objectives of the Agency. Attend the monthly Board of Directors meeting. Organize board packets for each meeting, in conjunction with Board President and Secretary and maintain an information flow with the Board during the month.

B. Guides the Board, manage the Board Development Committee and participate in related committees and task forces focused on cultivation and solicitation efforts.

C. Keep the Board of Directors fully informed regarding the condition of the organization and important factors influencing RCCS’ short and long-term strategic goals and finances.

D. Train, support and inspire Board of Directors in procedures and techniques to improve their fundraising skills, success, and satisfaction.

E. Identify potential RCCS Board Members with strong fundraising experience and an affinity for RCCS' mission.

F. Work with the Fiscal PPP, Fundraising, Outreach and Human Resources Committees and other Board and Management committees as needed.


Education & Experience
1: At least 5 years demonstrated senior management experience, preferably at the executive level including board development, fund development, partnership development and financial management.

2: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution required. B.A. in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, or related field desired.

3: Sensitivity to issues of families with low incomes.

4: Knowledgeable in field of child development/early childhood education.

5: Demonstrated success in building and leading the development function in a dynamic nonprofit organization

6: Solid experience in designing and implementing comprehensive fundraising plans, including major gifts, corporate, foundation, and annual giving programs

7: Strong fund development, marketing, and public relations experience to successfully engage external stakeholders including funders, corporate partners, policy makers, and communities to form lasting value added partnerships.

8: Experience working with volunteers and volunteer Boards

Skills & Abilities
1: Ability to effectively engage staff and Directors in solicitation and cultivation activities

2: Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people including major donors, Board Directors, fellow staff members, foundation, corporate and other nonprofit representatives.
3: Proven aptitude for strategic and creative planning in a collaborative manner with Board and staff.

4: Inclusive leadership style, with the ability to build, manage, and lead an exceptional, multi-functional team.

5: Experience motivating and bringing people together toward a common vision or goal.

6: Ability and willingness to work some evening and weekend hours, including overnight travel.

7: Automobile, insurance and valid CA driver’s license or adaptable means to travel sufficiently throughout the state.

8: Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written)

9: Strong public speaking skills

Physical Requirements
1. Ability to use computer on a daily basis. Computer use may cause eye and muscle strain, backaches, headaches, and repetitive motion injuries.

2. Ability to occasionally lift items weighing up to 25 pounds to a height of up to three feet.

3. Ability to drive a vehicle to pick-up and/or deliver supplies and to participate in meetings throughout the State.

4. Executive Directors work in an office environment. They may experience eye and muscle strain, backaches, headaches, and repetitive motion injuries from using computers on a daily basis, and may have to sit for extended periods.

To be considered for an interview, the following required items must be submitted to RCCS.
• A cover letter answering three questions:
1) How does your experience and education qualify you for the position?

2) Why do you want the position?

3) This position offers a unique opportunity to grow and expand an organization and the services offered to the low income community in the western part of Sonoma County. What particular skills and abilities do you posses that will aid in the success of organization’s growth?

• A current resume including references

The application period is October 1, 2011 – October 31, 2011. Please submit all required documents to droper@rccservices.org

Posted on 09:25:47 10-04-2011
Contact: Donna Roper, 707-869-3613
EMail: droper@rccservices.org
URL: http://www.rccservices.org
Expires on 10-31-2011
6. Executive Director - Part time (Sonoma County)

Threshold Choir Executive Director Job Description

Threshold Choir, a small national 501c3 non-profit providing bedside singing to those at the end of life and at other
thresholds, is seeking a part-time Executive Director who has an understanding of end of life issues, an appreciation for
and/or participation in music, and experience in leadership in a volunteer based, low-resourced non-profit organization.

The Threshold Choir is a volunteer organization comprised of 90 choirs throughout the country whose members sing at the
bedsides of people in their communities who are very ill and/or dying. We also sing to children in the hospital and, in some
communities, to and with women who are incarcerated. Threshold Choir is a non-religious organization.

Responsibilities include:

Leadership and Management
Ensure that the spirit and qualities of what Threshold Choir stands for are infused throughout the organization.

Actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, staff, partnering organizations, and funders.

Develop and maintain organizational systems including financial, administrative, fundraising, and communications.

Ensure fiscal integrity and sustainability of the organization through fundraising activities including but not limited to
membership drives, major donor campaigns, and grant writing.

Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors.

