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Executive Director Search




Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission.  They will provide leadership in the development and implementation of programs and services, fundraising and resource development, fiscal management and community economic development.  The ED will develop an extensive knowledge of field, core programs, operations and business plans. They will engage and immerse themselves as a leader in the Pilipino/Pilipino American Community in Los Angeles and the Greater LA community at large.



  • Ensure ongoing programming excellence, rigorous program evaluation and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Actively engage and energize SIPA volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations and funders
  • Primary staff contact between Board of Directors and staff.  Support the Board of Directors by serving as ex-officio of each committee as well as seek and build board involvement with SIPA’s strategic direction.  Provide staff input/reports during monthly Board Meetings. Reports will reflect the financial state of the organization (profit and loss, cash flow, revenue and expenses) and other reports requested by the Board
  • Lead, coach, develop and retain SIPA management team.  Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders and other constituents.
  • Oversee operations and responsibilities of the Operations staff which include, but not limited to, assisting counseling staff on tasks in group or individual counseling, and to take lead in training staff in program planning, resource development and conduct of programs. 
  • Oversee operations and manages Community Economic Development programs

Programs and services

  • Responsible for the achievement and compliance of program goals within the fiscal limits of the contract.  Oversees all activities in the organization and will take lead in training staff in program planning, resource development and conduct of programs.
  • Work with Director of Programs and Services to develop programmatic policies and oversee the implementation of program and services.
  • Interrelate with other Human Service agencies, elected officials and other political/community leaders
  • Initiates and maintains positive working relationships with community stakeholders (schools, businesses, law enforcement, families, etc.


  • Responsible for the development of additional resources and leveraging of funds to support existing programming and Community Center expansion while simultaneously retiring existing debt.
  • Collaborates with Director of Programs and Services/Development in the development of contract and services as well as fundraising and event planning. Responsible for the completion of proposals (RFP’s) for funding.  Primary agency contact person to funding sources.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications – from web presence to external relations with a goal of creating a strong brand in the community

Planning/New business

  • Participate and lead in the strategic direction of the community center opening and expansion 
  • Build partnerships in new markets and establish relationships with funders


  • Oversee the financial activities of the organization.  Activities include development of operating budget, payroll, cash management, bank reconciliations, accounts receivable and payable; will work with the Board in ensuring overall fiscal health of the organization and will provide accurate financial reports on which the Board will base policy decisions.
  • Provide leadership in the human resources of the organization.  Will oversee the hiring and discharging of employees, compensation and benefits, employee relations, employee training and development.  Provide reports to the Board regarding staffing updates, compensation and benefits.  Maintain the Employee Handbook policies and procedures.
  • Maintain the safety and security of the building; maintain property, liability and directors insurance policies.


The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to SIPA’s mission.  All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience.

Specific requirements include:

  • Advanced degree, ideally a Master’s Degree, with at least 10 years of senior management experience, extensive history of management of human service programs
  • Proven track record of effectively leading a team and ability to identify specific examples of developing and executing strategies that have taken organization to the next level of growth
  • Commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organization management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives and manage a budget.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Able to dynamically adjust workload that aligns with the needs and financial situation of the organization.
  • Passion, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed
  • Bilingual/bi-cultural in Filipino/Tagalog is desired
  • Valid California Driver’s License and current automobile insurance policy

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