Candidate Profile & Core Values
Spark seeks an Executive Director for our Bay Area Region.
Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional relationship building, communication, and project management skills, fluency in innovative thinking, and a make-it-work mentality. Candidates will also embody Spark’s Core Values: be a student and a mentor, work with passion and compassion, commit to collaboration and diversity, aim high and true, and trust and respect in all relationships.
Reporting to the CEO (based in Chicago), the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Spark’s regional staff, program, expansion, development and execution of its mission. The ED manages Bay Area external relations; builds and enhances sustainable funding relationships through corporate partnerships, board members and individuals, foundations, and public/government sources. The ED also oversees and leads all fundraising events for the region, leveraging the expertise of members of the national team while supervising Bay Area’s Development and Program staff. As a member of the organization’s leadership team, the ED also helps to guide and contribute to Spark’s national growth.