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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 12:04 AM



Rainbow’s mission is to build community and promote wellness among LGBTQ+ people and our allies. We are the sole organization in Contra Costa County devoted to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) community. Our current organizational priorities are to serve the most vulnerable and isolated segments of our community with a focus on reaching youth, seniors, people living with HIV/AIDS and those experiencing mental health challenges as a result of coming out or completing life transitions. We believe that building a stronger sense of community connection promotes both solidarity and health within the entire LGBTQ+ population. By working towards greater acceptance of all LGBTQ+ people we also help to reduce the socioeconomic, physical and mental health disparities that are associated with rejection from family, schools, neighborhoods, and faith communities.

The annual budget is $1.2 million of which $850,000 is provided through city and county contracts. In addition, there is a respectable reserve fund. The agency maintains contracts with Contra Costa County Office of HIV/AIDS, Behavioral Health, CDBG (City of Walnut Creek and County), Concord-Pleasant Hill Health District, Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and Zero Tolerance for Violence.


Contra Costa County is a highly diverse, unique area experiencing a large recent migration of people from other counties due to the relative lack of affordability in those areas. RCC is expecting that the size of the Contra Costa LGBTQ+ community will rise proportionately. Thus, we anticipate a greater demand for LGBTQ+ services, perhaps new forms of service as the contra costa demographic shifts, as well as novel opportunities for funding through both traditional grassroots methods and other avenues. Further, the LGBTQ+ community is facing outside sociopolitical challenges that make RCC and other such organizations radically necessary. With a new strategic plan and an updated theory of change, RCC is ready to step into these opportunities and face the challenges and looking to be led by a nimble, charismatic, strategic director who will take RCC into its new era of service delivery.


Leadership, Board and Community Relations responsibilities

The ED will be the organization’s primary liaison with the Board of Directors
The ED will play a pivotal role as a key pubic liaison within the LGBTQ+ community and represent RCC to the Contra Costa County community
The ED will support RCC’s Strategic Plan including but not limited to driving the agency toward greater diversified funding, a greater organizational presence, and internal efficiencies
The ED will serve as ex-officio member of Board of Directors and of the finance, HR and Resource Development Committees
The ED will ensure the Board remains productive and efficient, oversee administrative work related to ongoing Board activities and Board meetings, develop monthly dashboard reports in collaboration with senior staff
The ED will meet weekly with Board Chair to clarify priorities, make key strategic decisions, plan for and follow up from monthly Board meetings

Development & Communications responsibilities

The ED will manage both Rainbow’s Development Director and general development efforts, ensuring the organization remains responsive to existing funders.
The ED will be an integral part of fundraising for both individual and institutional donors
The ED will work to maintain and grow government contracts relating to the mental health and other appropriate programs
The ED will supervise the grant proposal process and reports for foundation fundraising
The ED will ensure smooth department operations; oversee staff including Development Director; oversee workflows including support in database development

Organizational Operations: Programs, Administration, Human Resources, Finance responsibilities

The ED will oversee all internal operations, ensuring Rainbow continues to run smoothly, programs remain strong, and that staff and volunteers have what they need to accomplish our
The ED will lead and coach RCC’s senior management team, including Director of Grants and Contracts, Director of Communications and Development, Youth Director, Clinical Director, Community Programs Director, and Office Manager
The ED will oversee daily operations related to budget, facilities, finance, HR policy
The ED will regularly evaluate the organizational structure to assure efficiency and effectiveness.
The ED will cultivate a team-based environment; actively engage and energize Rainbow’s employees, volunteers, board members, committees, participants, and funders


The ED must have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

Minimum 5 years of senior management experience; excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage budgets
A track record of successful fundraising preferably in either a DOD or ED role and preferably around efforts toward diversifying funding. Government contract management is a plus
Experience working with a Board of Directors and familiar with non-profit rules and regulations
Enthusiasm for building an LGBTQ+ community around social services and supporting mental health needs
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
Commitment to, and preferably experience in data-driven program evaluation
Effective experience in working in collaboration with highly diverse groups of people
Ability to communicate effectively across diverse stakeholder groups
Warm, yet firm when necessary
Strong computer technology skills, including MS Excel, QuickBooks, Salesforce, and the capacity to quickly learn and master new systems


A highly competitive compensation and benefits package will be made available to the qualified

candidate. This is a full-time position. Rainbow’s main office is near Todos Santos Plaza in Concord, a 5 to 10 minute walk from BART. Our El Cerrito location is on San Pablo Blvd and either a short drive or about a 15 minute WALK from BART.


Rainbow is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, medical or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, family care status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This opportunity is provided to all employees based on employment related factors with include, but are not limited to, qualifications and job requirements

KL Management Services LLC is a California based company specializing in organizational development for community benefit organizations including leadership development and search activities as well as strategic planning and organization transitions.


Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Kimball Lane at Please let us know what interests you about the position, and what about Rainbow’s mission resonates with you.

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