Position Overview: One of the most life-changing and meaningful experiences at Project C.U.R.E. is the opportunity to travel the world and meet the men and women we assist. Through our C.U.R.E. Clinics program, medical professionals engage in patient care and patient education. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. provides training to medical professionals at international partner sites. The Director of C.U.R.E. Clinics & Training is responsible for the leadership of C.U.R.E. Clinics, Helping Babies Survive (HBS), Diarrhea Management Training (DMT) and Helping Mothers Survive (HMS).
- Collaborate with organizations including U.S. Government Agencies, Foreign Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and other Project C.U.R.E. international partners to select sites and organize C.U.R.E. Clinics and Training programs. Write and review contracts and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between partner organizations and Project C.U.R.E.
- Identify, develop and manage an effective team of volunteer leaders and trainers for all programs;
- Ensure the financial health of the C.U.R.E. Clinics and Training program; develop the budget, collect the revenue and manage the expenses. Collaborate with the Project C.U.R.E. Development team to generate sources of grant income to support the Clinics program.
- Develop and execute nationwide marketing plans to recruit volunteer participants for C.U.R.E. Clinics, and trainers for the HBS, DMT and HMS programs; create and manage an active Social Media presence for the Clinics and Training programs.
- Understand the international medical services and training environment and develop new Clinic and Training programs to meet the needs of Project C.U.R.E.’s recipient partners and other stakeholders.
- Manage the Clinics and Training programs to meet specific Key Performance Indicators; assess the results of the Clinic and Training programs through careful measurement and evaluation tools; disseminate the results to internal and external stakeholders.
- Recruit and engage a robust Medical Advisory Board to consult on programming, development and recruitment.
Qualifications: The Director of C.U.R.E. Clinics & Training must demonstrate alignment with Project C.U.R.E.’s mission and be passionate about addressing global health issues in a sustainable manner. The ideal candidate for the position:
- Is qualified: Holds a bachelor’s degree and has at least five years professional experience in program development and project management of multiple programs with at least two years international experience.
- Understands the task: Has a developed global perspective and understanding of the challenges of developing nations and the ability to develop successful partnerships to address global health issues through cooperating with NGO’s and international partners.
- Is fiscally responsible and numerically competent: Is capable of developing an annual budget, forecasting and individual project budgets and proposals.
- Is entrepreneurial: Can see opportunities and envision new programs to grow the program, involve more participants and change more lives in an effective, sustainable manner.
- 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.
- Works well with others: Has a high degree of emotional intelligence and has developed cultural competency through experience working with diverse communities. Can demonstrate an ability to develop rapport in the international community, medical sectors and higher educations; is able to work as a team member with other colleagues within Project C.U.R.E.
- 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 and metrics, including setting revenue and net profit goals, 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. Has a strong ability to lead diverse teams in a challenging environment and the ability to train other leaders to lead.
- Is motivated: Has an obvious passion and enthusiasm for saving lives and strengthening health care systems in the developing world with intrinsic qualities of persistence, perseverance and optimism.
Reports To: The Director of C.U.R.E. Clinics & Training currently reports to 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 180 forty-foot (semi-truck sized) 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 134 countries. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. conducts C.U.R.E. Clinics, Helping Babies Breathe trainings, and biotechnical trainings to 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 25,000 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 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.