Job Description

Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy.

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit
  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned. The essential functions include:

  • Identify funding opportunities and viable revenue streams that align with the agency's strategic vision and initiatives
  • Accelerate Hillsides' strategic growth by pursuing new contracts, developing strategies to enter new markets, and informing innovative business development opportunities
  • Track industry trends, develop market analysis, spot emerging opportunities and participate in the design of innovative programs and service lines that benefit children and families
  •  Screen potential grants and contracts by analyzing market trends and solicitations
  • Help write grant/contract proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations
  • Act as a liaison with program staff to design and develop new programs
  • Participate in contract development within the organization's competencies to develop new service lines and diverse revenue streams.
  • Conduct market research to identify best practices in the behavioral healthcare industry
  • Interpret data; develop reports and business plans for new service lines and programs being vetted within the organization
  • Design presentations using mixed media software and tailored to a spectrum of audiences: workforce, board of directors, funders, donors, etc.
  • Attend conferences and collaborate with external stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Present at organization's board meetings and senior team meetings as needed
  • Other duties as required


Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret reports generated at the county, state and federal level.

  Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly analytical in nature with the ability to articulate complex information and adjust messaging based on audience
  • High degree of self-confidence, poise, maturity, discretion, diplomacy and empathy
  • Ambitious attitude with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others - including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (advanced  knowledge of the Office 365 Suite/Apps) and data/electronic records program in use
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required


  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Policy, Nonprofit Management, Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise, or similar
  • Minimum 2-4 years of relevant experience in business development, strategy or similar filed (ideally within healthcare, public policy, behavioral health, or management consulting, but not required)
  • Excellent writing skills and a background in an area of business, entrepreneurship, social innovation, or public policy
  • Advanced  knowledge of the Office 365 Suite/Apps
  • Valid California driver's license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier


Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the performance quality improvement (PQI) of Hillsides' programs & services.  Activities might involve membership on a PQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for PQI and evaluation purposes, completion of PQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by PQI committees or work groups.


Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.


This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer