Initiative Director - Roadmap to Peace

Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc. is a multi-service community health and social service agency with an emphasis on serving the Chicano/Latino/Indígena community in San Francisco with a special focus on the diverse needs of the Mission District. Services include a wide range of mental health, HIV-related services, and social services including health promotion, education, prevention, early intervention, case management, and psychological and psychiatric interventions as well as cultural/social and spiritual reinforcement. The agency serves children, youth, adults, and families. It has a rich history of working collaboratively with other agencies to meet the needs of the Chicano/Latino/Indígena community and other cultural/racial communities in San Francisco.
Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc. (IFR) is one of two lead agencies to the RTP initiative, a five-year plan to advance economic, health, and safety outcomes for Latino/a identified, disconnected youth ages 13-24 citywide, the violence involved, and/or in crisis. The RTP initiative has three interrelated strategies: service network, community building, and policy reform.

Job Description

This position has a leadership role overseeing the direction and day-to-day operations of the RTP initiative including completion of contract objectives, contract management, program planning, development and oversight, data management, and program implementation. This position reports to IFR’s Executive Director. The RTP Director develops goals, objectives, and strategies to inform RTP’s 5- year plan and works in partnership with RTP Steering Committee, and works closely with Core Staff to meet the desired outcomes of the Initiative.

Essential Job Duties are, but are not limited to the following:
Program Planning and Development
  • Provides leadership in implementing an overall vision for the Roadmap to Peace Initiative.
  • Leads and facilitates the annual and ongoing planning process for RTP initiative work.
  • Coordinates and approves the development and implementation of an annual work plan to meet initiative outcomes, including service network, community building, and policy work.
  • Oversees the development of systems, policies, and procedures for effective initiative functioning.
  • Reviews and approves the RTP Care Management Manual and ongoing review and revisions proposed by the Service Network Coordinator and service provider collaborative.
  • Directly oversees the Service Coordinator in the coordination of services among RTP initiative partners, both funded and leveraged to ensure collective impact.
  • Identifies capacity building/training needs and opportunities for the initiative.
Fiscal Oversight
  • Assists Executive Director in managing budgets and developing funding opportunities.
  • Engages in the development of the annual RTP operating budget in coordination with the Executive Director and Fiscal Department.
  • Monitors the budget and approves all necessary invoices related to the program, including the procurement of materials, supplies, and equipment for the program.
  • Oversee fiscal compliance for RTP funding and the annual budget modification process.
  • Leads and facilitates the fund development workgroup and activities for the entire initiative. Leads grant-writing efforts for RTP and identifies new grant/funding opportunities.
  • Oversees and coordinates the funding sources requirements for the Initiative
Leadership and Staff Development
  • Oversees the recruitment, selection, and onboarding of RTP staff, in coordination with HR
  • Supervises, evaluate, and provides professional development to RTP staff, including Data & Systems Administrator, Community/Builder/Planner, Service Coordinator, and Program Assistant.
  • Leads and facilitates staff meetings and individual supervision meetings with RTP staff
  • Conducts annual performance evaluation process and professional development plans for RTP staff
  • Attends regular supervision meetings with the Executive Director
Contract Compliance and Reporting
  • Responsible for ensuring that the initiative is in contract compliance and consistently meeting its stated goals and objectives
  • Prepares monthly reports, progress reports, and other reporting requirements on initiative funding to agency leadership, RTP steering committee, and other stakeholders
  • Responsible for the annual contract negotiation process with funding sources, attending contract meetings and contract negotiations on behalf of IFR and collaborative partnerships
  • Develops MOU’s with initiative partners (programmatic and fiscal) to reflect the vision, values, and priorities of the Roadmap to Peace Initiative
Program Evaluation
  • Ensures that programs meet quality standards required by the agency and funding sources.
  • Oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of RTP evaluation plan and data management systems in coordination with Community Builder/Planner to determine youth outcomes and ascertain fidelity to the community-driven collective impact framework
  • Oversees capacity-building efforts to ensure initiative partners enter a high level of data entry and data quality to produce timely productivity reports and data-driven decision-making conversations.
  • Facilitates performance management process with RTP core staff and subcontractors for continuous program improvement and informed decision-making based on evaluation data.
Public Relations and Community Building
  • Establishes strategic partnerships with stakeholders including community residents, government agencies, service providers, and business partners to coordinate and leverage service delivery, community building, and policy advocacy efforts.
  • Co-Chairs RTP Steering Committee and Service Network to include developing agenda, facilitation of meetings, and overseeing follow-up on agenda items.
  • Maintains an active presence in relevant community initiatives and collaborative efforts to collectively address issues in our community that impact the life outcomes of RTP youth.
  • Attends monthly and/or quarterly meetings held by funding agencies.
  • Participates in the production of RTP-sponsored community and cultural events, such as town halls, youth summits, peace marches, etc.

Position Requirements 

  • A four-year degree in Public Health/Administration, Social Services, Human Services or related field, plus five (5) years of management experience in the health and/or the social needs of the Latinx community, including community building, public policy, program development or high-level collaborations
  • Demonstrated commitment and competence in working with Latino Youth/Transitional Age Youth and Families with extensive knowledge of youth/TAY development principles and practices
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to issues of diversity in the Chicano/Latino/Indígena community including gender, race, language, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status
  • Strong Knowledge of criminal justice systems, economic, social, and health-related trends impacting Latinos in San Francisco, regionally and nationally
  • Familiar with Latino/ community in and around the San Francisco/Bay Area
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary staff and shareholders requiring tact and diplomacy
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral skills, strong negotiator skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English

Preferred Skills

  • Trained in trauma-informed and restorative justice practices
  • Experience Knowledge with Contract Compliance
  • Direct experience in managing resources and collaborative networks
  • Bi-cultural (Latino/other) encouraged

Conditions of Continued Employment

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must submit to a tuberculosis test annually
  • Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint screening pass
  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination upon hire (reasonable accommodation requests will be considered)


This is a full-time management exempt position eligible for health benefits, dental coverage, and access to vision plan, paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and ongoing opportunities for learning. 


Wages for this position are based on an annual rate and are determined depending on experience. The Initiative Director pay range is from $85,000 to $95,000 annually. 

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter electronically to: [email protected] 

Position available until filled

Instituto Familiar de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.

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