March 10, 2021

One Safe Place is actively recruiting a Full-Time Executive Director to lead a dynamic, non-profit organization. The ideal candidate will be experienced in leading and managing staff and skilled in implementing organization’s mission, vision, and values. The successful candidate will ensure agency integrity; strategic financial sustainability; inspired leadership; develop relevant plans and policies; and coordinate the daily activities, operational priorities and programs offered at the Sierra Center.





  • Manage all program and activities of the organization, assuring the goals and objectives are aligned with the mission statement of OSP, as well as the general Bylaws and policies adopted by the Board of Directors.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and staff to develop, implement and manage annual and long-range plans.
  • Manage personnel policies and procedures.
  • Promote OSP visibility through participation in community organizations, collaborative meetings and other relevant funding sources.
  • Facilitate training and staff development for all personnel, volunteers and Board of Directors.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and of Committees of the Board.
  • Manage/oversee the recruitment, hiring and performance evaluation processes for OSP.
  • Advocate at the local, state and federal levels for intervention, prevention, education and public policy issues.
  • Routinely meet with key supervisory and administrative personnel to discuss program and agency goals.
  • Assist with the preparation of agency retreats; routinely attend staff meetings; and must be available to travel to required conferences.
  • Attend Board Meetings and other meetings as requested by the Executive Committee.
  • Solicit input/feedback from staff on OSP programs and services through monthly reports.


  • Manage and oversee agency fiscal operations ensuring a balanced budget, healthy cash flow and financial reserves.
  • Assist Board of Directors in developing a stable, long-range Fund Development Plan, Capital Campaign, and Planned Giving Program.
  • Manage and oversee Fund Development for the agency, i.e grant writing, donor cultivation event planning. Direct the Grant and Fund Development staff to ensure Fund Development goals are met.
  • Administer the agency’s programs within the budgetary provisions.
  • Ensure preparation of fiscal and program reports for review by Board of Directors.
  • Provide oversight for grant proposal and submittal.



Responsibilities to the board

  • Facilitating interaction in board relationships. Is aware of, and works to see that board members engage in, satisfying and productive interaction with each other and with the Executive Director.
  • Showing consideration and respect toward board members. Works with the board president to find assignments that meet the individual board member needs.
  • Envisioning change and innovation for the organization with the board. Monitors and understands the agency’s position in a changing environment. Examine new or better ways of doing things and better things to do.
  • Providing useful and helpful information to the board when problems arise.
  • Helps the board develop and maintain consistent procedures and support the work of the board in reaching the annual objectives.
  • Encourages board members to complete tasks and meet deadlines.





  • Strategic visionary with outstanding leadership skills.
  • Strategic problem solving and decision-making skills that include data analysis, critical and creative thinking, and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, create manageable workloads and be accountable for meeting deadlines and deliverables.
  • Ability to manage a set of objectives and regularly measure progress.
  • Excellent internal team building and management skills.
  • Experience with program and personnel management, including personnel supervision, personnel laws/regulations and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated success in financial management.
  • Experience with non-profit organization management and fund development.
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and funding.
  • Working knowledge of non-profit and database management software programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge of domestic violence issues and resources is desirable; successful candidate will be expected to complete a 60-hour domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention training.
  • Familiarity with the legislative, funding and policy-making processes in California is desirable.


  • Must possess a strong commitment to the values, mission, policies, goals and philosophy of OSP.
  • A highly ethical professional, who values honesty, integrity, transparency, reliability and empathy.
  • Personable, enthusiastic, and fair.
  • A strong, self-motivated leader with strong organization skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Values and exercises responsive, reflective listening.
  • Values continuous learning and strives to reach full potential of all staff.
  • Ability to perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the job classification.



Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of program development and administration; principles of management; methods of budget development; and effective management and supervisor techniques.


Ability to:

Interact effectively with OSP staff, the public, donors and colleagues, by demonstrating strong and effective public relations skills; analyze and interpret a variety of administrative programs and make sound policy and procedural recommendations; communicate clearly, orally and in writing; properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies; complete accurate board reports; supervise, evaluate, and train OSP staff.



Training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, Social Science, Women’s Studies, or a related field from an accredited college, or university, or equivalent. An advanced degree in a relevant field is desirable.



Minimum of five years progressively responsible experience as an Executive Director or Deputy Director of a medium-sized organization.


Physical Demands:

The Executive Director travels frequently (up to 20-30% of the time) and represents OSP in various venues; may have to walk and stand a significant portion of the time at some special events; frequent oral presentations to small and large groups are required. At times, the Executive Director may have to lift or move up to 25 pounds.




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