Executive Director Position

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Job Title

Executive Director, OursMedicina

Reports To

The OursMedicina Board of Directors

Positions Reporting to this one

All OursMedicina staff


OursMedicina is a 501(C)3 organization dedicated to providing, accurate, and non-commercial healthcare information throughout the world. This is accomplished through the development of the online community OursMedicina.org, a self-regulating source of educational content operating under a free license in the public domain. In collaboration with a network of volunteers and Board of Directors, OursMedicina provides the essential infrastructure and an organizational framework for the support and development of multilingual wiki projects and other endeavors which serve this mission. OursMedicina will make and keep useful information from its projects available on the Internet free of charge, in perpetuity.


The executive director is the chief executive officer of OursMedicina and as such, is the position primarily responsible for carrying out the organization’s strategic plans and policies, on behalf of the board of directors. With the chair, the executive director enables the Board to fulfill its governance function.


  • Works with the board to craft strategic vision, then aligns organizational resources with it
  • Set an effective agenda and ensure performance goals are met and set
  • Responsible for administrative procedures and processes to maintain fiscal accountability and control, equitable and fair personnel practices, and efficiency of operations
  • Oversees and coordinates fundraising and donor management activities
  • Develops other revenue sources including business arrangements and funding proposals
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with members of the board of trustees and advisory board
  • Serves as a mentor, guide and coach to staff
  • Creates and manages the annual budget
  • Ensures compliance with all appropriate regulations
  • Ensures appropriate information flow both within and outside the organization
  • Represents the organization; serves as its public face as appropriate
  • Oversees marketing, media relations, public relations and issues management activities
  • Ensures compliance with all appropriate regulations


  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant professional experience
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, Master’s in healthcare or technology a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in fundraising and donor management
  • Financial management and budgeting experience


  • Proven leadership – Ability to lead organizations through growth and challenges
  • Strong motivational and team building skills
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills
  • Strategic planning and thinking abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • General computer skills
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