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Chief Strategy & Program Officer

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San Francisco Bay Area


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Jul 31, 2023

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About Rising Sun

Rising Sun Center of Opportunity is a premier nonprofit organization operating in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley. Their mission is to build career pathways for economic equity and climate resilience. With offices in Oakland and Stockton, Rising Sun’s workforce development programs, Climate Careers and Opportunity Build, specialize in preparing youth, women, and individuals in reentry for high-road careers and green pathways that offer family-sustaining wages. Since its founding in 1994, Rising Sun has trained and employed more than 3,000 youth and adults while helping over 53,000 households reduce their carbon footprint. Our vision is a just and sustainable future for all people and our planet.


The Opportunity

The Chief Strategy & Program Officer (CSPO) at Rising Sun will hold a critical position in shaping the strategic direction of Rising Sun’s workforce programs, supporting sustainable and mission-aligned growth, and maximizing its impact on the communities and individuals it works with.


At its core, Rising Sun is a workforce development and training organization operating at the intersection of equity, climate, and jobs. They prioritize, train for, and advocate for high-road careers and pathways that offer family-sustaining wages and benefits that support a climate-resilient economy. Rising Sun works alongside youth, women, people of color, people with low or no incomes, and individuals in re-entry. This role is a remarkable opportunity for a visionary program leader and builder who is deeply passionate about fostering economic equity and climate resilience to join their executive team. Rising Sun seeks an exceptional candidate who possesses a keen understanding of the nuanced intersectionality between equity, climate, and jobs.


This position encompasses working collaboratively across all program initiatives, driving the design, enhancement, and evaluation of program offerings, while also devising strategic plans that emphasize depth and meaningful outcomes over broad expansion by focus on strategies that create transformative and meaningful workforce training and career pathways for the communities Rising Sun serves.

The new CSPO will serve as a thought partner to the CEO and program directors and bring their expertise and strategic acumen to position Rising Sun as a leading force in the field, committed to transformative change at the individual, community, and system level.


Ideal Candidate

Rising Sun seeks an exceptional candidate who possesses a keen understanding of the nuanced intersectionality between equity, climate, and good jobs. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience designing, developing, and deepening workforce training programs for youth, women, and individuals in re-entry that lead to high-road careers and family-sustaining wages, including union careers.

This is a permanent, full-time, exempt, salaried, and benefited position based in San Francisco with an annual starting salary of $135,000 commensurate with experience.


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