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Executive Director Opportunity

Organizational Overview

Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) is a safe and healthy housing organization that believes community starts at home. We provide critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the Peninsula.

Founded almost 30 years ago, RTP has continued to grow and expand our services beyond our annual National Rebuilding Day program to include our Team Build and Safe at Home minor home repair programs, serving low-income homeowners and community facilities in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties.

Our efforts are strengthened by partnerships and collaborations with government agencies; private businesses; skilled crafts people; community and faith-based organizations; and community volunteers. Every year, RTP brings thousands of volunteers and corporate sponsors together to preserve affordable housing and rebuild communities. RTP facilitates neighbors helping neighbors, enhancing dignity and pride for all who participate.

Nationally, Rebuilding Together includes a network of 132 affiliates across 39 states and the District of Columbia. Our Peninsula affiliate is one of the largest and most successful with an operating budget of nearly $2 Million, though with the value of in-kind resources and volunteer time, the operations of RTP are closer to $3 Million. In addition, we have worked hard to build and maintain a healthy balance sheet and we own our office and warehouse space in Redwood City and a residence in East Palo Alto that houses our visiting AmeriCorps volunteers. Funding for the organization comes from a variety of sources including approximately 22% from government sources, 10% from our biennial children’s playhouse auction and gala - Dreams Happen, 31% from corporate sponsorships, 20% from foundations, and 17% from individuals.

Locally, the Executive Director works in partnership with a 20-member Board of Directors to guide day-to-day operations and major strategic objectives of the organization. The Executive Director supervises and maintains strong relationships with staff, volunteers, funders, community and political leaders. Current staffing includes 11 full-time staff positions and 3 AmeriCorps members with additional support from 2000 community volunteers. The Associate Director, Development Director, and Operation & Impact Manager, as well as the contract bookkeeper, report directly to the Executive Director.

The Board and staff have identified the following strategic priorities to optimize what we do best, while enhancing our visibility in the community. Our plan is to revisit these priorities once the next Executive Director is on Board:

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The Ideal Candidate

Rebuilding Together Peninsula is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced community leader and hands-on manager who will continue to inspire, guide, and advocate on behalf of vulnerable low-income homeowners. He or she should have a proven track record of attracting and sustaining public and private funding, effective communication skills as well as financial and political astuteness. The incoming Executive Director will bring integrity, strategic thinking, and teamwork to their work. Candidates should feel comfortable working in a volunteer driven organization that values integrity, community partnerships, and a diverse cultural and economic base of support.

The next several years at RTP will provide both a visible and rewarding leadership opportunity. Starting with a well-respected organization, diverse funding streams, talented staff, dedicated volunteers, Board, and supportive community partners, the next Executive Director will help RTP sustain its quality programs while focusing its strategic direction and growth in response to changing opportunities and needs.

Essential Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess many of the following skills and experience:

In addition, candidates will need to:

How To Apply

Deadline for applications: March 30th or until the position is filled, interviews will be held in mid-April.

Estimated start date: May/June

Compensation: RTP is prepared to offer a competitive compensation package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance as well as retirement benefits. In addition to standard sick leave and vacation accrual, RTP recognizes 13 paid holidays, and office shutdown between Christmas & New Year’s. This is a full-time, exempt position based in Redwood City.

Confidential Application Process: Email your cover letter (Word or PDF document) summarizing your interest, fit with qualifications listed, compensation requirements and experience along with a current resume to: with “Rebuilding Together Search” in the subject field. Resumes must have a cover letter to be considered. Inquiries from candidates are welcomed and should be directed to Margaret Donohoe, Leadership Transition Consultant at (408) 979-0572.

Click here to download a PDF of the job announcement.

RTP will provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran.

Executive Director Job Responsibilities

Drive Fund Development, Partnerships and Community Relations (35-40% of job responsibilities*)

Manage a Fiscally Sound Organization and Positive Work Environment (25-30%)

Program oversight, planning and evaluation (10-15%)

Partnership with the Board of Directors (10-15%)

Rebuilding Together Network Collaboration (5%)

* Provided as a guideline to the incoming Executive Director given the organization’s priorities for the first 12 to 18 months of the job.