Work with BORP

Job opportunities at BORP

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BORP was founded in Berkeley, California in 1976 by individuals with disabilities, and remains the leading provider of high-quality adaptive recreation opportunities for individuals throughout the greater Bay Area. BORP’s mission is to improve the health, independence, and social integration of individuals with physical disabilities and vision impairments. With an annual budget of $1.2 million, and a staff of twenty, BORP serves individuals of all ages through in-person and online adaptive sports, recreation, and fitness programs. Our robust program menu includes team sports (wheelchair basketball, goalball, sled hockey, power soccer, and wheelchair rugby), adaptive cycling, kayaking, climbing, adventures & outings, and fitness classes.

BORP is a game changer! Participants enjoy a range of quality-of-life outcomes from improved health, increased self-confidence, and enhanced self-esteem. Many of BORP youth athletes have received college sports scholarships; some have become U.S. Paralympians. BORP is a year-round destination for adaptive sports, fitness, and recreation that also provides participants with an inclusive and supportive community.

BORP envisions a future that includes program enrichment and expansion to meet the needs of a growing population. As part of this growth strategy BORP is committed to developing a recreational facility with a gym and fitness center to house many of its programs.

Our current employment opportunities are:

Executive Director (ED)

The BORP Executive Director (ED) is the chief executive officer and reports to the Board of Directors. The ED is responsible for BORP’s long term success, managing and overseeing the execution of day-to-day operations and for the organization’s consistent achievement of mission and financial objectives. BORP is looking for a leader who can guide the continued program expansion and growth of the organization.



  • Working with BORP program management team, provide leadership in the development and expansion of BORP’s programming;
  • Be a key strategic thinker and assure that the organization has long-range strategies which will enable BORP to achieve its mission and goals
  • Monitor progress toward achievement of BORP’s long range plans, and make adjustments as necessary;
  • Maintain BORP’s leadership role in the adaptive recreation field.

Management & Staffing

  • Assure that annual operating plans and policies are implemented and oversee the execution of the agency’s day-to-day operations;
  • Manage and supervise the Administrative Director, the Development Director, and the Program Managers;
  • Assure staff development and education and facilitate a team approach to organizational development;
  • Maintain a mission driven culture which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of high-quality individuals;
  • Assure that sound human resource practices are implemented.

Fundraising & Donor Stewardship, Community Relations

  • With development staff, develop an annual fundraising plan;
  • Lead donor stewardship initiatives;
  • Identify and cultivate funding sources including foundations, individuals, and corporations;
  • Act as a main agency spokesperson in the community and media;
  • Maintain and develop working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community organizations and public agencies.

Financial Management & Compliance

  • Work with the staff in preparing BORP’s annual operational budget; and see that the organization operates within budget guidelines;
  • Maintain excellent financial practices and assure organizational compliance with all contracts, grant agreements, and regulatory standards;
  • Assure timely reporting to the board of directors and funders.

Board of Directors

  • Provide leadership and support to the Board, its members, and committees to facilitate excellent governance;
  • Prepare and present regular reports to the board to keep them informed of the agency’s plans, challenges, and opportunities;

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years of senior nonprofit experience: financial management, budgeting, staffing, planning, and controlling/reporting;
  • Genuine commitment to BORP’s mission;
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience and success and experience with capital projects is a plus;
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills with ability to articulate BORP’s mission, programs, effectiveness, and vision;
  • Excellent networking and interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain strong inter-agency partnerships;
  • Ability to work effectively across the organization and in the broader community;
  • Experience within the disability community and/or with adaptive sports/recreation programming is a major plus.


This is a full-time (40 hours week), exempt position; competitive salary DOE ($105,000 – $125,000), with an excellent benefits package including health/dental/vision insurance, Simple IRA with employer match, three weeks vacation, sick leave, and holiday leave.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to In the cover letter please highlight your qualifications and experience. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified candidates selected to proceed in the process will be contacted directly to schedule an interview. No phone calls will be accepted.

Individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

BORP prohibits discrimination in the recruitment and hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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BORP Adaptive Cycling Program Assistant

Part Time: 8 – 24 Hrs/Wk. Compensation: $20-$25/Hr depending on experience

Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) serves people with disabilities and their families.. We offer team sports and recreation opportunities. This position supports the operations of our Cycling Center (80 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley).

As a program assistant you will greet participants and their families, assure registration forms are filled out appropriately, set up bikes, clean and organize gear, and support volunteers and staff with the day to day needs of the Cycling Center. If you like being outside, talking to new people, and moving bikes, this is the job for you!

We are open 9am-5pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The ideal candidate will be able to work all three days with the possibility of extra hours for special events..

Please respond with a brief description of your work experience or skill sets. Please describe why you are interested in the position. Email us at

BORP is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. We value the range of life experiences our staff bring with them and are stronger for having staff and volunteers with lived experience of disability.