Executive Director

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Invincikids in the search for an Executive Director.

Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide leadership to Invincikids and build upon the solid groundwork laid by the founding team. The next six months is a critical phase for Invincikids and the Executive Director will play a key role in executing on the mission and vision of the organization, successfully scaling Invincikids while upholding its values and positioning the organization for long-term success. The Executive Director will lead Invincikids’ fundraising efforts and serve as the chief spokesperson for the organization, and will contribute meaningfully to the strategic plan while managing the day-to-day operations of the organization. At this time, this is a remote position that requires flexibility for travel, particularly to the San Francisco Bay area.

Invincikids is a startup non-profit with a mission to increase the access and use of immersive technologies for pain management in children all over the world. With the organization and infrastructure in place and a first round of funding closed, Invincikids is ready to scale globally through hospitals, foundations, technology partners, and other non-profits. It has a well-laid out roadmap and has already begun building key strategic relationships. All it needs now is an experienced and passionate Executive Director to refine and execute on its roadmap and strategic plan, while also bringing their own vision and ideas to the table.

Invincikids was born out of the Stanford Chariot Program. Founded in 2015 by pediatric anesthesiologists who had developed expertise in using technology to distract children prior to surgery, the Stanford Chariot Program set out to reduce pain, fear, and the need for anesthesia in children receiving medical treatments in the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. By focusing on research, software development, and hardware customization, the Stanford Chariot Program quickly became successful at developing and delivering a range of clinical immersive technology experiences for pediatric patients.

With a growing community of hospitals utilizing the software and customized hardware, the Invincikids non-profit was established in 2019 to accelerate worldwide distribution and adoption of clinical immersive technology experiences for pediatric patients. While Stanford Chariot continues to focus on institutional research and developing cutting edge software and hardware modifications, Invincikids will leverage the technology and expertise, through an exclusive license and close ties with Stanford, to build out a distribution and knowledge hub to engage and support a wide network of healthcare providers, hospitals, and strategic partners.

Invincikids is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its mission, work, and in the culture of the organization. Core to the Invincikids mission is equitable access to its technologies and solutions –Invincikids exists to make immersive technologies equally available to anyone, anywhere in the world irrespective of geography, background, or ability to pay. It also strives to bring in a DEI lens to designing and developing its technology solutions to ensure that they do not create barriers for any patients and are inclusive and representative of the diverse representation seen in the patient community and providers.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least five years of leadership experience within a non-profit, technology startup, and/or other relevant organization. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Invincikids as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the position prospectus.

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