Chief Executive Officer – California Forward

The ideal Chief Executive Officer candidate will be a current executive serving either as an Executive Director or CEO of a statewide non-profit or a senior member of the leadership team of a public agency with seven to ten years of executive leadership experience. The new CEO should have knowledge, experience and familiarity of California regarding public governance, policy and administration in the areas of economic, and workforce and community development. The ideal executive must be someone whose professional career reflects the core values and commitment of CA FWD. There should be a real understanding of the ‘triple bottom line’ approach and a core commitment to equity and economic inclusion as theories of change.

Assistant Director of Support Services – Marin County Free Library

Reporting to the Director of County Library Services, you’ll collaborate with the executive leadership team, overseeing administrative business operations, fiscal management, HR, and more. You will lead a dedicated team of 23 to support and ensure top-notch library services are delivered across Marin County.

As the Assistant Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the library’s strategic direction and operational efficiency. Your leadership will guide administrative functions, financial stewardship, human resources, and project management. You’ll spearhead initiatives ensuring the seamless alignment of resources with the library’s mission, fostering a vibrant, inclusive, and literate community. This role presents a unique opportunity to lead transformative change, enhance library services, and foster a dynamic environment for both staff and the community we serve.

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships – Weingart Foundation

As the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, you’ll be a key player in amplifying the Foundation’s mission and expanding its influence. Reporting directly to the CEO, you’ll lead efforts to develop, manage, and oversee strategic partnerships in areas such as housing justice, immigration reform, ending anti-Black racism, and economic justice. Your work will be integral to advancing the Foundation’s mission and goals.

The Weingart Foundation is seeking a dynamic, collaborative leader with a strong commitment to racial and social justice. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of developing and managing strategic partnerships, problem-solving, and building values-based relationships. If you’re a “Servant Leader” who thrives on collaboration and has a passion for social change, you could be the perfect fit.

Human Resources Director – City of Oakland

Are you a visionary leader who thrives in a dynamic, people-centric environment? The City of Oakland is looking for a Director of Human Resources Management (HRM) to lead us into the future of public sector excellence. As we navigate the evolving landscape of the modern public sector, we need a strategic partner who can help us recruit and retain the best talent, harness the power of technology, and champion equity in the workplace.

We are seeking a dynamic and compassionate leader with a proven track record in human resources. You should be well-versed in employee/labor relations, performance management, recruitment, talent management, and organizational development. More importantly, you should be an innovator who can inspire change, enhance workforce engagement, and drive results.

Chief of Police – City of Oakland

The Chief of Police serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Oakland Police Department and is expected during the next chapter of the department’s history to fully and finally effect the long sought transformational change of policing in Oakland. The new Chief of Police will assume the helm of a police department with 712 sworn employees and 300 civilian employees and an operating budget of $360M. The Police Department’s budget is increasing by roughly $40 million over what it received in the last two-year cycle, growing to $722 million from $683 million which represents a two year funding commitment.

The new Chief will have a goal of transforming the department into an organization that is community service centered, and maintains a strict stance against crime and misconduct. The new Chief will also be committed to partnering with neighborhoods and community-based organizations in ways that reflect empathy and a healthy appreciation for the value and strength of community residents as key players in public safety.

Chief People Officer – Tides Advocacy

Tides Advocacy is looking for an experienced, people-centric, mission-driven leader and strategic People and Culture leader, who has an expressed deep, authentic commitment to social justice and fully embraces a pro-Black operational framework. Successful candidates will have experience developing an HR framework and people philosophy encompassing cultural competency, learning goals, DEI, healing justice, and change management.

CLOSED – Equity Officer – East Bay Regional Park District

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) seeks a strategic and visionary change agent to serve as its inaugural Equity Officer. Reporting to the General Manager, the Equity Officer will be responsible for providing internal and external leadership in the creation, development, and execution of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs and activities that will transform candidate outreach, workforce development, and employee retention throughout the Park District. The Equity Officer will also collaborate with EBRPD divisions and residents to improve EBRPD’s access and service delivery for all community members. The Equity Officer will join a newly energized leadership team that is committed to advancing diversity and equity throughout the organization and providing outstanding services to the entire East Bay community.

