San Francisco, CA

Chief External Relations and Communications Officer

The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) seeks its first Chief External Relations & Communications Officer to ensure marketing, communications and externally-focused activities are aligned to the strategy to radically increase capital funding and enhance visibility for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. As part of the search process we are reaching out to the community for suggestions and nominations.

SFGHF raises funds for patient care and innovation in the areas of wellness, family health, mental and behavioral health, and trauma to ensure that Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) remains one of the nation’s finest public hospitals, delivering exceptional comprehensive healthcare and trauma services to anyone in need. ZSFG is part of the San Francisco Department of Health and is the health care provider for approximately one in eight residents through 100,000 in-patient and over 550,000 outpatient visits a year, pre-pandemic. It is the only Level 1 trauma center, and the only 24-hour psychiatric emergency service, for the 1.5M people living in San Francisco and Northern San Mateo County. All physicians who practice at ZSFG have a faculty or research affiliation with UCSF, which ranks among the top three medical schools in the United States and attracts the second largest amount of NIH research funding, an indicator of the quality of its research program.

Funds raised through SFGHF help keep the hospital nimble, support urgent needs, fund capital projects, and empower hospital staff to design new ways to care for the community. Its capital campaign enabled the building of ZSFG’s state-of-the-art acute care building in 2016, opening new doors to underserved populations in need of the same level of acute healthcare as the best private hospitals, an important step towards increased public health equity. Since its founding, SFGHF has raised nearly $220M, with 70% raised in the past six years through a range of support including its signature event – Hearts in SF – and its heart sculptures. SFGHF has ambitious plans to significantly increase capital funding over the next several years.

The Chief External Relations & Communications Officer (CERCO) role has elements of a start-up and will require someone who is a hybrid big picture thinker and strategist, as well as a doer who will roll up their sleeves. The CERCO will ensure marketing, communications and externally-focused activities are aligned to the strategy, are well-coordinated with ZSFG, and will achieve desired outcomes. The complete position description can be found here.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.