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Executive Director

Donaldina Cameron House | San Francisco CA 94103 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/04/2012

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Executive Director

Donaldina Cameron House

San Francisco, CA


The Board of Directors of Donaldina Cameron House is actively seeking a resourceful, visionary, and inspirational executive leader.  This new leader will serve as the public face of the organization in the community, building and maintaining effective relationships with donors and supporters, community based organizations, and government agencies, while providing staff leadership in effective program delivery. 

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, Cameron House’s mission is to empower people to fully participate in and contribute positively toward a healthy society. Cameron House creates a safe and nurturing environment by providing counseling, group support, and crisis intervention, and enables active involvement in the community through leadership development, education, and advocacy. For more information, visit

Position Summary

The Executive Director oversees Cameron House’s multi-disciplinary social services programs, its $1.9M budget, and the financial and administrative systems that support them.  As the lead spokesperson for the agency with government and foundation funders, donors, and collaborating agencies, the Executive Director advocates for policies and funding that address the needs of clients and their families.  Cameron House is a former Presbyterian mission and maintains close ties with the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown and the Executive Director must be comfortable assuming leadership of an organization that integrates and expresses Christian faith in its programs and activities.


The new Executive Director is a facilitative leader and skilled administrator.  S/he is thoughtful and listens well; inspires respect and trust; is results oriented and assures accountability to goals and objectives.  An expert problem solver in a team environment s/he should be able to manage change through clarity and collaboration; should provide clear guidance and direction on all financial issues; and should be able to forge and sustain productive relationships with the local community, donors, peer organizations, government entities, foundations, and other supporters.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for the position ranges from $75,000 to $100,000 annually depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, retirement, and parking.

Application Process

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services has been retained by Cameron House to conduct the candidate search.  Applicants should send their resumes and cover letters describing their qualifications and interest in the position to CH.EDsearch@compasspoint.orgby January 18, 2013.  Please reference “CH ED Search” in the subject line.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.   

Please use the following link to view the full job announcement.

Final hiring decision anticipated in March 2013.

Cameron House is an equal opportunity employer.

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Location San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States
Categories Civil Rights/Social Action Advocacy, Community Improvement/Capacity Building/Economic Development, Education, Youth Services
Function Administration

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