Accepting applications until June 15, 2017

Please direct inquiries and resumes with a letter of interest in PDF format, via e-mail, in confidence to:
James McQueen, Esq.
Chair, CEO Search Committee
OC Human Relations
[email protected]


This is the Chief Executive Officer of a non-profit organization with an annual budget of $1.8 million and a dedicated professional staff of 20.  Responsibilities include a wide variety of assignments including fundraising, strategic planning, working with a Board of Directors, financial management, writing, public speaking, training, facilitating, coordinating, as well as supervision and administration.  Work is frequently on issues requiring sensitivity and diplomacy.


  1. Leads the development team working with Board members and major donors to raise funds to support an operating budget of this highly-regarded, well-established non-profit agency.
  2. Builds partnerships with diverse community leaders, major donors, foundation representatives, city managers, police chiefs, members of the OC Board of Supervisors.
  3. Elevates the human relations agenda across multiple sectors of the community.
  4. Leads the team to develop collaborative planning processes and come up with creative solutions to complex human relations issues.
  5. Brings out the best in each person with diverse skills through coaching, mentoring, feedback and performance improvement action plans.
  6. Works effectively with the Board of Directors providing them with timely and accurate information and facilitating their operations and administration. 
  7. Builds a broad based Board of Directors to serve as a key to the governance system of the non-profit.
  8. Manages staff support to the Commission, Board of Directors and Community Partners


  1. Minimum of 5 years of experience in senior management roles including experience in:
    • fundraising
    • managing finances
    • strategic planning
    • policy advocacy
    • working with a Board of Directors
    • diplomacy
    • supervision of professional staff
  2. Authentic, trustworthy, and transparent leader able to inspire people with his/her vision.
  3. Awareness of issues important to racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, age, disability, socio-economic, gender, and national origin groups, as well as, intergroup relations.
  4. Experience in organizational development and strategic planning.
  5. Mastery of collaboration, mentoring, and team building with diverse communities.
  6. Experience working with police, cities, county government, schools, businesses, and individuals.
  7. BA degree from an accredited college.
  8. Mastery of oral and written communication skills.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and a comprehensive benefits package is also provided.


At OC Human Relations we believe ALL people have a right to live free from discrimination and violence based on any aspect of their being.

Founded in 1991 as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, OC Human Relations is a nationally recognized leader in creating safe, inclusive schools and communities, developing diverse leaders, mediating conflict and building respect and inclusion among all people.

OC Human Relations helps shape the future through innovative programs like BRIDGES Safe and Respectful Schools, Police/Community Reconciliation, #HateFreeOC, Restorative Justice, Intergroup Dialogues, Hate Crime documentation, Police training in Implicit Bias, Immigrant Parent Leadership Institute, Community Building, Diverse Leadership Development, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, and OC Human Relations Commission.

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