Director of Social Justice


Director of Social Justice

Full-Time, Exempt.
Compensation: $90,000 – $110,000
Location: YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA 95112


Department: Social Justice

For over 100 years, YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley mission is to eliminate racism and empower women with programs focused on 1) empowering people and communities in healing from the trauma of racism, bigotry and violence, 2) achieving solutions to homelessness for people impacted by racism, gender inequality, and violence and 3) inspiring opportunity and economic security by closing the prosperity and education gap. We focus the provision of these services to those impacted by race and gender inequality, and we use an intersectional and intergenerational approach that recognizes the compounding impact of oppression. In working towards our mission, prevention is key to ending racism and gender-based violence. YWCA has developed a continuum of prevention programs, consisting of both school-based and community-based work. Programs are designed to reach early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school, college/university students, parents and the community, at large. Be a key part of this work as our new Director of Social Justice!

Reporting to the COO, the Director of Social Justice ensures YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley meets or exceeds the program quality, outcomes, and financial goals within the continuum of prevention and outreach programs so the organization’s mission, strategic directions, and business plan can be achieved. As a member of the senior management team, the Director participates in strategic planning, business planning, budgeting and problem solving. 

 The Director:

  • Ensures the delivery of quality community-based and school-based prevention programs and outreach activities e.g presentations, workshops, cohort-based or club series work, including Promotoras program, digital canvassing, campaign awareness, and/or tabling events.
  • Manages a department portfolio of 15+ federal, state and local funding contracts and budget of $1.1 million, directs and leads team of 10 passionate staff; responsible for fiscal management and team cohesiveness
  • Ensures that the program operates within the approved budget, including proactive achievement of net revenue goals
  • Develops new initiatives, programs, and services to advance external racial justice work and gender-based violence prevention, aligning with the mission, vision, values and strategic plan of the YWCA
  • Proactively identifies and pursues program revenue streams and sources, in partnership with Philanthropy team, including developing overall strategy for grant submission and renewal of funding proposals
  • Cultivates and manages existing relationships with community stakeholders to ensure positive YWCA positioning and cohesive community access to prevention and outreach services

We are seeking a creative, solutions-focused leader to sustain programming and mission impact for the Agency. Candidates must have adaptive leadership skills and have a demonstrated understanding of capacity building principles.

Candidates must have either a Master’s degree in social science, MPA, or MBA or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must have a Minimum 5-8 years of management experience and 10+ years program experience. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated understanding of the spectrum of prevention, financial management, program management, evaluation and planning. Key to success is the ability to be present in a changing work environment and the ability to build relationships with community stakeholders. A successful candidate will be a strategic leader, with a demonstrated understanding of gender-based violence movement and anti-racism. Candidates should be competent in using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and have experience in grant management and record keeping.

Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid California driver’s license and reliable internet, reliable transportation, and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete 65-hr California State Sexual Assault Counselor certification. (Training will be provided).

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