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Deputy Director (Korean-American Community Foundation of San Francisco)

Company Name

Korean-American Community Foundation of San Francisco

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Job Location

Hybrid; Oakland, CA

Company Information

The Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco, launched in October 2014, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the first of its kind serving the greater Bay Area’s Korean American community. It was founded by 13 dedicated Korean American women with a vision of strengthening our community by raising awareness of needs and issues within the Korean American community, promoting self­-sufficiency for the underserved and under-­resourced, and fostering a culture of philanthropy.

KACF-­SF pursues our mission through grant-making, technical assistance, and other program activities. Since our inception eight years ago, we have disbursed over 80 grants to community service organizations and committed more than $2 million in grants and technical assistance. In the coming years, we aim to become an increasing source of funds and resources for nonprofits providing social and educational services to the community on health and wellness, domestic violence, senior care and empowerment, youth development, and civic engagement.

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Job Description

Reporting to the executive director (ED), the Deputy Director is a key leader for the organization, and is primarily responsible for development and operations. The Deputy Director will also partner closely with the ED to chart KACF-SF’s future growth and strategic response to our community’s needs.

The Deputy Director position is a full-time, exempt position (40 hours per week) based in the San Francisco Bay Area. KACF-SF has an office space in Oakland, but telecommuting is welcome. Frequent travel for meetings and events throughout the Bay Area is required.

A successful candidate will be a strong collaborator and communicator; be able to build and maintain relationships; be flexible and able to work across a wide range of organizational functions; understand Korean cultural norms; and be able to work across generations.

Job responsibilities will include:

Fundraising (35%)

– Develop internal fundraising processes, in partnership with the executive director, and lead all internal aspects of the fundraising strategy set by the ED and board.
– Lead the maintenance of our internal CRM to capture incoming data about donors and donations
– Lead internal analysis of donor and donation information to better support fundraising efforts of the ED and board.
– Lead management and development of our Associate Board to engage them in the fiscal and overall health of the organization.
– Direct marketing and communication efforts through supervising programs staff and interns.
– Act as a key player for the annual fundraising gala, and support other fundraising events as needed.

Operations (25%)

– Lead all internal, day-to-day responsibilities for KACF-SF’s financial health.
– Supervise the finance and operations manager to ensure responsible budget/financial management and legal/regulatory compliance.
– Work with the finance and operations manager to prepare reports about the organization’s finances and activities for the executive director.
– Manage and build people resources (staff and key consultants) by hiring, on-boarding, providing performance feedback, setting goals, and offering training to help team members improve their performance.
– Develop and update administrative procedures and policies to ensure that operations are running smoothly.

Strategy (25%)

– Serve as a thought partner for the executive director and board of directors in the development and execution of organizational strategy and vision.
– Support the staff relationship with the board of directors as needed.

Programs (15%)

– Support the programmatic vision set by the executive director and execution by programs staff as needed.
– Execute programmatic initiatives and projects as needed.
– Participate in community and sector events to promote awareness of our mission and work.


The salary range for this role is $100,000 – $130,000. Benefits include comprehensive health insurance including vision and dental, vacation time, sick time, paid holidays, and eligibility for KACF-SF’s retirement program.

Job Qualifications

Key Qualifications

– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
– 3+ years of management experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
– Outstanding communication skills (writing, public speaking, group facilitation).
– Competence in fiscal management and organizational strategy and development.
– Strong background and experience in fundraising & development preferred.
– Fluency in written and spoken English required (proficiency in spoken and/or written Korean an asset).
– Understanding of Korean cultural norms, and ability to work effectively across cultures and generations.
– Proficiency in the Google Apps Suite.
– Strong commitment to growing mission areas of philanthropy and community empowerment.

Competencies & Personal Characteristics

– A track record of execution; practically-minded.
– High degree of emotional intelligence and agility with an ability to understand, quickly react, and motivate others to adapt to the changing organization environment is critical.
– Outstanding integrity – An honest and forthright individual, who possesses a high level of ethics and values, is upfront and direct with subordinates, peers, and management executives.
– Manages diverse relationships successfully. Builds diverse networks, quick to find common ground, treats differences fairly and equitably.

Inclusive Employment

The Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco celebrates the diversity of our community, and works with people of different ethnicities, nationalities, genders, cultures, class backgrounds, abilities, and orientations to enact our mission. We want our staff to reflect that same spirit of inclusion, and encourage all to apply.

We will consider every application carefully and holistically, so please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself—even if you have a less-traditional professional history or don’t tick every box above.

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