San Francisco, CA

Vice President of Philanthropy, San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Organization

No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. San Francisco AIDS Foundation was established in 1982 with the goal of ending the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. The organization’s mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco. SFAF uses a multifaceted approach, including education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care to confront HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. They boldly state: “We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable.”

Position Overview

The Vice President provides overall direction to the Philanthropy department; leading the development and execution of a multi-year fundraising plan with annual revenue goals for individual donors, planned giving, special events, and corporate and institutional partnerships. Additionally, the Vice President will, at the discretion and on behalf of the CEO, participate in and lead an array of mission-critical activities for San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF), and will serve as liaison to the Fund Development Committee of the Board of Directors. The Vice President reports directly to the CEO and serves on the agency’s leadership team.

Key qualifications include:

  • Extensive career in philanthropy and development
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, develop strong personal relationships, and participate in high-level development negotiations
  • Thorough knowledge of key philanthropic trends and top-level contacts with major sources of funding, including individual and corporate, foundation, and government sectors.
  • Familiarity with HIV/AIDS and the social and environmental factors that place people at-risk for infection or to be out of care.

How To Apply

San Francisco AIDS Foundation has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this executive search. All candidate information and conversations are handled in a confidential manner.

If you are interested in submitting an application for this executive search process, please ensure that your resume includes the following information for each position you have held for the last 15 years:

  • Name and location of each position
  • Job title
  • Years in position
  • Position to which you reported and positions that reported to you
  • Primary responsibilities and achievements

In your cover letter, please tell us why this position is of interest to you as well as the details of your last fundraising position and any successes.

Your materials should be sent in a PDF file to Leela Singh at Please use SFAF – VP of Philanthropy as a reference line.

The recruitment process will remain open until the position has been filled.

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