PathCheck Executive Director

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PathCheck Foundation seeks a mission-driven and experienced nonprofit executive leader skilled in successfully executing strategic plans and empowering high performing staff and volunteers. This full-time, permanent position is for immediate hire and reports to a supportive and professional Board of Directors. The position is virtual, so candidates can be based anywhere, but they must have permission to work in the US. 

About PathCheck Foundation

PathCheck Foundation is a nonprofit founded by visionary scientist Ramesh Raskar, PhD. at MIT in March 2020 to respond to the global pandemic. Today, PathCheck is dedicated to creating policies, standards, and open source software to contain Covid-19, revitalize the economy, while preserving individual privacy and liberty. Our long-term vision is to build a multi-initiative, international nonprofit that transforms public health with analysis and applied innovation at the intersection of public health, technology, and privacy. 

PathCheck sponsors a range of initiatives. We have a large global volunteer base and a strong track record mobilizing the talents of leading academics and seasoned professionals from the software and healthcare industries. 

Our Covid-19 exposure notification software is being implemented for citizens in 5 US states/territories (Minnesota, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico) as well as Cyprus. In addition, we are actively developing new technologies to support the global roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations. We also have initiatives in public policy, data science, research, and analysis. 

Executive Director Position

We are searching for an Executive Director to lead the organization into the future with overall management responsibility for growing an impactful organization. This position requires a dynamic, mission-driven leader who is passionate about developing strategies, building capacity, managing operations, and fundraising,  as well as developing and overseeing programs.

The ideal candidate will bring a passion for building an institution that will have a profound, long-term impact on global public health. The candidate should have experience in public health, an understanding of technology, and a strong track record in fundraising. We are looking for a dynamic leader who can build on the incredible success we have had to date and create a sustainable, growing organization.

This is a unique opportunity to build a groundbreaking organization that will help stop the pandemic and impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide in a post-pandemic world where public health will continue to play a new and critical role. 


  • Lead the organization overall, oversee programs, manage day-to-day operations, and ensure the organization’s overall long-term success. 
  • Drive development and fundraising with the active support of the Board, including raising money from private donors, foundations, and government agencies. 
  • Work with the board, staff, contractors, and volunteers to set strategy, define implementation plans, allocate program investments, and ensure they are executed to achieve measurable outcomes. 
  • Establish and maintain accountability standards and systems that track the foundation’s effectiveness and impact.
  • Manage finances and financial reporting to ensure the organization achieves its mission, operates sustainably, and meets budget targets approved by the Board. 
  • Manage and motivate staff, contractors, and volunteers including overseeing processes such as hiring, separation, ongoing staff development, performance management, and compensation and benefits.
  • Provide thoughtful executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent, aligned with the organization’s values, and empowering in a manner that supports the mission. 
  • Develop and expand the volunteer program to empower and engage the PathCheck volunteer community. 
  • Create an environment where entrepreneurial program leaders can thrive and build innovative initiatives that achieve scale and impact. 
  • Serve as a public spokesperson and represent the organization in public forums and to the media.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • At least 5 years of successful leadership and management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to raise money for nonprofit organizations
  • Experience with nonprofit operations and programming
  • Experience with technology innovation and software development
  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute strategies 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Experience with public health or healthcare ideal
  • Proven track record of growing organizational capacity and impact
  • Strong passion for the mission and programs of PathCheck
  • Proven abilities and experience in fiscal management
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a diverse, global staff and the community


PathCheck is a 100% remote-work organization, so this position can be located anywhere. Applicants must have US work permissions.


This full-time opportunity offers the ability to make a significant impact leading and growing a vital nonprofit. This career opportunity offers a strong starting base salary, a full benefits package, and a team-oriented atmosphere that is both positive and rewarding. Starting compensation includes: a competitive salary dependent on experience, plus a full benefits package that includes medical, dental, vacation, parental and sick leave, and other benefits.

How to Apply 

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Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. We will be in touch if we believe you are a good fit for the role.

PathCheck Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity and equity in all facets of the organization’s work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, or physical/mental disability.

PathCheck Foundation seeks a mission-driven and experienced nonprofit executive leader skilled in successfully executing strategic plans and empowering high performing staff and volunteers. This full-time, permanent position is…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


We will pay a competitive salary with benefits based on the candidates experience.


We plan to provide health, paid leave, vacation, and other competitive benefits consistent with market offerings.

We plan to provide health, paid leave, vacation, and other competitive benefits consistent with market offerings.

Level of Language Proficiency

Strong English language skills are required.

Strong English language skills are required.


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Boston, MA

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