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Executive Director

Reality SF - Executive Director
Posted: 01/28/2022
San Francisco, CA


Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance: 1597

Location: San Francisco, California

The Role: Executive Director


Meet Reality SF: 

We are a community following Jesus, seeking renewal in our city.

Reality SF (Reality SF) is a church located in the heart of San Francisco, California. The church started with a prayer meeting in Hayes Valley. It began with just a few locals of the city who had heard about a new church community and about 13 people who had moved up from the Santa Barbara area. The first prayer meetings were full of dependence upon God and anticipation of what He might want to do.

San Francisco is one of the least churched cities in the nation and by God’s grace, Reality SF has grown from a few dozen people to over 2000. In August of 2021, the church moved into its new permanent facility on Valencia Street in the Mission District. Although communicating the Gospel to a diverse, progressive, and creative city like San Francisco has been one of the most challenging, yet inspiring endeavors, Reality SF continues its mission as a community of people who have been renewed by the Gospel of Jesus with the purpose of making Him known. It is their desire to communicate the unchanging truth of the person and work of Jesus Christ in a way that everyone in the city and culture can comprehend.

Reality SF is part of a family of churches held closely together through relationships, a shared philosophy of ministry, and a deep commitment to the Gospel of Jesus.


About the Executive Director:

Reality SF is seeking an Executive Director who is a follower of Jesus, mature in faith and submission to the Bible, and faithful in following the leading of the Holy Spirit consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the church.

This position will oversee, develop and organize the staff and be responsible for aligning ministry departments while providing leadership development that supports healthy, long-term sustainability & growth of the church. This role will also organize and implement high-level initiatives with the Lead Pastor and in alignment with and in submission to the Eldership in the church.


The Executive Director Responsibilities Include: 

  • Understand Reality SF’s DNA in order to leverage the best and challenge setbacks of Reality SF’s culture.
  • Establish and maintain a set of key performance measures (KPMs) that provide the Lead Pastor and church staff with ongoing visibility of the effectiveness of all functional areas of the church. Ensure alignment of staff to the mission & vision of Reality SF in all ministries
  • Provide direct or indirect support and care for the staff. This is demonstrated by oversight/accountability to KPM’s and through maintaining a pulse on what their individual and collective needs are.
  • Motivate the staff, in love, to perform at a very high level with energy and enthusiasm and serve as a ‘manager’ role model.
  • Drive efficiency and excellence and continuous improvement across Reality SF systems.
  • Set strategic and tactical department goals and hold people accountable for results.
  • Oversee several functions simultaneously and cultivate integration and collaboration across the organization.
  • Lead others using relational influence in a cross-functional environment.
  • Work within an ambiguous, fast-changing environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions.
  • Work with Directors and Staff Ministry Leads to recruit, develop, motivate, manage, and retain talented staff teams.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support for Christian spiritual formation with staff.
  • Support and implement Reality SF’s culture and strategic initiatives of the Lead Pastor.
  • Develop and deploy best practices for services in a tabernacle-site church environment.
  • Learn and employ leading-edge methods to drive excellence and efficiency toward the goal of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Perform other duties as needed.


What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree from a related field is required.
  • An advanced degree in theology and/or organizational leadership will be highly preferred.
  • A minimum of 10+ years of experience as a leader/manager in a large church.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ideal candidate for this role will most likely be gifted in organizational leadership, administration, communication, shepherding, coaching, and teaching, with a strong financial acumen. They will be a ‘ministry strategist,’ who is progress and results-oriented, and capable of turning ideas into action. The successful candidate will also understand group dynamics and ensure effective consensus-building and decision-making. Alongside strong administrative giftedness, it is imperative the candidate has the ability to think biblically, creatively, and critically to effectively support the church and staff. 

  • Demonstrated success leading others, particularly other leaders, to advance the Kingdom.
  • An inspiring leader of leaders who fosters a calm, uplifting and productive environment while being an example of personal initiative, diligence, and follow-through.
  • An initiator, innovator, and implementer of a discipleship pathway where all ages are equipped to make disciples.
  • A passion to equip and see others using their spiritual gifts.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational ability with acute attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate persuasively and compassionately, both orally and in writing.
  • Capability to foster a calm, uplifting and productive environment while being an example of personal initiative, diligence, and follow-through.
  • The entrepreneurial spirit in developing and improving systems and materials.
  • Organize staff to achieve efficiency and excellence.
  • Deep competence in managing multiple functional areas of an organization.
  • Possesses and routinely demonstrates high emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to offer wisdom and a servant leader’s ability to work well with different personalities, work collaboratively, and selflessly, acknowledging own strengths and weaknesses, and those of others, toward the common good of the church.

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • A heart for God that is evidenced by proven character and a spiritual-mindedness.
  • A shepherd’s temperament, with a servant-leader/mentor attitude and inclination.
  • Agreement with the statement of faith, theology, and philosophy of Reality SF.
  • Character and lifestyle of a deacon as described in Scripture.
  • Experience in leading teams, proven ability to advance strong working relationships, and develop new leaders.
  • Self Awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence 
  • Capacity to work in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Adaptability to growth and change.
  • Love for ministry in an urban context and for the city of San Francisco.
  • A willingness to grow and adapt to the inevitable changes found in a growing local church.
  • Values authentic life-on-life discipleship.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment.




What it’s Like to Live in San Francisco, California: 

Perched atop hills and filled-in marshland at the entrance to one of the Pacific’s largest natural harbors, San Francisco has had an outsized influence on the history of California and the United States. Originally a Spanish (later Mexican) mission and pueblo, it was conquered by the United States in 1846 and by an invading army of prospectors following the 1848 discovery of gold in its hinterland. The Gold Rush made San Francisco a cosmopolitan metropolis with a frontier edge. Over the years, the metroplex has proven itself to be a center of wealth, military power, progressive culture, and high technology.

San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination, and the industry itself has become the backbone of the San Francisco economy. The city is renowned for a number of its unique characteristics like its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, and eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Its notable landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Chinatown are just a few of its recognizable features. 

San Francisco is also very much an international city and continues to be a place where people from all over the world come to work, visit, and play. As such it provides a unique opportunity for Jesus’ church to not only impact the city but also the world through the Gospel of Jesus lived out.



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