CLOSED – Chief Curator – Getty Research Institute

With up to 20 staff members and a robust acquisitions budget, the GRI Chief Curator will have the opportunity to create world-class collections in the advancement of research at the Getty and around the globe. Reporting to the Associate Director of Collections & Discovery and working in close partnership with other members of the GRI management team, the Chief Curator will develop and implement the GRI’s strategic priorities for Special Collections in an academically stimulating environment. To accomplish this ongoing effort, the Chief Curator will oversee a team of 11 Curators who collectively manage roughly 72,000 rare books, 27,000 single prints and drawings, 800 collections of rare photographs, and over 120,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, along with optical devices, architectural models, and audiovisual recordings.

CLOSED – General Manager – Imperial Irrigation District

The Imperial Irrigation District (IID) is a public utility whose mission is to provide reliable, efficient, and affordably priced water and energy services to Southern California’s Imperial and Coachella Valleys. Established in 1911, IID is the largest irrigation district in the nation serving 2.6 million acre-feet per year of Colorado River water to nearly 500,000 acres of land and municipalities in the Imperial Valley with more than 3,000 miles of canals and drains. The district is also the third largest public power utility in California.

The General Manager, who is appointed by, reports to and serves under the direction of the board of Directors, will oversee the growth and development of strong leadership teams for IID, continue to grow and enhance services and develop a plan for revenue enhancement.

PAUSED – Human Services Director – City of Oakland

The City of Oakland, California seeks a highly qualified, strategic leader to become its new Director of the Human Services Department (HSD). The HSD delivers programs and services to support Oakland’s at-risk and most vulnerable populations of all ages. The Director reports to the City Administrator and will be responsible for leadership oversight of all six HSD divisions, including a combined annual budget of $144M and ~240 FTE. The Director serves as the leading public expert on human services needs in the City of Oakland and advises City Leadership on current and future strategies and initiatives to support Oakland residents. The Director is responsible for understanding the full scope of client needs related to child, youth, aging and adult services, ensuring high quality service delivery, compliance with federal, state and local regulations and thorough record keeping for program monitoring and evaluation purposes. The Director will work with local boards, commissions, councils, citizen groups, community-based organizations, other municipalities, government officials, experts, and the public on all aspects of delivering human services to Oakland residents.

CLOSED – Chief Executive Officer – Byrd Barr Place

Byrd Barr Place is seeking a visionary leader to be its next Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) oversees the total operation of the organization, including but not limited to, refining and operationalizing the organization’s strategic plan, fundraising and development, overseeing programmatic execution and goals to advance its mission , managing organizational financial sustainability, organizational growth and development, and progressive advocacy and stakeholder engagement in accordance with the execution of the mission and vision of Byrd Barr Place.

CLOSED – President – Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation

VSEDC seeks an outstanding, passionate, entrepreneurial leader knowledgeable of the South LA landscape to be its next President. The position requires the demonstrated ability to be a visionary, executive, and organizational leader who can strategically, successfully, and collaboratively lead a team to drive outcomes and achieve results. At the same time, the President will demonstrate the passion and ability to be a community leader and advocate with the fortitude to lead, direct, and respond to shifting economic and market conditions that impact small businesses and commercial development.
As a community leader within South LA and the Greater LA area, the new President will assume the responsibility for advocacy of the community regarding services, new real estate developments, and the continued growth and development of an emerging entrepreneurial community.

CLOSED – Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Development – The Greenlining Institute

The Greenlining Institute seeks a courageous, strategic, collaborative, and visionary leader in the role of Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Development (VP HR) to build on its legacy of advancing economic opportunity and empowering people of color; ensure consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives; and position the organization for strategic growth while embodying an unrelenting focus on equity. As a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, the VP HR reports to the CEO and is a key advisor and consultant to the CEO and the Leadership Team on all talent matters. Greenlining works under a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) model with ADP-Total Source as its PEO. The VP HR is the primary contact with ADP.

CLOSED – Chief Financial Officer – ACLU

The ACLU seeks a full-time Chief Financial Officer in the Finance Department of the ACLU’s National office in New York. Within the ACLU are two consolidated organizations: the Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3), and the Union, which is the 501(c)(4). Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will oversee the financial strategy, operations and compliance of both the 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4), with a combined budget of over $375 million in annual operating and capital expenses and nearly $1 billion in investments under management.

