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Working at Making Waves Foundation is more than just a job.

Over the next ten years, we are pursuing an expansion strategy. First, we will increase the effectiveness of our programming to further advance student success. By strengthening our ability to better serve current students, we will be well positioned to continue support for students in Richmond, California, and surrounding communities and expand across Contra Costa County.

Our goal is to significantly increase college graduation rates for underserved and historically underrepresented students in Contra Costa County. Be a part of it.

“Everyone I work with is genuinely passionate about the work they do.”

“Everyone genuinely cares about each other. Everyone is greatly involved with creating a workplace that helps you feel safe, motivated, and inspired.”

“I love the wonderful relationships I have been able to cultivate.”

“​​​​​​​I love what we do for our students. Being from the local area I feel honored to recycle my success so close to home.”

Our Commitment

We provide competitive salaries, along with a comprehensive benefits plan for eligible employees and their domestic spouse/domestic partners and/or dependents.

  • 51 total days off per fiscal year (a combination of company-paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time).
  • 100% employer paid medical (Kaiser HMO Platinum), vision, and dental benefits for the full-time staff member and a spouse/domestic partner or dependent child(ren).
  • An array of well-rounded benefits, including monthly staff lunches, retirement match, mental health benefits (HSA), FSA for medical and childcare expenses, and a professional development stipend.
  • A hybrid work environment where staff work from the office on specific days and have flexibility to work remotely otherwise. We provide a monthly wi-fi reimbursement and a home set-up stipend to set staff up to successfully work remotely.

At Making Waves Foundation, you’ll find great people and a dynamic, collaborative, and rewarding work environment.

Making Waves Foundation seeks employees who are passionate about developing the talents of underserved students and propelling them into successful futures. Our priority is finding and nurturing 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, consider joining our team.

Vice President of Development

Richmond, California

Senior Manager of Financial Services

Richmond, California


We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Making Waves Foundation is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, neurodiversity/mental health, learning style, physical ability, age, veteran status, pregnancy, parental/family/caregiver status, socioeconomic status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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