Posted on September 26, 2012
WETA - Director, BrainLine
BrainLine is a national multimedia project that offers authoritative information about preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury. The project focuses primarily on the needs of people who are hurt through car crashes, falls, sports injuries, etc., but we also devote substantial resources to serving soldiers and veterans who have sustained brain injuries in combat. An estimated 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year from accidents, falls, sports-related injuries, and physical abuse and violence. TBI is also the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The physical, cognitive, and emotional effects of TBI are multiplied by the lack of readily available information — about options for treatment, rehabilitation, return to work, etc. This is the compelling need that BrainLine addresses.
WETA is looking for a Director to develop and oversee all elements of the BrainLine project and manages the project staff; to represent WETA and BrainLine as the project’s leader, cultivating and sustaining relationships; that understands the challenges faced by the brain injury community; has knowledge in the field of traumatic brain injury, including a basic understanding of the medical issues involved in sustaining and treating TBI and the social, emotional, and physical consequences of brain injury. Bachelor’s degree and preferably a graduate degree, with some training in neuroscience, health care, mental health, public health or a similar area. Minimum 7 years’ experience in progressively more responsible positions in one or more of the following areas:
- applied research or medical care in neuroscience, neurology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, psychology or a closely related discipline;
- project management of research projects or programs related to the brain in the military, government, academic environment, or public health;
- direct clinical contact with those affected by traumatic brain injury;
- the media, including digital, web, television production, radio, and written communications; and
- fundraising and grantwriting.
Experience should include minimum 4 years of project management experience with responsibility for project deadlines, deliverables, and budgets for a major project; experience should include minimum 3 years of supervisory/management experience.
This position is currently funded through November 16, 2013.
WETA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For consideration, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.weta.org for the full job description and on-line application.