Executive Director

Women's Cancer Resource Center | Oakland, California


Women's Cancer Resource Center helps women with cancer improve their quality of life through education, supportive services, and practical assistance. The organization helps people with cancer navigate through the often overwhelming health care system so that patients get the appropriate care and treatment.

WCRC provides information on cancer prevention and early detection and helps clients cope with the disease and treatment, as well as the challenges of caring for someone with cancer. The organization serves people with any cancer from all backgrounds, economic abilities, and ethnicities. Their clients include people with new diagnoses, in remission/survivorship, living with metastatic disease, and those receiving end of life care.

WCRC primarily serves women with cancer, but many of the organization's wellness programs are available to everyone, regardless of gender, and whether or not they have cancer. Key to our mission is patient advocacy and advancing social justice through everything we do.

Job Summary

The Women's Cancer Resource Center (WCRC) is seeking applications and nominations for a new Executive Director to take on the leadership of the organization.




All WCRC programs and services are free, and include:

  • Referrals to community resources in English and Spanish
  • Wellness workshops
  • Patient navigation services in English and Spanish
  • In-home support
  • Psychotherapy and support groups
  • Emergency financial support

The Opportunity

This leader will serve in a key leadership role in guiding the organization's future vision, including expansion. WCRC is seeking a passionate, inspirational, and fundraising-oriented leader who is committed to advancing their mission of creating opportunities for women with cancer to improve their quality of life through education, supportive services, and practical assistance. The Executive Director will have a deep fundamental commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Reporting to and collaborating with a highly-engaged board of directors, the Executive Director will build on a strong foundation and community support; design and execute WCRC's goals and strategies with an eye toward future innovation; provide overall management and direction of the organization; lead expanded fundraising, grant writing, and donor-development efforts; create and manage organizational budgets; and oversee organizational budgeting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Fund Development
  • Organization Goals and Strategy
  • Organization Leadership and Management
  • Public Relations and Community Development
  • Administration and Financial Management


Core Competencies

In addition to a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the Women's Cancer Resource Center, the Executive Director will have a deep and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and supporting under-served populations and experience with a high-functioning non-profit organization or in the healthcare private sector. With a proven track-record of success in development and/or sales, this leader will have demonstrated excellence in written communication and interpersonal relations. This leader will be a natural team player and have exceptional work planning, time-management, and organizing skills alongside demonstrated success in problem-solving and innovating processes through effective teamwork.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree with a Post-Bachelor's or certification in a related field preferred, and 8-10 years of progressively responsible work experience, including at least five years of experience in one or more leadership roles.

How to Apply

The Women's Cancer Resource Center has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. This search is being led by Medelene Beasley and Michelle Bonoan. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume , or e-mail Medelene and Michelle at the following:

Medelene Beasley


[email protected]

Michelle R.S. Bonoan

Managing Director

[email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer: WCRC does not and shall not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

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Women's Cancer Resource Center


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations