Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Helping nonprofit leaders do better at doing good

Job Posting Board

With the hope of matching strong, qualified candidates with exciting job opportunities in the region’s nonprofit sector, we are delighted to launch the Center for Nonprofit Leadership Job Posting Board. Browse open positions below.

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Development Director
Ventura Land Trust
Ventura, CA Jul. 15, 2019 Learn more & apply

The Development Director is responsible for securing contributed revenue for Ventura Land Trust. Duties include overseeing and managing fundraising efforts, building strong and successful relationships, maintaining communications with donors, and collaborating effectively with staff to execute fundraising events. The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director, Board, and various committees in all development endeavors.

Chief Financial Officer
Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (CAC)
Santa Barbara, CA Jul. 12, 2019 Learn more & apply

The Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (CAC) is committed to ending poverty in Santa Barbara county.  The CAC got its start in 1964 as a 15-member Community Action Committee that was appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. CAC was incorporated as a private non-profit organization in May of 1967. In October of that year, CAC began operating a seniors program and in 1969 started an adult job-training programs.  CAC has gradually expanded to include the wide array of programs available today including high quality child care, training and mentorship programs for teens and young adults, parent educational opportunities, meals for children and seniors and a home energy program. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO will provide financial leadership to the Agency, and be a key business partner to both senior leadership and the Board of Directors.  The candidate will be responsible for all financial operations of the Agency including accounting, compliance, tax filings, financial reporting, payroll, budgeting, audits, forecasting, internal controls, and treasury activities.

Envision Consulting was retained by Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County to conduct the search for their incoming Chief Financial Officer.

Operations Manager
Santa Monica Mountains Fund
Jul. 2, 2019 Jul. 25, 2019
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The Operations Manager will oversee the internal operations of the Fund and have clear oversight and understanding of all the ongoing activities in order to ensure SAMO Fund staff are equipped to accomplish the organizational priorities of the fund and maintain public engagement. Working with relevant Fund staff, the Operations Manager will:
• Source facilities and technologies needed by staff to operate efficiently and effectively; setup and train new staff on the IT systems; manage licenses for specialized software services; and manage the organization’s two external IT contractors.
• Donor tracking
• Monitor the organization’s compliance with laws, regulations, reporting, and contracts.
• Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organization and ensure all organizational policies and practices reflect an inclusive and equitable approach
• Oversee the offsite vendor that does the Fund’s accounting and bookkeeping.
• Coordinate, develop and monitor the organization’s budget
• Develop cash flow plans and ensure the availability of funds for internal operations.
• Provide needed ad hoc and regular financial reporting to management team and board
• Develop appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
• Set up and manage banking relationships
• Help coordinate audits and tax filings
• Monitor and track funding from multiple sources through the organization
• Help to develop and execute the organization’s human resource policies, maintain performance review information, and handle staffing and new hire issues.

Part-time Coordinator, Puppet Program
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
Jul. 2, 2019 Aug. 15, 2019
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Since 1979, nearly half a million children have experienced the way PACER’s multicultural puppets deliver important messages of tolerance and inclusion – and bullying prevention – to schools and organizations across the country. Using an engaging, child-friendly approach, trained volunteers present a message-filled show that is creative and fun yet deals with sensitive subjects in a realistic way. This position will recruit, organize, and lead the volunteers who perform our two puppet shows in the Los Angeles and Ventura County areas and work with schools to schedule the shows. Other duties include assisting with marketing the Puppet Program and materials, making presentations on the project, transporting puppets and show materials as needed. See link for more information.

Part-Time Development & Events Position
Ventura College Foundation
Ventura, CA Jul. 1, 2019 Jul. 19, 2019
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The Part-time Development & Events Position organizes the Ventura College Foundation’s events and will carry out a wide range of event planning activities including development and coordination of logistics, invitations, RSVP’s, volunteers, and post-event follow-up. This staff person will also assist with the Foundation’s annual giving and other special donor stewardship appeals. Excellent opportunity for someone seeking non-profit work experience as a part-time employee for the Ventura College Foundation. Ideal candidate will be a strong, collaborative, energetic individual who must be able to work with a variety of people (vendors, VC campus, students, board, donors & community) and meet deadlines when assigned. If you like being around interesting people that are enthusiastic about their work, then the Ventura College Foundation would be a good match for you.

Executive Director
Leading From Within
Santa Barbara County, CA Jun. 28, 2019 Jul. 24, 2019


LFW's Board of Directors seeks a full-time Executive Director to co-develop and execute a vision for the organization's next stage of growth, to grow a larger and more diverse funding base over time, and to strengthen management practices across all areas of the organization. The E.D. will be an excellent and thoughtful communicator, fundraiser and manager who can deeply engage constituents, funders and LFW's Board and staff team alike. 

We are seeking a leader who will successfully model integrity, alignment with the organization's values of passion for the nonprofit social sector, a learning mindset, and a commitment to collaboration and nurturing a positive work culture. The new E.D. must be sensitive to understand the needs of the diverse field of nonprofit leaders across Santa Barbara County. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-aware and experienced "hands-on" nonprofit leader, manager and fundraiser to grow a well-regarded nonprofit organization.


