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Organization Name:
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Pasadena, CA, California
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Executive Director

Western Justice Center seeks a skilled and motivated leader to serve as its next Executive Director. WJC is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a more civil, peaceful society where differences are valued. WJC was founded in 1987 by a group of visionary judges, lawyers and civic leaders led by the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson. Housed in Pasadena’s historic Maxwell House, Western Justice Center was established to develop creative programs to teach students, educators and members of the community ways to resolve conflict peacefully by utilizing and integrating Court system-developed alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques. Their programs raise awareness, build skills and increase the possibility of just communities and schools. In 2017, Western Justice Center merged with ENCOMPASS, a non-profit youth development organization devoted to reducing prejudice and bias-related conflicts. The merger between Western Justice Center and ENCOMPASS builds upon the strengths, methodology and community partnership of each organization. For more information, visit


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Western Justice Center employs six full-time staff, eight part-time or contract staff, and about a dozen volunteers and has an annual budget of $1.5 million. The successful candidate will have five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience. Demonstrated successful experience and skills in fundraising, program development and board relations will be highly valued. Leading candidates will demonstrate a passion for the mission and invest themselves in the vision and goals of the organization. Comfort with leading fundraising efforts, making asks, and devising strategies for cultivating donors is essential. Familiarity with the field of conflict resolution and its practices, including mediation and facilitation would be highly desirable. A bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.


Western Justice Center has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Executive Director search. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: