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Executive Director

World Pediatric Project

Research Triangle Park, NC


$125,000 to $150,000

World Pediatric Project (WPP) seeks the first Executive Director in NC as the organization expands from its founding market in Richmond, VA to the Research Triangle region in North Carolina. WPP began as passion projects in two cities initiated to save the lives of children. International Hospital for Children, founded in Richmond, VA in 2001, and Heal the Children Missouri, founded in St. Louis, MO in 2004, merged in 2011 to better leverage and scale their combined expertise and resources as World Pediatric Project. Now, WPP is prepared to expand its reach yet again. A 10-year cycle of strategic growth has been initiated under CEO, Vafa Akhavan, who began his tenure in 2021. As part of WPP’s vision to serve more children in less time and to increase its global impact, WPP intends to grow from the current two locations (St. Louis and Richmond) to five in the next three years.

Thanks to the generosity of a lead donor, WPP will establish a hub in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina as a blueprint model for WPP’s future market expansion.

World Pediatric Project’s Executive Director, North Carolina Market position presents an incredible opportunity for a dynamic leader with limitless vision. Launching this new endeavor for WPP calls for a leader who is energized by the prospect of founding a new venture, building its presence, and forging the relationships that will sustain the organization and benefit the children and families served.

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