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Published: November 13, 2020

CAFP Foundation Hiring for Executive Director

Position Title

Executive Director, California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Classification:  Exempt, Full-time 

Reports to

CEO, California Academy of Family Physicians 

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 each generation of  family physicians and promote opportunities for enhancing academic and career pathways into  family medicine.  

The ideal candidate will 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.  

Organization Description: 

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. 

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. 

Work Schedule and Compensation 

This is a full-time position, Monday-Friday. This position will be based in Sacramento, California,  with the possibility of remote working. Travel (up to 40%) within the U.S. is required. This role reports to the Chief Executive Officer of the California Academy of Family Physicians. 

* All staff are working remotely through at least March 2021 and travel is currently on hold due to COVID-19

Salary is commensurate with experience ranging from $85,000 to $120,000. Health, vision and dental benefits are provided, along with generous retirement benefits and time off. 


Candidates that meet the requested requirements should send a cover letter and resume to  jobs@familydocs.org

November 2020 

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