San Francisco, CA

Executive Director


m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) in San Francisco in the search for an Executive Director to drive new philanthropic support for groundbreaking medical research and increase the prominence of the work. For more information, please review the complete Position Description.

As the nation’s largest nonprofit investor of scleroderma research, the SRF’s mission is to find, fund and facilitate the most promising research. It was founded in 1987 by patient Sharon Monsky who believed that funding medical research was the best way to bring hope to those living with the disease by bringing science and technology together in an effort to discover better treatments and a cure. One of the deadliest of all rheumatic disorders, scleroderma is chronic, complex and debilitating. It begins as an autoimmune attack and eventually causes devastating fibrosis or vascular damage. The SRF has raised over $47M to date including $21M from its signature fundraising event, Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine, hosted by Bob Saget with exceptional cuisine prepared by Chef Susan Feniger, both SRF board members.

The SRF is at an inflection point. The organization wants to grow its funding capacity, create meaningful engagement with the patient community, and shine a light on its projects. The new Executive Director will be experienced in nonprofit best practices, will develop and execute strategies to increase contributed revenue, and raise awareness of the SRF’s work, particularly to donor and patient audiences.

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