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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - Associate Director of Government & NGO Relations

POSITION OVERVIEW: Project C.U.R.E.’s Associate Director of Government Relations is responsible for revenue from Government and affiliated Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).  Based in Washington, D.C., the Associate Director of Government & NGO Relations works with the President/CEO, the Director of Government and NGO Relations, the Operations Department, the Director of Corporate Relations, the Director of Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations, the Director of Grants, and Executive Directors of C.U.R.E. Communities to secure funding for the delivery of medical relief around the world. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Generate funding from the United States Government (USG) agencies/organizations, such as the State Department, USAID, OFDA, DOD, CDC, and MCC, and from foreign government sources such as NORAD (Norway), DIFD (Great Britain), SIDA (Sweden), and from international agencies, such as WHO, PAHO and others. 
  • Establish partnerships and teaming agreements to secure grants, contracts, or sub-contracts with other NGO development organizations, prime contractors or grantees.
  • Assist Project C.U.R.E. Directors in the development and implementation of public-private partnerships between USG and domestic and international companies. 
  • Build relationships with domestic and foreign government representatives, including members of U.S. Congress, Ambassadors and U.S. Embassy staff, foreign officials including Presidents and First Ladies, Ambassadors, Ministers of Health, and fellow international development organizations.  
  • Represent Project C.U.R.E. at key international development conferences and with resource organizations such as InterAction and others.   

QUALIFICATIONS: The Associate Director of Government and NGO Relations must demonstrate alignment with Project C.U.R.E.’s mission. She/he must 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 seven years of experience in fundraising/development, strategic government positions or international development generating at least $1 million in revenue from diverse partners, such as government grants, foundations, corporate partners or individuals.
  • Understands the Task: Has a working knowledge of the U.S. government contracting and grant process, has the ability to write program proposals and is able to develop successful partnerships with cooperating companies and NGO’s in securing USG funding. 
  • Is Self-Motivated: While this position is a part of a larger team and people from the International Headquarters make regular visits to Washington, D.C., the position will require that the successful Associate Director can manage their own schedule, work from home or a small shared office space, can work with the team from a distance using telephone, Skype or other technologies and is accountable to produce results in a remote working environment.
  • Is an Ethical Leader: Is a recognized leader that accepts feedback and continually looks for ways to develop themselves; is one who maintains the highest ethical standards and values to create a sustainable safe work environment, while representing Project C.U.R.E. in a positive and professional manner.
  • Works Well With Others: The ideal candidate has a high degree of emotional intelligence and has developed cultural competency through experience working with diverse communities. Can show an ability to work with partners in both the international nonprofit and government sectors and can work as a team member with other colleagues.
  • Is an Effective Communicator: Can demonstrate effective communication skills including writing, interpersonal communication and public speaking experience. 
  • 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 and objectives, monitors 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. 
  • Can Travel: While extensive international travel is not required, most Project C.U.R.E. staff will take at least two international trips to work with partners in the field. In addition, the Associate Director will travel to Denver to work on site at the International Headquarters approximately once every six weeks. (The costs of travel are paid by Project C.U.R.E.) In addition, the Associate Director may arrange and accompany visits for Washington D.C.-based partners to the Philadelphia (Mid-Atlantic) Project C.U.R.E. warehouse. 

REPORTS TO: The Associate Director of Government & NGO Relations reports to the Director of Government & NGO Relations, who 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 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) is the world’s largest health systems strengthening organization—delivering 139 forty-foot ocean freight cargo containers of donated medical supplies and equipment last 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. Additionally, Project C.U.R.E. has conducted C.U.R.E. Clinics, Helping Babies Breathe Training, and Biomedical Technical Training at approximately 300 hospitals and health clinics in 40 developing nations.  

On average, the value of a Project C.U.R.E. Cargo container is worth $450,000 on a wholesale basis. The cost of delivering a container is approximately $20,000 which provides an amazing 20-to-1 return on investment. Project C.U.R.E. operates Distribution Centers in Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Nashville, Chicago and Philadelphia where more than 20,000 volunteers sort more than 26,000 types of nonperishable medical supplies and certify medical equipment for shipment abroad. Project C.U.R.E. also operates 12 Collection Centers from Ithaca to Sarasota to Portland. 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. has been named a four-star organization 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
10377 East Geddes Avenue Suite 200
Centennial, Colorado 80112

Or via email to Dr. Jackson at maragrannell@projectcure.org


Volunteer Opportunities ~ U.S./National

C.U.R.E. Clinics Coordinator (Volunteer)

Position Overview: Project C.U.R.E.’s C.U.R.E. Clinics Coordinator Volunteer assists Project C.U.R.E. in delivering health and hope to partner communities and is responsible for coordinating the team development and final preparations for country specific C.U.R.E. Clinics. Clinics Coordinators gain experience working in global health and international development while traveling to underserved and under-resourced markets. It is an amazing experience to work on developing a program and then seeing the vision carried to fruition first hand!

2017 Opportunities Include: Haiti, Ghana, Paraguay, India and Peru.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting a team of participants
    • 4-8 nurses
      • We also take midwives, EMT’s and surgical techs; the key is a well-balanced triage team
  • 2-3 doctors
    • We also take Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants. At least one medical doctor is required
  • 1-3 non-medical volunteer personnel
  • Packing supplies
  • Preparing team for departure
  • Provide in-country support to Team Leader

Qualifications: The C.U.R.E. Clinics Coordinator must demonstrate alignment with Project C.U.R.E.’s mission. She/he must be passionate about addressing healthcare inequalities in the developing world in a sustainable manner. The ideal candidate for the position:

  • Is qualified: Holds bachelor’s degree and has experience in the healthcare industry and/or international travel
  • Understands the task: Has a working knowledge of global health issues and/or development issues and/or previous experience in traveling with volunteer teams
  • Is Self-Motivated: While this position is a part of a larger team and will work directly with and be supported by the C.U.R.E. Clinics staff, the position will require that the Coordinator can work on a timeline and employ ingenuity and creativity in recruiting a Clinic team
  • Works well with others: Has a high degree of emotional intelligence and has developed cultural competency through experience working with diverse communities. Can show an ability to work with international partner’s, clinic participants and can work as a team member with other colleagues and Clinic team leaders.
  • Is an effective communicator: Can demonstrate effective communication skills including writing and interpersonal communication.
  • Is a problem-solver: Is continuously pursuing innovation and process improvements to increase efficiencies and competitive advantage.
  • Is motivated: Has an obvious passion and enthusiasm for saving lives and strengthening healthcare systems in the developing world and impacting the lives of participants through the powerful experience of international service
  • Can Travel: Ultimately we’d like our coordinators to travel on the C.U.R.E. Clinics trips they coordinate. While this is not required, it is the best case scenario.  

Benefits:

  • C.U.R.E. Clinic program fee waived when a team of 12 is assembled
  • Direct experience in working in global health
  • Direct experience in international program coordination
  • The satisfaction of delivering a life-changing experience to our participants
  • The satisfaction of delivering health and hope to partner communities
  • Opportunity for C.U.R.E. Clinics leadership on future trips

About Project C.U.R.E.: Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Project C.U.R.E. is the recipient of the GuideStar Exchange Platinum Seal, the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and ranked by Forbes as one of the 20 Most Efficient Large U.S. Charities.  C.U.R.E. Clinics are transformational experiences for participants and partners. Knowing that you are making a difference in changing global perspectives and improving healthcare infrastructure is an incredible journey and feeling! 

Apply: Send resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Manhoff, Director of Clinics and Training at jennifermanhoff@projectcure.org 


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.

Qualifications
• 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.

Training
• 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.

Qualifications
• 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

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

Resources
Filing Instructions
Scanning system

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


Internships

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