CLOSED – Executive Director – Creative Growth Arts Center

Creative Growth Arts Center is seeking a compassionate and visionary Executive Director (ED) who will support artists, staff, board, families/ caregivers and organizational partners while fostering a welcoming and all-inclusive environment that ensures the fullest exploration of creative expression in the visual arts for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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CLOSED – Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs – East Bay Regional Park District

The Assistant General Manager of Public Affairs (AGM) reports to and is appointed by the General Manager. The AGM is a key member of EBRPD’s executive leadership team with significant involvement in the long-term operational plans and strategies to meet EBRPD’s vision for the future. The AGM is the subject matter expert and strategic advisor to the General Manager, executive leadership team, and the Board of Directors on all aspects of public affairs, internal and external communications and maintaining EBPRD’s public image. The AGM serves as EBRPD’s primary spokesperson and trusted partner for the public, special interest groups and provides technical expertise in community and media relations.

CLOSED – Director of Police Accountability – City of Berkeley

The Director of Police Accountability reports directly to the City Council, carries out the work of the Police Accountability Board and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Director of Police Accountability. Amongst other responsibilities as outlined in Measure II, the Director is principally responsible for 1) investigating complaints filed against sworn employees of the Berkeley Police Department to reach an independent finding as to the facts and recommend corrective action where warranted in an impartial and transparent manner and 2) investigating complaints against police department policies (known as “policy” complaints) and helping the Board evaluate police policies and recommend changes to the Council. The Director also works with the Board to recommend and implement policies and procedures of the Office of Director of Police Accountability and Police Accountability Board.

CLOSED – Chief Human Resources Officer – City of Glendale

If you are a transformational and visionary human resource leader ready to empower a team and are in tune with what it takes to develop the next generation of talent in pursuit of the highest levels of public service, look no further! The City of Glendale, CA has a catalytic leadership opportunity in shaping an innovative and diverse workplace culture as the Chief Human Resources Officer.

The City of Glendale, CA is committed to a #thinkdifferent approach to local government to better serve the community. Glendale is a full-service City with a population of population of approximately 196,543 people, 1,584 employees with 5 bargaining units and a $255.3 million FY2021-22 operating budget. Glendale is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County and is surrounded by Southern California’s leading commercial districts.

CLOSED – Senior Director of Organizational Development – Exploratorium

The Exploratorium in San Francisco, a pioneering, world-class learning laboratory, seeks a forward thinking, experienced, people-centric, and strategic human resources practitioner and collaborative partner to serve as its next Senior Director of Organizational Development (OD Director). Working closely with the Executive Director and staff, the OD Director will join a vibrant intellectual community committed to the values of lifelong learning and teaching, curiosity and inquiry, community, iteration and evidence, integrity and authenticity, sustainability, inclusion and respect. The Exploratorium is at the nexus of cutting-edge disciplines in art, science, education, and media/technology. The OD Director will support the development of the organization’s people and talent to advance its vision of a world where all people think for themselves and can confidently ask questions, question answers, and understand the world around them.

CLOSED – Director of Library Services – City of Santa Monica

The City of Santa Monica is looking for a visionary leader to direct a five-branch library system that serves a diverse, engaged community and a pre covid visitorship of approximately 2 million per year. The Director provides creative and proactive leadership to develop and implement an overall vision and direction that maximizes the library’s value to the community.

The Director of Library Services serves as the chief executive officer for the library and reports to the City Manager and is a member of the City Manager’s Department Head team. The Director is responsible for overseeing day-to-day library operations, including the main library and all four branch libraries, as well as planning and evaluating all library services. The Director plans, develops, and administers the library budget, directs the management team and is responsible for creating and implementing library goals that align with the goals of the City of Santa Monica.

CLOSED – Director of Community Engagement & Learning – Black Future Co-Op Fund

The Black Future Co-op Fund is seeking a Director of Community Engagement & Learning to join in building a new philanthropic organization that promotes liberation and generational prosperity with Black Washingtonians.

The Director of Community Engagement & Learning is an executive leadership team position that reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The Director’s primary responsibility is developing and maintaining relationships with organizations and individuals throughout all 39 counties of Washington state to support their visions of Black liberation. The position leads the Fund’s endeavor to get to know the Black people, Black communities, Black-led and Black-serving organizations and associations, Black-owned businesses, and racial justice allies in this work — listening and learning to inform the priorities, strategy, and grantmaking of the Fund. Working closely with the Fund architects, this position is responsible for developing and managing programs to engage community and support networking among organizations to advance Black-led solutions that build Black generational prosperity and well-being.

