Executive Director, Nonprofit and Social Impact, Youth Development and Educational Equity

Bay Area Executive Director

  • Summer Search
  • Oakland, CA

This position has been filled.



Through a combination of mentoring and transformative experiences, Summer Search supports young people to successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood. They aim to unleash the potential of their young people while also building a toolkit for navigating systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities. 


Summer Search Bay Area provides year-round group and individual mentoring, transformational summer experiences, and post-secondary preparations and advising for Bay Area youth.


Reporting to the CEO, the Executive Director (ED) will lead the vision, overall strategy, and direction of Summer Search Bay Area. The ED is the lead relationship and coalition-builder who ensures that Summer Search Bay Area operates effectively and builds the Summer Search network in the Bay Area and beyond. The ED creates and grows the organizational infrastructure necessary to execute on the strategic direction and priorities, including creating work plans, preparing and monitoring the budget, and leading the staff team.

 The ED leads fund development, creating and maintaining relationships with the additional Summer Search ED leaders, and growing the resources for Summer Search. The ED actively supports the Summer Search CEO and Board in carrying out the governance of the organizations. The ED of Summer Search understands the importance of DEI and how to imbed it in all facets of their work.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in missiondriven 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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