The Riekes Center

Menlo Park, CA

Executive Director

The Riekes Center for Human Enhancement is in the search for a strategic and operationally-savvy Executive Director to chart the organization’s future while preserving the spirit and culture of the Riekes Center. As part of the search process, we are reaching out to the community for suggestions and nominations.

The Riekes Center (TRC) provides students with the best possible opportunity to define and accomplish individual goals, build character, and learn transferable life skills through programs in creative arts, athletic fitness and nature awareness in an environment of non-judgment and mutual respect. Regardless of the student’s ability to pay or ability to perform, each person’s uniqueness, potential, and goals are celebrated. TRC provides transformational outcomes through its unique culture of reciprocal mentorship in which real world diversity thrives, empathy is encouraged and positive energy abounds. The program is not a product… it is the Riekes Center’s unique peer mentorship culture and its goal to support all of us becoming better human beings.

The Riekes Center is a community of students, alumni, staff, parents, and volunteers who serve, collectively, as the heart, soul and legacy of the Center. The Executive Director will join a vibrant if somewhat unconventional nonprofit and harness the energy, passion and knowledge of the staff and Board in order to create a nimble, well-functioning operating environment. At the same time the ED will develop relationships in the community and engage with funders. In early 2022, TRC will embark on a strategic planning process.

Located in Menlo Park, TRC has a talented team of 50+ and an engaged 16-member Board of Directors, including nine Director-level reports. The operating budget for calendar year 2021 is $3.25M, of which approximately $1.6M is raised from individuals including from the Center’s annual “Rally for Riekes” event. The remaining revenue is earned from program fees. The board is in the early stages of developing a $30M endowment campaign. The complete position description can be found here.

If you have any recommendations, wish to apply, or to discuss, please contact Lisa Grossman at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.

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