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Sr. Director, Global Programming
Company: OneSight
Location: Mason, OH
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/09/2021
Expire Date: 06/09/2021
Job Categories: Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Sr. Director, Global Programming


The Sr. Director - Global Programming will serve as a critical member of the executive leadership team. S/he will report to the Executive Director/President, preferably be based in Mason, Ohio and be willing to travel up to 50% of the time, nationally and globally as conditions permit.

In collaboration with the President/Executive Director, s/he will articulate and implement the strategic vision and leadership of OneSight’s mission; oversee a significant portfolio of programs and related services; evaluate the effectiveness of programs to provide ongoing feedback; help to promote and diversify funding through effective resource stewardship and strategic partnership; raise OneSight’s profile through external communications; and provide mentoring, guidance, supervision, and professional development to all programming staff.

The Sr. Director – Global Programming will be responsible for leading the strategic planning and overseeing the execution of all of OneSight’s ongoing programming around the world, which includes OneSight charitable clinics, and sustainable vision center program expansion. S/he is also expected to be a thought leader in ensuring that the programming evolves to meet the changing needs of solving the global need for glasses. S/he will be a member of the OneSight Leadership Team and will work alongside the other members of the Leadership Team to deliver OneSight’s strategic plans throughout all of our key geographies. The role will be responsible for implementing key initiatives and incorporating any innovations into existing programming. This role incorporates strong operational leadership with key strategic thought partnership elements and will require both long-term planning as well as management of on the ground, day to day execution though a global team.


Organizational Leadership
• Embrace and promote a highly engaged organizational culture supportive of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
• In coordination with the President/Executive Director and Leadership team, provide strategic leadership and oversight for OneSight’s Global Programming Initiatives.
• Ensure the successful creation of new strategically aligned programs, including identification of and response to business development opportunities. Foster cross organizational collaboration on program creation and execution.
• Ensure OneSight programs achieve results and consistently deliver high-quality outputs and impact.
• Manage a global team of programming leaders to deliver the key commitments of both sustainable and charitable programming around the world; ensure clear communication of priorities, alignment of strategies and resources and development of key individuals to optimize the organization.

• Create and support a high performing culture in the programming department and cross-functionally with other functions. Develop a team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively toward the team goals, by clearly communicating OneSight’s vision, implementing yearly staff development plans and mentoring.
• Partner with the Leadership Team to ensure: 1) Programming needs are clearly communicated to support effective manufacturing, product supply and logistics solutions; 2) Engagement and Fundraising targets are met and supported through programming strategies and efforts; and 3) Sound fiscal and system management through budgeting and monitoring of programmatic operations.
• Lead the development, testing and implementation of any Program-based innovation to improve the performance of programming around the world.
• Represent OneSight on relevant committees and task forces, as well as at speaking engagements, conference panels and trainings.
• Oversee and contribute to the development and execution of a strategic research agenda that supports OneSight’s goals.

Program Oversight and Evaluation
• Oversee the coordination, integration, and delivery of all programs, contracts and related services, promoting collaborative relationships between program areas and ensuring that the expectations of funders, partners, constituents, clients, and other stakeholders are consistently met.
• Lead the strategy and execution of the continued expansion of the OneSight sustainable vision center program; this includes the full process of overseeing the strategy of this expansion, developing aligned Memoranda of Understanding with Ministries of Health and other local stakeholders, identifying and building the right local partnerships, rolling out the solution with excellence in execution and transitioning management of the program to the local authorities.
• Lead the implementation of the Charitable Clinic program through the program managers and ensure that the program meets its goals for patients served, glasses dispensed, engagement, fundraising, etc.
• Respond to government and foundation requests for proposals and applications in partnership with development and senior staff; coordinate planning and activities necessary for development of model program designs in response to RFPs and RFAs.
• Ensure the delivery of qualitative and quantitative goals and outcomes of programs and services and appropriate M&E activities and capabilities

Funder and Partner Relationship Development and Management
• Develop strong peer relationships with senior government officials and other change agents in partner countries and ensure OneSight programs align with their needs and demands. Support change agents to collaboratively set and achieve objectives.
• Cultivate relationships to further develop OneSight’s global network of government partners, local and regional partner institutions, and identify opportunities for partnerships that rely on and reinforce local capacity and ecosystems to ensure OneSight’s programs are in line with needs and demands.
• Support development efforts to establish and foster relationships with key funders and other foundations, and multilateral funding institutions. Make connections between OneSight program expertise and funding opportunities. Support generating revenue to deliver programs aligned with strategy.
• Provide globally-recognized thought leadership in areas of expertise aligned with OneSight’s strategy. Contribute to the knowledge base within the field through conference presentations, journal articles, blogs etc. Connect colleagues and other experts within our network of partners with opportunities for visibility.

Personal Characteristics
• Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and the ability to listen actively and communicate clearly and persuasively.
• A leader who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in his/her approach to making decisions; the ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner.
• Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.
• Equally comfortable taking center stage and encouraging others to share the spotlight; visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team.
• Exceptional communicator experienced in presenting to, facilitating, writing for, and engaging interpersonally with international audiences.

• Bachelor’s Degree (BS or BA); equivalent International Degrees also considered.
• MBA or Advanced Degree in Healthcare, Public Policy or related field preferred.


Up to 50% travel, both domestic and international.

Global Headquarters are located in Mason, Ohio (USA). There is a strong preference for the successful candidate to be located in the headquarters office, but remote candidates will be considered.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is seated in an office setting and is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: The work conditions usually take place in an office. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on at “at-will” basis.

At OneSight, we’re creating a world where a lack of access to vision care is no longer a barrier to human achievement and possibility. We know everyone deserves quality vision care. So, we meet them where they are, making care affordable and close to home.

Meeting our employees where they are is also part of OneSight. OneSight provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. Come join us.
Qualifications & Requirements
• Demonstrated success in development and implementation of strategy with a minimum of 12 years’ experience with progressive levels of leadership and responsibility.
• Passion for OneSight's mission and purpose and an ability to communicate this passion to others.
• Experience in a nonprofit in NGO overseeing multiple programs or contracts. Field experience with a strong preference for experience in an organization servicing public health or vision needs.
• Demonstrated experience managing a high-performing team in a global structure to include professional development and mentorship.
• Work experience in developing markets, with demonstrated ability in dealing across cultures with senior management and government leaders.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and compile complex data for planning and reporting purposes.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies, including those who do not speak English.
• Strong relationship builder with the ability to find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.

• Experience in the vision care industry; demonstrated understanding of eye health issues.
• Ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages or with non-English speakers.
Contact Information
Company Name: OneSight
Website: www.onesight.org/careers...
Company Description:
At OneSight we are unleashing the potential of 1.1 Billion people. Clear vision reveals to each of us what we are capable of doing and becoming. But the reality is, 1 in 7 people in the world lack access to vision care. And we know that this makes it a struggle for those who need glasses to meet even the most basic needs of living. For some, vision care may be too far, too expensive or there are too many obstacles in the way. At OneSight, we’re changing that. We have the solution. We know it works. And how we are hiring new team members to partner with us to deliver our mission. For more information on OneSight visit www.OneSight.org.
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