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Director of Events ~ Denver, CO

Position OverviewSpecial events and fundraising events are integral to Project C.U.R.E. Through events, Project C.U.R.E. is able to build awareness, raise funds, and develop new relationships throughout the United States. Project C.U.R.E. hosts three signature events annually:  First Ladies Luncheon, High Rollers for Health & Hope, and our Sanctuary Golf Tournament. In addition to these events, Project C.U.R.E. is the beneficiary of many third party fundraisers throughout the country. The Events Director is directly responsible for managing the signature events as well as supporting third party events. 


  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of Project C.U.R.E.’s organizational fundraising events, from the planning to the implementation and final evaluation, including the support of all six C.U.R.E. Communities.
  • Build relationships with key individuals: Identify trustworthy vendors, and recruit, train and lead volunteers.
  • Coordinate the execution of events including the invitations, RSVPs and guest lists, the coordination of signage and collateral, the preparation and approval of registration materials, the management of event seating, leading the staffing  in their day-of assignments, oversee the database and generate reports and reconciliation.
  • Directly solicit and work with the Director of Corporate Development and C.U.R.E. Community Executive Directors to secure monetary and in-kind sponsorships to meet the revenue goals for each event. 
  • Maintain a flexible schedule because some events, committee planning and pre-event meetings happen on evenings and weekends.
  • Work closely with the Director of Communications, Marketing & PR to direct event communications and marketing materials.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to committee members, volunteers, and interns assisting the events department. 

Qualifications: The Director of Events must demonstrate alignment with Project C.U.R.E.’s mission and be passionate about addressing healthcare inequalities in the developing world in a sustainable manner. The ideal candidate for the position:

  • Is qualified: Holds a bachelor’s degree and has at least three to five years of event management and fundraising experience as well as sales and project management experience.
  • Understands the task: Has a working knowledge of fundraising events and the role events play in a nonprofit. Must be highly organized and have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment, a high degree of professionalism and integrity, as well as the ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Is “bottom line” oriented: Is capable of securing in-kind donations, negotiating discounts and benefits with vendors and venues, and can produce financially successful events.
  • Is a person of character: Is a recognized leader that accepts feedback and continually looks for ways to develop themselves, and who maintains the highest ethical standards and values in order to represent Project C.U.R.E. well.
  • Works well with others: A successful candidate possesses excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with donors, volunteers,  staff and interns; displays mature judgment, superior diplomatic skills; highly developed listening, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Is an effective communicator: Can demonstrate effective communication skills including writing, interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.
  • Is a problem solver: Identifies, diagnoses and quickly resolves complex problems to improve results; is continuously pursuing innovation and process improvements to increase efficiencies and competitive advantage.
  • Is goal oriented: Manages to Key Performance Indicators, including setting revenue and expense goals/objectives for each event, monitoring performance and reporting results; is a “self-starter” who is internally motivated and does not require significant supervision.
  • Develops other people: Recruits, inspires and leads volunteers, mentees and interns to achieve goals within the context of building a performance culture. Is accessible to volunteers and associates at all levels, interacting consistently, openly and honestly to assure everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
  • Is motivated: Has an obvious passion and enthusiasm for saving lives and strengthening healthcare systems in the developing world with an attitude of never giving up or accepting “no” for an answer.

Reports To: The Director of Events reports to the Vice President of Development or in their absence, the President/CEO.

Compensation and Benefits: This position offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, including health insurance, paid vacation, holidays, and a 403(b) plan. 

About Us: Healthcare in many developing countries is a global crisis.  The severe lack of healthcare disrupts social and economic stability in almost every developing nation. Disease causes nine-out-of-ten preventable deaths in developing nations among children and adults.  Millions of children under the age of five die each year from preventable disease, and more than 70% of these deaths occur from pneumonia, diarrhea, measles, malaria and malnutrition.

Founded in 1987, Project C.U.R.E. (www.projectcure.org) has grown to be the largest organization in the world delivering nearly 150 forty-foot ocean freight cargo containers of donated medical supplies and equipment each year. Each project begins with an onsite Needs Assessment to ensure that Project C.U.R.E. delivers the right items to the right people. To date, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief in 133 countries. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. regularly conducts C.U.R.E. Clinics, Helping Babies Breathe trainings and Biomedical Technician Trainings in 40± developing nations. 

On average, the value of a Project C.U.R.E. Cargo container is worth $450,000, providing an amazing 20-to-1 “return on investment.” Project C.U.R.E. operates Distribution Centers in Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Nashville and Chicago where over 17,000 volunteers sort more than 26,000 types of non-perishable medical supplies and certify medical equipment for shipment abroad. Project C.U.R.E. also operates 15 Collection Centers across the United States. Project C.U.R.E. receives both new and quality used medical items from hundreds of hospitals throughout the United States and medical manufacturers, such as Stryker, Medline, Medtronic, Kimberly-Clark, Steris, and Hill-Rom. 

Project C.U.R.E. operates on 1.9% administrative overhead and has earned numerous awards for being the industry leader in international medical donations. Project C.U.R.E. is recognized as a four-star charity by Guidestar and Charity Navigator and was ranked by Forbes as one of the 20 most cost effective nonprofits in the United States. 

