The Managing Director (MD) will manage operations and lead strategic operational initiatives for the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI). While the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for achieving LDI goals and assuring that day-to-day operations align with these goals, the MD will directly assist the Executive Director in meeting these responsibilities and serve as the second-in-command of LDI operations.
The MD will be responsible for the supervision of the programmatic departments of LDI. Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the MD will set direction for LDI’s Associate Directors, and serve as their mentor, coach, and guide. Through metrics established with the Executive Director, the MD will manage LDI activities and hold the staff accountable for performance against those metrics. The Managing Director will be responsible for drafting/creating LDI’s annual report and operating budgets. He/she will identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realities. He/she will also lead hiring of new staff, promotions/raises of current staff, as well as nurture organizational culture and cohesiveness of LDI.
The MD will assist the Executive Director with strategic planning and the execution of strategic initiatives to align the organization’s programs, projects, and messaging with the strategic direction of the organization. The MD will take the lead on the execution of priority strategic initiatives. This responsibility will critically involve writing grants, contracts, and proposals at the initiation phase; executing new programs at the implementation stage, and marketing and communicating program success at the concluding state. Strategic initiatives include marketing campaigns, fundraising and donor management, business development, and partnership activities. Provide guidance to executive director for marketing, media relations, public relations and issues management activities. Trouble shoot any interim problems as they arise.
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