Durham, North Carolina
Male Contraception Initiative (MCI) is a four-year-old
organization based in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, whose mission
is “To facilitate research & development
of male contraceptives for people around the world and to
build awareness among researchers, donors and the
general public about the demand for and status of novel male
The organization is fully funded for 2018 and is in the next
growth stage after start-up. We’re ready for systems and structure
to be put into place and expanded upon so that we can re-frame
contraception for the 21st century.
We are looking for an experienced visionary leader who has
alliance-building and fundraising skills, strong management and
organizational development knowledge and expertise, a deep
understanding of and respect for science and scientific method, and
excellent communication and strategic planning skills. www.malecontraceptive.org
(The website is being redesigned and the new site will be published
in May 2018.)
Develop partnerships with public and
private organizations and research institutions; align the
interests of multiple partners collaborating to advance the
development of new male contraceptives.
Engage and leverage MCI’s Scientific
Advisory Board as advisors for our research strategy, and grant
reviewers in our growing grants program.
Lead development efforts, including
relationship development, grant applications, individual,
foundation, and corporate donor campaigns. Work with board
development committee to identify and cultivate donors and new
Explore the establishment of an
endowment for financial sustainability and security. Deepen
relationship with current donors.
Organizational and Fiscal Management
Understand the natural development of
a new non-profit organization and provide guidance for staff and
board roles and responsibilities. Move the board from hands-on to
expert advisory and governing roles.
Successfully guide MCI’s programs and
operations to meet its goals by developing policies and practices
that create a positive organizational culture.
Develop and secure board approval of
annual operating budget and long-term financial plans.
Work with contract attorneys on
personnel/HR, outside contractor agreements, and templates for
researcher grant awards.
Ensure MCI meets annual budget goals
and progress is made toward long-term financial
Provide strong, visible,
organizational guidance and leadership.
Evaluate staffing needs; hire and
manage staff and contractors to develop and support effective
programs and communications.
Provide strong coaching, performance-
and career-development plans for staff.
Supervise Director of Programs as re:
our competitive research grant process, including review of
applications and monitoring progress of grantees in the larger
context of MCI organizational reporting to funders.
Provide advice and guidance to the
Board of Directors to assist them in setting policy and monitoring
MCI’s success. Together with Board Chair, set board meeting
agendas, and co-facilitate quarterly meetings.
Demonstrate a clear vision of how
advancing male contraceptive methods will make an impact in
Represent MCI at national
conferences, on advisory boards and at leadership events.
Encourage collaboration and
information sharing across MCI and with external audiences.
Establish and maintain a strong
positive public image of MCI. Work to continually increase and
improve community awareness of MCI and its mission.
Deepen and expand relationship to the
Handle media inquiries/PR.
Evaluate MCI’s progress against its
mission and realign as needed.
Review and implement the 2018-9
operational plan; and create a 3-year strategic plan moving
Explore strategies, including
formation of a global alliance, to support researchers to take
promising new male contraceptive agents from the lab to
FDA-approved clinical trials, and ensure global access to new
Master’s Degree in public health,
science/medical, non-profit administration, business, or other
Excellent oral and written
Successful implementation of grant
funded projects with multiple partners
Demonstrated track record of securing
and maintaining institutional, individual and corporate
5-10 years of management experience
in non-profit or academic setting.
A collegial style and great sense of
Entrepreneurial spirit and experience
in growing an organization.
Deep awareness of contraception and
reproductive health issues strongly preferred.
Published medical research papers