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Gaia Girls Passages is Hiring!

Operations Director

Lead Chef, Rite of Passage Spring Weekend Camping Trips


Gaia Girls Passages’ is an organization dedicated to liberation and collective power, which offers coming of age programs for girls, female identified and gender expansive youth that cultivate relationships to self, others and land in a femme-centered, nature-connected, intergenerational community. GGP is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace collective, where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, economic status, sexual orientation or identity, education or ability, feel valued and respected.  We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach to hiring and workplace culture. We provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and worksites. We welcome diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure all voices are heard and supported. We strive to offer belonging and sanctuary where difference, authenticity, personal and shared power are encouraged. We practice transparency, consent, and shared decision making throughout our organization. We encourage applications from African heritage people, Latinx people, Indigenous heritage people, Immigrants, LGBTQIA folx, Differently-Abled persons, Elders, and Young Adults.  Non-traditional work and learning histories are welcomed with no formal academic requirements.


Operations Director (part-time, 30 hours/week)

We are a small non-profit, seeking a strategic thinker and skilled networker to co-drive overall organizational strategy and fundraising. Our ideal candidate will also be an efficient administrator that can streamline and strengthen operations and continue to support Gaia Passages’ growth into the next phase of organizational development.   

We are seeking a results and values driven Director of Operations with strong leadership skills, and experience managing and delegating, who can help improve the efficiency of GP’s shared leadership model of operations. Reporting directly to the Board, and working very closely with the Founder/Program Director and all staff, this role will have significant influence in a rapidly growing direct-service organization that is centered on nature connection, healthy relationships, and cultural enrichment, building from a strong foundation of dynamic governance.

Duties for the Director of Operations will include: drafting and refining overall strategy, crafting and sharing the GP story with traditional and new audiences, developing and tracking budgets and analyzing financial data, guiding operating methods, disbursing funds to program and operational departments, improving information systems, overseeing human resources functions, developing operating procedures and policies, and working closely with the Board and Program Director to set and meet annual fundraising goals.  The qualified candidate’s highly developed organizational skills and strategic planning will assist GP in generating positive revenue growth, harmonizing operations, improving fundraising, supporting and improving employee performance, and enhancing our collaborative ethos.  

Candidate must possess strong collaborative leadership skills, analytical and strategic thinking abilities, a talent for finance and budgets, ability to multi-task, and warm and connective interpersonal skills. 


  • Developing and updating organizational policies as needed

  • Overseeing day-to-day operations

  • Developing and driving marketing strategy

  • Developing budget and updating Program Director and Board on financial performance

  • Determining program tuition and and staff compensation 

  • Distributing program and administrative budgets and disbursing funds to managers

  • Working closely with bookkeeper to ensure all income/expenses are properly classified

  • Creating fundraising strategy with BOD and program director

  • Maintaining relationships with funders and corporate sponsorships

  • Updating and organizing donor database and preparing communications

  • If applicable to your skillset: network, connect, speak with potential donors

Skills Required/Desired:

  • Knowledge, experience, and passion for promoting equity and collaboration

  • Degree in non-profit or business administration or equivalent experience

  • Reliable and self-motivated

  • Superior problem solving skills

  • Strong leadership qualities

  • Broad knowledge of non-profit departments and their functions

  • Strategic thinker

  • Budget management experience

  • Fundraising experience

  • People-management skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills

Compensation and Hours: 30 hours per week. Compensation based on experience. Office is in North Oakland. Expected to work from office at least 3 days per week.  Some seasons are busier than others, so although paychecks are the same for each pay period, you can accumulate hours, and take time off later.  Physical Abilities requirements: sight, hearing, ability to work long hours in busier seasons. 

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to  Include 2 professional references. Applications can be sent at any time and interviews will be held on a rolling basis. 



Lead Chef, Rite of Passage Weekend Camping Trips

We are looking for a lead cook for our four Gaia Girls Rite of Passage campouts in the Spring (May 1-3 and May 8-10). These trips will take place in Felton, near Santa Cruz. Cook should have experience cooking for large groups, be efficient, friendly, able to work well with teams, and happy to work in and indoor/outdoor kitchen.  Physical abilities: sight, hearing, able to lift, carry, and move objects up to or over 20 lbs. and stand on feet for 8-10 hours per day with high physical activity.

  • Must have experience managing a kitchen cooking for 50+ people, experience cooking in outdoor kitchens a plus

  • Be available for a planning meeting with manager at least 2 weeks prior to campout dates

  • Arrive on site on Friday morning and stay through Sunday lunch and kitchen breakdown

  • Manage the prep/cooking/clean up of 7 meals: Friday lunch – Sunday lunch for the weekend

  • Manage kitchen volunteers, assign people tasks throughout the day to keep the kitchen running smoothly and on-time.

  • Make sure kitchen stays clean and organized, put away all food at night to keep it safe from animals.

  • Put out snacks and tea everyday, restock as needed.

  • Lead the clean-up and pack up of kitchen gear, loading it into cars Sunday afternoon.

  • Compensation is $600 for 3 days, all meals included.

To Apply: Contact with resume and cover letter for consideration. Include 2 professional references from past cooking jobs.  


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Contact Information


Phone: 510-731-0308

Address: 651 66th Street

Oakland, CA 94609


Most photography by Erika Gagnon

Gaia Girls Passages is a project of Gaia Passages, a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID # is 82-1688828 

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