Executive Director


The board, staff, and community of St. Joseph’s Family Center is seeking a seasoned executive with a belief and passion for St. Joseph’s mission and vision moving forward. The new Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for St. Joseph’s vision, team, programs, and execution of its mission. St. Joseph’s is an inclusive and collaborative work environment, whose staff and board reflect the diversity of the community the organization serves.

The Executive Director will lead and collaborate with the dedicated team of ten to fifteen St. Joseph’s professionals, funders, and community partners in continuing their track record as a leading service provider in South Santa Clara County. The Executive Director will be responsible for driving the organization’s fundraising efforts and being out in the community building and strengthening relationships with partners and donors. The ideal candidate is a strong people manager and a strategic thinker who is creative and flexible, with the ability to pivot and adapt with changing community needs. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.


Key Responsibilities of the Executive Director include:

Strategic Vision and Leadership

  • Providing inspirational leadership and direction to the team and setting an organizational culture that reflects the values of excellence, integrity, relationship, and inclusion.

  • Meeting and collaborating with the Board to develop, refine, and communicate the organization’s strategy and strategic plan.

  • Leading the implementation of the strategic plan, ensuring that the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with SJFC’s core mission.

People Leadership

  • Supervising and directing specific programs and staff. Hire all staff associated with programmatic and/or operational aspects of SJFC. Conduct annual evaluations and performance reviews of staff.

  • Manage and facilitate internal communication between programs/staff/volunteers.

  • Ensure that all staff receive appropriate orientation, training, information and support to carry out their responsibilities.

  • Maintain a positive working environment that attracts, keeps and motivates staff and volunteers.


  • Managing general administration and oversight of programs.

  • Supervising the procurement of supplies and managing equipment maintenance.

  • Interacting with participants with problematic issues and providing conflict resolution; conduct and review interviews/surveys with staff and participants.

  • Timely documentation and submission of all reporting requirements that are essential to grant providers, partner agencies, Board of Directors and the community in general.

Community Involvement

  • Represent the organization in a manner that is reflective of high moral standards and professional business ethics, attending meetings as the SJFC representative with City, County, and State representatives.

  • Serve as the external spokesperson for SJFC, managing all public relations endeavors.

  • Manage SJFC marketing materials which include literature, brochures, newsletters, and overseeing the maintenance of the website.

External Relations and Fundraising

  • Develop partnerships and collaborations that can effectively address community needs with strong, well-planned methodologies.

  • Strategically plan and implement fundraising efforts.

  • Develop an annual budget to coordinate with anticipated sources of revenue and expenses.

  • Research grant opportunities and write and submit applications; implement and report to funding entities.

Financial Leadership

  • Interface with accounting and audit firms to assure responsible fiduciary management and facilitate the annual audit.

  • Managing payroll administration and accounts payable.


A successful first year in this role for the new Executive Director will include:

  • Work with staff, Board of Directors, and those with lived experience to do a comprehensive analysis, including realignment, if needed, of the organization to meet the changing community needs.

  • Manage the organization to financial budgets and objectives, including maintaining fundraising objectives and relationships.

  • Develop a strong cultural organization surrounding the important work of diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Integrate into the local community by exploring opportunities to volunteer, join civic organizations (i.e Rotary), etc.

  • Foster self-care, trainings, workshops, and professional development opportunities for current and future staff.

  • Close collaboration alongside staff for events and operations including direct participation at their discretion.


In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Executive Director candidate will be:

  • An accomplished leader with a minimum of 5 years of experience successfully managing organizations and staff in the education, nonprofit, and/or private sector.

  • Culturally competent and a self-reflective leader who understands the effects of race, class, ethnicity, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and other issues of difference in society and is able to lead direct conversations about them.

  • A builder of authentic relationships with community partners, policymakers, funders, and other supporters, able to engage with a variety of individuals and speaks in a clear and compelling manner about the organization’s goals and priorities.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred; cultural competency and sensitivity.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Familiarity with QuickBooks, accounting, and an annual audit process.

  • Compassionate, understanding, and awareness of current community resources, dynamics, and trends to help meet the needs of individuals and families that are served through St. Joseph’s Family Center.


This position offers a competitive salary range of $160,000 – $180,000. This range is inclusive of comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, and retirement.) More details can be provided upon request.

For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Corina Ramos at cramos@edgilityconsulting.com or at 510.495.0040.

St. Joseph’s Family Center is an equal-opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required. #LI-CR1



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