Maitri is seeking Executive Director for mission-driven residential care facility

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May 19, 2016
Maitri is seeking Executive Director for mission-driven residential care facility

Current Executive Director Michael Smithwick is retiring at end of the year.

Maitri, a non-profit hospice and 24-hour care facility serving those with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco since 1987, is seeking an Executive Director. Maitri, pronounced my-tree, is a Sanskrit word that means compassionate friendship. In this 15-bed facility, skilled professionals and dedicated volunteers offer nursing and personal care as well as emotional and spiritual resources to help meet the special needs associated with HIV-related illness with an emphasis on end-of- life care.

This non-profit program is focused especially on those who might otherwise be without adequate resources or care, and is the only HIV/AIDS-specific hospice remaining in San Francisco.

At this important time in the changing landscape of HIV/AIDS care and Maitri’s role as a residential facility, we seek a leader who embraces our mission and guides Maitri with broad, innovative thinking in the management and evolution of our care model, community relations and organizational management. The ideal candidate will possess five or more years of experience as an executive director or in leading the finance or development arm of a complex organization. A graduate degree in human
services, public/business administration, nonprofit management, or closely related field is preferred, but not mandatory.

The Executive Director is a full time, salaried position and will serve at the direction of the Maitri
Board of Directors. Duties of this position include:

  • Embrace Maitri’s mission and vision.
  • Develop and manage collaborative relationships with industry and government partners.
  • Perform community outreach to gain support.
  • Oversee financial management to plan, prepare and track annual budget as well as manage cash flow and financial reporting.
  • Conceptualize and supervise innovative and timely development strategies.
  • Identify resource needs and project funding; work with staff to develop foundation grants to support programs, operating expenses and special projects.
  • Cultivate relationships with donors, foundations and corporations.
  • Oversee program evaluation with partner organizations.
  • Hire, motivate, develop and supervise department heads and office staff.
  • Establish partnership with board of directors and act as board-staff liaison.
  • Collaborate with the board on strategic plan implementation.

Other qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to nonprofit development and a track record of leadership in conceiving, implementing and achieving goals.
  • Experience in budgeting and financial statement analysis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.

Please submit resume, salary requirements, and letter of interest focusing on qualifications and suitability for serving the Maitri mission by September 30, 2016 to

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications.
  • Maitri is a nonprofit, equal opportunity employer that encourages and seeks applications from diverse applicants.
  • Please do not contact Maitri directly about this position.

Americans with Disability specifications

Physical demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

During the workday sits at a desk up to 50% of the time, which includes typing on a computer/mouse and talking on the phone. Position requires sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, kneeling, climbing stairs, reaching up to shoulder height, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling up to 40 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple/power grasp, repetitive hand/arm use; ability to walk one-quarter mile, ability to climb two flights of stairs, have adequate vision to view computer monitor.

OSHA category
While this position is not directly involved in performing tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, the work site does involve such activities performed by others. As such, all employees must use Universal Precautions. Maitri will provide the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, if/when needed. All employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

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