Employment & Internships

Director of Government & NGO Relations - Washington, DC

Position Overview: Project C.U.R.E.’s Director of Government & NGO Relations is responsible for obtaining funding from governmental and NGO sources to support the delivery of medical relief around the world. This is accomplished through building partnerships, researching opportunities, drafting proposals and securing commitments for revenue. Project C.U.R.E. is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate funding to implement Project C.U.R.E. programs from the United States Government (USG) agencies/organizations, such as the State Department, USAID, OFDA, DOD, and CDC; and from foreign government sources such as NORAD (Norway), DIFD (Great Britain), SIDA (Sweden), and international agencies, such as UN, WHO, PAHO and others. 
  • Establish partnerships and teaming agreements to secure grants, contracts, or sub-contracts with prime contractors or grantees and/or with Government and Non-governmental Organizations (NGO’s) to secure government funding;
  • Assist Project C.U.R.E. Directors in the development and implementation of public-private partnerships between USG and other government sources, and corporations with international interests. 
  • 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.
  • Facilitate Project C.U.R.E integration of Government funded programs and provide support to other Project C.U.R.E. funded programs/activities.   

Qualifications:  The Director of Government Relations must have demonstrated alignment with Project C.U.R.E.’s mission and core values. The Director must be passionate about saving lives, strengthening healthcare systems and addressing healthcare inequalities in the developing world in a sustainable manner. The Director of Government Relations must have experience writing successful grant proposals/budgets and working with U.S. Government and other government agencies and/or NGO’s in health system development and capacity building. The ideal candidate for the position:

  • Is Qualified: Holds a Master’s degree (MA or MPH) or has equivalent expertise, and has at least ten years of experience in fundraising/development, strategic government positions and/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, foreign governments and/or international organization contracting and grant processes; has the ability to write program proposals and is able to develop successful partnerships with contractors, sub-contractors, partner companies and/or NGO’s in securing USG and other sources of funding. 
  • Is Self-Motivated: While this position is a part of a larger team, the position requires the successful Director to effectively manage their schedule, work independently and successfully interact with team members who are working in other cities. The Director will travel to the International Headquarters in Denver throughout the year.
  • Is an Ethical Leader: Maintains the highest ethical standards, personal integrity and values to create a transparent, safe and honest organization, and represents Project C.U.R.E. in a positive and professional manner. The Director has an understanding of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other ethical and regulatory standards.
  • Works Well With Others: Demonstrates 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: Communicates effectively through writing, interpersonal communication and public speaking. Listens well and understands others. Can accurately relate the Project C.U.R.E. mission and story to potential partner organizations and communicate the outcomes of a successful relationship. 
  • 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: Is accountable using Key Performance Indicators, including revenue and expense goals and objectives; monitors performance and reports results; is a “self-starter” who is internally motivated and requires minimal direction or supervision.
  • Develops Other People: Recruits, inspires and leads associates, 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.
  • Can Travel: While extensive international travel is not required, most Project C.U.R.E. staff take at least two international trips a year to work with partners in the field. In addition, the Director will travel to Denver to work on-site at the International Headquarters approximately once every six weeks. (Project C.U.R.E. pays the costs of travel) In addition, the Director may arrange and accompany visits for Washington D.C.-based partners to the Philadelphia (Mid-Atlantic) Project C.U.R.E. warehouse and other C.U.R.E. Communities.

Reports To: The Director of Government & NGO Relations currently reports to 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 9 out of 10 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 largest organization in the world delivering nearly 180 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 correct items to the right people. Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief in 133 countries. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. conducts C.U.R.E. Clinics, Helping Babies Breathe training, biotechnical training 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, 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 15 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. is a Guidestar Exchange Platinum charity and has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Project C.U.R.E. was also 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, Ph.D., JD
President/CEO
10377 East Geddes Avenue Suite 200
Centennial, Colorado 80112
employment@projectcure.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


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 assists in promoting the trip, recruiting participants and final preparation of 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!

2018 Opportunities Include: Haiti, Ghana, Panama and India.

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
  • 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 international 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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