About Stroke Onward
Stroke Onward has a bold goal of ensuring that stroke survivors and their supporters have the resources needed to rebuild identities and rewarding lives.
The organization was founded in 2019 by husband-and-wife team, Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman as a result of their experiences following Debra’s severe stroke in 2010. Debra, formerly a tenured professor at Stanford University (organizational behavior, gender, diversity) still suffers from aphasia (communication challenges.) Steve is a nonprofit executive (economic justice), previously in private equity, and Debra’s “carepartner” since 2010. Through Stroke Onward, they are committed to catalyzing transformative change in the health care system to fill the gap in the stroke system of care that leaves most survivors without sufficient support for the emotional journey that is critical to a real recovery after a stroke.
For more information, visit Stroke Onward’s website.
Stroke Onward is poised for rapid acceleration in growth and impact, and is seeking a mission-driven, entrepreneurial leader to lead the organization in this chapter.
Following a strategic review with the help of Stanford Alumni Consulting Teams and the successful completion of Stroke Across America (read about this 100-day ocean-to-ocean cycling journey), Stroke Onward has clarity on its purpose and potential, and the founders and board are excited to partner with a new leader who can drive the organization forward.
Reporting to the Board Chair, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will work with the board, co-founders, and team to develop a strategy for growth and financial sustainability; define short and long-term priorities; position Stoke Onward for expanded impact, and ensure that all programs, activities, and initiatives effectively and strategically position the organization for growth and impact.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
- Strategic Storytelling
- Fundraising and Development
- Organizational Stewardship
- Staff Management
- Board Management and Development
- Program Development, Execution, and Assessment
Compensation & Benefits
This is a full-time position with a $150,000 annual salary and benefits. Please note that this is a fully remote opportunity that oversees a virtual team.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Molly Brennan and Malissa Brennan of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials by completing a Talent Profile. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email NonprofitSearchOps@divsearch.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.
Stroke Onward is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.