Be the new leader on a new mission. Hearing Health Foundation (HHF), founded in 1958, is seeking uniquely qualified candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer. Responsibilities for the CEO include financially sustainable growth of its donors and programs, leadership and development of its 5-person staff (on-site and virtual), teaming with the fourteen-member Board of Directors, the Council of Scientific Trustees and coordinating the efforts of the research initiatives. The successful candidate must be willing and able to quickly learn the clinical conditions on which HHF focuses (hearing and balance disorders) while managing and securing funding for ongoing programs and operations. The CEO works under the direction and supervision of the board chair and reports directly to the HHF Board of Directors Executive Committee.
Candidates must have proven leadership experience, strong people skills, financial acumen, and hands-on experience with social media and state of the art marketing and fundraising strategies. They must be mission-driven, comfortable with rapid growth, and characterized by passion, idealism, integrity, and empathy for supporting people distressed by these conditions.
Revenue Development & Communications
Expand revenue to support existing program operations and future program expansion, overseeing the organization’s vision, strategic direction, business development and fundraising objectives, and brand
Create stronger brand by broadening and refining all aspects of communications—from web presence and printed journal, to external relations; promote the organization and cultivate its brand via speaking engagements, participation in relevant conferences, events, and forums
Attract new donors through external outreach and relationship building.
Leverage the opportunity and functionality of web-based marketing by building contact networks, through general email capture and search engine optimization.
Leadership & Management
Work closely with the board chair to build HHF’s presence by communicating its successes, contributions to research, and history of achievements.
Serve as lead fundraiser and “case maker,” developing and maintaining productive relationships with donors and funders; engage and support the Board in effective performance of its development function.
Ensure effective systems to evaluate programs and progress, and communicate regularly with the donors, board, media, and others
Hire, lead, motivate, develop, and retain qualified staff at HHF headquarters and offsite to optimize our fundraising potential
Promote excellence of programs, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems, oversee and develop ongoing strategic fundraising plans for the organization; and the composition of key stakeholder groups such as the Board, Council of Scientific Trustees (CST), and Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).
Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve HHF’s strategic goals
Support and energize the all-volunteer Board of Directors while nurturing HHF's relationships with researchers and partnering organizations in order to improve services to donors
Communicate effectively with the board for it to make timely, informed decisions
Prepare annual budget, administer funds, undergo annual auditing; provide Board with regular financial and operational reports; ensure sound accounting procedures are followed in order to be compliant with all taxation, licensing and other applicable statutory or regulatory requirements
Work with independent committees to drive HHF's research grants program
Serve as ex-officio to appropriate board committees.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative;
Track record of effectively leading an organization to the next stage of growth
Ability to inspire staff, board and donors about HHF's vision and strategic goals;
Passionate for HHF’s mission, self-directed, with personal integrity, and a positive attitude;
Ability to lead and collaborate with diverse groups of people;
Proven experience with marketing, public relations, cultivating partners and fundraising
Strong written and verbal communication skills, financial acumen and use of fundraising software
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with at least ten years of nonprofit management experience (masters preferred).
Applications must be submitted by October 31 to email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: Salary will commensurate with experience and other qualifications, plus annual bonus based on defined criteria; excellent health and dental personal health care coverage, matching 403b program.
About Hearing Health Foundation
Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) is the largest charity funder of hearing and balance research in the U.S. Our mission is to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research and to promote hearing health. HHF is the largest non-profit funder of hearing and balance research in the U.S. and a leader in driving new innovations and treatments for people with hearing loss, tinnitus, and other hearing disorders.