Chinese Newcomers Service Center in SF Hiring Executive Director

Chinese Newcomers Service Center is looking for a new Executive Director to work in its San Francisco Office. More information about this position and how to apply below.

Chinese Newcomers Service Center is looking for a new Executive Director to work in its San Francisco Office.

About Chinese Newcomers Service Center: Chinese Newcomers Service Center is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to providing underserved communities with social, economic, workforce, and business services to transform their lives. We are a public benefit organization incorporated in 1969 to serve the needs of new Chinese immigrants and people in poverty.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Peter Lam, President of the Board of Directors at

Job Title: Executive Director, Chinese Newcomers Service Center
Reports to: Board of Directors
FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary

The responsibility of the Executive Director is to ensure effective management of all of CNSC’s services, ensure financial sustainability, lead an effective team, and build effective internal and external strategic partnerships. Reporting to the Board of Directors and working with a team of full and parttime staff, the Executive Director will be responsible for the execution of its mission, to provide underserved communities with social, economic, workforce, and business services to transform their lives.


• Build and coach a strong staff team and volunteer base, focused on teamwork, program
effectiveness, client-centered delivery, and high-performance;
• Develop a strong and interactive relationship with the board of directors leading to effective
fund development planning and fundraising goal execution;
• Ensure credibility and high visibility for CNSC’s services and charitable activities, maintaining
a strong reputation for the organization’s work;
• Maintain and improve service effectiveness by providing oversight and leadership for the dayto-day operations;
• Develop a comprehensive fund development plan and acquire the resources necessary to
achieve program outcomes and high impact services.


• Minimum of two-years senior management experience, experienced in fundraising, fiscal
management, and program development in a fast-paced nonprofit organization;
• Evidence of a personal connection and passion towards the organization’s mission;
• Demonstrate a commitment to serving and empowering the Chinese community;
• Preferably bilingual in Cantonese, Toishanese, and/or Mandarin;
• Strong experience in cultivating donors, attracting funding, communicating effectively with
the media and in public;
• Computer savvy, especially in social media, MS Office, and fundraising databases
• Bachelor or Master’s degree in Social Work, Nonprofit Administration, or a related field

Working Conditions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.

• The work is sedentary, but includes travel to meetings and other sites.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently sits, uses the
telephone and personal computer with a VDT screen for extended periods of time.
Work is performed in a typical office setting, but may include activity in the community, or street
fairs. The office noise level is usually low.


Compensation shall commensurate with ability and experience of candidate and shall be

All employment offers are conditioned on CNSC receiving an acceptable reference and background
check from Sterling Testing Systems, Inc., as well as passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.