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Director of Community Affairs (JR 1222)

San Jose, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JOB ID: 1222
Full Time
Salary: DOE
The Director of Community Affairs will be responsible for overseeing all community partnerships and advocacy activities for PATH San Jose under the direction of the Regional Director. This role will be responsible for building relationships with constituents throughout our Silicon Valley region, helping to connect the community to PATH programs and the people we serve.
Community engagement is central to all of PATH’s activities in the Silicon Valley. PATH is dedicated to increasing affordability and building supportive housing in the region, while helping individuals experiencing homelessness make it back home. Building community will for supportive housing is crucial in the Silicon Valley, and PATH works to build will and trust with neighbors by educating and engaging them in the everyday activities of our work on the ground: homeless street outreach, rapid rehousing etc.
This role will be responsible for achieving specific revenue goals; engaging new groups, corporations, and community partners; implementing new strategies to increase revenue, advocating for and identifying important local, state, and federal policy items; and increasing community and political support for PATH San Jose. This position ensures long-term sustainability and expansion of PATH’s development initiatives, community engagement activities, and advocacy opportunities. This role will also oversee all San Jose volunteer programs including our Welcome Home Program, PATH Cooks and Hygiene Kits.


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
  • Community Engagement Lead – Support the Regional Director of San Jose in conducting high-level community outreach to educate stakeholders, raise funds, and create strategic partnerships. Manage VIP relationships, oversee all community engagement projects and events, and provide oversight in engaging potential volunteers and assisting with each volunteer program.
  • Community Advocacy Lead - Lead organization-wide advocacy strategy by managing all high-level political relationships, cultivating contacts with elected officials, and coordinating opportunities for learning and engagement. Provide recommendations to senior management regarding legislative support and policy positions and develop strategic approaches to proposed and implemented policies/legislation.
  • Advisory Board Lead – In partnership with the Regional Director, manage Advisory Board strategy, membership, and activation. Coordinate meetings, events, and fundraising opportunities.
  • Fundraising – Support the Regional Director and Development Department in promoting ongoing and annual fundraising campaigns. Establish long-term relationships with private sector influencers and supporters in the community to build new partnerships and funding opportunities. Support the transition of volunteers into organizational donors.
  • Volunteer Program Management and Evaluation – Collect and manage feedback from all parties involved in volunteer activities, including volunteers, staff, and community members through written reports, testimonials, and verbal comments. Share feedback with site staff to acknowledge strengths, successes and to make improvements for future volunteer activities. This will include frequent coordination with Program leadership to ensure volunteer activities are designed to meet participants’ needs.
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Training – Oversee recruitment, retention and assignment of PATH volunteers. Present PATH’s mission to local corporate, faith, community, and political organizations to obtain volunteers for ongoing volunteer events. Co-facilitate and support training of all volunteers.
  • Supportive Housing- Community Engagement: Assist both the Regional Director and the PATH Ventures team in setting up community meetings regarding new supportive housing developments. Build relationships with concerned neighbors and advocates alike to help further PATH’s mission of increasing affordable housing stock in the Silicon Valley.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of DonorPerfect or similar donor management software preferred.
  • Experience in nonprofit development, community outreach and/or volunteer management preferred.
  • Manage multiple tasks and timelines simultaneously.
  • Ability to integrate a complex organization with a highly creative and innovative environment.
  • Highly motivated self-starter, with proven ability to develop creative solutions.
  • Project a professional demeanor.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
  • Great attitude and people skills.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Employment Eligibility Verifications
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Current Tuberculosis Test
  • Successful completion of background testing
  • Driving is an essential function of this position
    • Must have Valid CA Driver's License
    • Must provide proof of insurance coverage
    • Must be able to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
Work Environment
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
How to apply:
Please visit the Path Career Site to apply online. Search for Job #1222 to submit your application. A resume is required.
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