• Yvonne Stoicheva

Awesome Executive Director Wanted for Awesome Non-Profit

City of Dreams: Executive Director

The mission of City of Dreams is to help youth living in public housing to build brighter futures through mentoring and youth development. We are a registered 501c3 and our EIN is 20-0719899.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will serve as the CEO of City of Dreams, holding overall strategic and operational responsibility for the organization, furthering its mission and growing a beloved youth mentorship organization to impact San Francisco’s most challenged communities.


Leadership and Management

Uphold ongoing programmatic excellence, meaningful program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance, administration, communications, and systems

Actively engage and energize City of Dreams volunteers, families, board members, partnering organizations, alumni, and funders

Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction

Lead, coach, develop, and retain our nimble and resourceful staff to best serve our youth

Foster effective teamwork between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff

Champion City of Dreams as the foremost mentoring and youth development program in Bayview Hunters Point and Sunnydale

Fundraising & Communications

Drive all fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion, with an emphasis on grants and major gifts

Deepen and refine all aspects of communications — from web presence to alumni and external relations

Ensure effective systems to track City of Dreams’ progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure impacts that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents


Collaborate with staff in building or strengthening relationships with external partners for youth programming and volunteer recruitment

Establishing relationships with funders and community and government leaders who will help us leverage our resources to make an impact

Cultivate an external-facing presence that publishes and communicates program benefits and impacts

Finance, HR and Admin

Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations

Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to enable their best performance

Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization's mission

Ensure that all staff receives an orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided

Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review

Process payroll and other accounts payable

Ensure proper bookkeeping, tax reporting, entity registration, etc.

Properly acknowledge all gifts received


The ED will be thoroughly committed to City of Dreams’ mission, ideally with proven skill in organizations helping underserved youth and communities. All candidates should hold proven leadership, fundraising, and relationship management experience.

Specific requirements include:

Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years in nonprofit management

Transparent and high integrity leadership

Proven fundraising skill with willingness and ability to build, cultivate and close a prospect pipeline

Ability to provide specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth

Unwavering commitment to quality youth programs and meaningful program evaluation

Solid budget management skills, including preparation, analysis and reporting

Strong marketing, public relations, or business development experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning

Adapts well to changes in assignment and priorities with the ability to respond effectively to new information, changing conditions, and unexpected obstacles

Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Passionate, idealistic, positive in attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Know someone who would rock this position? Please get in touch!

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 24037, 

San Francisco, CA 94124

Street Address: 1030 Oakdale Avenue,

San Francisco, CA 94124

Registered EIN: 20-0719899

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