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20 Oct 2020

Full-Time Executive Director

Pacific Center for Human Growth – Posted by Pacific Center Berkeley, California, United States

Job Description


The Board of Directors of the Pacific Center for Human Growth (the Center) seeks an engaged leader to serve as Executive Director (E.D.). The Center has been providing mental health and wellness services for over 45 years; we are proud of our history, and we are looking for an E.D. who will lead us into our future, which includes prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion and expanding our reach/growing our capacity to serve our community.

BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and Multilingual candidates highly encouraged to apply


  • Mission, Vision & Leadership: Translate the mission, vision, and values of the Center into realistic goals, objectives, and actions. Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of how race and gender dynamics impact supervisory relationships, organizational culture, partnerships, and can demonstrate a history of successfully intervening in problematic dynamics and deepening a racial justice approach within an organization, team, or fundraising campaign.
  • Staff Management & Human Resources: Maintain and enhance a workplace culture, management processes, and best practices that support the continued recruitment, retention, and growth of a talented, productive, and inclusive staff. Supervise the Director of Clinical Services, Director of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Director of Community Programs, and Finance Director. An emotionally intelligent, values- and results-driven leader who can inspire staff and collaborate across departments and at all levels of the organization, and provide feedback and coaching to support the achievement of complex goals.
  • Program Management & Operational Oversight: Engage sound management practices to ensure excellent service to all clients. Oversee and manage Center operations.
  • Grants Management/Fundraising & Community Engagement: Set realistic, ambitious goals and execute sound plans for maintaining and enhancing support from individual donors, foundations, corporations, and government contracts. Ensure grant reports, supporting documents, invoices and renewal applications go out on schedule. Manage contract compliance and attend meetings with funders whenever needed.
  • Financial Management & Legal Compliance: Plan, budget, and manage Center financial resources, with the support of the Board Treasurer and Finance Manager. Comply with all government regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Board of Directors: Report directly to the Board and collaborate with it on all matters regarding governance, fundraising/development, and mission.


  • Experience in nonprofit administration, including staff supervision and development, human resources, project/program management, and operations.
  • Experience securing philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Experience obtaining, managing, and renewing government contracts
  • Proven track record of successfully engaging LGBTQ communities and BIPOC communities.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in programs, practices, policies, and hiring processes


  • Understanding and appreciation of the Alameda County communities and their BIPOC/LGBTQ populations
  • Executive Director/Development Director experience
  • Experience either serving on a board or working with a governance board
  • Experience working under a wide definition of diversity: racial, age, geography, language, fluidity of personal identification, immigration status, etc.


  • Base Salary: $90,000 – $100,000
  • Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision) for employee
  • 13 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time.
  • This is a full time (40 Hours/Week) Exempt position.


Applications will be considered as received until the position is filled.

The Pacific Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Pacific Center for Human Growth 

2712 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley CA 94705

About the Center: The Center fosters and enhances the well-being and self-respect of diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer, youth, seniors, adults, and families through the delivery of LGBTQ- proficient mental health and wellness services, and through the training of a strong and inclusive community of LGBTQ-proficient mental health care professionals.

Our Vision: The Center envisions a safer and healthier future for the LGBTQ community and its allies.

Our Mission: To enhance the mental health and overall well-being of the LGBTQIA+ and QTBIPOC communities by providing culturally responsive therapy, peer to peer support groups, community outreach services, and facilitated workshops. To incorporate strong social justice and trauma-informed frameworks in our clinical training and peer-to-peer support programs that

contribute to equitable mental health service delivery. To provide the most comprehensive care possible for all who seek our services.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Vision: For Pacific Center, mental health and social justice are inextricably intertwined. We imagine a world in which everyone has access to culturally responsive care. Because we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as core principles that guide all aspects of our work, we strive to address the deeply entrenched practices, cultural norms and decision making structures that perpetuate inequities within the mental health and social support systems. We know that unraveling the systemic oppression of marginalized groups requires an undaunting commitment to sustained self-reflection that leads to action. We have made mistakes in the past, and will continue to make mistakes on this journey. We strive to continually learn and to adapt in ways that center and uplift the LGBTQIA+ community at large; specifically QTBIPOC folx, at the intersections of race, age, class, religion, ethnicity, ability and diverse gender identities.

Values Statement:

  • Accountability: We take responsibility for all aspects of our work, as well as the ways in which we interact with each other, our clients, and our volunteers. We know that accountability is the cornerstone of growth.
  • Transparency: We believe that open, honest communication in all aspects of our work fosters a culture of safety, trust, and commitment. We understand these elements lead to success.
  • Responsiveness: We strive to meet the needs of all members of our community with cultural humility, inclusivity, and representation. We take a learner’s stance in our work.
  • Accessibility: We are committed to making our mental health and wellness services available to clients with diverse physical and cognitive needs. We honor the uniqueness of each individual.
  • Collaboration: We work together to support our colleagues and the missions of other social service organizations. We value community, and respect all voices and perspectives.

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Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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