Oakland Fund for Children & Youth Hiring Director
- ndustry: Nonprofit/Youth Development
Function: General Management
Employer: Oakland Fund for Children & Youth
Job Title: Director
Job Location: Oakland, CA
In 1996, the voters of Oakland established the Oakland Fund for Children
& Youth (OFCY), demonstrating a long-term commitment to support the
development of a network of integrated services for children and youth
in Oakland. OFCY is currently administered through a unique
public/private partnership of the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF)
and the City of Oakland (City Manager's Office). OFCY represents 2.5% of
the City of Oakland's annual unrestricted general fund expenditures and
currently stands at approximately $7 million. Programs funded by OFCY
must provide direct services to children and youth. OFCY staffs a
19-member Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) of youth and adults
appointed by the Oakland City Council and Mayor that develops funding
policies and recommendations. Website: www.ofcy.org
The Director of the OFCY will report to the Chief Operating Officer of
the East Bay Community Foundation. Responsibilities:
Â· Provide overall vision and management oversight and supervise project
Â· Develop funding policies to guide disbursements.
Â· Revise Request for Proposals and manage annual proposal review
Â· Manage consulting contracts with independent evaluation consultant and
Â· Manage the administrative budget.
Â· Work with the EBCF President and Chief Operating Officer to leverage
Â· Staff Planning & Oversight Committee (POC) meetings.
Â· Maintain communication and coordination with all stakeholders
including EBCF staff, City staff, the POC, City Councilmembers, and
Â· Master's degree preferred, plus 5 years experience with public,
nonprofit or grant-making agencies.
Â· Strong knowledge of youth development policy & practice and social
services provision to children.
Â· Demonstrated experience in contract/grant processes in government or
Â· Demonstrated organizational and project management skills including
management of staff.
Â· Excellent group facilitation skills; experience working in situations
involving collaboration among multiple stakeholders (including youth)
representing diverse interests and points of view.
Â· Understanding of evaluation concepts and practices.
Â· Knowledge of purpose, process and ethical context of philanthropic
Â· Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Â· Passion for community service
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
Send cover letter and resume to:
Ms. Lindsay Wells (MNC-780)
Oakland Fund for Children & Youth
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 4353
Oakland, CA 94612
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