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Chief of Strategy and Innovation – Foundation Fighting Blindness

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The Foundation Fighting Blindness was established in 1971 by a passionate group of families driven to find treatments and cures for the inherited retinal diseases that were affecting their loved ones. Today, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is the world’s leading private funder of retinal disease research. That funding has been a driving force behind the progress toward cures, including the identification of more than 270 genes linked to retinal disease, and the launch of over 40 clinical trials for potential treatments.

The  Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer will be responsible for driving new ideas and developing and executing strategies to elevate organizational performance. This individual will be accountable for developing and realizing the revenue plans across the organization.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience developing strategy, realizing revenue, and leading teams; MBA or relevant advanced degree a plus.
  • Possesses a strong relational and strategic orientation and extensive experience leading major national initiatives or organizations, preferably in a health research organization.
  • Experience in organizational planning and leveraging data to inform decision making.
  • Experience developing and leading a team, seeding and launching new projects, scaling operations, and building accountability tools.
  • Demonstrated success in building strong organizational partnerships with national leaders, organizations, and corporations.
  • History of building the capacity, effectiveness, and leadership of a national non profit.
  • Track record of working at the chief level, directly translating a CEO’s vision, collaborating around change with a senior team and working with the COO to ensure strategies are in compliance with all laws.
  • Track record of identifying diverse revenue streams.

This is a remote opportunity with business travel as needed.

DRiWaterstone is managing the search on behalf of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.