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Job Title: Director, Strategic Relations

Org. Type: Medical Research Foundation

Location: Fairfield County, CT

Reporting to the Founder/Chief Mission Officer & Brand President, the Director, Strategic Relations

will strengthen and enhance high-level strategic relationships for the Founder/Chief Mission Officer

(CMO) and Brand President, while strengthening and amplifying the Founder and organization brands

through this work. Strong relationships with thought leaders, celebrities, donors/philanthropists and

industry leaders are critical to both brands and the ability of the organization to achieve its mission of

accelerating a cure for every patient. Primary duties include:

• Work with Founder/CMO & Brand President to build and/or cultivate strong relationships with

approximately 150 influencers, partners and donors at the highest-level. These include but are not

limited to donors ($500K+), media, healthcare thought leaders/influencers, industry and academic

partners, celebrities/Honorary Board members, and leadership of other disease organizations.

• Work with Founder/CMO & Brand President to identify and engage top-tier, next level strategic

partners and leaders outside of the organization and help expand these relationships to extend

progress and impact.

• Track and share relevant news releases and articles impacting strategy and business including:

myeloma, cancer, business opportunities, technology, major donors, media & influencers,

Honorary Board and celebrity friends, and, as appropriate, provide recommendations in terms of

follow-up and engagement.

• Spearhead strategy and execution for all pre-meeting preparation and post-meeting follow-up

with audiences identified above.

• Study and understand the healthcare landscape to identify and recommend thematic opportunities

for communication of thought leadership for the Founder/CMO.

• Support/build Founder/CMO & Brand President’s brand thought leadership platform digitally (to

complement speaking, writing and media work).

• Liaise with Marketing and Development teams to ensure development and timely distribution of

content to build and strengthen these key relationships.

• Identify up and coming partners and other thought leaders in our space

• Identify new speaking opportunities for Founder/Chief Mission Officer & Brand President

• Work with Founder/CMO & Brand President to run specific meetings as needed (including but

not limited to planning, execution, follow-up activities), e.g., the Leadership Forum (of leading

disease organizations).


Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or higher; MBA strongly preferred. Minimum of 5+ years’ experience preferably in a

brand-focused role within an innovative and disruptive direct-to-consumer for-profit organization.

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Exceptional oral and written communication skills,

including experience with public speaking. Intellectual curiosity; a critical and strategic thinker with a

commitment to innovation and problem-solving. Dynamic, highly responsive, flexible and self-directed

with the ability to rapidly integrate into the organization’s culture.


Contact:

Nick Samuels

The Philanthropic Staffing Group

nicksamuels22@gmail.com

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