With the Board develop the long-range vision, and strategic plan for the organization.

Manage all staff and consultants.

Deepen and refine all aspects of communications with local choirs—from web presence to external relations - with the goal
of creating a stronger community providing services at the local level.

Build relationships with other bedside singing and choral organizations and identify collaborative opportunities.

With the Creative Director:

Ensure that local capacity is being developed and ensure a consistent approach in our work.

Build relationships with other bedside singing and choral organizations and identify collaborative opportunities.

Expand our current training programs, develop a training policy to ensure consistency in content and message, and institute
a train-the-trainers program.

Ensure that a system for reviewing and expanding the TC Repertoire is developed and implemented.

Nurture and support Regional Gatherings and the annual National Gathering.

Develop policies and processes for starting new choirs.

Ensure the maintenance and expansion of TC Membership and the Membership database.

Develop a robust volunteer base for the office and key national TC events (such as the annual National Gathering)

Experience and Qualities

Minimum 5 years of management experience in non-profit settings.

Must have:
An understanding of end of life issues
Excellent written and oral skills
Excellent organizational skills
Experience developing and working with volunteers
Fundraising experience and proven track record
Management experience
Ability to be self-directed and to multi-task
Ability to inspire and work effectively with diverse groups of people
Ability to develop and hold the big picture and think in terms of long-term sustainability
An appreciation for and/or participation in music
Sense of humor and flexibility

Salary: TBD
Location: SF/North Bay area
Start Date: ASAP but no later than December 1, 2011

Qualified applicants should send resumes and cover letters to:
Maria Culberson, Managing Director, at: maria@thresholdchoir.org.
Please Make sure to have "Executive Director Search" in the subject line of your e-mail.

* Threshold Choir values inclusivity and honors differences in race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic level, and sexual
orientation. Candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our staff are encouraged to apply.

This is at a non-profit organization.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Posted on 16:24:34 9-23-2011
Contact: Threshold Choir, 707-696-6908
EMail: maria@thresholdchoir.org
URL: http://www.ThresholdChoir.org
Expires on 10/31/11
7. Bilingual Call Specialist

The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County: Connecting Volunteers for a Vibrant Community! If you’re interested in becoming a part of our mission and making a difference in the community, then we would like to talk with you.

We’re looking for a Bilingual Call Specialist in our 2-1-1 Department that will provide excellent customer service to incoming calls from the community. This position is 30 hours per week with full benefits. The incumbent will be primarily responsible for taking incoming phone calls and identifying needed services. Must be able to explore the “total” problem and provide all relevant references. Will also assist walk-ins with filling out forms and other Information & Referral processes. Additionally, the Call Specialist will provide back-up duties for the Call Center Coordinator, in the event of absence.


• Assure that each caller is given the best possible service.
• Work with callers to identify their current needs, and provide callers with relevant referrals to any services that might provide assistance.
• Develop positive working relationships with other staff.
• Must be able to work effectively and patiently with highly emotional callers.
• Must work effectively with modern computer technology that is frequently changing.
• Be able to recognize when a caller is in a crisis, and forward the phone call to the appropriate crisis intervention agency.


• Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology or related field strongly preferred; experience may be substituted for education.
• Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) speaking skills required.
• Excellent verbal and written skills.
• Excellent computer skills.
• Prior call center/customer service experience preferred.

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply, please forward your resume to Krista Chester, Human Resources Manager, at: kchester@volunteernow.org

Also, please see our website at www.volunteernow.org

Posted on 15:17:51 9-22-2011
Contact: Krista Chester, 707-573-3399 ext. 112
EMail: kchester@volunteernow.org
URL: http://www.volunteernow.org
Expires on October 30, 2011
8. Executive Director

