Executive Director, Oasis for Girls


Job Title: Executive Director

Reports to: Advisory Board

Prepared Date: October 2022

Position: Full time, exempt

Location: On-site, San Francisco, CA

Salary Range: $130,000-$135,000, plus a generous benefits package


Oasis For Girls is seeking a dynamic social justice leader as our new Executive Director to continue 20+ years of successful programming with BIPOC girls in high school from under-resourced communities in San Francisco. 

The Executive Director will drive organizational impact and innovation by building effective partnerships with key stakeholders; supporting a diversified fundraising effort (current budget $1M); leading a 5 person team and mentoring a dedicated staff, and partnering with a vibrant Advisory Board.

Oasis’ next leader will be an individual with passion, commitment to, and urgency for the Oasis mission; a relationship builder, a seasoned manager who is enthusiastic to fundraise, a strategic thinker willing to roll up their sleeves, and a compelling advocate and representative of Oasis and its mission. 

This exceptional opportunity is for an experienced, energetic, and ambitious leader to continue growing this community-based non-profit, on behalf of the young women it serves.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of BIPOC girls and strongly believe in the power of community and mentorship, this is the role for you. We are looking for a dynamic leader with a combination of work and life experiences and representative of the communities we serve.

Principal Role and Responsibilities

Lead the Mission, Vision and Strategy to Scale Impact (40%)

  • Together with the Advisory Board and staff, determine how to implement the recently updated growth plan and vision, adding their own ideas and touches to it
  • Collaborate with the Program Director to innovate and increase program excellence and impact
  • Oversee the growth and diversification of relationships and funding necessary for implementation
  • Be Oasis’s #1 Ambassador – Represent Oasis at public events, stakeholder meetings, building thought leadership, brand awareness and community  connections
  • Partner with the Advisory Board to shape strategic direction and expand fundraising
  • Grow the organization and scale impact through improving staffing structures, fundraising systems, marketing plans, and evaluation systems to support steady growth

Oversee and Guide Fundraising and Communications (30%)

  • Lead the overall fundraising strategy to drive and implement an annual development plan with Advisory Board and grant writer support. This includes a development strategy to strengthen donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, diversify funding streams, and improving results
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with funders and major donors to achieve an overall revenue goal of at least $1M annually
  • Oversee and guide the organization’s brand and marketing strategy; support implementation as appropriate

Overseeing Operational Excellence (30%)

  • Motivate, inspire, develop all 5 staff. Directly supervise the Program Director and Operations Director
  • Serve as the liaison to the Oasis’s fiscal sponsor, the Tides Center, engaging on issues related to risk management, payroll and human resources, and finance  
  • Oversee financial matters, including tracking of expenses and accounts payable, and developing and monitoring budgets with support of Operations Director and Tides Center’s accounting team



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Masters or higher degree preferred. Comparable work experience can be substituted for a degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting youth empowerment and social justice issues facing low income, urban girls and/or young women of color
  • 7+ years of professional experience, with 3+ years demonstrated leadership experience in a non-profit organization
  • Desire to engage with management of nonprofit boards, including enhancing board performance and fundraising capacity
  • Experience with nonprofit fundraising, focusing on increasing grant, individual donor, and corporate revenue
  • Experience managing budgets and financial reporting

Candidate Profile

The Executive Director will possess the following attributes and competencies which reflect Oasis’s core values:

  • BIPOC-Girl Centered
    • Familiarity with issues facing under-resourced girls of color, as well as the youth development framework
    • Culturally competent, lived, volunteer and/or professional experience with the communities Oasis serves is a plus
  • Social Justice
    • Commitment to social justice and experience working with programs that promote social change
  • Power of Voice
    • Clear and effective communication skills, including the ability to present a vision and bring others on board
  • Community
    • Enthusiasm for working as a member of a small, scrappy, grassroots team,a strong sense of teamwork, growth, and transparency
    • Ability to develop strong relationships and work closely with diverse stakeholders; ability to reconcile conflicting needs of stakeholders
  • Holistic
    • Ability to effectively manage multiple competing demands and clearly set priorities among them
    • Effective time management, organization, and delegation skills
    • Positive outlook, energy and attitude
    • Demonstrated aptitude for anticipating problems and finding creative solutions that fit within established policies


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



We have a hybrid work culture. Programs are run in-person in the late afternoons/evenings at our office which is located in an urban area with high foot traffic. The Executive Director should be in the office regularly for staff management, team building, community building  and to deeply understand the program. Working from home outside of these times is feasible.  

Oasis For Girls, a project of Tides Center, is 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.

How to apply: 

The Advisory Board has contracted the exclusive services of Charity Search Group to coordinate the recruitment process. For more information, please contact Mariya Yurukova (mariya@charitysearchgroup.com) or apply online at www.charitysearchgroup.com/opportunities

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Closing Date:

Open until filled


Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; early application is strongly suggested.

Mariya Yurukova, MBA, CFRE

President & CEO

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