Interim Executive Director

CalWest Educators Placement - Greater Oakland area, CA

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Oakland area of CA is seeking an Interim Executive Director, for 8 to 12 months, to begin in December of 2021.



  • Cultivate a community of mutual respect among staff, children and families.
  • The capacity to skillfully communicate program goals to diverse audiences: staff, parents, and funders.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in collaborative teams, and show discretion in situations of delicate client concerns.
  • Commitment to serving the broad diversity (including socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structures, and racial and ethnic) reflected in our community.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), with a master’s degree in business, family therapy, or early childhood education (or equivalent) preferred.
  • Five years of nonprofit organization leadership, including staff training and supervision. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of early care and education.
  • Understand the benefits of whole-child, developmentally-appropriate, play-based approach.
  • General understanding of the context of a private, nonprofit center operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

How to Apply

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Contact Info

Havila Eubanks

Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: Greater Oakland area, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: November 24th, 2021

Agency Details


CalWest is a specialized placement firm that guides experienced and accomplished educators throughout their independent school careers. We connect talented teachers and administrators with opportunities at independent, private, and charter schools in California and western states. 

As a CalWest Candidate, we match your professional experience and personal preferences to our current openings, submit your profile to our partner schools and advocate on your behalf.

If selected to move forward in the application process, you will receive an invitation to create a candidate profile through our members-only portal. We accept candidates based on specific search criteria provided by our partner schools for their openings. Those not invited to become a CalWest Candidate this season are encouraged to apply directly to schools and reapply for future seasons.