Sacramento Employment and Training Agency
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Executive Director

SETA (Sacramento Employment and Training Agency)

City and County of Sacramento

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $150,000 - $203,700 DOE/DOQ*

*Per the Head Start Act, this position is subject to a salary cap equal to the Executive Level II salary set by the US Office of Personnel Management. OPM is expected to increase said salary on January 1, 2024.

See the full recruitment brochure HERE.

The Sacramento Employment & Training Agency (SETA), a joint powers agency of the City and County of Sacramento, seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization known as an effective force in connecting people to jobs, business owners to quality employees, education and nutrition to children, assistance to refugees, and hope to many Sacramento area residents. Appointed by SETA’s Governing Board, and under the general direction of the Sacramento City Manager and Sacramento County Executive Officer, the Executive Director will oversee the development and administration of the operations and activities of SETA, including 5-7 direct and approximately 600 indirect agency staff, and an approximate budget of $127 million. This role requires excellent leadership skills, as the successful candidate will also serve as the County’s Director on the Sacramento Works Board. The next Executive Director will expand and improve SETA’s programs and effectively navigate political environments with multiple stakeholders and be a collaborative, communicative, and organized leader. This leader values relationship building, is eager to serve in a public-facing role, and will set strategic goals, performance expectations, and metrics for both personnel and the organization overall. Apply today, to be part of an agency that values and prepares people for success in school, work, and life!


The ideal candidate will have extensive, in-depth management experience in the provision of human and social services. They must be an excellent collaborator and relationship builder and value and demonstrate inclusivity. They will also facilitate partnerships and be a liaison between stakeholders, staff, the community, the City and County of Sacramento, and Board members. This individual will demonstrate excellent public speaking and written and verbal communication skills, while they present and communicate with key stakeholders. The selected candidate must address issues with poise and diplomacy, while also using their creative thinking skills to produce solutions. Having a passion for public service is important for this role, as the SETA team is a mission-driven and dedicated group of professionals. Along with the administrative aspects of this role, the ideal candidate will need a public relations mindset, ensuring the Agency garners respect and trust from employers and employees alike. Through marketing and communications techniques, this individual will help community members and stakeholders understand and support the social services the Agency provides.