To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, President/CEO  c/o Tania Hopkins
10377 East Geddes Avenue, Suite 200
Centennial, Colorado 80112

Volunteer Opportunities ~ Denver & Houston

Truck Drivers

Work Location: Denver Warehouse & Community and Houston Warehouse & Community

Purpose of the Position: Truck Drivers are essential to Project C.U.R.E.'s ability to serve both our gift-in-kind donors and our recipients in the developing world. Their interaction with our donors connects the community directly to our mission.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Pickup donations of medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, manufacturers and distributors throughout the metro area.
• Perform pre-trip inspections.
• Practice safe driving with fleet trucks.
• Utilize other equipment (pallet-jacks, dollies) to transfer equipment into the truck and to the warehouse.
• Provide excellent customer service with our donors.
• Maintain clean and safe work environment at all times.

• Some experience driving moving vans.
• Must be at least 21-years-old.
• Some heavy lifting involved.
• Customer-service skills a plus!

Commitment Expected
Any Monday-Friday approximately 8am to noon. Please see Director of Operations for shifts needing coverage.

• Warehouse Orientation (30 minutes)
• Hands-on training with experienced volunteer on first day

Contact: Denver Warehouse at denver@projectcure.org or 720-490-4019
                 Houston Warehouse at houston@projectcure.org or 832.251.2489

Warehouse Volunteers

Work Location: Warehouse

Purpose of the Position
Volunteer throughout warehouse assisting with movement, storage, inventory and preparing shipments of consumables and equipment.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Under direction, transport packed boxes from Sorting Area to designated areas in warehouse (Filing), build pallets for storage (Overflow), pull boxes for shipment and assist in loading containers
• Other warehouse duties as requested by the Consumables, Equipment and Bio-Medical Managers
• Maintain clean and safe work environment at all times.

• Must be 15 years of age
• Observant of box labels, inventory codes and warehouse locations
• Able to lift moderate to heavy boxes and use of pallet jack
• Flexibility with job assignments

Commitment Expected
3 hours a week preferred

• Orientation with Consumables Inventory Manager
• Warehouse Orientation (30 minutes)

Filing Instructions
Scanning system

Contact: Denver Warehouse at denver@projectcure.org or 720-490-4019


Program Overview
Project C.U.R.E.'s Internship Program provides upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level college students the opportunity to learn about global healthcare and the non-profit sector while gaining hands-on experience at our International Headquarters Office in Centennial, Colorado. Limited opportunities also exist in our other locations of operation. Interns develop both professionally and personally as they contribute to Project C.U.R.E.'s mission: to identify, solicit, collect, sort and deliver medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world. Project C.U.R.E.'s Internship Program is a professional opportunity requiring a high level of commitment from program participants.
Personal and Professional Development
Our unique internship program provides interns the opportunity to grow in a variety of ways. Outside of the intern’s departmental project, training and event opportunities include:
  • Global Healthcare Discussions
  • Staff Interviews & Job Shadowing Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities
Your Contribution Makes a Difference
Internship positions are tailored to each intern’s skills and areas of interest as well as to Project C.U.R.E.’s current needs. We frequently have openings in the departments listed below; more specific information on potential projects can be obtained from the internship supervisor in each area:
  • Community Outreach
  • Corporate Development
  • Data Entry
  • Government Relations
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Operations
  • Special Events (internship period is July to November)
Who can apply?
Undergraduate students with junior or senior status or graduate students at any level who are committed to completing at least one semester are encouraged to apply for our internship program. We also accept applications from non-students and working professionals. We can only accommodate applications from within the United States and cannot provide housing assistance.
That’s me! How do I apply?
Click here and complete an application.  We will send you a confirmation email letting you know we received your application.  The web form will ask you to submit your resume and a cover letter.
Are internships ongoing throughout the year or do I need to apply at a specific time?
We accept applications year round for internship opportunities in the departments listed above. Please indicate on the application form whether you are interested in completing your internship as part of the fall, spring or summer semester, or in starting at another time.  If you are selected, a contact from that department(s) will be in touch to schedule an interview.
What is the time commitment for the internship program?
Our internship program typically lasts one semester with the option to extend beyond end of the semester. Fall and Spring interns are asked to commit to 10 hours per week to complete the internship. Summer interns are expected to commit to 15-20 hours per week. Work schedules are determined by the intern and his/her internship supervisor at Project C.U.R.E..
How is this internship compensated?
Project C.U.R.E.'s internships are unpaid. Interns participating in our program receive substantial work experience and training in global healthcare issues and the nonprofit sector. Additionally, Project C.U.R.E. will coordinate with accredited universities to provide credit for hours completed.
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Special Internship Opportunities at the Houston Distribution Center Provided By:

Thank you Volunteer Houston, Shell and ExxonMobil for providing our summer internship opportunities. 




All Summer Paid Internships are Full!

If you are interested in a non-paid internship at Project C.U.R.E., please contact Janet Thomason at janetthomason@projectcure.org