We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions. To apply, please follow the instructions listed in the position description.

Executive Director

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin, Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center (BAWCC) supports women and children so they can thrive. BAWCC’s vision is to ensure women and children in the Tenderloin feel safe, secure and inspired to achieve their dreams.
The Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center is a multi-faceted resource center providing the following:

  • Direct Services Program assists families, children, and women in addressing their immediate needs
  • Advocacy/Community Planning Program does local and citywide educational work, advocacy, and planning on issues critical to low-income children and families
  • Neighborhood development and long-term community projects identified by low-income families, youth, and women. This includes efforts such as the campaign BAWCC spearheaded and led for the creation of the Tenderloin Community Elementary School and on-site Family Center, the Tenderloin Recreation Center, and five playgrounds in the Tenderloin and SF Civic Center


Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center seeks a dynamic, visionary and strategic Executive Director to build on 40+ years of impact and move the organization to the next chapter. The Executive Director will maintain authentic relationships and partnerships with community leaders, school staff, governmental entities, donors, Board Members, staff, and volunteers. The Executive Director will work closely and collaboratively with the Board of Directors to provide compassionate leadership and advocacy for all who are served by BAWCC.


The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors and has a team of five part-time staff members who report directly to them.


  • Salary range is $110,000 – $130,000
  • Benefits include:
    • Medical and dental paid 100% for employee by BAWCC
    • 11 paid holidays
    • PTO is 80 hours for years 0-4
    • Sick leave is 40 hours per year
    • Workers’ compensation insurance and short-term disability insurance
    • Retirement Plan: Simple IRA
  • Improve and uplift the lives of families, children, and women in the Tenderloin with critically important services such as groceries, clothing, dental health, and a safe educational environment


  • Diplomatic, compassionate relationship builder with a talent for bringing diverse leaders and stakeholders to the table in partnership
  • Tenacious, community-centric program director who endeavors to understand the needs of their clients and make all feel welcome
  • An experienced major gifts fundraiser with a passion for engaging donors in the mission


Leadership + Management

  • Partner successfully with the Board of Directors and staff to fulfill the organization’s mission
  • Lead and nurture relationships with key stakeholders in the community
  • Drive challenges to solutions with a positive, proactive attitude
  • Serve as an ally and advocate to all community members, including clients and administrative staff of the Tenderloin Community School and Family Center.

Program Development + Community Engagement

  • Collaborate with staff and Board to assess current community needs
  • In partnership with key stakeholders, develop and execute a plan to expand programmatic outreach
  • Engage and immerse in the Tenderloin community; convene with clients, neighbors, and other community leaders on a frequent basis
  • Work closely with the Tenderloin Community School and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to assure ongoing collaborative relationships

Financial Planning + Fundraising

  • Provide general oversight of the organization’s contributed revenue activities and operations, and plan, monitor, and review the success of activities through coordination with the Board of Directors and staff
  • Identify, cultivate and steward donors to grow annual donor base
  • Maintain current knowledge of fundraising/communications best practices and share knowledge with staff
  • Continue to provide quarterly reports to donors about progress toward goals in service of the mission


  • Five or more years of progressively challenging experience as a nonprofit leader. Experience working in social services desired
  • BA or equivalent work experience desired
  • Entrepreneurial, tenacious leader who inspires others to do their best in service of the community
  • Demonstrated success working directly with Board Members and donors
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the Tenderloin community, lived experience preferred
  • Expertise in developing and implementing impactful programs
  • Experience as an effective advocate for low-income communities, human rights, and social justice
  • Strong interpersonal, listening, verbal and public speaking skills
  • Proven success as a skilled project and program manager
  • Ability to effectively create and manage budgets and resources
  • Demonstrated skills in public speaking, networking, and community relations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite is required
  • Enthusiasm and passion for the mission of BAWCC
  • Desired skills: fluency in Spanish


Frequently cited statistics show that historical biases in hiring lead to fewer applications from underrepresented groups due to a false perception that they must meet 100% of the qualifications. We want to help change this statistic and encourage you to apply if you meet a majority of the requirements.


To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at

All applications and inquiries will receive a response and be kept strictly confidential.

Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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