Below are listings for current job opportunities available at LifeWorks of Sonoma County.

Application instructions are included in each individual job posting.


Executive Director

LifeWorks of Sonoma County is seeking a dynamic Executive Director candidate who has a working knowledge of non-profit organizations and experience in community outreach, fund development, fiscal and program management.  Candidates must have a passion for LifeWorks’ mission to provide mental health services to children and families in need and be willing to assume a significant leadership role.

LifeWorks programs have an outstanding reputation for successfully treating mental health concerns in our community, and it seeks a candidate to uphold its reputation and to take the organization to the next stage of growth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Fund Development

  • Create and implement annual development plan to ensure necessary funds are raised to support operations and ensure the organization’s sustainability
  • Anticipate and secure adequate funding for the operation of LifeWorks.
  • Ensure appropriate board committees are formed to assist in meeting the goals outlines in the development plan
  • Prepare and submit grant applications and funding proposals
  • Research and discover new funding sources,
  • Collaborate with Board of Directors on fund development events throughout the fiscal year

Program Management

  • Meet regularly with Clinical Director to monitor day-to-day delivery of all LifeWorks programs and evaluate effectiveness of current programs, need for development of new programs, staff concerns, personnel evaluations, certifications and licensure
  • Oversee planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects
  • Collaborate with Clinical Director to provide adequate supervision and evaluation of clinical staff

Public Relations

  • Promote the values and vision of LifeWorks programs to the community, as the face of LifeWorks and the primary spokesperson
  • Serve as chief liaison to specific community groups, initiatives, funders and contractors
  • Cultivate and build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including leaders in foundations, corporations, businesses, and government

Leadership and Personnel Management

  • Bring passion and leadership to fulfilling Lifeworks mission and values
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, retains and motivates a diverse and competent staff
  • Provide strong and decisive leadership to staff and work collaboratively with Clinical Director
  • Ensure proper legal hiring and termination procedures and supervise disciplinary action

Fiscal Management

  • Develop, analyze, monitor and control operating budgets to ensure efficient operation
  • Ensure effective internal controls and audit preparation
  • Prepare and interpret monthly financial statements for the Board of Directors


  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and help prepare agendas and materials for meetings as necessary
  • Renew all contracts annually and maintain all documentation required by funders
  • Oversee administration duties and prepare annual job review of Clinical Director and administrative staff
  • Develop and implement five-year strategic plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors

Risk Management

  • Certify proper regulatory codes and permits are kept current and compliance is followed in all programs
  • Establish appropriate insurance is maintained for agency, staff and board
  • Confirm compliance with funding sources and regulatory agencies
  • Ensure that accurate job descriptions, training, regular performance evaluations and sound human resource practices are in place


Education and/or Experience:

  • Proven track record of leadership, with a minimum of three years of nonprofit experience
  • Demonstrated ability to grow and oversee a robust working budget for a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
  • Diverse experience in nonprofit fundraising, cultivation of donors, grant writing, and special events
  • Successful track record of effectively leading and managing an organization and staff
  • Bachelor’s degree is highly preferred and a graduate degree is desired
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

We are accepting the first round of applications until Friday, September 22nd.

Qualified applicants should apply with resume and cover letter to adminhr@lifeworkssc.org. Lifeworks of Sonoma County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks a diverse and inclusive work environment and culture.