Executive Director

San Francisco, Full-time

This position has been filled.

  • Reports to: Board of Directors
  • Supervises: TBD
  • Status / Level: Exempt
  • Purpose: To develop and implement high-level strategies to ensure the success of the agency in meeting its mission, manage the overall operations and resources of the agency, and act as the main point of communication between the board of directors and the agency



  • Direct the activities of the organization in accordance with the policies of the governing body.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day administration of the agency and will also provide guidance and direction in achieving the goals of agency programs through his or her professional experience.
  • Responsible for direct and indirect management and supervision of all staff, including where appropriate and effective, the delegation of .  He/she may assign responsibility for supervision of designated staff to other qualified staff at his/her discretion. The Executive Director is responsible for writing performance evaluations for the staff he/she directly supervises on a regular basis.
  • Maintain liaisons with community agencies such as the State Department of Rehabilitation, Regional Centers, and NISH.
  • Collaborate and strategically partner with other local and statewide organizations that will help further the mission of the organization.
  • Responsible for contract procurement services.
  • As specified by the Board of Directors, he/she will direct fund raising, public relations and other related efforts.
  • Ensure a total quality control system that will effectively measure customer satisfaction and identify needs.
  • Responsible for orienting new Board members.  In order to assist the governing body in its policymaking function, the Executive Director is responsible for presenting and interpreting to the Board of Directors operating reports and financial statements.


  • Responsible for ensuring the fiscal soundness of the organization.
  • Provide to the Board annual budgets that include credible projections of revenues and expenses; in general, the expectation is that the annual budget will not forecast a deficit.
  • Maintain and execute a Board-reviewed and approved investment policy.
  • Maintain adequate internal controls over all financial transactions, including receipts, disbursements, and accounting data.

General Toolworks Requirements (applies to all staff)

  • Participate in staff meetings, trainings and retreats as required
  • Comply with current agency performance standards
  • Self-Report changes in criminal or employment status on a timely basis
  • Represent the organization to visitors and the community as needed
  • Maintain a professional attitude, working cooperatively with other staff, clients and members of the community
  • Maintain confidentiality of client/staff information as required by law and agency policy
  • Treat clients and co-workers with dignity and respect

Other duties as required

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Education and Experience Requirement:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Welfare, Rehabilitation Counseling, Business Administration or closely related field of study preferred; in lieu of education a minimum of 10 years working in disability services and relevant management experience in this area

Skills requirement:

  • At least 5 years of progressive increasingly senior management experience.
  • Administration experience, including formulation of budgets, ability to hire, supervise and evaluate professional and administrative staff, ability to work closely with the Board of Directors.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities highly preferred.

 Compensation and Benefits:


  • Depends on experience


  • Paid employee medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k contribution
  • Twelve days of paid vacation accrued annually
  • Twelve sick days accrued annually
  • Eleven and a half paid holidays annually
  • Birthday holiday per year
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee wellness program
  • Employee assistance program