GLIDE is a social justice movement, social service provider and spiritual community dedicated to strengthening communities and transforming lives. Located in San Francisco’s culturally vibrant but poverty-stricken Tenderloin neighborhood, GLIDE addresses the needs of, and advocates for, the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals and families among us. Building on the 50-year legacy of Co-Founders Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, GLIDE challenges inequities and stands with the poor, people of color, LGBTQ persons, and others facing oppression, isolation and stigma, while offering a holistic, integrated model of programs and services to address the complex needs of the community. Today, under the leadership of President and CEO Karen Hanrahan, GLIDE continues to deepen its impact and extend its reach to thousands of people in need. Through comprehensive services, fearless advocacy and spiritual connection, GLIDE remains a powerful beacon of hope for a healthier, more just and inclusive city.

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GLIDE’s mission is to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. Our Core Values emerge from GLIDE as a spiritual movement. They are rooted in empowerment, recovery and personal transformation. Our values inspire and guide our behaviors. They are the ground we stand on. Visit: for more information about the organization.

As GLIDE continues to experience significant growth and build upon its unique strengths, a search is underway for an experienced innovative Director of Strategic Institutional Partnerships.  GLIDE has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in its recruitment efforts for this role. The Director of Strategic Institutional Partnerships will be responsible for building and managing partnerships and other strategic alliances with large, local, regional and national foundations and corporations, as well as the City of San Francisco, in support of GLIDE’s mission. The position will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward these relationships in order to bring significant, stable, multi-year funding to the organization. Additionally, the candidate will work to responsibly scale and ensure the sustainability of our programs through creating novel development opportunities while maintaining traditional funding pipelines.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, this position is part of the Fund Development team, and works closely with the program staff, President and CEO, Executive Director, Board Members, and volunteers who sustain GLIDE and, thus, the ultimate success of the organization. The Director of Strategic Institutional Partnerships position requires strong organizational, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills, as well as an orientation to detail. The position also requires a passion for conversations on GLIDE’s role in providing vital services to San Francisco’s most marginalized community members to help them stabilize and transform their lives, towards breaking the cycles of poverty.

The Director of Strategic Institutional Partnershipsis a strategic thinker and is responsible for implementing a bold development plan and ensures that the organization is well positioned in a rapidly evolving and competitive environment.  This candidate must have the ability to inspire and be able to demonstrate passion for GLIDE’s mission and social justice issues and have the intellectual depth and skill to communicate the needs and achievements of an organization to a wide range of constituencies.

Success in this role requires an effective communicator who is able to build enthusiasm for GLIDE’s programs and its advocacy on behalf of the disenfranchised.  The ideal candidate is amission-driven individual with a belief in and commitment to GLIDE’s philosophy of unconditional love and social justice.  The position requires a Bachelor’s degree with at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented organization with at least 5 years of non-profit experience.  The incumbent has a proven track record in fund development from a variety of sources as well as quantifiable experience working with network leads to support the strategic development of a portfolio of public-private partnerships.  The position also requires demonstrated success in building relationships among and working effectively with diverse groups. It is essential that this person possess excellent written and oral communication skills, with considerable experience in writing and presenting information, particularly financial information to a variety of audiences.

How to apply:

For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications being sought.

Send materials to:“ATTN: GLIDE Director of Strategic Institutional Partnerships Search” in the subject line.

Electronic submissions highly preferred. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately.

To obtain further details about this opportunity, contact Myra T. Briggs, Executive Search Practice Leader at Nonprofit HR at