Executive Director

Job Type

Full Time




San Francisco
United States


Why Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation: Does your work change lives? Does your work bring hope to the people you serve every day? If you join the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation staff team it will!

The Foundation is a dynamic organization serving IBD patients across the country through its research programs and a wide array of patient education, support and advocacy programs. Every team member EMPOWERS patients and their families to make informed decisions about their own healthcare; INSPIRES by helping them tell their stories; and CONNECTS the community so no one ever has to feel alone in their IBD journey.

How you can help us change lives: Working in partnership with one of the country's most dynamic, progressive voluntary health organizations, you will be an integral part of building the community of patients, families, professionals and business partners. The Executive Director position is responsible for the implementation of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s (Foundation) mission through board and volunteer engagement and development. This individual will cultivate partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness within the community. The Executive Director provides professional leadership to a Foundation chapter and is accountable for local community management. In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for staff management, individual and foundation gifts and other event activities.

Together we’ll reach the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's goals for funding our critical mission agenda.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Board and volunteer development including working with the chapter president and nominating committee in developing, recruiting and engaging local boards and committees and recruiting volunteers who will be door opener and doers for our fundraising campaigns and programs.
  • Build strong relationships with leaders in the community as well as internally with board members and all volunteers.
  • Oversee the execution and growth of the Georgia Chapter special events, Take Steps, Team Challenge and Spin4, working collaboratively with the National support team across all campaigns.
  • Qualify, identify, cultivate, solicit and secure Individual Major Gifts and Foundation giving in partnership with National Advancement team
  • Collaboration, cultivation, identification and recruitment of revenue partners to maximize impact on special events, Take Steps walks and third party special events.
  • Execute fundraising techniques to meet revenue targets through special events, Take Steps, individual and foundation gifts and other chapter activities.
  • In cooperation with the Take Steps National Manager and Take Steps staff help to identify volunteer walk leadership and corporate sponsorship
  • Coordinate events, partner with outlets and participate in enterprise events such as GI visits and donor events.

Core Competencies:

  • Expertise in relationship building both internally and externally
  • Fundraising enthusiast and expert, with the ability to make a quick splash
  • Strategic thinker who can drive results
  • Strong team leader with expertise in volunteer development and management


  • College degree or combination of education and experience.
  • Five to seven years in not-for-profit fundraising or association management, preferably within a health-related organization.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes special events, corporate/foundation giving, individual major gifts, donor cultivation, public relations and stewardship.
  • Previous experience in the Identifying, recruiting, engaging and partnering with volunteers

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement