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Director of Field Operations ~ Denver International Headquarters 
Executive Director ~ Nashville Distribution Center 
C.U.R.E. Clinics Coordinator (Volunteer) ~ U.S./National


Director of Field Operations ~ Denver International Headquarters


Position Overview
:  Project C.U.R.E. is seeking a Director of Field Operations to lead the current network of six distribution centers and nine collection centers throughout the U.S. Ultimately Project C.U.R.E. anticipates twenty-five (25) Distribution Centers in the U.S. and many more collection centers. The primary function of the Director of Field Operations is to recruit, develop and lead the team of Operations Directors and volunteer leaders.  The Director of Field Operations is responsible to consistently implement, review and improve processes in each of the Collection and Distribution Centers with the ultimate goal of delivering high-quality, life-saving medical supplies and equipment to the poorest people in the world.
 
ResponsibilitiesThe Director of Field Operations:
  • Is responsible for the successful management  and functioning of Project C.U.R.E.’s Distribution and Collection Centers, with special attention to the key areas of:
    • Procurement & Transportation – the solicitation and collection of the medical donations;
    • Inspection & Repair – checking the equipment and repair malfunctioning items;
    • Processing & Sorting – the verification of quality and organizing supplies for shipment;
    • Inventory & Warehousing – maintaining an efficient, organized warehouse;
    • Packing & Shipping – loading the containers.
  • Demonstrates a proven ability to recruit, train and lead Operation Directors in executing the tasks set out above; assists the Senior Vice President in hiring Operations Directors.
  • Designs and executes creative strategies to grow the organization both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Assists in identifying volunteer leaders, developing training programs and conducting regularly scheduled training classes, team meetings, and volunteer assessments and recognitions.
  • Identifies the necessary resources for the successful functioning of the warehouses, and oversees a robust procurement program to fulfill these needs.
  • Maintains a healthy working relationship with the Logistics Team at International Headquarters for the efficient and effective execution of the Cargo Container program.
  • Ensures that the Operations Directors are successful in establishment and execution of Project C.U.R.E.’s goals, both the corporate and community level.
  • Ensures that the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics are collected, analyzed and shared with the other Team members through the timely distribution of meaningful management reports.
  • Prioritizes warehouse safety for visitors, staff and volunteers. This includes adherence to established safety practices in the warehouses and necessary maintenance on the trucks and equipment. And the Director of Field Operations ensures that all lease obligations are met. 
  • Leads the selection process for warehouse locations when existing leases expire or when new expansion sites are being considered. 

Qualifications: The Director of Field Operations must demonstrate alignment with Project C.U.R.E.’s Mission and Core Values and be passionate about addressing the healthcare inequalities of 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 to ten years of direct management experience.  Experience with nonprofit and volunteer management is desirable.
  • Understands the task: Has a working knowledge of recruiting, training and leadership and is able to motivate staff and volunteers to achieve goal setting, execution and accountability in a high-performance environment. Has a basic knowledge of warehousing and logistics.
  • Is highly accountable: Has a proven track record of establishing and achieving goals in a high-performance environment.
  • Develops others: Inspires and leads to set and achieve goals within the context of building a “performance culture.” Is accessible to associates at all levels, interacting consistently, openly and honestly to assure everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
  • Is organized: Has the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, with a high degree of professionalism and integrity, and is detail-oriented.
  • Is quantitative: Understands the importance and use of setting numerical goals and measures of performance and utilizes those numbers in managing various teams toward success.
  • Is teachable: Has an attitude of openness, is eager to learn new things, and does not get stuck in a repetitive pattern of doing the same things the same way for too long. Can quickly comprehend complex concepts and will accept instruction.
  • Is “bottom-line” oriented: Manages for the overall financial health of the organization by securing in-kind donations, negotiating discounts and benefits with vendors and venues, and overcoming budget and resource challenges.
  • Is a good person: Accepts feedback and continually looks for ways to develop themselves, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and values in representing Project C.U.R.E.
  • Works well with others: Possesses excellent relationship, management and interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with donors, volunteers, staff and interns; displays mature judgment, superior diplomatic skills.
  • Is an effective communicator: Demonstrates effective communication skills including writing, interpersonal communication and public speaking skills; is a good listener.
  • 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: Has an obvious passion and enthusiasm for saving lives and changing the world with an attitude of tenacity and never accepting “no” for an answer; is a “self-starter” who is internally motivated and does not require significant supervision.

Reports To:  The Director of Field Operations reports to the Senior Vice President of Operations and Logistics.

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 180 forty-foot ocean freight cargo containers of donated medical supplies and equipment annually. Each project begins with an onsite Needs Assessment to ensure that Project C.U.R.E. delivers the right items to the right people. Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief in 135 countries. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. conducts C.U.R.E. Clinics, Helping Babies Breathe trainings, bio-technical trainings to approximately 300 hospitals and healthcare clinics in 40 developing nations. 

The Mission: To identify, solicit, collect, sort and distribute medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world.

Core Values: (The non-negotiable values that we pursue to accomplish our mission)

1.  Credibility and Integrity. We will be honest. We won't make promises we can't keep, and we will keep the promises that we've made.

2.  Partnership. We seek to assist other individuals and organizations that share our common vision.

3.  Creativity and Ingenuity. We will endeavor to pioneer new ways of meeting the needs of others, being stewards of our resources and solving problems - from the small inconveniences to the major obstacles.

4.  Stewardship. Despite the fact that most of our assets are donations, we will remember the source and value of these and treat each as a gift from God.

5.  Excellence in Service. We will do our best work in meeting the needs of one another, our donors, our partners, and the sick and dying around the world.

6.  Information and Competence. We will become experts in our area of service. We will gain an increasing body of knowledge and expertise to be used, together with these other objectives, to see our vision become reality.

7.  Attitude. Recognizing that individuals are God's highest creation, we will respect and honor others in the way that we treat them. We will strive to remain pleasant, positive and optimistic in all circumstances.

On average, the value of a Project C.U.R.E. Cargo container is $450,000, providing an amazing 20-to-1 “return on investment.” Project C.U.R.E. operates Distribution Centers in Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Nashville, Philadelphia and Chicago where more than 20,000 volunteers sort 26,000+ types of non-perishable medical supplies and certify medical equipment for shipment abroad. Project C.U.R.E. also operates nine 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 approximately 1.9% administrative overhead and has earned numerous awards for being the industry leader in international medical donations. Project C.U.R.E. is 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:

George Roberge, Senior Vice President, Operations and Logistics
10377 East Geddes Avenue, Suite 200
Centennial, Colorado 80112
georgeroberge@projectcure.org


Executive Director ~ Nashville Distribution Center 

 

Position Overview:  The primary function of the Executive Director is to fundraise and develop strategic partnerships to grow Project C.U.R.E.’s mission of delivering life-saving medical supplies and equipment to the neediest people in the world. This is a fundraising position with traditional responsibilities aligned with a Development Director position. Responsibilities include identifying individuals and organizations that have access to resources and to develop a sustainable relationship with Project C.U.R.E. through the development of successful projects, the invitation to and management of the Ambassador’s Board and the successful acquisition of financial donations.

Responsibilities:
  • Design and execute a successful, quantifiable fundraising plan for individual giving, major gifts, corporate donations, foundation support and C.U.R.E. Cargo sponsors for the Tennessee market.Recruit and manage the local Ambassador’s Board which is an engaged, active group of individuals who assist and advise the Executive Director. This is not a governing, fiduciary board but rather a board of business and community leaders dedicated to fundraising and expanding the mission of Project C.U.R.E.
  • Develop and manage strategic partnerships with organizations and companies as well as universities’ global health programs, hospital partners, church partners and others.
  • Identify and secure financial sponsors for Project C.U.R.E.’s C.U.R.E. Cargo program, and serve as the primary “Client Care” steward of that relationship throughout the project lifecycle of implementation, completion, and renewal.
  • Recruit and manage a team of volunteers and interns, including members of the Ambassador’s Board to expand the effectiveness of the Executive Director’s efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Nashville Operations Director who manages the transportation, processing, and delivery of life-saving medical supplies and equipment.
  • Represent Project C.U.R.E. in the news and on social media as well as at community events to ensure that our organization is well-known and respected.
  • Coordinate with staff at the International Headquarters and the other Executive Directors in C.U.R.E. Communities by sharing stories and “best practices,” attending semi-annual Town Hall meetings in Colorado and weekly conference calls, and otherwise growing the overall organization.
  • Provide accurate and up-to-date information on donors and other project sponsors in the CRM database.

Qualifications: The Executive Director 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 five years of fundraising, specifically in the area of individual giving and major gifts.  
  • Is goal oriented: Manages to Key Performance Indicators, including meeting or exceeding fundraising goals/objectives, 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.Works well with others: The successful candidate possesses excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with donors, board members, volunteers, staff and interns; displays mature judgment and superior diplomatic skills.
  • Is resourceful & “ bottom line” oriented: Project C.U.R.E. operates on less than 2% overhead. The Executive Director must secure in-kind sponsorship and leverage relationships to alleviate direct expenses by negotiating discounts and benefits with vendors and venues, and can meet budget and resource challenges, such as costs incurred from friend-raising or fundraising receptions.
  • Is a good person: 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.
  • Is an effective communicator: Can demonstrate effective communication skills including writing, interpersonal communication and public speaking skills and is good at listening.Is motivated: Has an obvious passion and enthusiasm for saving lives and strengthening health infrastructure systems in the developing world with an attitude of never giving up or accepting “no” for an answer.
  • Is organized: Must be highly organized and have the ability to multi-task & prioritize in an environment with multiple demands and priorities, with a high degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • Is teachable: Has an attitude of openness, is eager to learn new things, and does not get stuck in a repetitive pattern of doing the same things the same way for too long. Can quickly comprehend complex concepts and will accept instruction

Reports ToThe President/CEO

Compensation & 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 annually. Each project begins with an onsite Needs Assessment to ensure that Project C.U.R.E. delivers the right items to the right people. Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief in 130+ countries. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. conducts C.U.R.E. Clinics, Helping Babies Breathe trainings, and bio-technicaltrainings to hospitals and health care clinics 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, Philadelphia and Chicago where 20,000+ 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 9 Collection Centers from Ithaca to Sarasota and 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. is recognized as a four-star organization by Guidestar, ranked a Platinum Participant by Charity Navigator and was ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the 20 most cost effective nonprofits in the United States.  

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

Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, President  & CEO c/o Mara Grannell
10377 East Geddes Avenue, Suite 200
Centennial, Colorado 80112
maragrannell@projectcure.org

***We will be accepting applications until June 5, 2017***

 


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 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