Vacancy Associate Director- The Ridhwan Foundation

Ad type: jobs
Company: The Ridhwan Foundation
City: Berkeley, CA
Workplace street: Berkeley, CA
Category: Technology, IT
Work schedule: Full Time
Posted: 22 Sep 2019
Requirements for the applicant
Education: 4-Year Degree Required
Work experience: Executive
Job description


The Ridhwan Foundation is a Berkeley-based nonprofit religious association that supports the work of the international contemporary spiritual path, the Diamond Approach ( and the worldwide Ridhwan School.

 Associate Director

Job opening – August - Sept 23,2019

The Ridhwan School is making an important addition to our leadership team. We are seeking an Associate Director to work closely with the Executive Director (ED) to implement strategic priorities and new initiatives, support operational oversight, guide IT and technology needs, and build and maintain organizational effectiveness. For a complete job description go to: or see below.

 Type of Position: Full-time Exempt


The Associate Director (AD) is a new leadership role at the Ridhwan Foundation. The role and focus of this position will be modified in collaboration with and under the guidance of the ED as the priorities and needs of the foundation change. Initially, the focus of the Associate Director will be leadership and project management of several key strategic priorities, including technology enhancements and an organizational assessment.

The Associate Director will work under the supervision of, and in strong collaboration with, the Executive Director. Like all Ridhwan Foundation staff, the AD will work within the parameters and support the primacy of the “Teaching” as laid out by the Synod and Academy Chancellors.


 Lead and project manage the following strategic initiatives, ensuring coordination across the organization and with key stakeholders, assisting in overcoming any obstacles as they arise, and reporting issues to Executive Director:

o  Working in partnership with the Academy Chancellors, supervise the Diamond Net team to continue development of and implementation of the Diamond Net vision; effectively manage timeline, responsibilities, budget and communication.

o  Oversee a consultant to conduct an organizational audit, which may include developing and documenting management processes, developing an organizational design, developing a training program, and working with HR to fill positions.

o  Oversee and guide new financial software implementation, in coordination with the Controller, Foundation Treasurer and Board Finance Committee.

o Oversee and guide IT and technology matters (including website, CRM, donor database, etc.), which may include supervising Web/IT staff, working with key stakeholders and vendors to define and implement changes to the school’s IT platform, and managing vendor and staff resources to build and maintain the IT systems.

·        Improve management and administrative systems.

·        Support the school’s day-to-day oversight and school functionality.

·        Work with other strategic priority owners on strategic planning and implementation, which may include working to develop long-term and short-term goals, developing objectives, and monitoring completion.

·        Oversee resource and budget management on assigned projects and priorities.







Ridhwan Foundation provides PTO, Sick Pay and other benefits

How To Apply


We encourage candidates who meet the qualifications to apply by sending a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position. Application and questions about the position should be forwarded to: Deadline for application to this position is EOD September 23, 2019.

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The Ridhwan School is an affiliation of ongoing Diamond Approach groups, which has been unfolding over the last 30 years and now has members in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and ... read more