Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Chief Administrative Officer

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula - Menlo Park, California - Full time


At the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP), our business is changing lives. We are a vibrant, entrepreneurial nonprofit organization in the heart of Silicon Valley that is committed to empowering the youth in our community with equitable access to social, academic, and career opportunities to thrive. We partner with schools and the community to ensure students from low-income neighborhoods graduate from high school, ready for college and career so they can lead fulfilling lives fueled by their passions, talents, and a love of learning.

We have grown steadily over the past 20 years to become the largest expanded learning time organization in San Mateo County, with programs in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City. Now we are expanding dramatically to serve students and families in San Mateo, Daly City and South San Francisco. By August we will be serving 3,000 K-16 students across 24 sites with a budget of $26 million and 300 staff. The biggest challenge we face is hiring, training, and retaining the qualified staff necessary to meet demand. We need the right administrative functions and systems to enable this.

We have ambitious aspirations for continued growth beyond this year’s commitment with strong demand from our school partners in north San Mateo County for additional services. The unmet need is great, and BGCP is best positioned to meet it. In addition to opening many more school sites, we would like to build three new clubhouses as vibrant community hubs. This would require a major capital campaign and construction project.

While BGCP is affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we are an independent 501(c)(3) organization with our own Board of Directors and responsible for our own programs and funding.

To learn more about us please visit our website:


Are you a leader who loves helping organizations run effectively? Are you a strategic thinker who enjoys solving challenges? Do you like scaling successful programs and impact? Do you have the skills to lead the Human Resources, Finance, Operations, and IT functions of a dynamic nonprofit that is expanding significantly? Are you inspired to empower the youth in our community with equitable access to social, academic, and career opportunities to thrive? If so, the Chief Administrative Officer position at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula could be for you!


As Chief Administrative Officer, you will lead our HR, Finance, Operations, and IT functions, currently a staff of 20. You will be part of the Leadership Team, reporting to the CEO. You will also work directly with Board members to lead committees. Your major functions will include:


  • Oversee and support an effective and inspired team of HR professionals led by our new Senior Director, HR.
  • Build a strong pipeline of candidates through creative sourcing techniques, online tools, in-person events, and partnerships with other organizations.
  • Create overall BGCP hiring brand and value proposition and oversee recruitment process for hiring around 80 staff annually, most of whom are part-time, front line program staff.
  • Design and implement staff retention plans for organizational stability and growth.
  • Make BGCP recognized as an employer of choice.
  • Implement a robust staff performance management system.
  • Design and execute a compensation strategy for the goal of equity and employee satisfaction.
  • Advise managers and assist in resolving employee issues and lead the HR committee.
  • Ensure BGCP is in compliance with federal and state labor laws (knowledge of CA employment law is especially helpful).


  • Oversee and support all accounting and finance functions that are currently performed by an outsourced Controller and two internal staff.
  • Forecast and manage cash flow using expense forecasting tools.
  • Manage payroll and accounts payable and track revenue in collaboration with development
  • Manage banking relations, lead annual audits, board finances, investment, and audit committees.


  • Oversee and support the Operations team led by VP, Operations with four staff.
  • Ensure all organizational operations and policies support staff productivity, allowing programs to run safely, effectively, and efficiently across 24 sites.
  • Oversee maintenance of four clubhouses.
  • Lead construction of new clubhouses, working with architects, contractors, partners, and staff.
  • Lead board safety and real estate committees.
  • Oversee and support the IT team led by the Head of IT and two staff to provide IT support for staff and students.


In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal CAO candidate will be/have:

  • 10+ years in a senior leadership role and experience in HR and Finance.
  • Collaborative team player, comfortable leading as well as executing projects.
  • Self-starter, comfortable in a fast-paced, high-energy environment, able to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Strategic leader and systems thinker with a commitment to working in underserved communities.
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well within a multicultural team environment.


  • Salary: Range of $230-250k. Very competitive with other nonprofits and commensurate with experience.
  • Health benefits: BGCP pays 100% of premiums for medical, dental, and vision; 50% for dependents.
  • Retirement benefits: BGCP contributes up to 10% of salary to 401(k) plan.
  • Generous paid time-off policy.


Please submit a resume online at For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Celena Jenkins at

BGCP is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

We are a vibrant, entrepreneurial nonprofit organization in the heart of Silicon Valley that is committed to empowering the youth in our community with equitable access to social, academic, and career opportunities to thrive.
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