The Opportunity
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay (BBBS) is seeking a leader to serve as its Executive Director. BBBS is a
donor supported, volunteer organization that changes the lives of children facing adversity and helps them to
succeed in life. For over 40 years, we have inspired thousands of young people in our community to stay in school
and guided them to healthy behaviors – breaking cycles of poverty, drugs and violence.
The new Executive Director will be compassionate, strategic, and pragmatic with a thorough understanding of
management and business principles and committed to the BBBS mission.
Our mission is to help young people in the North Bay grow up to be happy, successful, contributing members of
our community by providing a professionally supported mentor to each child in need.
Executive Director Position Summary
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) has overall strategic and operational responsibility
for Big Brothers Big Sisters programs, focused growth, and execution of its mission.
The ED is responsible for overseeing the fiscal health of the organization including mobilizing and supporting fund
development activities, resource allocation, strategic decisions, planning processes, annual budgeting and an
organization-wide work plan development.
The ED is responsible for fundraising efforts and personally securing major gifts. The ED will have a Fund
Development plan, meet plan goals, and engage staff and board members. The ED will work effectively with the
Board of Directors, and Resource Development Committee, to establish and cultivate donor relationships.
The ED is responsible for knowledge of the field, core programs, operations, internal functioning of the
organization, all facilities, and is responsible for compliance with all relevant government and legal codes.
Working in partnership with the Board to set overall organizational strategic vision and direction, the ED is
accountable to the board for implementing the organization’s mission and strategic plan.
The ED will provide mentoring and development of staff so that program quality will be held to the highest
Actively promoting the mission and BBBS’ value in the community, the ED will be a reassuring presence with
partners and stakeholders. S/he will ensure BBBS’ continued presence, expansion and growing community
The ED will have knowledge of current trends, issues and opportunities in all matters relating to the focus areas of
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay.
Strategy and Planning
• Ensure that the organization maintains an ongoing strategic focus, by engaging and creating resources as
well as partners to address issues in a strategic and effective manner.
• Oversee a regular strategic planning process with the Board of Directors (within the broad context of the
local and national landscape) in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s Core Strategies and
National Network Goals.
• Create an annual business plan and budget to ensure the necessary services, staffing and other resources
to carry out the strategic plan.
• Structure and implement organizational activities that flow from strategic decisions.
• Provide leadership in developing programs. Create and support innovations and partnerships that improve
program quality, expand program impact, and encourage focused program growth and sustainability.
• Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
• Use performance measurement tools to track results and guide decision making.
Board Development
• Serve as the direct, primary liaison with the Board of Directors, and facilitate the Board's involvement in
fundraising, policy setting, strategic planning, and financial management of the organization.
• With the board president, establish agendas for regular Board meetings, plan and execute special
strategic planning sessions, and ensure that Board members are able to participate at an optimal level in
organizational guidance.
• Guide the Board of Directors through decision making about targeted and strategic crossroads.
• Keep the Board of Directors fully informed regarding the condition of the organization and important factors
influencing BBBS’ short and long-term strategic goals and finances.
• Assist the Board of Directors to recruit and build a diverse and inclusive Board that is representative of the
• Successfully involve the Board both in fundraising activities that lead to the development of prospects,
major donors, and partners, and as ambassadors of the mission.
Staff Leadership and Development
• Model professional standards, which include leadership, mentorship, effective communication and creative
problem solving skills.
• Promote, support, and maintain a team-oriented work environment that leads to a creative, energized,
purposeful, long-term staff.
• Ensure that an effective management team is in place and work with them to create and implement a
sustainable structure for organizing and carrying out the work of BBBS.
• Regularly assess and refine the organization’s structure and staffing to ensure maximum effectiveness and
appropriate operational capacity.
• In compliance with all federal and state regulations, supervise all human resource functions in compliance
with personnel policies established by the Board of Directors including maintaining current job
descriptions, recruiting, hiring, firing, coaching, training, supervising, performance appraisals, and goal
Fund Development
• Take an entrepreneurial approach to identifying and securing financial resources from public and private
sources, ensuring that adequate funds are available to meet the organization’s needs.
