The Executive Director will assume day-to-day operating and oversight responsibility for Pacific Pride Foundation, including Organizational Leadership, Resource Development, Community Building and Outreach, Financial Management, Staff Management, Program Management, and Board Relations. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the E.D. will oversee fundraising, development and refinement of service and advocacy programs, budgeting and financial planning, contract and grant compliance, and staffing/recruitment.
This position requires a compassionate and visionary leader with the skills and experience to lead Pacific Pride to new levels of growth, visibility, and impact. A primary accountability of the new E.D. will be to implement a new, three-year strategic plan that aims to establish Pacific Pride as the recognized leader on LGBTQ+ and HIV prevention issues in Santa Barbara County. She/He/They will lead Pacific Pride with a particular focus on the following:
The E.D. will also function as a primary public representative of Pacific Pride and will work to expand relationships with constituents, volunteers, partners, allies, policy makers, and other allied justice movements to advance the organization’s mission.
Community Building and Outreach
[NOTE: While no single candidate is likely to have equal expertise in all areas listed above, successful candidates will possess a compelling combination of strengths in many of them and the self-awareness and wisdom to hire or leverage existing resources in the area(s) where they lack personal mastery.]
The new Executive Director will be an experienced, and motivational leader with a high level of emotional intelligence and professional maturity. They will have proven skills in fundraising and relationship management, as well as organization and team leadership. They will bring a collaborative and transparent management style and will model inclusion and teamwork as core values. They should also demonstrate a commitment to partner with, mentor, and support a team of dedicated nonprofit professionals.
Successful candidates will have a deep connection to Pacific Pride’s work and mission, and an appreciation of the unique needs and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. They will be empathetic and people-centered and, at the same time, bring the professional skills, discipline, and rigor to lead the organization to new levels of growth and success. Appropriate professional history could include direct services, policy/advocacy, organizing, and/or capacity building – preferably in an LGBTQ+ or allied social justice movement. Regardless of background, candidates should have a track record of setting strategic vision and motivating staff, Board, volunteers, and external constituents of diverse backgrounds to work collaboratively toward shared goals.
Required Skills and Experience:
Desired Skills and Experience
* Responsive to the expressed needs of the community
* Takes pride in excellence of program and service delivery
* Promotes accessibility for all members of the community
* Welcomes and nurtures mutually beneficial partnerships with other private and public sector organizations
* Stewards resources in a responsible manner
* Respects and supports staff, Board, volunteers, and constituents
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