San Francisco Director of Programs & Partnerships

The Phoenix - Sober Active Community
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 11, 2020
Dec 10, 2020
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time

You're an experienced leader with an ability to think big and drive rapid/start-up level growth. You've built strategic partnerships that ladder up to a larger vision and are comfortable working with high net worth donors. You have worked on collaborative projects, overseen high-performing teams, and are known as a hands-on leader. You're passionate about recovery from substance use disorder and believe in the power of community. You've seen the challenges that stigma creates and want to help us fight them. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

The Phoenix is looking to scale our national impact and has a goal of reaching over one million people by 2025. As our SF Bay Area Director, you'll contribute to this growth in San Francisco and the larger Bay Area. You will oversee existing programming operations while helping expand our reach in new communities.

The SF Bay Area Director job is highly collaborative. You will work with local and national leadership, staff, volunteers, and donor partners to build and implement strategies that diversify and scale our programming throughout the area. You will also be responsible for strategic planning, program innovation and management, and relationship management throughout the region. This position will focus on fundraising and development capabilities and will require an innovative approach to donor relations, partnerships, and programming and will be responsible for overseeing local operations, community relations, fundraising, and expansion in the Bay Area. If you are excited about working in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment where you are expected to continually pursue personal and professional growth, we want to talk to you!




  • Develop and cultivate relationships with staff, Team Members, community partners, and donors
  • Work as part of a larger team to build a robust sober active community in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Supervise local leadership, development and other staff as needed
  • Oversee all aspects of The Phoenix programming in the region, including ensuring that program staff are meeting strategic goals
  • In partnership with fundraising staff, establish, lead, and execute diverse fundraising strategies that position Phoenix for sustainability across priority markets. Fundraising efforts may include stewardship of individual donors, government and foundation grants, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate sponsorships, and campaigns
  • Network with organizations, task forces, and government and other local leaders to position Phoenix as a preferred partner and industry leader delivering programs that improve the lives of our constituents
  • Leverage partnerships when appropriate to amplify Phoenix's impact and generate revenue
  • Utilize data to maximize performance, drive value creation for members, and reduce waste
  • Oversee the budgeting and financial health of programs and chapters operating in the Bay Area
  • Engage in talent acquisition processes such as interviewing, hiring, training, retention, discipline, and separation
  • Work closely with staff on Phoenix-wide policies and procedures; learn from and offer advice to others in a collaborative manner
  • Participate in local and national meetings
  • Respond promptly, accurately and cordially to all inquiries
  • Be an ambassador for The Phoenix at all times
  • Complete other duties as assigned
  • Work evening and weekend hours
  • Travel for meetings as necessary



  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
  • 3-5 years' experience as a nonprofit leader
  • Experience with fundraising, budgets, and program management
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, professionalism, and the ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, and email
  • Alignment with Phoenix's guiding principles (healing culture, personal growth, professional growth, introspection and humility, being of service)
  • Knowledge and consistent demonstration of excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences
  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery preferred
  • Experience facilitating, instructing, or participating in disciplines offered by Phoenix preferred


About us:

The Phoenix's mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. We take a new approach to recovery by fostering healing through fitness and personal connection. We offer activities for everyone from weightlifting and boxing to running, hiking, and yoga. All to help people grow stronger together, overcome the stigma of addiction, and rise to their full potential. Since 2006, the Phoenix has helped over 38,000 people across America rise above addiction and harness the power of self-transformation. By participating in our physical, social and education programs, participants build confidence, self-respect, and community. The Phoenix currently operates in 45 communities across 24 states in addition to offering virtual fitness classes, available anywhere. Activities offered include group fitness, climbing, hiking, boxing, running, yoga, socials, road & mountain biking, and strength training. Through traditional fundraising strategies and revenue ventures, Phoenix is able to provide free programs for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.