University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics - Ophthalmology- Iowa Lions Eye Bank
September 26, 2018
Iowa City, Iowa
Full Time - Experienced
Admin / Clerical
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Basic Function and Responsibility: The Program Director (referred to by working title Executive Director) is responsible for leadership and oversight for all strategic, fiscal and programmatic aspects of the Iowa Lions Eye Bank (ILEB). The Executive Director is accountable to develop and implement the strategic plan in line with the University, Department of Ophthalmology, and ILEB strategic plans, and to accomplish the comprehensive fiscal, service, educational and innovation goals of the eye bank.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities •Develop, utilizing a variety of internal and external stakeholders, internal and external trends as well as industry knowledge, a strategic plan at least every three years harmonized with the University of Iowa Strategic Plan to accomplish the mission of ILEB and the objectives of the business plan. •Serves as liaison to internal, external, statewide, national and international groups, including but not limited to the Iowa Lions, Vision Share, the Eye Bank Association of America, and the International Journal of Eye Banking. •Implement the strategic plan and direct the accomplishment of the operational, tactical, and comprehensive goals. This includes new initiatives and the annual evaluation of the strategic vision. •Act as a consultant for programs internally to the University, for donation statewide, and to other eye banks nationally and internationally. •Create and deliver educational programs for local, statewide and national meetings, workshops and symposia. •Plan and direct administrative, operational and educational activities of the eye bank. •Direct public relations and communications for the eye bank, including identifying needs and development of written materials. •Develop proposals for new initiatives, publish research activities, and oversee the preparation of educational materials and the communication strategy for various stakeholders. •Oversee and direct onboarding of new staff, training and educational materials, and the integration of new techniques and services at the eye bank. •Evaluate and authorize payments in line with programmatic and fiscal goals. •Develop and evaluate proposals in line with the strategic plan and in service of accomplishing the mission, including grants. •Prepare and deliver periodic reports on operational and fiscal goals to the eye bank Medical Directors, Department Chair and report quarterly and annually to the Iowa Lions and Lions International. •Prepare an annual budget, monitor expenses and fund allocations and document variances (including grants and external funds/contracts). •Performs human resource functions including interviewing, selection, salary determination, onboarding, promotion and disciplinary action. •Supervises and directs leaders and support staff, holding them accountable for high performance, creating a high engagement culture through articulating expectations, and providing feedback and opportunities for improvement consistently across all areas of responsibility. •Develop and implement eye bank policies and procedures in harmony with all accreditation agencies (EBAA, FDA), University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology, ILEB, and other oversight organizations to meet the mission of the eye bank. •Develop, implement, direct and evaluate all programmatic aspects of the eye bank to achieve alignment with stakeholders, attain annual goals and accomplish the mission.
QUALIFICATIONS: •A Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. •5-7 years’ experience with analytical skills that demonstrate the ability to assess current operational effectiveness and needs. •3-5 years’ experience in fundraising, grant-writing and sponsorship development. •Minimum of five (5) years in a supervisory role. •Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment. •Financial acumen to prepare/present budgets and reports and productively interact with external accounting professionals. •Ability to anticipate needs, problems and potential issues and use judgment, foresight and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot, recommend and implement solutions. •Demonstrate careful attention to detail and accuracy, strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks quickly and effectively, proactively establish priorities and meet deadlines. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills required including ability to compose communications and grammatically correct documents in a concise, logical and organized manner. •Proficient in computer software applications (Microsoft Office Programs) •Availability for some travel, domestic and international
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: •5 + years of increasingly responsible management experience in the not-for-profit sector that includes strategy development, positive membership results, and creative problem-solving. •Branding/marketing skills including thorough knowledge of digital and social media. •Experience in Project Management being a strategic thinker •Engaging, motivating and consistent spokesperson, possessing the ability to share ILEB’s vision to families, staff, board members, external partners, donors or the public. •Demonstrate the ability to tailor effective organizational structures, optimize staffing patterns, manage human resources and leverage human capital, oversee outsourced finances, forecast finances, leverage the board’s expertise wisely, and comply with regulations. •Demonstrate a professional network with ability to establish/nurture connections with influencers representing diverse backgrounds, professions and philanthropic interests Current branding/marketing skills including thorough knowledge of digital and social media •Proven ability to coach and motivate team members to reach new levels of accomplishment and professional fulfillment.
Internal Number: 18000728
About University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics - Ophthalmology- Iowa Lions Eye Bank
The Iowa Lions Eye Bank proudly operates as a non-profit community based organization, serving 3 million people and over 120 hospitals in Iowa as the vital link between eye donors, cornea recipients and reserachers in providing the gift of sight through transplant and the gift of answers through research. The Iowa Lions Eye Bank is a fully accredited member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA), is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is a member of Vision Share, a consortium of US eye banks. In addition, the Iowa Lions Eye Bank is committed to facilitating the gift of answers through research and is currently providing reserach tissue for a variety of reserach projects, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, genetic blinding eye diseases and emerging corneal transplant techniques.Since 2005, the Iowa Lions Eye Bank has efficiently prepared Endothelial Keratoplasty corneal grafts for use in the most recent and successful surgical transplant techniques. Since 2007 ILEB has been preparing full thinckness grafts with an Intralase laser, and is currently reseraching laser prepared EK grafts. In 2009 the eye bank sucessfully preparedtheir first DMEk gr...aft, and is currently reseraaching laser prepared DMAEK grafts. Reserach projects include not only prepared tissue, but West Nile Virus, OCT, and tissue engineering. In 2007, eye bank staff began assisting UIHC corneal surgeons in the development of Laser Assisted Keratoplasty methods to consistently provide precision laser-cut corneas with optimal results for recipients.