Executive Director Position

Sierra Foothills Village (SFV) is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to help seniors remain safely, comfortably and confidently in their homes as they age – and thrive. SFV will provide, or facilitate access to, personalized volunteer support, referral services and social activities. SFV serves selected communities in Nevada County.

Job begins soon after your acceptance.

What you will do:

  • Help launch SFV (initiate member and volunteer services)

  • Manage day-to-day activities

  • Work with the Board of Directors (BOD) to create and execute plans

  • Assist with fundraising. Communicate frequently with donors

  • Assume responsibility for the growth of paid membership

  • Interact with the volunteers, members and providers and manage their respective programs

  • Oversee the training programs and manuals

  • Assure records are properly maintained

  • Stay in touch with other Villages to learn from their efforts and share ours

  • Act as spokesperson for SFV

  • Create and coordinate events

  • Oversee the creation of marketing activities and collateral materials

  • Quickly learn how to use Helpful Village software and oversee the Call Center

  • Attend BOD meetings unless excused

  • Serve as ad hoc member of functioning committees

  • Other duties as assigned; may include evening and weekend work

How you will do it:

  • Use leadership, communication and listening skills

  • Encourage volunteer recruitment and retention

  • Make presentations, meet with and recruit prospective Village members

  • Take advantage of every opportunity to demonstrate and promote the Village’s value.

  • Ask for help. Take advice. Show gratitude.

Does this describe you?

  • Have either a college degree or can demonstrate experience equal to a degree.

  • Have proven leadership skills

  • Have been successful in other jobs

  • Have been a volunteer for nonprofits and have taken leadership roles in several organizations.

  • Are comfortable with a flexible schedule

  • Are an excellent communicator, both in writing and speech.

  • Are self-starter, quick-learner, problem-solver with a can-do attitude.

  • Love to interact with a diverse group of people.

  • Can take charge of projects and bring them in on time and budget.

  • Are willing to learn more about our community and our seniors.

  • Are proficient with the Internet, online services, social media, and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint

  • Are positive and curious, hopeful and optimistic.

  • Are comfortable working with the Board of Directors, members and volunteers

* A social service, elder service or business background would be assets!


  • SFV is a start-up organization peopled by passionate, hard-working people committed to success. The Village concept is novel, unique and exciting. Initially, this is a three-quarter time position that pays $54,000 a year. You will need to work out of your home until an office is procured. Must be located a reasonable distance from Grass Valley/Nevada City or willing to relocate.

  • No physical requirements other than ability to complete work at a computer, drive to meetings, make presentations, and similar light activities.

  • Job involves at-will employment.

Sierra Foothills Village is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Sierra Foothills Village not to discriminate against any applicant able to fulfill job requirements due to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or veteran status.

To apply:

Please send an email to: info@sierrafoothillsvillage.org

Send your cover letter in an email and attach your resume in Word. Please indicate in your email subject line that you are applying for the Executive Director position.

Thank you!

Sierra Foothills Village