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Executive Director of Community Engagement and Partnership


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Team Lead, the Executive Director of Community Engagement and Partnership will work closely with Development and Mission Outcomes Departments to identify, foster and recognize vital community relationships to advance the mission of the Epilepsy Foundation. Affiliations include Epilepsy Centers and medical professionals, business leaders, individual and group volunteers, government representatives, and interns to help lead the core activities of the Epilepsy Foundation. The Executive Director will work closely with department staff to develop a comprehensive needs assessment of each area and develop and implement a strategy for reaching relationship recruitment goals.


  • Works with Department leads to implement a case statement for aligning with the Foundation
  • Connects the newly formed relationship with appropriate staff and/or leadership volunteers within the organization
  • Possesses a strong understanding of the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission, programs, services, research, advocacy, and fundraising opportunities and can convey information in an engaging style, both verbal and written
  • Secures priority relationships through local media, web, social media, personal outreach, and networking within the assigned region
  • Prioritize the identification of highly qualified volunteers to lead and assist Mission Outcomes’ program initiatives and training
  • Implements protocols and policies as needed
  • Ensures proper training/orientations and background checks are performed where necessary
  • Assures community engagement data is sourced within the organization’s CRM and other necessary software platforms to track and measure the impact
  • Other duties as assigned

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Working in a collaborative, engaging style with all departments is essential.


  • Previous or current employment developing, recognizing, and maintaining relationships in the best interest of the organization
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with volunteer and professional disciplines in a not-for-profit or for-profit environment


  • Bachelor’s degree required with a master’s degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years of related work experience.


  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Understanding or willingness to learn about epilepsy and its impact on individuals and families
  • Highly skilled at engaging and aligning people and organizations with the Epilepsy Foundation and
  • its partner organizations
  • Proactive and persistent
  • Outstanding written, verbal/interpersonal communication skills
  • Premier in the ability to work as a team with flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Organized and goal-driven
  • Strong computer skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to develop and maintain data reports for measuring the impact
  • Understanding of Government Relations and the public policy process
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications, Salesforce, and data-based software platforms
  • Experience with Adobe Professional and other graphics programs desirable


  • This position will be eligible for telework from an approved alternative worksite based on EF policy.


  • Daily travel and/or virtual meetings throughout the assigned geographic footprint is required
  • Travel and work will be required on some evenings and weekends
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