Eversight’s mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation, and research. It serves as the world’s second-largest nonprofit eye bank and provides services that surpass traditional eye banking. Operating in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea, Eversight collaborates and works with surgeons, researchers, academic medical centers and eye banks across the US and throughout the world.
In addition to recovering, evaluating and providing donated eye tissue for sight-restoring transplants and supporting donation education, Eversight advances research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions and provides humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation. It is increasingly recognized for innovative surgical products and services that enable surgeons to improve corneal transplant techniques and patient outcomes; an expanding research portfolio based at the Eversight Center for Vision and Eye Banking Research in Cleveland; and work with international medical communities to build capacity and develop eye banking solutions in countries where the need for sight restoration is critical.
The successful candidate will be a proven and effective servant leader with a passion for the mission of Eversight that is demonstrated by a clear ability to balance the mission of high-quality, compassionate care with the goals of successful strategic growth and financial stability. Eversight seeks a leader who has been a catalyst in fulfilling an organization’s long-term goals. This entrepreneurial individual would bring leadership characterized by a visionary outlook and direction-setting, the ability to garner broad external community support and partnerships, sound business and operations acumen, and the propensity to increase the visibility and impact of the organization by driving major new projects and programs.
Given the goals of the organization, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of successfully executing new initiatives, strategic partnerships, and opportunities for growth. Experience negotiating large, complex, contractual agreements in both the public and private sectors is beneficial. An understanding of and experience with navigating the complexities of an organization of similar size, scope and budget is highly desired.
This person will be a charismatic and relational leader who is mission-focused and dedicated to improving the quality of services and lives impacted by the organization, and who communicates the institution’s mission with enthusiasm. Candidates for this position must have proven leadership qualities to bring direction, a collaborative atmosphere, and inspiration to an organization.
A proven ability to coach and lead an effective team of closely coordinated, highly professional, self-accountable leaders is a must. The qualified candidate will demonstrate an ability to build an organizational climate that fosters development and encourages staff to value the contribution of different disciplines through a holistic, team-oriented management approach. At the same time, this person must be able to communicate a clear vision, articulate specific goals and hold all accountable for the high standards of performance across the entire organization.
Of critical importance is the candidate’s ability to transform ideas into specific, connected, goal-
driven outcomes. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in operations and business management. Candidates must have proven success in providing mission-driven services utilizing sound business principles. Direct fundraising experience is a plus. Experience making organizational strategic decisions in program design, development, and management in pursuit of board goals is expected.
A bachelor’s degree in healthcare management, business or related fields from an accredited four-year college or university is required; a graduate degree is preferred. Affiliation with and leadership in local, state, or national professional or trade associations would be a plus.
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