The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is seeking applications and nominations for the position of President/CEO.
Thirteen children and teens are diagnosed each day with a brain tumor, and more children die of brain tumors than any other cancer. Survivors often face lifelong side effects and years of tests and treatments, and as a result, their quality of life is greatly impacted. Fortunately, children and families can turn to an incredible resource—Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF)—for support, care, and hope. PBTF is the world's leading nonprofit dedicated to the childhood brain tumor community, serving more than 28,000 U.S. children and teens battling brain tumors by investing in the most promising research and providing practical, informational and emotional support to families.
The President/CEO (CEO) will report to the Board of Directors and will partner collaboratively with the Chair of the Board and other Board officers in leading PBTF to the next level of growth and excellence and will harness the opportunities to raise and to invest additional resources to serve children and parents and to inspire researchers. The CEO will manage the strategic, programmatic, and financial operations of the organization. A key part of this will be continuing to build a development and fundraising program that includes a major gift strategy by leveraging relationships with parents to tap their networks. As a visible external spokesperson for PBTF, the CEO will work to ensure that PBTF is viewed as the most impactful organization serving the pediatric brain tumor community. This will include communicating the mission to wide audiences, as well as having the ability to inspire and motivate constituencies to achieve the ambitious goals. The CEO will lead the organization in prioritizing, implementing, and measuring the quality and development of work necessary to achieve such goals. Working in partnership with the senior leadership team, the CEO will advocate for the organization's mission and programs, and will increase funding, public awareness, and visibility of PBTF. The CEO will manage a dedicated and committed staff and will provide the necessary, leadership, direction, and accountability for staff to excel.
The successful candidate will have a number of responsibilities and duties that include:
Strategy/Vision: Collaborate with the Chair, Vice Chair, Board, and staff to refine and implement the Strategic Plan while ensuring that the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with the core mission
Financial Oversight: Oversee the financial status of the organization, including developing long- and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget, and ensuring sound financial controls are in place
Philanthropy: Ensure that the flow of funds permits PBTF to make continuous progress toward the achievement of its mission and that those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs as well as the future potential of the organization
Staff Development: Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all staff in a highly matrixed organization, and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization
Board Development: Lead strategic Board recruiting and have knowledge of best practices around nonprofit Board governance
Mission and Programs: Have experience in and a passion for leading mission-driven organizations, including research and care services
Marketing and Communications: Be current on and have experience with the latest nonprofit marketing strategies and best practices, including targeted social media outreach and content marketing
Be the public face of PBTF and be comfortable articulating the mission of PBTF.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Demonstrated experience in a leadership role in the nonprofit or private sector; successful management of a healthy P&L that has the appropriate balance of investment in operations and fiscal responsibility
Previous experience or exposure with a patient advocacy organization is preferred
10 plus years of experience in senior management with multiple direct reports
Demonstrated experience in creating or overseeing a development and fundraising strategy, as well as personally participating in the cultivation of individual donors, corporate and foundation partners, and others;
Demonstrated experience in prioritization of strategic and operational goals along with experience in execution to meet those goals
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation has retained the services of Diversified Search to assist in this search. All nominations, applications and inquiries should be directed electronically to: PBTFPresident@divsearch.com