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Managing Director, Brain Tumor Investment Fund

Reports To: NBTS President and Chief Executive Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date: November 2022

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National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes and unites our community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and their care partners. NBTS is a leading policy advocacy and research organization as well as a convener of brain tumor research leaders including industry, regulators, funders, clinician researchers and patient advocates. The organization also delivers timely information and support to patients and families. Through collaborative leadership with partners, our results include paradigm shifting research discoveries, increased federal funding for brain tumor research, innovative new clinical trials, opportunities for entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy to benefit brain tumor research, and empowering collaborative advocacy that results in reforms and advances to health care and the development of treatments.

While we have seen significant progress in terms of scientific understanding of brain tumor biology, we are unsatisfied with the status quo of today’s treatment options. NBTS is committed to investment in new ideas and research poised to incent the development and realization of treatments that dramatically increase survival and quality of life for patients.

About the Brain Tumor Investment Fund™:

While we have seen significant progress in terms of scientific understanding of brain tumor biology, we are unsatisfied with the status quo of today’s treatment options. One of the barriers to realizing better treatments is the chasm between promising academic based discoveries and commercial research and development.  The Brain Tumor Investment Fund (BTIF), a fully owned subsidiary of NBTS, seeks to bridge that gap and spark private sector investment in brain tumor research to advance promising and potentially transformative treatments and simultaneously create a robust and diverse market for the brain tumor research and development.   

Summary of Position:

Working closely with National Brain Tumor Society’s President and CEO,  the BTIF Senior Vice President, internal and volunteer leadership including the BTIF Board of Directors, The Managing Director will bring collaborative, results-oriented leadership to a team whose purpose is to raise philanthropic capital and wisely invest in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies that aim to improve the lives of brain tumor patients and ultimately, accelerate a cure. The ideal candidate will be an experienced, versatile leader capable of conveying the value proposition of the BTIF to a wide range of audiences.  The Managing Director will have a proven ability to work with others in a team-based organization, drive results, and be capable of handling the day to day operations including investment process, deal flow management, fundraising and donor stewardship while also managing and facilitating the longer range BTIF annual and strategic business plans.  We seek candidates with experience in the early stage venture capital or technology transfer space and are comfortable with the demands of raising financial support for a charitable cause. The Managing Director will also work closely with other areas of National Brain Tumor Society that support and partner with the BTIF including communications and development. 

Education and Professional Background:

  1. 10 years minimum professional experience
  2. M.B.A, Master’s in Finance or equivalent business type degree. PhD in life sciences is a plus
  3. Experience in life sciences, technology transfer, health care

Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Location: Remote. This role requires a primary work location in the Eastern or Central time zones of the United States. 
  • This is a full-time exempt position. Core hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm EST.
  • Travel to headquarters and/or meeting locations by car and/or plane may be required 30% of the time.
  • Must be able to sit or stand in a stationary position for extended periods of time. This role frequently involves communicating on the phone and using a computer for long periods of time.

How to Apply:

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