• Create a strategic and comprehensive fund development plan that builds and develops diverse funding
from outside sources, including face to face solicitations, donor appeals, grants, contracts, events, fee for
service, corporate sponsorships, and planned giving.
• Provide strategy, oversight, and content to funding proposals and reports.
• Cultivate new relationships as well as steward existing key stakeholders based on mission, program
outcomes, and sound fiscal management.
Partnerships & Volunteer Development
• Explore and build relationships with public, private, and nonprofit stakeholders in order to realize new
partnerships and develop existing ones.
• Promote BBBS within the broader fields of mentoring, youth development, and education. Reinforce the
BBBS brand and its impact in the community.
• Maintain and expand working relationships and cooperative arrangements with Big Brothers Big Sisters of
America and other affiliates as well as local, regional, and national allies and community groups.
• Advocate and raise the public profile of BBBS to other organizations and the general public. Explore the
possibility of Big/Little matches participating in community service for other organizations.
• Cultivate and continue engagement of former Big Brother Big Sister matches, alumni and families.
• Ensure comprehensive marketing strategies to attract and engage long-term mentors, and mobilize
significant numbers of volunteers that reflect the full diversity of the agency’s communities.
Program Management
• Actively participate in nationwide initiatives, programmatic innovations, best practices and quality
• Ensure programmatic excellence is achieved by adapting standards and practices to create maximum
impact within the local agency’s environment.
• Adhere to agency and national standards for service delivery, with an emphasis on child safety.
• Evaluate and track results using performance metrics, establishing benchmarks, and improving operational
• Maintain the overall financial health of the organization and manage all aspects of organizational finances.
• Develop and maintain internal accounting controls and financial practices to ensure fiscally sound and
accurate accounting, record keeping, and reporting systems.
• Analyze financial information and trends, and recommend appropriate changes.
• Prepare annual budget and see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
• Deliver accurate, timely, focused and clear reports to the Board of Directors.
• Ensure that BBBS’ communications and development function supports the organization’s strategic,
program and financial direction.
• Ensure that the agency makes effective use of technology to support internal information sharing and
program work.
• Ensure that the organization operates in compliance with all statutes governing a nonprofit organization,
including appropriate insurance coverage.
Education & Experience
• At least 5 years demonstrated senior management experience, preferably at the executive level including
board development, employee talent management, fund development, partnership development and
financial management.
• Nonprofit experience required.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution required. Graduate/professional degree a plus.
• Highest professionalism and unquestioned integrity.
• Board experience a plus.
Skills & Abilities
• Possesses competencies defined by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for BBBS CEO/EDs:
o Strategic and Visionary Leadership
o Trusted Influencer and Relationship Builder
o Ethics and Values
o Enterprise and Systems Thinking
o Focused Drive for Results and Performance.
• Proven Track Record of securing major gifts.
• Inclusive leadership styles with an ability to build, manage, and lead an exceptional, multi-functional team.
• Experience providing support and mentoring while effectively delegating and sharing authority and
• Proven track record of successfully managing and growing a geographically dispersed multi-site
organization a plus.
• Demonstrated financial and operational acumen.
• Strong fund development, marketing, and public relations experience to successfully engage external
stakeholders including funders, corporate partners, policy makers, and communities to form lasting valueadd
• Continued driver of the organization’s culture with an eye toward the evolving organization and the
inherent changes in culture that accompanies focused growth.
• Proven ability to forge strong relationships and effectively promote the organization’s values to diverse
• Experience motivating and bringing people together toward a common vision or goal.
• Empathy, a nurturing attitude, and the belief that we are all part of a larger mission and community.
• Ability and willingness to work some evening and weekend hours, including overnight travel.
• Automobile, insurance and valid CA driver’s license or adaptable means to travel sufficiently throughout
the Bay Area and state.
• Excellent documented written and oral communication skills.
This Search is being conducted by:
Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership Transition Services
To be considered as an applicant:
• Email Resume and Cover Letter in confidence to: jjanssen@cvnl.org
• Please put BBBS Executive Director Search in the Subject line.
• All documents must be submitted online and in .doc or .pdf format.
• Resumes must be submitted with a cover letter.
• Resumes must be received by October 21, 2011.
Posted on 11:30:39 9-21-2011
Contact: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay, 415-448-0331
EMail: jjanssen@cvnl.org
URL: http://www.bbbsnorthbay.org
Expires on November 1 2011
9. COOK-Catholic Charities

