LEAD San Diego

An Affiliate of San Diego Regional Chamber

Community Leadership Opportunities

LEAD San Diego aims to create space for positive transformations in our community through a diverse suite of leadership development programs and strong community connections. We have compiled a list of available community leadership opportunities to help connect program graduates to groups where they can put what they’ve learned into action. Explore the positions below.

If your organization has an opening you’d like to share here, please email details to lead@sdchamber.org.

Blair Search Partners Career Opportunities

Blair Search Partners is working with the San Diego Housing Commission on a search to find a Director of Asset Management – Housing Development Partners (HDP). SDHC has several key initiatives dedicated to creating affordable housing, including Housing Development Partners (HDP), a nonprofit affiliate of SDHC. The Director of Asset Management – HDP will oversee HDP’s affordable housing portfolio, including 22 wholly owned properties. HDP develops and preserves affordable housing for low-income San Diegans through the rehabilitation of existing buildings and new construction. Learn more.

Blair Search Partners is also pleased to be working with Casa Cornelia Law Center on a search to find a Director of Philanthropy. This role is a tremendous opportunity for someone who is passionate about serving indigent communities and is looking to take on a philanthropic leadership position at a great organization! Learn more.

Blair Search Partners is currently working with the San Diego Humane Society on a search to find a Director of Philanthropy and Gift Planning. With a well-respected leadership team and a supportive work environment – this is an excellent opportunity for a charismatic fundraising professional passionate about animal welfare to join an engaged and energized team! Learn more.

Blair Search Partners and inewsource just launched a search to find a Director of Philanthropy. This is an exceptional opportunity for a fundraising professional who enjoys leading a team, working collaboratively, and is excited about the challenge of taking an organization’s fundraising strategies to the next level! Learn more.

Applications are open for a Director of Strategic Projects position at the California State University San Marcos. The newly-created position focuses on managing high-level, complex projects and university-wide initiatives Learn more.

Blair search partners are leading the search for an Executive Director for the Pacific Arts movement. The position will serve to develop and implement their vision for achieving our mission and goals. The main requirements: visionary leadership, organization, relationship building and the ability to make authentic community connections. Learn more.

Blair Search Partners are aiding in the search for an Executive Director for both the San Diego County Dental Society (SDCDS) and the San Diego County Dental Foundation, the Executive Director will assume overall responsibility for the success of SDCDS and the Foundation. Learn more:

Crystal Cove Conservancy Chief Operating Officer

Crystal Cove Conservancy and Crystal Cove Management Company seek an experienced Chief Operating Officer to lead operational and property management. The COO will be responsible for the for-profit management of Crystal Cove Management Company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary that works with The Conservancy in a unique social enterprise model for the protection, preservation, and sustainability of Crystal Cove State Park. The COO must be able to set goals and operate independently while working in partnership with the President & CEO as a key member of the organization’s leadership team. The ideal candidate may come from a variety of career pathways but will bring a strong understanding of both for-profit and nonprofit management and will demonstrate a passion for The Conservancy’s mission. This position requires a strategic whiz with a talent for cultivating relationships, proven negotiation and project management skills, and a keen eye for financial analysis and planning.

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Episcopal Community Services Career and Board Opportunities

ECS is looking to add new members with strategic vision, community connections, and a passion for creating to its board of directors for three-year terms beginning in January and July. Click here to learn more!

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The Conrad Prebys Foundation Chief Impact Officer Position

The Chief Impact Officer (CIO) will be instrumental in defining the Foundation’s vision and strategy for bold and varied approaches to deploying place-based philanthropic capital as well as operationalizing the organization’s ambitious programmatic objectives. Learn more and apply here.


I Love a Clean San Diego Multi-Lingual Job Opportunities

I Love a Clean San Diego and the City of San Diego are partnering to conduct door-to-door outreach for Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese speaking communities to promote recycling in multi-family residential units. Learn more and apply here.


IRC SBDC Job Opportunities

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Small Business Development Center is looking to fill two roles: Spanish-speaking Small Business Counselor and Small Business Cultural Navigator for Arabic Speakers. Learn more about the IRC SBDC.

Options for All Job Opportunities

Options for All has added quite a few professional career opportunities to their career portal. Find a position that works for your skillset and help fulfill the nonprofit’s mission of creating opportunities for each individual to enrich their lives. Learn more and apply here.


Port of San Diego Job Opportunities 

The Port of San Diego is currently recruiting for a full-time Vice President of Administration, who will serve as a strategic advisor and trusted partner to the CEO and the ELG.  The position currently oversees various diverse work groups. Click here for additional career opportunities with the Port of San Diego.


San Diego Convention Center Job Opportunities

As the Convention Center welcome a vibrant mix of events back to San Diego this year, they’re looking for more people to join our team! See opportunities in facilities, engineering, public safety, HR & more here.


San Diego Loyal Soccer Club Job Opportunities 

San Diego Loyal Soccer Club has two job opportunities, including a Ticket Operations Manager and an Account Executive. Primary responsibilities of the Ticket Operations Manager would include event building, ticket system setup, customer service, reports, analytics and more. Primary responsibilities of the Account Executive would include selling and servicing new and existing accounts, generating new ideas to increase ticket sales, and executing basic office tasks as needed.


San Diego Public Library Foundation

The San Diego Public Library Foundation is looking for volunteers who are passionate about the Library and ready to assist in the Foundation’s mission to support excellence in the Library system. There are currently openings on several committees; committee participation is a potential step to Board service. The Foundation is especially looking for diverse voices from communities not currently represented in our organization.  Learn more about the Library Foundation at supportmylibrary.org and get the Committee Statement of Interest Form here.


San Diego North Economic Development Council

The San Diego North EDC adding 2 to 3 more private sector board members who are passionately interested in supporting North County (north of SR56) economic development. They are especially interested in finding those interested or involved with small business and who have an interest in inclusive economic development.  At present, investment/membership is NOT required for these seats. Contact W. Erik Bruvold for more information. 


City of Chula Vista                                            

Various board, committee, and commission openings are available. Requirements and application deadlines vary. Learn more and apply here.


City of San Diego

Wetlands Advisory Board serve as an advisory body to the Mayor and City Council on public policy matters relating to wetlands in The City of San Diego

Sustainable Energy Advisory Board serves as an advisory body to the Mayor, City Council and on energy policy and future energy needs for San Diego and assist the City’s attainment of its energy independence and renewable energy goals

Community Forest Advisory Board serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council on policy issues relating to urban forestry. The vision statement for the Board is to “create mechanisms for establishing, advocating and stewarding, in perpetuity, a healthy urban forest and thereby a healthy, attractive and prosperous city.”

Additional board, committee, and commission openings are available. Requirements and application deadlines vary. Learn more and apply here.


State of California

Various board, committee, and commission openings are available. Requirements and application deadlines vary. Learn more and apply here.

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