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President & CEO Foundation

ExecuNet • San Francisco, CA

Posted 2 months ago

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Position Overview   

The President and CEO position represents a unique leadership opportunity to head one of the largest healthcare-focused foundations in California. The foundation is seeking an exceptional, seasoned senior leader with sophisticated and deep expertise in health care, domestic violence and related policy issues, who will position the foundation to have maximum impact, promote innovation and provide leadership in the foundation’s two program areas. The President and CEO is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the foundation, which includes implementing all aspects of its strategic plan, overseeing the foundation’s grantmaking and partnership activities, managing day-to-day operations and staff, and representing the foundation with a wide range of influential internal and external stakeholders. The position will
report to both the Chairman and CEO of Company of California, and to the foundation’s Board of Trustees. In addition, the President and CEO of the foundation serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership. Direct overall foundation operations, including program and grants management, fiscal, administrative and legal oversight, supervision and hiring of staff and consultants, and interactions with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Board Relations/Governance. Develop and maintain strong, positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees. Work in collaboration with the board on strategy, governance, growth and other issues. Provide information to the board in a timely and effective manner.
  • Staff Supervision. Hire and supervise staff. Help create and lead a dynamic, empowered, high- functioning workplace. Ensure that clear direction and guidance is provided to staff, consultants and contract relationships such that the strategic goals of the foundation are achieved.
  • Programs and Grantmaking. Oversee programs, policies and grantmaking procedures in a manner that fulfills the mission of the foundation.
  • Budgeting and Fiscal Oversight. Establish and oversee annual budgets and grant payout schedules ensuring appropriate fiscal controls and reporting.
  • Health Policy Leadership. Participate in the development and communication of public policy solutions that advance the mission of the foundation.
  • Partner/Grantee Relations. Develop and maintain strong, positive working relationships with partner/grantee organizations.
  • Technology Assessment. Oversee the work of the California Technology Assessment Forum, a collaboration of nonprofit organizations that evaluate the effectiveness of medical technology.
  • External Relations. Develop and maintain constructive relationships and strategic partnerships with key external stakeholders: Develop and implement strategies and programs to effectively brand and communicate the foundation’s grantmaking. Represent the foundation effectively with community groups, the media, and other external constituents. Find ways to recognize and bring attention to the work of the grantees and the interest areas of the foundation.
  • Internal Corporate Liaison. Maintain strong working relationships with Company’s CEO and key internal corporate staff as appropriate.


  • Ten to fifteen years of senior experience that demonstrates a sophisticated and deep knowledge of health, healthcare, health policy, delivery systems, and related issues. Expertise in domestic violence issues is also desirable.
  • An understanding of the complex healthcare landscape in California including the interrelationships between health plans, providers of medical services, employers, brokers, foundations, community clinics, other healthcare organizations, and the public sector (knowledge and expertise about these issues in California is a plus).
  • Excellent leadership, management, and supervisory skills including the ability to effectively manage a professional staff and provide vision for the goals and direction of foundation programs.
  • Outstanding verbal communication and presentation skills including the ability to engage effectively one-on-one and to serve as a compelling foundation spokesperson to a wide range of audiences, including the news media.
  • Experience in grantmaking and experience working with non-profits as an employee, board member or volunteer is strongly preferred.
  • An understanding of governance and board relations and prior experience working closely with or for a board.
  • Budget development and oversight experience.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • The ability to excel working in a smaller organization environment that is linked to a larger corporate system; and an ability to be flexible in a complex and changing business environment.
  • A track record as a mature, seasoned leader with excellent judgment; open to feedback and the opinions and ideas of others.
  • Undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree in a related field is preferred.
Job ID: 574104
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