Would you like to put your cooking skills and food service experience to work on behalf of homeless families?

Catholic Charities currently has an opening for a part-time cook for our Family Support Center, our shelter for homeless families with children. The position is part-time, 20 hours per week, 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The cook at the Family Support Center prepares, cooks and serves nutritionally balanced meals for residents of the shelter ensuring health and safety standards are met, instructs resident volunteers in meal preparation, and maintains the cleanliness and organization of all kitchen areas.

Supervisorial Responsibilities 10-25 Volunteers

Essential Functions
1. Working with a menu, prepare and serve the evening meals with the assistance of resident or community volunteers.

2. Supervise and train volunteers who assist with food preparation, serving and clean up.

3. Ensure all food preparation areas are clean, maintaining sanitary standards.

4. Maintain all storage areas for cleanliness and fresh stock; complete daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule.

5. Maintains inventory of stock and orders items according to agency procedures.

6. NOTE: Catholic Charities considers this position to be a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse.

Other Responsibilities
1. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required
1. Minimum of one to three year’s prior food service experience required, preferably in a mass feeding situation.

2. Prior experience, and/or interest and good understanding of service delivery to the homeless population.

3. Knowledge of food service sanitary practices, as well as the safe handling and maintenance of commercial kitchen equipment.

4. Bilingual (English/Spanish) desirable.

5. Ability to complete and pass the Public Health Department food service test within two months of hire.

6. Cooperative, friendly, and helpful attitude with clients, volunteers and co-workers. Ability to work closely with others to ensure positive, constructive environment within the program, and throughout the agency.

7. Ability to thrive in a flexible, fast-paced and growth-oriented environment, while maintaining a sense of humor and a positive, solution-oriented approach.

8. Passion and enthusiasm for the mission of CCDSR and its clients.

9. Ability to work independently and in a team setting.

10. Must pass fingerprinting prior to the start of work.

Physical Requirements
1. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds to a height of 3 feet on a regular basis.

2. Ability to stand and walk for 4 hours per day, with intermittent occasional sitting, bending and squatting.

3. Ability to carry 50 pounds occasionally and 25 pounds regularly for a distance of up to 20 feet.

4. Ability to chop, peel, hand mix, cut and stir food items on a continuous or regular basis.

Posted on 11:13:28 9-20-2011
Contact: Sharon K. McCarty, 707-528-8712
EMail: smccarty@srcharities.org
URL: http://www.srcharities.org
Expires on 10/10/11
10. Executive Director, Senior Advocacy Services

Senior Advocacy Services is currently seeking an experienced leader with the ability to lead the organization in a shared vision and new directions in response to a changing community and economic needs. The position will be .75 to 1.0 FTE depending on job duties.
The successful candidate will have a proven record of attaining public and private funds and strong communication, community collaboration and team building skills. The new Executive Director will be able to provide strategic direction to the organization, building on the foundation and strong history and reputation of the agency while embracing new opportunities. Depending on the structure of the position and previous experience and skills of the candidate the Executive Director may also direct the Ombudsman Program of the agency.
Our Mission: The mission of Senior Advocacy Services is to address the needs of seniors and people with disabilities by advocating for their dignity, rights and quality of life, and promoting knowledge and self-determination.
About Us: Senior Advocacy Services promotes the health, dignity, rights and quality of life of seniors and disabled in the North Bay. We offer services that make a difference in people's lives, helping seniors select the best housing and insurance options for their needs and protecting the rights and well-being of people living in long-term care facilities. We rely on community support in order to provide our services.

The North Bay region covered by Senior Advocacy Services includes six counties: Sonoma, Marin, Solano, Napa, Lake and Mendocino. There are 223,000 persons age 60 and over living in this region, of which one-third -almost 75,000 people - are in Sonoma County. Almost all of these seniors will, at some point in their lives, be greatly impacted by one or more of the following issues: selecting and using insurance to receive health care services, moving (temporarily or permanently) to a long-term care residence that offers specialized support and maintaining a good quality of life while residing in a long-term care facility. Senior Advocacy Services assists people with these critical issues.

Senior Advocacy Services was created in 2000 by bringing together services that have been in operation since the early 1980's. We are a non-profit agency recognized as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

Senior Advocacy Services offers three programs to support seniors and disabled persons.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program works to help ensure that the 4000 residents living in nursing homes, residential care or assisted living facilities in Sonoma County quality of life is maintained, their rights are protected, and they are treated with dignity, free from abuse and are receiving quality care. Ombudsman services are free.

The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides free and unbiased counseling to seniors, disabled persons and their families to help understand Medicare benefits and rights, supplemental health insurance and HMOs.

