Providing the Educational Opportunities that Change Lives

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Employment Opportunities

Making Waves seeks to hire passionate employees dedicated to developing the talents of students from historically underserved communities and propelling them into successful futures. Our priority is to consistently seek professionals who believe in and commit to our mission and vision.  If you feel impassioned to help make a difference in the lives of our Wave-Makers, today and well into the future, please consider joining our team at Making Waves Foundation. We invite you to submit your resume or contact us for more information.

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Accounting Associate 

We are seeking a dynamic Accountant to join our team. We are looking for someone to who has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a combination of experience in financial statements, general ledger, fixed assets and payroll. The position will be full-time in our Richmond, CA office. 

TO APPLY: Please email with the subject line Accounting Associate and attach a resume and cover letter. 


Chief Advancement Officer 

The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) is a newly created position that will serve as Making Waves’ chief development and communications officer, and will design, build, and execute a comprehensive, enterprise-wide development and communications strategy for the organization. The CAO will provide fully integrated leadership and direction to all areas of development. 

The CAO will also lead communications to increase philanthropic resources, high impact partnerships, awareness, and powerful connections with both Making Waves’ existing stakeholders and new sources of support. The CAO will report to the Managing Director of the Making Waves Foundation. 

TO APPLY: Making Waves has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to: Gerard F. Cattie, Jr. at


Office Executive Assistant

The Office Executive Assistant (OEA) is responsible for providing administrative support to the College and Alumni Program (CAP) leadership team and CAP staff. The OEA is resposible for the preparation and dissemination of program materials, event planningm social media postings, data entry and other tasks related to program goals. The OEA is also the initial point person for al incoming telephone calls and in-person visitors to CAP. 

TO APPLY: Please email with the subject line Office Executive Assistant and attach a resume and cover letter. 




Making Waves is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for positions in which they feel qualified. We are committed to embracing diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected classification.