Executive Director

Our Family Coalition
San Francisco
Mission Statement: 

OFC envisions an equitable society where everyone, including LGBT families and children, can fully participate. They are working to remove barriers and to create positive conditions that allow all members of the LGBTQ community to thrive and prosper.

Position Description: 

The Executive Director will assume day-to-day operating and oversight responsibility for Our Family Coalition, including Organizational Leadership, Fundraising & Revenue Development, Staff Management, Community/ External Relations, Fiscal and Administrative Management, and Board Relations. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the E.D. will set a clear strategic vision and overall direction for OFC that integrates and expands its efforts in advocacy, education, family support, social networking, and community organizing, to maximize the impact of its work. A primary accountability of the new E.D. will be to ensure the OFC remains a visible, healthy, and sustainable champion for LGBTQ+ families with a focus on the following organizational priorities: 

  • Strengthen/support a team and organization coming out of a period of significant transition
  • Grow and diversify fundraising programs, capacity, and results
  • Bring vision and critical thinking to how OFC invests limited human and financial resources
  • Continue driving Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts at all levels of OFC
  • Raise visibility, awareness, and understanding of OFC’s work & accomplishments

 This E.D. will also function as a public representative of OFC and will work to expand relationships with constituents, volunteers, allies, policy makers, LGBTQ+ partners and other allied social justice movements to advance the organization’s mission.


The new Executive Director will be a positive, experienced, and visionary leader with a high level of emotional intelligence and professional maturity. They will have proven skills in fundraising and relationship management as well as organization and team leadership. They will bring a collaborative, inclusive, and transparent management style, combined with a commitment to support, mentor, and develop a close-knit team of dedicated professionals.  The ideal candidate will have a deep personal connection to OFC’s work and mission and an appreciation of the unique needs and contributions of LGBTQ families. This person will be empathetic and people-centered and, at the same time, bring the professional skills, discipline and rigor to lead the organization to new levels of growth and success. Regardless of professional background, a deep understanding of and commitment to full LGBTQ equity and inclusion is required; as is successful track record of successful leading across diverse ages, races, socio-economic statuses, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of five-years of experience in a senior-level leadership role, preferably as the head of a nonprofit organization or educational institution
  • Intersectional understanding of LGBTQ+ cultural, political, and equity/justice issues
  • Professional history including direct services, policy/advocacy, organizing, and/or capacity building, preferably in a LGBTQ+ or allied social justice environment
  • Ability to set strategic vision and motivate team, Board, and external constituents to work collaboratively toward shared goals
  • Able to positively coach and mentor others;
  • Proven success in fundraising and/or business development, including effective donor engagement and track record of revenue growth
  • Financial oversight and budget management experience in an organization of comparable size and complexity
  • Experience building and maintaining effective partnerships and coalitions at both the grassroots and grass tops levels
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Exceptional decision-making, analytical, and planning skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent/applicable professional experience will be considered

 Desired Personal Characteristics

  • Passionate commitment to Our Family Coalition’s mission, values, and theory of change
  • Calm, steady, and intentional approach to leadership and management
  • Keen attention to detail, coupled with the ability to think strategically
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high level of self-awareness
  • Ability to manage effectively up, down, and across and to set boundaries/make difficult decisions as necessary
  • Sense of humor, accessibility, and ability build strong, trusting relationships
  • Comfortable addressing issues of discrimination and bias that face individuals and families who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans, non-binary, and or people of color.
  • Openness to feedback from staff, Board, program participants, and other stakeholders
  • Tenacity and resilience as well as a commitment to self-care
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 6, 2020
Application Instructions: 

Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been retained to lead this recruitment effort on behalf of the Our Family Coalition. OFC is an equal opportunity employer; a diverse workforce and inclusive culture is a core value. OFC and Kevin Chase Executive Search Group encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.  We are pleased to answer any questions or supply further information. Inquiries, nominations, or applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be directed electronically and in confidence, to: search [at] kevinchasesearch.com

Position Level: 
Catie DiFelice
Country/US Territory: 
United States