Medical Director

Job Title: Medical Director

FLSA: Volunteer

Reports to: Vice President – Programs


Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, and in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Director oversees the medical/surgical aspects of the Programs Department and guides planning and implementation of medical aspects of all SEE programs. The Medical Director monitors outcomes and advises the Programs and Warehouse Departments on how to achieve best practices. See the attached matrix to better understand the respective roles and interfaces between the Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Supports new program identification and implementation by:

  • Identifying needs and approving guidelines for new medical/surgical programs
  • Providing input and reviewing long-term programmatic goals
  • Providing medical oversight of new programs

Supports existing programs by:

  • As requested, reviewing biomedical needs on a program-specific basis
  • Advising Warehouse staff on program-specific issues
  • Participating on the Medical Advisory Committee
  • Participating on Education Steering Committees (LINKS, Resource Library, etc.)

Educates staff by:

  • Developing, with the VP-Programs, staff training plan for medical topics
  • Providing on-call support for Programs and Warehouse staff on medical and equipment issues or inquiries
  • Advising staff on trends and new equipment and data relating to SEE’s programs

Assists in evaluating SEE Programs

  • Reviewing standard supplies and equipment (formulary) at a minimum annually
  • Reviews evaluation processes for program performance (at a minimum annually)
  • Reviews medical policies and procedures (at a minimum annually)
  • Leads investigations and advises management team on any medical/surgical issues that could impact SEE International
  • Drafts process and reviews results of performance reviews of Santa Barbara Vision Care (SBVC) program physicians

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Collaboration – Works well with others, including internal and external parties; Exchanges ideas and feedback; Communicates with others to work towards a common goal; Flexible and adaptable to new changes.

Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Professionalism – Approaches other in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration; Accepts responsibilities for actions.

Project Management – Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understand organizational strengths and weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


M.D.; Residency in Ophthalmology; Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology; currently in an active surgical practice. Knowledgeable in current ophthalmic surgical techniques. Knowledge of the non-profit sector, with an understanding and experience with international health and the surgical needs and issues of ophthalmic surgery in resource-scare locations.

Language Ability:

Read, analyze and interpret business, professional, technical or government documents. Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers and the public.

Math Ability:

Applies advanced math skills. Calculates figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages. Advanced accounting and business financial concepts and their applications. Applies analysis and computes percentages, ratios, and proportions.

Reasoning Ability:

Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Technology Skills:

Microsoft Suite: Outlook, Calendar, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, etc.

Certificates and Licenses:

See Education section.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Work Environment:

The position is remote. The SEE Teleworking Agreement for Key Physician Volunteers applies.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The vision requirements include close vision and ability to focus

To Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit your interest to Arianna Castellanos, VP of Programs, at


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.