Executive Director, Global Health Technologies Coalition (JR479)

Seattle, WA, USA
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Job Description

PATH is currently recruiting for an Executive Director to lead oversee the strategy, operations, fundraising, and management of all components of the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) whose professionally staffed secretariat is housed at PATH. The Executive Director will report to the Chief of External Affairs.

GHTC, which has been housed at PATH since its inception in 2008, is the premier advocacy organization focusing on research and development (R&D) of new global health technologies. We are a coalition of more than 45 nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and aligned businesses advancing policies to accelerate the creation of new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other tools that bring healthy lives within reach for all people.


Advocacy strategy oversight and high-level policy engagement

  • Provide high-level strategic oversight of GHTC activities to influence the US Congress and Administration to protect and expand publicly funded global health research and development (R&D) programs and enact policies that further their effectiveness
  • Serve as the GHTC’s advocate-in-chief, leading engagement with senior US policymakers and advocacy partners and representing GHTC in meetings, convenings, conferences, hearings, events, other public forums, and with the media
  • Provide high-level strategic oversight of GHTC activities to influence global and multilateral leaders—including those at the World Health Organization, G7, G20, and Global Health Security Agenda—to shape funding, collaboration, and normative/standard-setting initiatives and processes that impact the speed of product development and equitable access to new health technologies in low- and middle-income countries

Partner engagement strategies

  • Design strategies for engaging current and potential coalition members, including through day-to-day operations, recruitment of new members, and shaping membership models and partnership offerings. Includes oversight of member communications and other activities to retain and expand current membership and maintain member satisfaction
  • Oversee GHTC secretariat support to coalition members, steering committee members, and working groups, adapting structures and creating initiatives as needed to serve the coalition’s mission and interest of its members and harness their collective advocacy voice
  • Build alliances and maintain good relations with other partners—such as think tanks, research organizations, advocacy organizations, coalitions, and other non-members—that work on similar and related policy issues
  • Oversee engagement with a network of global civil society partners with aligned interests to promote global advocacy collaboration, information flow, and strengthening of the global advocacy ecosystem for research and development in health

Executive leadership and financial sustainability

  • Manage team of 7 GHTC staff that support US advocacy, multilateral advocacy, communications, and member services functions of the coalition
  • Engage the GHTC’s steering committee to guide advocacy priorities and member composition to ensure alignment with mission
  • Oversee GHTC project management and budget, including the development of annual work plans and budgets, managing donor reporting, and overseeing expenditures, consultants/vendors, staffing, and labor
  • Manage relationships and communication with current and potential donors
  • Consider the future of GHTC and the need for additional funding mechanisms and diversification of donors

Required skills and experience:

  • Master’s degree plus a minimum of twelve years of professional experience including director-level oversight and leading strategy in advocacy required; an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Experience managing and leading a team and managing contractors
  • Demonstrated success in designing effective policy and/or advocacy strategies and implementing projects to influence health or development-related policies with the US Congress, administration and/or with multilateral organizations
  • Demonstrated success in leading a coalition, association, or working group in creating strategies, aligning activities, and messaging and implementing advocacy and/or policy
  • Proven ability to represent an organization publicly and create and maintain effective working relationships with high-level government personnel and partners from a variety of sectors
  • Demonstrated success in grants management, project management, and donor reporting
  • Demonstrated success in financial oversight and budget management
  • Innovative thinker with proven experience bringing new ideas and practices to growing projects
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of the policy and finance issues related to global health R&D strongly desired
  • Must be willing and able to travel for business an estimated 10% of the time
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States

PATH is a diverse nonprofit organization that creates a culture of collaboration and partnership. More about the impact you can make globally here.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and generous benefits. For candidates based in the U.S., the annual salary range for this position is $160,000 - $200,000. The final salary is based on a variety of objective factors. 

PATH provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes 15 vacation, 10 holiday, 2 personal and 12 sick days per year; medical and dental plans; life, disability and retirement benefits. For more details click here.

Hybrid work

PATH operates within a hybrid workplace model unless otherwise noted. Hybrid employees must reside within commuting distance to one of our PATH offices. PATH’s US offices are located in Seattle, WA; and Washington, D.C.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.

PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, caste, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.