Overview

The Partnership & Communications Director is responsible for managing and growing the UCSF HEAL Initiative’s philanthropic partnerships. General responsibilities include setting an executive partnerships strategy, prospecting and cultivation, stewardship of existing partners, representing the HEAL Initiative with partners, preparing other HEAL staff for partnership meetings, and overseeing partnership communications. As one of the Initiative’s representatives, the Officer is required to speak knowledgeably about HEAL’s work using the language of liberation and equity that support HEAL’s mission.

The Partnership & Communications Director effectively communicates HEAL’s mission, elevates our profile and raises the funds required to meet our ambitious goals. This critical member of our team creates, leads, and implements our development strategy alongside the Co-founder and Finance Director. This role encompasses prospect research, outreach, and proposal submission requiring exceptional writing skills and attention to detail.

About UCSF HEAL Initiative

The HEAL Initiative (Health, Equity, Action, Leadership) aims to train, transform, and build a community of front-line health workers committed to serving resource-denied communities through partnerships with 19 sites across 9 countries, and Navajo Nation in the southwestern US. For more information on the HEAL Initiative, visit our website.

We are at a pivotal moment of our organization trajectory where we are launching decentralized hubs in communities from Mexico, to Navajo Nation, to East Africa while simultaneously designing a California wide HEAL model to support under resourced communities throughout the state.  The Partnership and Communications Director will work alongside the Co-Founder and Finance Director to develop and execute an ambitious partnership strategy to meet our growing organization.