CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) is San Mateo County’s only provider of comprehensive intimate partner abuse prevention services.

Our organization is the result of the 2003 merger between the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention and Sor Juana Inés Services for Abused Women. This restructuring combines expertise in serving the Latinx community with seasoned prevention and crisis intervention services for all affected by intimate partner abuse.

Before the merger, back in 1977, the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (previously named La Casa de San Mateo) served residents with one of the nation’s first 24-hour crisis hotlines. Founded in 1993, Sor Juana Inés Services for Abused Women focused on the unique needs of the Latina population with community-based legal and counseling services in Spanish. With the merger of these two pre-existing agencies in early 2004, we became CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse). Our name reflects our understanding that it takes a community, working together, to end intimate partner abuse. Today, we provide services to more than 12,000 individuals every year. You may visit for more information about CORA.

Our values and vision recognize the connection between social and institutional oppression (including sexism, racism, and heterosexism) and violence, including intimate partner abuse, and the fact that intimate partner abuse results from and is perpetuated by societal beliefs and norms. Our broad spectrum of services address the intergenerational nature of violence and our goal of creating a community where intimate partners treat one another with mutual respect, compassion, and integrity.

To ensure we continue to provide opportunities to the people within our community, CORA has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for its next Director of People & Culture (Director). The Director will collaborate with the Executive Director in managing human resources and implementing a comprehensive culture strategy within the organization. The Director is responsible for directing the full suite of people functions for the organization and partnering with the Executive Director and leadership teams to develop the internal culture as well as that of the Board of Directors. CORA is looking for an experienced Human Resources professional with deep HR knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit to design, advance, implement and promote scalable people strategies, policies, and a healthy working culture. The Director will lead the work of the HR consulting team, provide sound advice and thought partnership to senior management, and support and develop managers and staff regarding all HR and talent matters.

As a strategic partner and member of the Executive Team, the Director will assist in developing the organization’s plans and programs, particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.  The Director will enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce creative HR policies and procedures for the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization across locations, programs and departments.

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