San Francisco, CA

Executive Director, Oasis For Girls

The Organization


Oasis For Girls (Oasis) was established in 1999 to partner with girls from under-resourced Black, Asian and Latino neighborhoods in San Francisco in order to meet and overcome the many social and environmental challenges they faced to leading healthy, productive lives.

While interest in engaging this population has increased over the past decades, young women of color still have few dedicated places to meet, socialise, and learn from each other, and to participate in programs designed to cultivate a full spectrum of interests and opportunities. Today, Oasis serves 150 girls annually through programs focused on healthy decision-making, art and creative writing, and academic and career development. Oasis continues to play a vital role in helping young women of color “cultivate the skills, knowledge, and confidence to discover their dreams and build strong futures”.

Position Overview


Oasis For Girls now seeks an Executive Director to develop and manage the the vision, strategic direction, and operations of this $600,000 organization through its next phase of growth and impact. Oasis’s next leader will be an individual of the highest integrity, a seasoned manager and fundraiser, and a compelling advocate and representative of Oasis and its mission. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced, energetic, and ambitious professional to take a hands-on role in building the future of this community based non-profit, on behalf of the young women it serves.



Connect, represent and advance Oasis’s vision, mission and strategies

Lead execution of the recently approved three-year strategic plan, while overseeing growth and diversification of relationships and funding necessary for implementation

Partner with the Advisory Board to shape strategic direction, improve organizational policies and systems, and expand fundraising

Guide, motivate, and develop the Oasis staff.


Manage the design, implementation, coordination and evaluation for all Oasis For Girls administration, operations, and programming, with Advisory Board input and guidance

Build the organization and its impact by improving, creating and implementing sustainable staffing structures, development and marketing systems and strategies, and evaluation systems

Oversee financial matters, including tracking of expenses and accounts payable, and developing and monitoring budgets. Provide the Advisory Board with regular financial and organizational reports

Serve as the accountable liaison to Oasis’s fiscal sponsor, the Tides Center, as contracted, on matters related to governance, finance, payroll and human resources, and risk management

Fundraising and Communications

Oversee and guide the organization’s brand and marketing strategy; support execution as appropriate

Oversee and monitor development strategy to strengthen donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship program and practices, diversify funding streams, and improve results

Approve and monitor execution of annual development plan. Support execution through strategic cultivation and solicitation of prioritized high value prospects and donors (individuals, foundations and corporations)

Represent Oasis at public events and stakeholder meetings, building awareness and connections to increase volunteer and funder engagement

Represent Oasis externally and work collaboratively with other organizations serving girls and youth generally, with community partners, and with citywide and community initiatives

Additional Responsibilities

Oversee contracts and scope of work with vendors, consultants and volunteers

Oversee organizational facilities and office technology


At least three years’ senior executive and management experience in a non-profit organization

Experience managing and developing non-profit boards, including building board fundraising capacity and performance

Demonstrated fundraising experience in a relationship-based context; individual giving experience preferred

Familiar with principles and practice of program development, expansion and evaluation; experience with youth workforce development or similar social change programs is a plus

Familiar with issues facing low income, urban girls and young women of color, as well as the youth development framework

Experience creating and managing budgets, building expense and revenue projections, and overall financial management

Experience supervising or managing staff and volunteers

Expertise in non-profit or business management, social work,or other relevant field required, as demonstrated through advanced degrees, work experience, or a combination thereof


Strategic thinker with a visionary mindset and pragmatic approach

Clear and effective communicator; confident and compelling speaker and presenter

Able to engage effectively with multiple stakeholders including staff, advisory board, partners, volunteers, clients, and community members

Enthusiastic about working as a member of a small, scrappy, grassroots team committed to social justice and a democratic process; a strong sense of teamwork, growth, and transparency

Familiar with the Microsoft Office suite of products on a Mac based platform, Salesforce, Constant Contact, and WordPress

Bilingual in Spanish or Asian language such as Mandarin, Vietnamese or Tagalog is a plus


Executive Director reports to the Oasis For Girls Advisory Board and is an employee of the Tides Center. The ED manages and receives counsel from an Advisory Board, and supervises three staff members: a Development Director, Program Director, and Administrative Assistant.

Working knowledge of and established relationships with Bay Area funders, youth-serving organizations and women’s networking groups highly desirable


Employee is required to sit for extended periods of time and work on a computer. The position also requires extended phone conversations. Employee must be able to stoop, reach, grasp, lift, and carry objects up to 25 lbs.


The organization is located in an urban area with high foot traffic. The employee will be required to manage work with interruptions from phone, visitors, and clients. Some local travel required.


The salary for this position is consistent with that of small grassroots non-profit organizations, and commensurate with relevant experience and expertise. Oasis offers a robust and competitive benefits package including full health coverage, medical, dental, vision, a 403(b) retirement plan, and 6 weeks PTO. This is a full-time, exempt position.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV that demonstrate how your skills and qualifications meet the requirements of the position to In the subject line of your email, please include your name, the job title for this position, and the company name (“Your name – ED – Oasis”).

Please do not contact the client directly. Schaffer&Combs is retained by Oasis For Girls to manage the Executive Director search.

Oasis For Girls is a project of the Tides Center, an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

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