Chief Executive Officer

Full Circle Fund
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply
ApplyPlease submit a resume and cover letter to with your FIRST and LAST name, the POSITION title, and FULL CIRCLE FUND in the subject line (e.g. Oprah Winfrey - CEO - Full Circle Fund). Please do not contact Full Circle Fund directly; all inquiries should be directed to Schaffer&Combs. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.

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Chief Executive Officer

San Francisco, CA


About Full Circle Fund

Full Circle Fund (FCF) is an active network of professionals who leverage their time, talent, and connections to help nonprofit organizations launch new initiatives, make a greater impact, and accelerate positive change in our community.  


Since its founding in 2000, FCF has raised $11 million, accelerated 100+ Bay Area nonprofits, and engaged hundreds of professionals in over 90,000 hours of service. FCF members work together to identify and scale solutions to challenges by selecting and partnering with 12-15 leading nonprofit organizations every year in four core issue areas, including Economic Opportunity, Education, Environment & Energy, and Health.


Position Overview

FCF is looking for its next CEO to drive program growth and community impact throughout the Bay Area. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors and managing a staff of five, the CEO will represent the organization among its members, companies, grant partners, and other key stakeholders, including luminaries of the Bay Area’s technology, business, and philanthropic communities. The CEO will extend FCF’s impact by supporting the Member teams working with grant partners, leveraging strategic partnerships, and promoting innovation in core programs through the four Circles.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

Strategy and Planning

The CEO will lead FCF strategy within the broad context of the Bay Area and national landscape, and apply innovative thinking and performance measurements to analyze and support strategic decision-making. The CEO will leverage the FCF network and stay current with best practices in philanthropy, while establishing goals, objectives, and operational plans in close collaboration with the Board of Directors, staff, and other stakeholders.


Impact and Community Relations

The CEO will ensure FCF’s high visibility to prospects and the public, and drive thought leadership across diverse media, including conferences. The CEO will collaborate with staff to extend FCF’s community impact through encouraging leadership in strategic partnerships and by promoting innovation in core programming, such as the four Circles. The CEO will also grow relationships and activate the engaged philanthropy and startup communities through new program fronts, such as the Founder’s Pledge, in close collaboration with the Director, Special Projects.


Revenue Development

Through membership, foundation, corporate, and large-event revenues, the CEO will actively manage and drive FCF’s diversified revenue stream and growth. This includes: collaborating with the Development Director to cultivate existing and new relationships spanning FCF’s portfolio of individual, foundation, and corporate supporters; leading the conceptualization and planning of FCF’s Annual Benefit (October 15, 2015); ensuring a diverse and sustainable mix of members; and maintaining healthy cash flow and adequate reserves through building and administering the annual budget.


Organizational Management

The CEO will develop an organizational infrastructure to support and promote current strategy and goals, while anticipating changes and preparing for growth. Activities include integrating strategy, organization, and operations when assigning roles, and managing the FCF staff, from hiring to leadership development, performance management, and compensation. S/he will ensure that FCF’s professional values are prioritized in all employment practices. Finally, the CEO must ensure that the appropriate systems, physical space, and technology are in place to operate efficiently and effectively.


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

Core Qualities

  • Entrepreneurial drive combined with a strategic, analytical mind

  • Superb interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills including professionalism, charisma, and integrity

  • Passion for effective philanthropy in the Bay Area ecosystem or mission-driven programs

  • Ability to engage and inspire key stakeholders among business, tech, government and philanthropy elites

  • Record of creating scaleable operations across all business functions

  • Strong pre-existing Bay Area network


Demonstrable Successes

  • Leading organizations in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments, in either the nonprofit, public, and/or private sector

  • Networking to build creative and mutually beneficial partnerships within the nonprofit, public, and private sectors

  • Creating strategy and executing tactics

  • Managing teams effectively and cohesively

  • Sound financial management, including building and managing budgets, preparing Board reports, and overseeing monthly / annual closes



  • Bachelor degree required and advanced degree strongly preferred

  • Substantial demonstrated success in fundraising and revenue growth

  • Track record of executive leadership required



This is a full time exempt position based in San Francisco, CA at the Impact HUB at 901 Mission Street. FCF offers competitive salary, a performance-based bonus, and excellent vacation and medical, dental, and vision benefits.


Equal Opportunity

FCF is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, veteran status, medical condition, mental or physical disability which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties without reasonable accommodation.



Please submit a resume and cover letter to with your FIRST and LAST name, the POSITION title, and FULL CIRCLE FUND in the subject line (e.g. Oprah Winfrey – CEO – Full Circle Fund). Please do not contact Full Circle Fund directly; all inquiries should be directed to Schaffer&Combs. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.


About Schaffer&Combs

Schaffer&Combs solves problems and creates growth for mission-driven organizations that possess the vision and ambition to make genuine change. We have been retained by Full Circle Fund to partner in the search for its new Chief Executive Officer.