Project Description

Executive Director

Leading an organization of over 40 staff and an annual budget of approximately $5M, the Executive Director will partner with the staff and Board of Directors to continue developing and executing NDS’ strategic plans and goals. The Executive Director will build upon NDS’ 50 years of high-quality service to women, men, and children who have experienced domestic violence, prioritizing NDS’ financial sustainability, community involvement, and engaged staff. The Executive Director will understand and honor its existing culture, empowering the staff and creating a healthy environment for all.

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Brakeley Search is conducting this search on an exclusive basis on behalf of NDS. Interested candidates should apply via email by sending a resume and a letter outlining qualifications as PDF or Word documents to Chelsea Burr at with “Executive Director NDS” in the subject line.

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (NDS) is a nonprofit organization located in San Jose.  Since 1974, NDS has been providing critical intervention and prevention services to domestic violence survivors and their children.  NDS’ advocacy services include survivor-defined intervention from crisis to self-sufficiency. NDS is a community leader, known for its advocacy orientation to achieve its mission of ending domestic violence in the moment and for all time.  As one of the leading local agencies in the domestic violence field, NDS takes pride in its grassroots legacy, commitment to systems change, and its “roll up your sleeves” culture.  

Next Door Solutions is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing the leadership skills of people from diverse backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, age, color, disability (physical and mental, includes HIV and AIDS), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, or request for FMLA.