Executive Director

Seeds of Awareness - Oakland, CA



Seeds of Awareness is a dynamic, community-based heart-centered organization on an exciting growth trajectory, sharing our transformative services through the Bay area. Our team is innovative, creative, fun and spirited. We are a revolutionary community committed to social justice, emotional wellness, positive relationship and community engagement.

Our mission is to transform schools and communities by cultivating empathy, connection and awareness. We value diversity and social equity in all aspects of our organization and we aim to increase access to social-emotional services to communities that have been systematically marginalized. Our vision is a future where emotional intelligence is the norm, empathy and mindfulness are embedded in our education system and therapeutic support is accessible and commonplace.

We are seeking an experienced Executive Director to provide engaged leadership in support of a passionate, creative, and hardworking team committed to making positive change in the world.

A demonstrated track record in successfully leading an organization through a period of transition, capacity-building, sustainability, and continued growth is critical. The Executive Director will empower Seeds to be a change maker in this world, inspiring and supporting our local community, while sharing its unique vision and modalities nationally. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess the following:

Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with 10 - 15 years of senior management experience in a not-for-profit
Proven track record of effectively leading an organization to the next stage of growth
Previous experience and past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing Board- member relationships
Demonstrated experience in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives and manage a budget
Strong Marketing, Public Relations and Fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
Familiarity with youth-serving programs
Background and alignment with social justice and mindfulness

Compensation: $83,200 - $93,600.

Qualified candidates and/or nominations for this position should submit a cover letter and resume to: https://www.seeds-of-awareness.org/apply/

Application Deadline is April 15, 2019. Applications received after the deadline may still be considered.

Seeds of Awareness, Inc. does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived age, sex, race, ethnic background, veteran status, ancestry, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical information, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender or religion. People of all colors, gender identities and LGBTQIA are encouraged to apply.

For more information about Seeds, please visit our website at: www.seeds-of-awareness.org. Full job description is at www.seeds-of-awareness.org/application-form/