Executive Director, Social Justice and Advocacy, Women and Girls, Youth Development and Educational Equity

Executive Director

  • California Partners Project
  • Sacramento, CA

This position has been filled.


California Partners Project (CPP) collaborates with and strengthens the priorities of the Office of the First Partner (OFP), specifically the California for All Women and California for All Kids initiatives. CPP and the Office of the First Partner have a common goal: to better serve the people of California by bringing additional awareness, data, and resources to bear so that California remains a leader when it comes to supporting women and youth.

CPP creates groundbreaking research reports, studies, and toolkits that raise consciousness about crucial issues. We bring accountability, media attention, and practical recommendations to improve the lives of Californians. CPP also convenes and collaborates with leading experts and advocates to elevate the latest trends, findings, and progress in the realms of gender equity and child well-being.


In partnership with the people of California, CPP champions gender equity across the state and ensures our state’s media and technology industries are a force for good in the lives of all children.

VALUES: Partnership, Equity, and Innovation

For more information on California Partners Project, please visit its website.


The Executive Director (ED) will oversee CPP’s strategy, execution, daily operations, and programmatic achievements. The ED will work in partnership with the Board to set organizational vision, long-term direction and seek out opportunities to advance the Gender Equity and Child Well-being program areas, and serve as a key organizational ambassador.

Other core responsibilities include fundraising, partnerships, policy, media strategy/communications, finance, HR/administration, and Board engagement. The ED should model the Office of the First Partner’s core values throughout research, communications, and programs, and foster an internal culture that reflects them. The ED will actively partner with Board members, staff, funders, and collaborators to meet the moment and further organizational impact.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Alex Corvin and Maleka Pensky of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials here, or email Alex and Maleka directly at All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Read and download the full Position Profile here.

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