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Paul Biondich, MD MS
Email: paul@openmrs.org 
Twitter: @pbiondich
IRC: docpaul

Office Hours: Available as needed (please email paul@openmrs.org to arrange for a time)

Description

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of OpenMRS, Inc. according to the strategic direction set by the OpenMRS community and OpenMRS, Inc's Board of Directors.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee development of a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization

  • Oversee development of an operational/business plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization

  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board

  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization

  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate

  • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization's community profile

  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization

  • Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff

  • Establish effective.collaborative working arrangements with implementers, funders, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization

  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of OpenMRS and OpenMRS Inc.

  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization

  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization

  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board

  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization

  • Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate

  • Work with the Board and the OpenMRS community leadership to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization

  • Work with staff to prepare a comprehensive budget

  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization

  • Work with Operations Director to ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of the OpenMRS community, and it's supporters

  • Coach / mentor team members as appropriate to improve performance

  • Recruit, and help select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization's mission

  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services

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