The Managing Director, Science will design and implement a cutting edge Science portfolio at the Foundation. While they may have a specific area of scientific expertise, the Managing Director, Science will have the broad capacity to engage on topics of scientific inquiry within any field. They will understand basic research as well as applied research, with a keen understanding of what makes a project worthy of investment. Experience in areas such as, computing, health, agriculture or engineering, is a plus but not required.
The Managing Director, Science will be expected to provide leadership in the area of Science at the Foundation in the following ways – Setting Strategy: They will create and articulate an inspiring vision for science. They will use and analyse data from a variety of sources to support decisions and employ an entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization and push the boundaries of scientific research. They will also use their scientific knowledge to generate with new ideas and to recognize the ideas of others which are worthy of investment. Executing for Results: They have the ability to set clear and challenging goals while being accountable in driving results for themselves, their team and others at the Foundation. Relationships and Influence: They are someone who naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. And they have the ability to inspire trust in others through compelling influence, passion in his/her beliefs, and active drive. The position is based in New York City and reports to the Vice President, Innovation.
Leading the executive search for the Foundation is Mirah Horowitz at Russell Reynolds Associates. Interested candidates may contact Mirah at: RockefellerScience@RussellReynolds.com