Santa Clara Site Director

Organizational Profile:
Juma Ventures strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education, and financial capability for youth across America. In 1993, Juma became the first nonprofit organization to own and operate a commercial franchise—a single Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop in San Francisco. Since then, Juma has grown into a nationally-recognized youth development organization serving 1,000 low-income youth each year at 16 different major sporting venues in Atlanta, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Sacramento, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Seattle. Juma has employed more than 5,000 young people who have generated $23 million in enterprise revenue, earned $5 million in wages and saved $3.2 million for higher education.

Juma has received numerous awards for its work including the National Youth Employment Coalition’s PEPNet Award, a Community Achievement Award from the Social Enterprise Alliance, and the Social Impact Exchange Business Plan. Most recently, Juma was recognized with the California Association of Nonprofits Achievement in Innovation Award; was one of five nonprofits awarded the “Game Changer” grant by the 50 Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee; and, after just two years of operations, Juma Seattle was a Silver Recipient of Seattle’s Business Magazine’s Community Impact Award.

Juma is looking for great people who share our passion for working with youth and for using business as a tool for sustainable social impact. Our workplace is supportive, open, inclusive and relevant, focused on youth, empowerment, dedication and respect.

Position Description:
The Site Director will lead Juma Ventures’ social enterprise in Santa Clara and cultivate new and existing funding sources to support the growth of the program. The Site Director will have high-level oversight of Juma’s social enterprise workforce program at Levi’s and Avaya Stadium, provide exceptional management of the team, and serve as the spokesperson for Juma in Santa Clara to develop partnerships with local non-profit organizations and increase our visibility throughout the community. This position requires exceptional drive and passion for our work, significant capacity for management and fundraising, and the ability to direct the day-to-day operations of a growing, dynamic organization.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Site Director will position the Juma Santa Clara site for long-term sustainability by:

• Raising the annual Santa Clara contributed revenue budget (~$350k in FY17);
• Providing high-level oversight of Juma’s social enterprise operations at Levi’s and Avaya Stadiums, responsible for Santa Clara’s annual Profit & Loss (projected $580K revenue in FY17);
• Sustaining and growing existing relationships with stakeholders including Board members, individual donors, concessionaire partners and institutional investors, while designing and implementing a Santa Clara development strategy to build a sustainable local funding base;
• Developing and supporting the Santa Clara Local Board of Advisors to serve as community ambassadors for Juma;
• Serving as the external face of Juma Santa Clara by building and managing relationships with strategic community partners and the philanthropic community;

The Site Director will ensure high-quality outcomes for the Juma Santa Clara program by:

• Establishing enterprise and program goals in Santa Clara and overseeing the team to meet those goals;
• Manage key relationships in the community, through schools and community based organizations (CBO) for enhanced youth employee recruitment;
• Developing community partnerships to support and grow Juma’s work with college-bound and opportunity youth;
• Developing and maintaining a work environment of excellence in customer service, learning, teamwork, success and upward mobility opportunities;
• Working with the Santa Clara team and the National team to evaluate the Juma program to identify and address challenges and improve outcomes;

The Site Director will lead the Juma Santa Clara team by:

• Providing supervision of Juma Santa Clara’s social enterprise and program team;
• Building a cohesive and productive team culture in Santa Clara and across the country to achieve Juma’s mission;
• Serving as a liaison to the National team for the Santa Clara site and as a member of the Leadership Team;
• Providing fiscal oversight for the Juma Santa Clara site, including developing and implementing budgets and managing and reporting assets, revenue, and expenditures;
• Providing organizational oversight for the Juma Santa Clara site, including, Human Resources, finance, office space and systems, and technology;
• Playing a role in the development of Juma’s national strategic plans and leading the development of enterprise and program strategies consistent with the integrated strategy of the site.

• Experience raising funds; preference for experience in individual fundraising
• Leadership experience supervising, managing, and training others
• Demonstrated knowledge and respect for youth leadership and youth culture
• Experience developing programs and building relationships with external partners
• Board development experience preferred but not required
• Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree required
• Self-starter, motivated, and able to take initiative in all situations; ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and inclusive environment
• Ability to work nights and weekends as necessary
• All prospective staff will be fingerprinted and submit a criminal background check
• LGBTQ, bicultural, and/or minority applicants as well as applicants experienced within foster care systems are especially encouraged to apply

Job Details

Reports to: Chief of Social Enterprise
Job Location: Office located at 1560 Berger Dr. #231, San Jose, CA 95112
Starting Salary: Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Hours/Week: 40+ hours, weekends and evenings required
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Masters/MBA preferred
Years of Experience: Minimum five years of leadership and program management experience
Benefits Include: Employee benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 403B plan, and a significant paid time-off package

Please submit the following to Heather Saunders, Chief Development Officer at

1. A thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in the position and how your qualifications align with the above requirements and Juma’s focus and mission
2. Current resume
3. Salary requirements

Due to the volume of responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.