Make-A-Wish® New Jersey (MAWNJ), granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy, seeks a full-time Director of Medical Outreach to join the team at its Monroe Township, NJ castle facility. This is a great opportunity to share in the power of a child’s wish come true, at one of the leading Make-A-Wish® chapters in the country. It is also a tremendous opportunity to play a crucial role in the chapter’s success, make an immediate impact on the lives of others, and to experience profound job satisfaction/fulfillment.
Primary Duties: The Director of Medical Outreach will be responsible for developing, strategizing and overseeing the medical outreach and eligibility efforts chapter-wide to ensure all qualified children receive a wish. Responsibilities include building a referral source network throughout New Jersey through research, analysis, and cultivation of relationships with medical professionals, hospital administrators, social workers and child life specialists. The Director will maintain existing referral source relationships and work to identify new referral sources, while also strategically determining and pursuing the best methods for outreach. The Director will also plan and implement face-to-face trainings/meetings throughout state to educate referral sources regarding MAWNJ’s services and eligibility requirements.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred, with 3+ years of experience. Applicants must have working knowledge of childhood illnesses and treatment protocols, medical outreach and/or experience in health services, and/or or child life experience in the social services sector. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. The ideal candidate will be a self -motivated, creative, problem-solving team player with excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, and will be capable of confident, polished and professional presentation and communication to both large and small groups. Proficiency using Microsoft Office is required, Raiser’s Edge/Salesforce preferred. Also required are: analytical skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work evenings and weekends to ensure coverage at professional seminars; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and achieve objectives with a sense of urgency; ability to build and sustain productive long-term relationships. Up to 40% of this position’s time will be devoted to travel throughout the Tri-State (NJ/NY/PA) area. Additional travel may arise on an as-needed basis. Candidates must be social media savvy for research and communication purposes.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume, along with current salary history, to: Michele Hickey, Senior Director of Executive Search, at Michele@thenonprofitsearch.com.