Executive Director

Santa Clara County, California
Salary: $90,000.00 to $110,000.00 /year + benefits
Jan 30, 2019
Mar 01, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Job Description

People Acting in Community Together (PACT) is seeking an Executive Director with a passion for racial and economic justice and a desire for deep and lasting transformation of Santa Clara County/Silicon Valley. Founded over 35 years ago, PACT (https://www.pactsj.org/) is a grassroots multi-faith organization that provides leadership training and experience to community members of many different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Through PACT, people work together to solve the most pervasive social problems of our day. PACT has an annual operating budget of over $1million. PACT expands its influence beyond Santa Clara County through its membership in The Faith In Action National Network (FIA), the largest faith-based community organization in the country, and is affiliated with PICO California, which helps make connections and change on a statewide level.


The Executive Director position requires the ability to manage a thriving organization, to develop leaders from diverse communities and experiences, to promote/foster multi-faith, multi-racial, multi-generational bridge building, team building and community building and to oversee strategic organizing campaigns to win policy victories on a variety of issues. The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the day-to-day management and operation of the organization and reports to the PACT Board of Directors. The following are specific responsibilities of the Executive Director.

  • Provide PACT’s leadership with the tools to define organizational vision and goals in order to implement strategic and effective campaigns.
  • Develop, mentor, and work effectively with staff and a diverse group of PACT leaders, including clergy/faith leaders.
  • Oversee the implementation of effective personnel and financial management policies and procedures
  • Manage PACT’s budget and guide its expansion
  • Establish and maintain relationships with, and build coalitions of policy leaders, elected officials and other key strategic allies

Key Qualifications for Executive Director:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in grassroots community organizing, ideally in a faith-based arena
  • At least 3 years of successful staff leadership, effective implementation of local and federated campaign strategies and campaign victories
  • Spanish and/or Vietnamese fluency is strongly preferred.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary range is $90,000 - $110,000
  • Generous benefits package including health care and paid time off
  • Opportunities for training and coaching within our statewide and national networks

Please provide the following documents online at  https://bit.ly/2G8Xqo0

  • Resume

A cover letter explaining why you would be the ideal person to be PACT’s next Executive Director

  • Two writing samples such as a press release or other public communication.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 to $110,000.00 /year

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