Torrance, CA



For 35 years, Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) has provided psychosocial and emotional support to over 24,000 cancer patients and their loved ones. With any cancer diagnosis comes feelings of hopelessness and social isolation, which is why the mission of CSC South Bay is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community so that no one faces cancer alone. CSC South Bay offers over 200 programs, services, classes, and workshops per month, ALL completely free of charge. This support is integral to cancer patients in active treatment, those returning to wellness post-treatment, and long-term survivors, as well as their family members, caregivers, and other loved ones.

With a deep commitment to helping individuals and families cope with a cancer diagnosis, Cancer Support Community South Bay is on a high growth trajectory, both in the number of people served and the depth to which they are impacted by the agency's various support services. Based in Torrance, CSC serves participants living in the South Bay, Long Beach, and Orange County who seek its services, and aspires to strengthen community collaborations to reach the underserved, particularly those wherein socio-economic factors inhibit healing and wellness.


Equipped with a dedicated team, the Executive Director will be the lead spokesperson of this growing and thriving organization, taking every opportunity to develop a relationship with internal and external stakeholders. Leading with empathy and grace, the ideal candidate will be passionate and well-versed in issues related to health, wellness, and caretaking.

The ideal candidate will also have experience leading and growing a nonprofit organization. Their exceptional management skills will be applied to further developing staff and building a cohesive team. With a strong background in fundraising strategy and individual giving, the next Executive Director will be able to harness the power of compassion and storytelling to effectively engage new partners, donors, and community members.


Organizational Leadership & Strategy

  • Lead and implement a strategic plan that aligns CSC South Bay programs and operations, with a long-term vision and measurable goals focused on growth and expansion.
  • Responsible for overseeing a high functioning team that leads and manages the organization including planning, goal setting, fundraising, operations, programming, partnerships, advocacy, communications, and growth.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain CSC South Bay’s high-performing senior management team consisting of Director of Development, Program Director, and Public Relations.
  • Inspire the CSC South Bay’s stakeholders consisting of participants, partners, funders, volunteers, and Board Members to be engaged ambassadors of the mission.
  • Work closely with staff to ensure programs and services are accessible to diverse patients and community members.

Financial Management & Fund Development

  • In collaboration with the Board finance committee and senior staff leadership, develop an annual organizational budget, as well as longer term organizational development goals and costs to be funded and implemented.
  • Ensure timely and accurate annual audit and tax filings.
  • Establish a financial strategy that ensures sustainability, healthy cash flow, and adequate reserves and investments.
  • Cultivate fiscally sustainable relationships with foundations, corporations, major donors, and prospects, taking a leadership role in developing donor engagement strategies.
  • Monitor current and future revenue streams including individual donations, grants, and annual fundraising events.

Team Leadership & Organizational Culture

  • Maintain a climate which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of high-quality individuals.
  • Cultivate a positive staff culture of inclusion; updating operations, policies, processes, communications, and organizational practices to create a space where staff want to work and feel valued.
  • Ensure effective systems and technology are in place to effectively deliver high quality services and tracking of results.
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed and updated, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • Encourage staff and volunteer development, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.

Community Engagement & Advocacy

  • Harness the power of compassion and storytelling to effectively engage new partners, donors, and community members.
  • Cultivate and grow opportunities to generate increased community involvement, resources and opportunities.
  • Oversee and participate in a robust communications strategy, bringing awareness to CSC South Bay, engaging donors, and partners, and increasing overall reach in the community.
  • Serves as a spokesperson for CSC South Bay with the media and at public events.
  • Increase partnerships with hospitals and health-related entities to increase referrals and creative collaborations.

Board Development & Stewardship

  • Support Board in governance, fundraising, and strategic initiatives through partnership on strategy and administrative support on execution.
  • Steward Board relationships and keep Board members engaged in the mission and the impact their contributions make.


  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in progressively responsible roles, including executive management positions in the nonprofit sector.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • The ideal candidate will be passionate and well-versed in issues related to health, wellness, and caretaking.
  • Demonstrated fundraising success with major donors, foundations, and institutional partnerships.
  • Demonstrated success forming strong community partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience in risk management, with an emphasis on addressing strategic, financial, and community implications.
  • Demonstrated experience in scaling organizations.
  • Demonstrated belief in and a commitment to continued professional growth for self and development of employees, volunteers, and a Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead operations and collaborate with staff, work with diverse groups of people and a wide range of faiths, beliefs, ages, cultures, and experiences.
  • A passion that aligns with CSC South Bay’s values and mission of providing psychosocial and emotional support to all those impacted by cancer.
  • Knowledge and experience with the South Bay Los Angeles community preferred.
  • A personal connection to CSC South Bay's mission would be an additional benefit.


Salary Range is $145,000 - $175,000. The position is an in-office position in Torrance, CA and out in the South Bay community. Benefits include: Medical (Blue Shield PPO or HMOE), Dental (Pathion DPPO), 403B Retirement Plan with corporate matching opportunity after 1 year of service, company paid life insurance, and AD&D.

Cancer Support Community South Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender orientation, or different ability.

Envision Consulting was retained by Cancer Support Community South Bay to conduct the search for their incoming Executive Director.

Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.

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