About the Benjamin Rush Institute
The Benjamin Rush Institute (BRI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working with medical students and professionals to protect the doctor-patient relationship and preserve healthcare freedom. Since 2009, BRI has inspired thousands of medical students and healthcare professionals about alternative, free enterprise solutions to healthcare challenges and ensured that these groups are equipped to articulate and advance these solutions in public debate. BRI accomplishes its mission through chapters and affiliates at medical schools that host debates, educational lectures, and other events. BRI helps equip students and professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to be effective ambassadors for freedom in medicine.
BRI is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead the organization’s fundraising, administrative, programmatic, and communications/marketing operations. This would include implementing BRI’s strategic development plan; meeting with donors and donor prospects to reach BRI’s revenue goals; working with medical students and administrators in forming BRI chapters; working with BRI students to develop, plan, and execute successful programs; promoting BRI to medical students and other organizations; and overseeing administrative tasks associated with running a nonprofit organization. The Executive Director will work closely with BRI’s Board of Directors and be assisted by a part-time Programs and Marketing Consultant, student interns, and consultants for fundraising (American Philanthropic) and accounting. The Executive Director will also have the benefit of partnering closely with the outgoing Executive Director who plans to remain active with the organization in a programmatic role after her replacement is found.
With the renewed national focus on healthcare policy, BRI is poised to help more students and professionals understand how protecting the doctor-patient relationship can enhance healthcare results for patients., wider-reaching level on medical school campuses and within the medical profession.
- Raise funds to meet BRI’s budget.
- Maintain existing relationships with BRI’s donors and identify opportunities to upgrade their support.
- Manage BRI’s solicitation program for foundations, including identifying and researching new prospects.
- Manage BRI’s individual donor solicitation and cultivation program, including building relationships with donors and donor prospects.
- Establish goals for BRI and ensure that all BRI’s activities are in accord with its mission.
- Establish a board of advisors who will consult BRI on opportunities to grow the organization.
- Manage the daily bookkeeping of BRI revenue and expenses.
- Manage BRI staff, interns, consultants, and contractors to ensure that work is being done effectively and timely.
- Oversee the execution of debates, lectures, and other programs at BRI’s 25 chapters and affiliates.
- Communicate with BRI student leaders and respond to BRI chapter and affiliate needs.
- Organize an annual student Leadership Conference for 50-60 BRI students.
- Identify opportunities to develop new BRI chapters and affiliates and coordinate with students on chapter promotion and growth.
- Oversee all BRI marketing and communications platforms including BRI’s website and social media, tabling at conferences, and collateral material.
- Ensure that BRI’s mission is communicated effectively to BRI students and chapters, prospective chapters, medical organizations, and BRI donors and donor prospects.
- Build and cultivate relationships with other medical and other organizations.
- Represent BRI at conferences, in meetings, and other fora. Communicate BRI’s message through op-eds, blog posts, and other social media.
- 3+ years of experience in program/project management, organizational management, or fundraising preferred
- Experience in a nonprofit setting strongly preferred
- Familiarity with medicine/health care policy preferred
- Strong organizational skills
- Skilled project manager who is able to motivate and work with many different types of people to accomplish a shared goal
- Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated writing abilities
- Successful fundraising experience is highly preferred
- General familiarity with Microsoft Office, social media platforms, and customer relationship databases
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Philosophical alignment with BRI; belief in the value of preserving healthcare freedom
The Benjamin Rush Institute maintains a virtual office. The Executive Director will work remotely and should be located with access to a major metropolitan airport. The position requires the Executive Director to travel up to one week every month. Competitive salary.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF with your name in the file:
- Cover letter detailing your salary requirements and why you are interested in this position/BRI’s mission
Please include “Executive Director, BRI – Your Name” in the subject line of your email.
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon, executive director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: email@example.com.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.