Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) seeks a dynamic candidate for the position of Executive Director (ED). Founded in 1958, HHF’s mission is to prevent and cure hearing loss and related conditions and to promote hearing health through groundbreaking research and education. 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. To date, HHF has awarded $50 million in grants to scientists performing groundbreaking research.
The ED oversees the small but dynamic organization, developing a financially sustainable plan for growth of HHF’s programs in collaboration with its staff, the Board of Directors, its donors and supporters, and the scientists and clinicians who oversee the research programs.
The ED will bring or develop an interest in the hearing and balance conditions that are the life’s work of the organization. These conditions impact more than 48 million Americans and more than 400 million individuals worldwide.
S/he will secure and manage the funding for ongoing programs and operations, building on past successes raising money from foundations and individuals and seeking corporate and potential government funding. The ED works under the direction of the Board Chair and reports directly to the HHF Board of Directors.
Candidates must have demonstrated leadership and managerial experience, strong people skills, financial acumen, organizational skills, and hands-on experience with social media and state of the art marketing and fundraising strategies. S/he must be mission-driven, and possess strong affinity and empathy for people affected by hearing loss and balance disorders.
The next ED will be a seasoned non-profit leader with demonstrated expertise to:
Oversee and implement the organization’s strategic direction clarifying and expanding its vision.
Expand and nurture Board of Directors with balance of scientific credibility and business expertise. Engage the Board in taking up fundraising and other governance responsibilities.
Expand and nurture funding streams for HHF’s work. Match new revenue sources to program expansion.
Attract and cultivate new donors while providing stewardship for existing supporters. Serve as lead fundraiser and “case maker” presenting the organization to diverse audiences and potential funders.
Grow outreach channels and networks, strengthening the HHF brand. Promote the organization through social media, print materials, participation in conferences and related forums.
Publish and oversee magazine with circulation of more than 1.3 million readers quarterly.
Provide administrative, financial and fiscal leadership, overseeing a budget of approximately $2.5M, financial management and administration of scientific grants to leading academic institutions.
Oversee staff team at New York City headquarters and offsite, leading and developing talent in small staff.
Work with Scientific and Medical Directors of HHF grant programs to establish timelines and processes that facilitate and improve the scientific programs’ operations. Provide support to volunteer-led committee processes helping to ensure that grant funding is efficient and effective.
Create service culture in supporting grant-funded researchers and their academic institutions, while protecting HHF’s reputation, accountability and resources.
Ensure that appropriate accounting and fiscal management processes are adhered to in order to comply with non-profit legal, labor, tax, licensing and other applicable statutory or regulatory requirements are met. Report regularly to Board of Directors on financial standing and all other compliance requirements.
Successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of leading an organization to the next stage of growth.
BA required, master’s degree preferred in related field.
10+ years of experience showing growth and increased responsibility.
5+ years of success in fundraising for nonprofits, including using related software and databases.
Excellent communication skills including proposal and letter writing that inspires, ability to present live and speak to groups about complex conditions in relatable ways.
Action-oriented, innovative, entrepreneurial, and adaptable; enthusiasm for this cause and for working in a small organization with a large potential reach.
Demonstrated ability to inspire staff, board and donors about HHF's vision and strategic goals
Strong financial and organizational skills
Compensation (salary and bonus) commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Health insurance including dental coverage provided + matching 403(b) program.
Hearing Health Foundation
363 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Or by email to: search@HHF.org
Hearing Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporationand an equal opportunity employer.
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.