The Residential Care Counseling Program provides comprehensive information and support to individuals and their families who are considering a move into housing that offers assistance with activities of daily living or medical assistance.
For more information please visit our website at www.senioradvocacyservices.org
Duties and Responsibilities of the position:
• Work with the Board of Directors and agency staff to develop a clear vision for the future of SAS and a strategic plan that reflects that vision.
• With the Board of Directors develop a plan to ensure the future funding needs of the agency including fundraising events and grant development.
• Serve as the agency leader, supporting and communicating with staff members on all agency planning, programs and staff development and setting a positive atmosphere.
• Supervise agency staff.
• Act as the agency spokesman on issues affecting seniors in local and statewide forums. Work with staff to publicize the activities, programs and achievements of SAS.
• Manage and evaluate programs of the agency and serve as a liaison with program funders.
• Oversee fiscal management of the agency including, but not limited to, the development and monitoring of budgets, preparation of fiscal reports, and the filing of corporate returns and audits. Ensure that the short and long term working capital needs of the agency are met.
• Bachelor’s or higher degree
• Five years or more of administrative/managerial experience in a related field.
• Knowledge of the field of gerontology and long term care.
• Successful experience in raising funds from outside sources including events, grant writing, planned giving and other activities.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills including public speaking experience.
Compensation: Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

To apply: send cover letter and resume to edsearchsas@gmail.com

Posted on 14:54:58 9-16-2011
Contact: Tina Paige,
URL: http://www.senioradvocacyservices.ort
Expires on October 14, 2011
11. Human Resources Assistant I

We seek a Human Resources Assistant to help us better engage with the people who believe in our mission, and who can help achieve it. The Assistant will take assignments from the Business Director, who handles human resources. The position is 10-20 hours per week, depending on your availability and the match between your skills and our needs. The choice of workdays and even time is flexible (so long as it’s during business hours), but once a schedule is set, those days will become standard.

•Help with recruitment and new hire processes including posting jobs, reviewing resumes, and processing new hires.
•Create, organize, update, and maintain personnel files.
•Generate hire letters and change of status letters.
•Create and distribute welcome packets for all new employees.
•Update and maintain the Employee Handbook.
•Enter data for new employees into HR database.
•Implement employee events and small incentives and find ways to build a positive work place, including birthday celebrations, holiday events, interdepartmental events, etc.
•Provide administrative support for all HR functions, including filing, copying, supply orders, general correspondence, etc.
•Maintain HR bulletin boards in staff lounge, ensuring that all postings are kept up to date. Create positive and engaging displays.
•Be committed to the mission and goals of the SEC.

•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
•Excellent writing and communication skills
•Ability to work well with staff at all levels
•Ability to work with confidential and sensitive data
•Persistence in pursuing goals and deadlines
•Good customer service attitude
•Warm and welcoming personality
•Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Outlook
•Comfort with learning new technologies and systems
•Willingness to work and try new tasks

•Strong writing skills
•Ability and ease in receiving and giving oral instructions
•Contribute to project meetings
•Represent organization in a professional manner, in-person and on the phone

•May supervise and direct volunteers for specific activities

$12-15/hour depending on experience

The Sonoma Ecology Center is an environmental nonprofit serving Sonoma Valley and beyond. Now in our 21st year, our mission is to enhance and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley. We have grown from a tiny budget and an all-volunteer staff at our founding in 1990 to a $1.2 million budget in 2011. We currently have 23 full and part time staff, an active Board of Directors, and a corps of community volunteers. Please see SEC’s mission and program descriptions at www.sonomaecologycenter.org.

Posted on 13:46:58 9-07-2011
Contact: Sonoma Ecology Center, 707-996-0712 x101
EMail: cathy@sonomaecologycenter.org
URL: http://www.sonomaecologycenter.org
Expires on 10/25/2011
12. Fiscal Assistant - A/R, C/R & P/R

A local non-profit is seeking a Fiscal Assistant to work 2-3 days per week. This position is responsible for Accounts Receivable, Bank Reconciliations, Journal Entries, month-end closing and in-house payroll activities. This is NOT a Quickbooks environment. The Fiscal Assistnat will also provide accounting and audit support to the Finance Director, as well as be able to reconcile General Ledger accounts and prepare appropriate reports. CSN is required to participate in a Single Audit annually

We are looking for a self-starter, independent worker who is able to work efficiently in a busy accounting environment and be able to interface with different departments within the agency.

Minimum Qualifications: - knowledge of GAAP, AA degree in accounting education or equivalent experience of 4-5 years in a demanding accounting position. Experience with Accufund a real plus.

Please respond to rosemaryd@csn-mh.com or fax to 573-6968 or mail to Community Support Network, 1410 Guerneville Rd., Suite 14, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

CSN is an EEO employer.

Posted on 13:38:01 8-24-2011
Contact: Rosemary Devitt, 707-575-0979 ext 15
EMail: rosemaryd@csn-mh.com
Expires on until filled

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