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Location: Berkeley, California

Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Schedule: Full-time, with evening and weekend meetings/events as necessary



Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses including war, torture, forced displacement, human trafficking and persecution due to identity and beliefs.  At our Bay Area-based Mosaic Healing Center, we: (a) Provide culturally aware, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible mental health care for refugees, asylees, asylum seekers and human trafficking survivors, (b) Expand clinical capacity to serve these populations, and (c) Advocate for policies to prevent trauma and re-traumatization.  With combined expertise gained through over twenty years of providing clinical services to survivors of war trauma, torture and persecution, and in-depth experience implementing international human rights programming, our team integrates the fields of global mental health and human rights to expand the range – and increase the depth – of psychosocial support for this highly vulnerable population.



This is an exciting leadership opportunity to join a nonprofit organization working at the nexus of human rights and global mental health.  Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with, the Executive Director, the Associate Director will help build a solid foundation for Partnerships for Trauma Recovery to expand and grow the organization.  The Associate Director will work closely with the ED keeping knowledgeable and informed of all operational aspects of the organization (who could step in as ED if/when ED is away) with the professional standing and desire to eventually become the full-time Executive Director.  The Associate Director will contribute to fundraising, communications, management, outreach, administration and responding to new initiatives and needs, as they arise.  The ideal candidate will have a solid track record in fundraising, organizational development and experience in the field of human rights and/or global mental health.  This position requires leadership, flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and a passion for promoting human rights, peace and psychosocial wellbeing.



The role of the Associate Director will include the following.  These roles are not distinct, and will overlap as appropriate:

  • Management and Strategic Development
    • Collaborate with the Executive Director (ED) on all aspects of the role.
    • Liaise with the Clinical Director and other PTR staff to inform potential strategic and programmatic ideas and direction.
    • Engage with potential and current partner organizations and individuals for collaborative idea development, responding to strategic initiatives and opportunities.
    • Collaborate with the ED to create, adjust and refine budgets.
    • Collaborate with ED in nonprofit administration and management, as needed to ensure good governance and financial accountability
  • Development and Fundraising
    • Build upon, expand and lead fundraising strategy to establish solid foundation of support for existing programming, and strategically develop new programming.
    • Work closely with PTR Staff, Board of Directors and volunteers to motivate involvement and achieve fundraising goals.
    • Inform PTR’s fundraising strategy and work with the ED and Program Coordinator to ensure funding targets are met.
    • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
    • Develop a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
    • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
    • Maintain gift recognition programs and donor acknowledgements.
  • Communications and Outreach
    • Contribute to PTR’s communications efforts including web-based communication and written materials.
    • Professionally represent PTR to the public through presentations/speaking engagements to share information about PTR with the public.



  • A graduate degree in public policy, business, nonprofit management, social work, international development or other relevant field. 
  • At least 10 years of nonprofit sector experience with a solid track record of raising a sustainable base of funding from individual, institutional and corporate donors and demonstrated leadership and efficacy in achieving organizational outcomes.
  • Understanding of, and passion for, international human rights and/or global mental health
  • High level of comfort with donor outreach and solicitation.
  • Nonprofit management or administration experience with good people skills.
  • Experience developing and tracking budgets. 
  • Experience with grant prospecting, writing, submission and reporting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication relevant to the needs of a nonprofit organization communicating with donors and the general public.  Ability to write formally and informally, with professional and engaging language.
  • A solid commitment to human rights.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, especially international populations.
  • Comfort with MS word, excel, web research and databases.
  • Maturity, initiative, resourcefulness and an ability to inspire others, creatively problem-solve and work collaboratively with staff and volunteers. 
  • Ability to thrive in a small nonprofit and wear multiple hats, as needed.


If interested, please send a one-page cover letter and resume to to begin the conversation.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue until a solid match is identified.  To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at  Please, no phone calls.

  Metro Area Oakland CA
  Job Location City Berkeley
  Job Location State California
  Job Location Zip 94704
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: $70,000 To: 90,000
  Job Category Fundraising and Development, Management, Social Services
  Prefered Experience 10 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Jul. 17, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Partnerships for Trauma Recovery
  Organizational Focus Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Immigration, Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Support Services
  Contact Person Monika Parikh
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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