SV2 (Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund), a partnership for giving, seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, hands-on Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization as we enter our 15th year. Responsibilities include managing all day-to-day operations of SV2 as well as interfacing with our nearly 200 Partners, supervising three full time staff members, SV2 Grantees, and diverse external stakeholders. Our donors (called “Partners”) pool annual contributions of $5,000+ each to make a bigger, more meaningful impact than any of us could make on our own. We work together to decide which cutting-edge nonprofits will receive our pooled funds and our professional advising and consulting. Our grants support nonprofit capacity building, so we look to fund organizations that are small but proven and ready to scale their impact. This concept of giving not only funds, but also leveraging the intellectual, human and network capital of our donors to support our Grantees, is known as “venture philanthropy.”
Responsibilities include working with board and governance, strategic planning and execution, membership and fundraising, donor education, grantmaking and Grantee impact, communications and external relations, and operations. All of this work is in service of our overall mission and goals – to both empower our Partners as philanthropists and create positive social/environmental impact in the Bay Area and beyond through experiential donor education, grantmaking, and “beyond the grant” support to Grantees – while also maintaining SV2’s own sustainability and organizational growth. The ED will work in Partnership with our board and staff in service of our Partners’ vision, education, and objectives.
This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Board of Directors. Note that we seek to have a new Executive Director hired and in place sometime in March 2013 – so the application deadline is Monday, January 14 at 12 noon.
Women’s Initiative for Self Employment is the nation’s leading microenterprise training and funding organization. For nearly 25 years, Women’s Initiative has empowered high-potential low-income women to achieve economic security through business ownership. Via comprehensive business management and personal development training, funding, and ongoing supportthe organization has served more than 25,000 women in the San Francisco Bay area. The organization currently operates offices and training centers the San Francisco Bay Area, and recently expanded to New York City. The Board of Directors envisions a national expansion with offices in all major metropolitan cities serving disadvantaged populations and boasting demonstrable national impact.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new CEO will bring a blend of passion for mission and deep business skills to this role and to the organization. With a strong interest in serving disadvantaged women in ways that help them to become self sustainable for life, this position represents a profound opportunity for long-term and lasting impact. The new CEO will guide and lead Women’s Initiative by adding business rigor and practices that position the organization to continue its impact locally, and prepare the organization to scale nationally. The successful candidate will bring solid and demonstrable business management skills, as well as excitement, energy and humility, and will lead with compassion and grace.
RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching)
Director of Development
RAFT's mission is to help educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands on education to one that inspires the joy and discovery of learning. We are doing this today in the Bay Area with some 8,000 educators, who teach both inside and outside the classroom. RAFT’s products (Activity Kits & Idea Sheets), services (professional development and mentoring) and low-cost teaching supplies enrich and improve the education of over 600,000 young people each year.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE PENINSULA
Director of Clubhouse and High School Programs
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP) is a vibrant, entrepreneurial nonprofit in the heart of Silicon Valley that is committed to helping the at-risk youth of our community graduate from high school ready for college and career. We have grown rapidly over the past five years and now serve 2,000 active members at 10 sites with a budget of $7 million.
The Director of Clubhouse and High School Programs is a new senior manager position needed to support our recent and future growth, reporting to the Executive Director. The person in this position will be part of the senior management team, reporting directly to the Executive Director. He/she will manage all of our clubhouse and high school sites, overseeing 75 staff, average daily attendance of 500 youth, and a budget of $3.4 million.
Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
SIREN is a leading immigrant rights organization in the South Bay dedicated to providing immigrant rights advocacy, community education and naturalization assistance to Santa Clara County’s diverse immigrant communities. The mission of SIREN is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Santa Clara County through direct services, community education and organizing, leadership development and policy advocacy. We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.
The community organizer develops leaders, engages allies, and activates grassroots support for the organizing activities of SIREN. The community organizer is responsible in working with community members on SIREN’s immigrant rights and social justice campaign strategies with the goal of developing community leadership. The majority of the community organizer time will be in the field conducting outreach to increase civic engagement and empowerment in immigrant rights advocacy in Santa Clara County.