Foundation Director at Harrison AI

Executive, Full-time, Sydney, Australia sydney remote full-time
Posted 17 days ago

Why join

• Do work that matters: we’re problem solvers – pioneering clinical AI technologies to help impact one million lives per day and expand the capacity of healthcare globally.
• Well funded and networked: we’re scaling fast after a total raise of AU$158 million from 2019-2021 - backed by a network of world-class investors including Horizon Ventures, Blackbird Ventures,  Skip Capital, Sonic Healthcare, I-MED Radiology and others.
• Work wherever: we’re a flexible, remote-friendly workplace. Choose to work from home, in a co-working space or in our beautiful office. #LI-remote
• Stay at the top of your game: work with diverse teams of industry leaders who are passionate about what they do.
• Grow your career with us: we’re big believers in lifelong learning. You’ll receive a personal learning budget with access to 16,000+ online courses, plus opportunities for internal mobility across and its ventures.
• Attractive salary: we know money isn't everything, but it’s still an important thing!
• Parenting support: we're here for our people - and their little people - when it matters most. Our market-leading program covers all stages and includes 16 weeks gender-neutral paid parental leave.
• Our unique culture: with monthly meditations, unlimited wellbeing leave, fun team events and access to mental health support via our EAP provider, Uprise - your holistic wellbeing is top of mind as we celebrate our achievements each step of the way.

About your role was founded with the mission to make healthcare accessible across the globe. With a vision to impact millions of lives a day, the timing is right for to set up the Harrison Foundation – which will bring our solutions and in-house expertise to where it is needed most in third world countries.
The Head of Harrison Foundation is responsible for working with the Co-Founders and Executive team to prepare the strategy for the Foundation and lead its execution. From creating the Foundation, to appointing the team, to leading its day-to-day activities.

The Head of Foundation will be responsible for setting up a foundation that operates on multiple levels, working within and related companies to support initiatives to increase healthcare quality and capacity in developing countries.
Some specific areas include:
• Driving Patient Access and Health Promotion through AI solutions
• Supporting Data and Research in Medical AI
• Supporting Education and Advocacy of Medical AI
• Driving Thought Leadership in development of Medical AI applications and the evolution of AI‘s role in Healthcare
The Harrison Foundation is the embodiment of our mission and values, and is a priority initiative within

What you'll do:

  • Establish and propagate the of the Foundation, consistent with and our joint venture’s mission & values;
  • Work with the joint ventures and strategic partners to support their programs for giving back to the community and to advocate on their behalf;
  • Develop and execute the Foundation’s Strategy, aligned to the strategic priorities and direction of and its Joint Venture companies;
  • Prepare the strategy for setting up the Foundation, working closely with our Strategy and Finance teams;
  • Define and operationalise the optimal means by which to establish and run the Foundation, including legal structure, governance, registered non-profit purpose, jurisdictional reach, taxation structure, funding models, organisational structure;
  • Policy work with external agencies to drive policy change whilst fostering a culture of inclusion and innovation;
  • Oversee operational activities such as:
  • Program/project assessment, prioritisation, establishment and ongoing execution
  • Stakeholder management (internal and external)
  • Partnership management
  • Marketing and advocacy
  • As part of the strategy, determine the priority external relationships and partnerships at a local and global level to be established;
  • Once established, lead a team to drive the Foundation’s agenda and priorities;
  • Policy work with external agencies to drive policy change, including driving thought leadership and advocacy in Medical AI across industry and among relevant decision-makers that leads to a positive social impact; 
  • Comply with all company policies, procedures and guidelines including those relating to information security. This encompasses:
  • Reading, understanding and complying with the policies and procedures that are relevant to your role within the Information Security Management System;
  • Report any activity considered likely to compromise an information asset to the security team as soon as it becomes known;
  • You are expected to take responsibility for developing an adequate level of information security awareness, education, and training to ensure the appropriate use of information assets; and
  • You must protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.
  • What we're looking for:

  • Public Health, Healthcare or Medical related knowledge or experience;
  • Knowledge and experience of low-income, low-resource settings;
  • Experienced with charity inner workings and knowledge of not-for-profit environments;
  • Able to collaborate with diverse teams including senior internal and external stakeholders (boards, government agencies, and so on); and
  • Able to prepare strategy and policies, as well as present externally.
  • Nice to have (but not essential):

  • Relevant tertiary or post-graduate qualifications and/or MBA;
  • Experience in setting up and running a Foundation;
  • Government or education sector related experience; and/or
  • Understanding of capital markets and sources of funding.
  • #LI-PS

    About us
    We're problem solvers, driven by a simple desire to do work that matters. We’re constantly evolving ourselves and leveraging the latest technologies to build leading clinical AI solutions with people at the heart of everything we do.

    We’re here to improve access to quality healthcare globally and positively impact one million lives a day. Our mission is bold and ambitious, and it’s one that is shared by our team who shares our ethos - to imagine more, do it right and make the hard things scale.

    To achieve this, at we’ve brought together an inspiring team of AI/ML scientists, clinicians, engineers (and many more!) who focus on combining the ever-growing computing power of machines, with the best medical expertise, to create comprehensive AI products that can scale medical predictions globally and make a meaningful impact on patient lives.  

    Following our early success building an AI algorithm for IVF provider Virtus Health, from 2019 we have grown exponentially to 250 employees worldwide and raised a total of AU$158 million via our Series B in 2021. We’ve applied our AI technology to healthcare domains including radiology, launching our first joint venture in 2019 with Australia’s largest medical imaging company, I-MED, where our focus is to create comprehensive AI solutions to help diagnose medical images. In 2021, announced a new partnership with Sonic Healthcare (ASX:SHL), a leader in medical diagnostics, to co-develop and commercialise new clinical AI solutions in pathology.

    ​Anything is possible at We're excited by this and by where our innovations will lead - and we’re just getting started! 

    What’s next?
    Thank you for considering to join our team. Please apply now to register your interest and we look forward to reviewing your application shortly.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to building inclusive teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need any reasonable adjustments, accessibility assistance or would like to note which pronouns you use at any stage of our hiring process, you may contact us: [email protected]