CLOSED – Director of Partner Engagement & Investment – Black Future Co-Op Fund

The Black Future Co-op Fund is seeking a Director of Partner Engagement & Investment to join in building a new philanthropic organization that promotes liberation and generational prosperity with Black Washingtonians.

The Director of Partner Engagement & Investment is an executive leadership team position that reports to the Chief Executive Officer.  The Director’s primary responsibility is developing relationships and raising funds from organizations and individuals to further the mission and resource the organization.  The Fund has an inaugural target of $25M of which $12.9M has already been committed and longer-term aspirations of establishing an endowment of $246M, that is $1M for every year of institutional slavery in the United StatesWorking closely with the Fund architects and staff, this position is responsible for leading, managing, and achieving revenue goals to support the organization’s priorities and primary areas of impact.  This includes raising the balance of $12.3M and developing a long-term approach for an endowment.

CLOSED – Director of Interpretation – The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

The Director of Interpretation reports to the Director of Education, and as a member of the FAMSF leadership team, works closely with the Director and CEO. The Director of Interpretation has a goal to improve the visitor experience by igniting connections between 21st-century audiences and works of art, spanning 4000 years of creativity using a lens of equity and inclusion. In partnership with staff and colleagues across the institution and in the field, the Director will work to develop strategies and plans that advance FAMSF’s mission to integrate and embed equality in everything by mapping more inclusive interpretive frameworks, co-creating and editing content, designing new processes to augment visitor and community engagement opportunities through the delivery of content, and evaluating metrics of interpretation success.

CLOSED – City Attorney
– City of Emeryville

The City of Emeryville is seeking a pragmatic City Attorney to; serve as chief legal advisor to the Council, the Mayor, City Commissions, boards and all City departments; represent the City in legal proceedings including litigation, and perform other duties established by Charter or ordinance. This highly visible executive position provides leadership and administrative oversight to the City’s Legal Department and contributes as a member of the City’s senior management team on strategy and policy to ensure that the City’s mission and core values are incorporated into operational activities and services. The City Attorney supervises one assistant city attorney and oversees the work and relationships with at least five contract law firms. The City Attorney manages a budget of $1.8 million.

CLOSED – Director of Talent – Public Advocates

The Director of Talent (DoT) is Public Advocates’ chief strategist, advocate and champion of talent management and organizational development. As a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, the DoT reports to the CEO and is a key advisor and HR consultant to the CEO and the Management Team on all talent matters. The position’s primary responsibility is managing the entire employee life cycle: recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining the people who are critical to Public Advocates’ success. Of critical importance to this work will be the DoT’s leadership and engagement in and commitment to the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Working collaboratively with all departments, the Director recommends and implements strategies and programs to ensure the organization is resourced to effectively meet current and future workforce demands.

CLOSED – Director of People – Oakland Museum of California

The Museum is looking for an experienced people-centric, mission-driven leader and strategic human resources business partner to serve as its Director of People. The ideal candidate will be a demonstrated leader with a proven track record of affecting operational change and a big picture thinker who builds up the people infrastructure of the organization. The ideal candidate has a strong hands-on HR generalist background including experience in employee/labor relations, performance management, investigation, recruitment, employee development, talent management, classification/compensation who is able to perform and direct the various HR functions.

CLOSED – Director of Marketing- Oakland Museum of California

The Director of Marketing, Communications, and Visitor Experience is responsible for leading and implementing institution-wide marketing and audience engagement strategies to ensure the museum’s growth in visitor attendance and a positive experience among the Museum’s diverse visitors. The Director oversees the continuum of marketing, communication and digital engagement strategies through the on-site customer experience, including retail operations. The position balances the Museum’s multiple commitments to: (i) provide broad access as a civic institution with (ii) building brand awareness and visibility; and (iii) accelerate growth through attendance-based, earned revenue. As a member of the Senior Leadership Council, the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Visitor Experience will work collaboratively in a co-leadership model with shared responsibility to ensure achievement of the Museum’s strategic goals including advancing social impact and financial sustainability.