Vice President of Development

Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco, CA

The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (PICI) seeks a seasoned and entrepreneurial individual to lead the organization’s fundraising efforts and build upon the momentum generated by the largest philanthropic commitment ever made in the field of immunotherapy. This position is a unique opportunity to partner with a visionary founder and a distinguished scientist as they seek to realize their goal of finding a cure for cancer.

The vice president for development (VP) will build an enterprising fundraising operation that reflects the same standards of quality and excellence that guides and drives the scientists at PICI. To achieve that goal, the VP will formulate short-term and long-range strategic plans focused on generating funds to support critical new initiatives, large-scale research projects, and investments in new ideas. The VP also will provide the highest level of support to PICI founder, Sean Parker, and to the organization’s CEO, Jeff Bluestone, in their efforts to secure transformational gifts from high net-worth individuals.

The ideal candidate should be a self-starter who uses an innovative approach to building and guiding a program, and who has the ability to reach out to a broader community to promote the mission of an institution. S/he must have knowledge of and a sincere passion for biomedical research; the professional credibility, intellectual depth, and collaborative skills necessary to garner the trust and confidence of the chairman, CEO, board members, and other key stakeholders at PICI; and proven experience forging successful collaborative relationships between individuals, foundations, and corporations, and scientific and/or medical research institutions.

Jack Gorman is the search with John Solmonese and Chris Lyons.

The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.