President, Saint Francis Foundation

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $200,000.00
Maximum: $230,000.00
Details: Compensation is competitve and commensurate with experience



Start Date:


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900 Hyde St
Suite 1208
San Francisco
United States




Strategic Leadership and Management

  • Executive management of the organization reflecting a thorough understanding of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors;
  • Provide leadership in defining and adhering to organizational mission and vision;
  • Manage staff and organization operational activities;
  • Develop and present the annual business and financial plans for Board approval;
  • Lead decision-making process for partnerships and collaborations between the Foundation, the Hospital, and the community, when warranted; and
  • Work autonomously in a dynamic, changing environment while keeping the Board of Directors and key leaders apprised of issues, problems, opportunities, and accomplishments, as necessary.


Donor Engagement and Asset Accumulation

  • Strategic approach to asset accumulation, reflecting thoughtful, methodical engagement and cultivation of donors;

  • Understand the power of philanthropy and demonstrate a passion for people to increase the probability of success with donor engagement and cultivation;
  • Actively reach out to prospective individual and institutional donors, engage and cultivate them, and establish credibility and earn trust, resulting in funds to be managed by the Foundation; and
  • Engage in and deploy an active donor stewardship plan to keep the Foundation as a preferred recipient of philanthropic giving.


Board of Directors Partnership

  • Build strong relationships with the Board of Directors and its Committees based on partnership, mutual trust, respect, and open communication;
  • Support Board member education and decision-making process;  and
  • Strategically support Board recruitment.


External Communications and Relationships

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with agencies, organizations, and communities throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area, as appropriate;
  • Navigate the political dynamics of stakeholders with conflicting perspectives and opinions; and
  • Oversee all public relations activities; act as primary spokesperson and ambassador for the Foundation and provide leadership in fundraising campaigns to partners, stakeholders, and donors, as well as media relations.


Financial Management and Human Resources

  • Responsible for the Foundation’s consistent achievement of its mission;
  • Lead the Board and staff in the development of annual and long-range strategy, operating budgets and policies;
  • Ensure and monitor the fiscal health of the organization;
  • Understand the management of a P&L and ensure operations are “running in the black;”

  • Provide and manage strategic direction to the SFF staff;
  • Direct the recruitment, development, and termination, as warranted, of all staff;
  • Ensure that sound human resource practices are in place; and
  • Maintain an environment that attracts, retains and motivates a diverse staff of high quality professionals.




Experience:   Seasoned executive with demonstrated track record of visionary leadership and executive management of complex organizations. A successful track record of fundraising, donor cultivation and stewardship, and effective management of the Board/executive dynamic is required. The President will ideally possess knowledge of health care industry trends and be conversant and at ease in the San Francisco community.


Education:     Undergraduate degree is required, with a graduate degree in nonprofit management or public administration, law, business, public policy or related fields strongly preferred.




  • Passion for donor cultivation and asset accumulation as a function of communicating and presenting SFF’s value proposition and positive impact within the community;
  • Strong knowledge of planned giving, grant making, philanthropic services, etc.;
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and lead successful collaborative efforts;
  • Strong leadership abilities, willing to be decisive and entrepreneurial;
  • Sophisticated political judgment;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent active, respectful listening skills;
  • Confident presence with the public aspects of this role and comfortable being “the face” of the Foundation;
  • Confident leader willing to listen, ask questions, and be comfortable not having all the answers;
  • Demonstrated track record of inspiring, mentoring, developing and retaining staff;
  • Invested in and affinity for the San Francisco community broadly and the Foundation’s and the Hospital’s community specifically;
  • Able to keep the Board of Directors at a high level of engagement;
  • Able to navigate the nuances and sensitivities of multiple communities and stakeholders throughout the City;
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a broad range of individuals and personalities with individual areas of interest and priorities;
  • Strong skills and patience in consensus building and collaboration;
  • Strong financial background and good business sense;
  • Open minded and curious about SFF, the Hospital, and the community; and

  • Possess a sense of humor.
  • This is a full time, exempt position. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits are competitive and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, and retirement plans. 


Medical, dental, vision insurance; retirement plans

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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