  1. Organization Management - Lead and manage all aspects of the nonprofit, including its diverse team, finances, and operations
  2. Fundraising - Ensure that the organization has a diverse and resilient funding base and increase donations
  3. Strategic Leadership - Assist with crafting the vision and strategy for the organization and turn this strategy into action
  4. Program Management - Provide program coordination, including supporting and developing the teams that facilitate LFW's four leadership programs and alumni networks

Desired Experience

Organizational Management: Leadership and management of all aspects of a nonprofit organization, a diverse team, and its finances and operations

  • Nonprofit financial acumen 
  • Experience with recruiting, engaging and supervising a talented staff and volunteer team
  • Knowledge of best practices in human resources
  • Day-to-day nonprofit operations experience, including the development of policies and procedures matched to an organization's "culture" and needs
  • Sensitive to and experience with issues of diversity and inclusion
  • Project management, direction and delegation experience

Fundraising: Ability to plan and lead a diverse and resilient fundraising program, facilitating, strong growth in contributions 

  • Ability to identify, cultivate and steward major donors and foundations to invest in LFW's work 
  • Knowledge of and experience with developing marketing and donor outreach materials
  • Experience soliciting strategic grants from foundations and other major donors
  • Experience working with database software that tracks donors and other stakeholders

Strategic Leadership: A strong leader with the ability to craft a strategic vision and to turn strategy into action for an organization growing beyond its founding stage to its next developmental phase

  • Ability to hold, embody, and execute on LFW's mission and values
  • Understanding of the dynamics of an organization growing from the founder's stage to the next level 
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to map out a productive path for a growing organization
  • Ability to lead aspirational and innovative work on LFW's strategic priorities, including its top strategic priority of investing in its LFW Network
  • Knowledge of and experience with productively partnering with a Board of Directors and various Board committees

Program Management: Proven coordination skills with the ability to develop and manage programs within a team environment

  • Program coordination and development skills
  • Affinity with the model and approaches of LFW's programs 
  • Ability to support and partner with contract instructors and facilitators
  • Capacity to assure evaluation and assess outcomes for consistent program improvement

Excellent Communication and Relationship Building: 

  • Enjoys networking and being the public face of an organization
  • Appreciates opportunities to communicate internally with staff and contractors
  • Superior verbal and written communication
  • Effective storyteller and confident public speaker
  • Marketing knowledge
  • Attentive to detail
  • Regular Board of Directors reporting
  • Complementary working relationship with Founder/Board Chair

Preferred Experience 

  • Experience with and participation in nonprofit leadership programs
  • Experience with alumni network fundraising
  • Knowledge of Santa Barbara County donor/funder community

Personal Characteristics 

  • Deep understanding of the nonprofit sector and the value it adds to communities
  • Comfortable and confident sharing leadership and tasks with others
  • Matches and embodies LFW's culture of being thoughtful, inclusive, nurturing
  • Self-aware, practices self-care, reflects personal values in words and actions
  • Deep listener who can then translate input into action
  • Effective multi-tasker
  • Energetic, self-motivated
  • Authentic, genuine, high integrity


A wide variety of education and experiences will be considered

Other Skills & Qualifications 

Ability to travel on LFW-related business inside and outside Santa Barbara County

Ability to work some evening and weekend hours


Board President and Board of Directors


A competitive compensation and benefits package will be made available to the qualified candidate


We welcome interested candidates to send a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining your skills and qualifications to the Leading From Within Search Committee at Please save and upload your documents in one combined pdf document. 

We invite applications by a first deadline date of July 24, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Final interviews are expected to be held in August 2019. The Executive Director will assume leadership ion the fall of 2019. Position is open until filled.

Inquiries may be directed, in confidence, to our Search Consultant Nancy G. Weiss at

Development Associate
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CA Jun. 25, 2019 Jul. 31, 2019
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The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is seeking a full-time, self-motivated, friendly, and detail-oriented Development Associate to provide administrative support to the Development department.

Responsibilities include managing the department calendar and donor records; writing acknowledgement letters and other correspondence; assembling proposals and reports; tracking donor and prospect data; conducting research and preparing materials for donor meetings; facilitating donor stewardship; providing coordination support for member and donor events, and administrative support for the campaign and board committees.

The position requires a strong teamwork ethic; excellent written and oral communication skills; organizational skills with close attention to detail and accuracy; and the ability to coordinate with a variety of departments to plan and implement concurrent projects and tasks.

B.A. and three years of professional experience required, ideally in a nonprofit environment; and strong technological literacy and donor database experience (Raiser’s Edge preferred).

The Museum is in the late stage of an exciting $50 million renovation featuring 11 rebuilt galleries and brand new, dedicated exhibition spaces for contemporary art, photography, and new media. We hope you’ll join our dynamic team of museum professionals as we support the mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art!

- 40 hours per week.
- Background check required.
- This position is eligible for a benefits package including paid time off and paid holidays, medical/dental/vision, retirement, and more.

Send cover letter, resume, and application to:
Email: (preferred)
Fax: 805-966-6840
Mail: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93l0l

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Director of Congregational Connections
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks, CA Jun. 19, 2019 Aug. 1, 2019
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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church seeks a Director of Congregational Connections who will assist the Pastor in managing the life of the church. The Director will collaborate with clergy, staff, and lay volunteers to equip and manage the ministries of the church. The position involves recruiting, training, mentoring, and evaluating the committees and groups who accomplish the work of the church. We are looking for a dynamic, out-going, approachable person with a track record of creating, implementing, and sustaining programs or ministries with strong volunteer leaders. 
Candidates must be able to demonstrate successful organizational management experience in church, non-profit, or volunteer organizations. 

This is a 30 hour part-time position that reports to the Senior Pastor. Starting wage is $25.00/hour. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required. Church membership is not mandatory, however an understanding of the welcoming spirit of Christian love and service through experience, and/or course work in religion, history of religion, or Lutheran Theology is important. Flexibility in scheduling is required, as some Sundays and evening meetings are part of the job. 
A full job description, including educational and other requirements, as well as how to apply is posted at No phone calls, please. The deadline is August 1st.