Salzburg Global Seminar seeks to recruit a full-time Program Director, based at our historic headquarters at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria. S/he will lead our work on healthcare innovation and healthy societies in collaboration with leading global foundations, academic centers and changemakers. S/he will also lead our work on Sciana: The Health Leaders Network, a groundbreaking initiative bringing together outstanding leaders in health and health care policy and innovation across Europe, which is supported by a partnership between the Health Foundation (UK), Careum Stiftung (Switzerland) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany).
This exciting international opportunity will suit ambitious and entrepreneurial professionals with extensive networks who seek to expand their reach and have lasting influence at the cutting edge of global health and sustainable development.
The program portfolio currently includes two inter-related and interdisciplinary strands of work: healthcare innovation (e.g. shared decision making and patient engagement; quality improvement and organizational change; patient safety) and creating healthy societies (e.g. social, cultural, environmental and economic determinants of physical and mental health; emerging trends and risks for health and wellbeing; cross-sector collaboration and systems transformation).
The successful candidate will have the flexibility to consolidate and expand these programs, build out new initiatives and networks, and innovate to achieve impact for human and planetary health.
Salzburg Global Seminar: the institution and its work
Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1947 to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world. Our multi-year programs aim to bridge divides, expand collaboration and transform systems.
We convene outstanding talent across generations, cultures and sectors to inspire new thinking and action on critical issues, connecting local innovators with global resources and fostering lasting networks and partnerships for creative, just and sustainable change. Over 36,000 Fellows from 175 countries have come together through our programs.
Salzburg Global thrives by empowering people of all backgrounds, and an increasingly diverse range of organizations and initiatives, to have greater impact across the world. Our team needs to understand complex challenges and emerging issues, develop insights, set strategy, create tangible goals, build alliances and business opportunities, and above all, translate vision into action and results. If you have an outstanding track record, entrepreneurial flair and are hungry to put your skills to work, think of Salzburg Global as your platform to drive high-impact change.
The PD is a key member of our cross-cutting Program team, which comprises program directors from a range of perspectives and disciplines who work closely together to advance innovation and imaginative thought leadership. S/he is expected to participate in strategic planning meetings for the Program department and, as needed, at an institutional level.
The PD has primary responsibility for each of her/his multi-year programs, including financial oversight. It is essential that s/he take an active role in cultivating donors and partners around the world to co-create and leverage financial support for the given program(s). The PD must be an effective team player and work with multiple staff related to the planning and implementation of her/his programs (Program Associates and interns, communications, development, recruitment, admissions and finance). The PD needs to be highly organized and able to work on project incubation, multiple active programs and forward planning simultaneously, including overseas travel if needed.
Desired skills and experience:
The Program Director is a senior level position and will receive a base salary, full medical and retirement benefits, and five weeks' annual vacation. Salzburg Global is an equal-opportunity employer.
Very strong preference will be given to top quality candidates who are able to relocate to Salzburg and thus participate fully in our interdisciplinary programming and networks. Preference will be given to those who live and work in the European Union. The start date of this position is late Quarter 3/early in Quarter 4 2019.
Those interested in the position should send a current CV, letter outlining interest and qualifications and salary requirements to:
Salzburg Global Seminar