Position Summary: The CAFP seeks an experienced, motivated and creative Executive Director (ED) who is dedicated to sustaining and guiding the future work of the CAFP-Foundation. This position provides strategic support and leadership to advance the CAFP-Foundation’s mission; and guides the design, development and implementation of initiatives to accelerate its goals/priorities. The ED will lead the Foundation in its mission to nurture and educate family physicians and promote opportunities for enhancing academic and career pathways into family medicine.
The ideal candidate will have have the knowledge, skills and abilities to proactively manage the Foundation’s operational functions including: board management, grant development and management; budget development and management; and program and event management. The ED will be a team player dedicated to promoting primary care and the issues that are important to family physicians.
Join a team of passionate and hardworking professionals who value community, diversity, connection, and professional development for a rewarding and long-lasting career.
Core Responsibilities: Core responsibilities include all of the day to day and long-term planning necessary to manage the operational and programmatic aspects of the CAFP-Foundation.
Prepare an annual budget. Manage the CAFP-Foundation’s financial performance and understand key financial indicators.
See that the organization operates within guidelines, including conflict of interest guidelines, bylaws and program guidelines.
Work closely with the Foundation Board of Trustees to set and achieve goals. Provide well organized updates to the Board. Develop board and committee agendas.
Work with the auditor to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting.
Manage fundraising efforts, including developing fundraising campaigns and following-up with donors.
Develop and draft grant proposals.
Build and maintain relationships with medical school and residency coordinators and family medicine residency programs.
Provide oversight, program evaluation and budget management for CAFP-Foundation activities.
Track and report on organization activities.
Develop newsletters, promotional material and summary information related to CAFP-Foundation activities.
Provide clear, concise and insightful recommendations for Foundation work. Develop new initiatives.
Institute creative ways to engage medical students and residents through educational opportunities and leadership development programs.
Represent the Foundation externally, including attending conferences and participating in working groups.
Partner with the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and participate in national activities.
Partner closely with the Academy’s CEO and staff to build a broader community of partners, stakeholders and prospective funders.
Set cultural norms and foster an environment of teamwork, creative thinking and innovation.
Required Skills and Experience
An advanced degree in public policy, education, nonprofit management or related field.
At least 8 years of relevant experience, with at least 5 years of experience in managing programs and/or staff in a non-profit environment.
At least 5 years experience in grant writing, grant development, and grant implementation.
Proficiency with basic office software products including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Google’s suite of office products.
Excellent written communication, with a proven capacity to deliver clear and concise written material.
An engaging, proven public speaker.
Organized, efficient and detail-oriented. Able to multitask to address multiple simultaneous demands.
Ability to think strategically and deliver tactically.
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interface with staff and physician members.
Proven experience managing complex projects, including goal setting, data analysis, budget management and results measurement.
Deep commitment to education, CAFP and its members. Keen appreciation for lifelong learning, creativity, innovation and bold thinking.
About California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
Established in 1948, the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is a nonprofit membership association with almost 11,000 members across the state. CAFP advocates on behalf of family physicians and the issues they care about, supports family physicians in practice with educational products and services, and fosters community by connecting family physicians with one another.
The CAFP- Foundation is the philanthropic 501(c)(3) arm of the Academy. The CAFP-Foundation works in tandem with CAFP to develop educational programming and provide robust learning opportunities for medical students, family medicine residents and emerging/early career family physicians. CAFP-Foundation believes that transitional mentorship for residents and early career physicians is a core element for building a strong family physician workforce.