Chief Executive Officer

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Salary range: $95,000-$100,000

The CEO will collaborate with the Board of Directors to implement a strategic plan incorporating the vision of the Board and stakeholders to prevent, reduce, and support victims of, domestic violence and human trafficking and reduce racial inequities. The CEO will formulate practical and achievable steps to both implement the vision and lead to organizational sustainability. As the executive leader and the ‘’face” of YWCA-MC in the extended community, the CEO will actively cultivate new mission based collaborations while enhancing current relationships with stakeholders, including city and county officials, educators, individual donors, corporate sponsors, and others. As an experienced supervisor, the CEO will provide direction and oversight to staff and volunteers.

Building on YWCA-MC’s unique history and programs, the CEO will collaborate with the Board and staff to evaluate and innovate to maximize opportunities for diverse sources of revenue including, but not limited to, government and foundation grants, third-payer sources (Medi-Cal), fee-for-service, individual major donors, planned giving, corporate sponsorships, and events.



  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to set strategic goals, establish policy and enhance human and financial resources to assure the continued growth and success of the organization.
  • Collaborate with the Board and staff in implementing YWCA-MC’s vision and mission, ensuring effective revenue models and communications, and strengthening the organization’s position as a valued community asset.
  • Inspire and motivate a network of supporters to promote and fulfill the mission.
  • Manage all aspects of business development, communications and operations to strengthen the

organization’s culture and clarity. Lead evaluation of programs to ensure they advance the YWCA’s


  • Position YWCA-MC as the leading provider in Monterey County of evidence-based domestic

violence and human trafficking services.

Fund/Resource Development

  • Responsible, together with the Board, for resource development in all its facets. This includes developing a fund development plan based on third-payer sources, fee-for-service, annual and planned giving, major gifts program, cultivation of private foundations, corporate sponsorship, and individual donors
  • Oversee annual grants calendar to maximize income; includes: research, budget development, applications submissions, project tracking and fulfillment, evaluations, reporting, etc., meeting designated deadlines.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major individual, foundation, and corporate donors.

YWCA Monterey County (YWCA-MC) is seeking a dynamic, experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to manage this complex organization with a full- and part-time professional staff of over 30 and a dedicated Board of Directors. The CEO will be passionate about advancing YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Community Relations & Marketing

  • Serve as a confident, articulate, and persuasive advocate for YWCA-MC to increase its visibility with the community, private and public human service organizations, the media, and funders.
  • Actively represent the mission-driven interests of YWCA-MC through strong and compassionate relationship-driven collaborations and advocate for mission-based public policy change at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Oversee the creation and implementation of appropriate communication tools, including marketing communications; newsletter, website, brochures, and community outreach as part of informing the community about issues affecting those individuals the organization serves.

Financial & Operations Management

  • Ensure overall financial vitality and asset growth.
  • Ensure accurate and effective operational and financial reporting policies and systems,

including the development of an annual budget, tracking of monthly expenditures within approved budget, proper monthly reconciliations of bank accounts, and timely and accurate financial reporting at Board meetings

  • Ensure targets are met and provide for appropriate controls and accountability of all funds, physical assets and other properties.
  • Ensure the effective usage and maintenance of data, IT systems and infrastructure support that are critical to YWCA-MC’s success.

Staff and Volunteer Management

  • Provide a positive work environment that motivates and encourages staff and volunteers.
  • Provide overall leadership of staff and volunteers in all aspects of managing the organization

including development and execution of plans, policies, programs, activities, grants, and related


  • Ensure staff are inspired and held accountable for their professional growth and known for

competence and knowledge in their subjects, teamwork across departments, and for being able to

draw from the latest trends and innovations.

  • Ensure program services meet or exceed set policies, standards, and contract agreements

Board of Director Relations

  • Guide a strategic planning process that is accomplishment based and track accomplishments through regular reports.
  • Participate in Board meetings and provide continuous information and insight about major challenges regarding all internal operations and any relevant local, regional, national, legislative or judicial issues along with solution options.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate to the board the planning and execution of programs by providing progress reports as necessary to instill confidence and mutual understanding.
  • With the board President, ensure an environment that stimulates positive interactions among board members and between board and staff and that stimulates a wide range of contributions (e.g., community relationships, service delivery regulation, and fundraising).

Manage short-term and long-range strategic operational goals, providing direction and supervision to

the staff to operate efficiently and maintain staff and client facilities, ensuring compliance with

applicable rules, regulations policies and procedures.


  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to identify organizational resource needs, and able to put together detailed operating plans in order to turn good ideas into well-executed activities.
  • Must be passionate about YWCA-MC’s mission, demonstrated through a commitment to women, children and family services through previous work as a professional or volunteer leader in human services or a related field.
  • Understanding of the societal forces affecting women, girls and people of color, a desire to fill a unique niche, and a belief that YWCA-MC should and could make a difference in changing women’s and girl’s lives through healing-informed approaches and spearheading the fight against racial injustice.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a strong working relationship with a board of directors made up of diverse individuals dedicated to the success of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff; creation of a dynamic work environment, decisive yet inclusive, and model and teach a philosophy that encourages integrity, growth, creativity, appropriate autonomy, accountability and teamwork among staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, including having secured grants and contributions from foundations, corporations, individuals and government agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability as an excellent communicator who can establish credibility with donors, business groups, government officials and the media.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university or equivalent experience in the social sciences.
  • Minimum of seven years of non-profit management and leadership experience with revenue and expense responsibility.
  • Experience with trauma- and healing-informed approaches and racial equity practices.
  • Must have successfully managed a complex organizational budget.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to speak effectively to groups in the

community and within the organization.

  • Working knowledge of PC applications.


  • Travel requirements include regional and national YWCA meetings, seminars or conferences.
  • Must have access to a fully insured automobile.

Additional information:

  • This is a full time, salaried, exempt position. While salary will be commensurate with experience, it is expected that the salary range is $95,000 – $100,000.

* To be considered as an applicant, please:

  • Please submit your resume and cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • Include in the Subject: “YWCA-MC ED Search”
  • Please note in your cover letter where you found this posting.

About YWCA Monterey County

YWCA Monterey County was founded in 1971 as a career center, evolving to offer domestic violence prevention and intervention services in response to community needs. In 2010, the YWCA- MC opened its office in Salinas expanding programs to fill service gaps left by the closure in 2007 of the Women’s Crisis Center. YWCA–MC is currently the lead agency in Monterey County offering domestic violence and human trafficking services, and continues to provide programs and multi- agency collaborations to prevent violence at the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels.

To learn more about YWCA Monterey County and its programs, visit

It is the policy of YWCA Monterey County to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state or local law.

Submission of your application is not an offer of employment or an employment contract.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $95,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year


  • Non-profit Management: 7 years (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance