Administration, Nonprofit Consulting/Think Tanks, Nonprofit and Social Impact, Politics/Policy, Program Leadership, Social Justice and Advocacy

Deputy Director of Strategy & Program

  • Othering & Belonging Institute
  • Berkeley, CA

This position has been filled.

About the Othering & Belonging Institute

The Othering & Belonging Institute (OBI) at UC Berkeley is a uniquely engaged think and do tank that brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, artists, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society. Its growth has been driven in large part by its original research and visionary frameworks on Belonging, Othering, Bridging and Breaking which has defined and shaped major conversations on belonging across sectors. The Institute is a globally recognized leader of the Belonging framework and continues to play a significant role in transforming local, national and global policies, practices, laws, and structures.

The Opportunity

OBI seeks a Deputy Director of Strategy & Program to lead the organization’s program team. The new Deputy will work across the organization to lead, align, and manage the Institute’s programs for greater impact. As a people centered leader, the Deputy will manage a driven and highly functioning program team. They will also serve as an ambassador of the Institute in external relationships with partners and funders. The Deputy will report, and be a strategic advisor, to Director john a. powell and will work collaboratively with other Institute leadership including the Research Director, who oversees the Institute’s research, the Faculty Director who manages the faculty cluster initiative, and the Chief of Staff who directs finance and administration.


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.

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