MedShare

Improving the quality of life of people and our planet

MedShare is a nonprofit organization that has a dual mission of providing humanitarian medical aid to those in need and helping to improve our local environment. MedShare collects surplus medical products that are discarded by U.S. hospitals. Shipments are delivered to qualified healthcare facilities in the United States and abroad. 

Job Opportunities

Currently, MedShare seeks:


Warehouse Associate, Western Region (San Leandro, CA)

Description: Assists the Director of Operations with coordination of cerain key activities. Operates forklifts in a warehouse environment. Pulls, stages and loads shipments for overseas delivery destinations. Receives, weighs and locates product as received. Accompanies driver when extra assistance is required. Inventories product as required. Assists with warehouse and volunteer center duties. Maintains good relations with donors and volunteers. 

Hours: 40-hour work week; Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; schedule may vary. 

Reports to: Director of Operations, Western Region 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Pull, stage and load shipments 
  • Prepare biomedical equipment to be shipped out
  • Records all donations as they are delivered
  • Weigh, lable and locate products as received 
  • Inventory product as needed 
  • Consolidate locations 
  • Coordinates servicing of sort room before and after volunteer sort sessions 
  • Coordinates activities related to the loading of each container 
  • Monitors basic supply levles and notifies manager when re-orders are needed 
  • Assist in weighing of product 
  • Maintain cleanliness of warehouse 
  • Observe safety regulations 
  • Report any problems with equipment or racking to manager 
  • Locate or put up an ordered supplies that are received 
  • Assist donors when they deliver product to warehouse and assist recipients that come to pick up items
  • Pull down skids and equipment for other departments as necessary 
  • Help with special event set ups 
  • Work on special projects as needed and other duties as assigned 
  • Work with volunteer center staff and volunteers in the sorting area as required 
  • Serve as back-up driver as needed 

Requirements: 

  • Forklift certification, with at least 3 years of experience on stand-up and sit-down forklifts 
  • Ability to safely operate standard warehouse equipment to include hand pallet jacks 
  • Proven ability to work steadily and independently with minimum supervision and to follow standardized procedures 
  • Ability to perform regular physical activity on a daily basis in a non-climate controlled environment
  • Excellent customer service experience and comfortable interacting with volunteers 
  • Understanding of nonprofit organizations 
  • High school diploma or equivalent required (some college preferred) 
  • Able to lift 100 pounds 
  • Must be able to pass background check and credentialing with hospital partners 

Hourly Wage: 

  • Dependent on experience

Compensation: 

All interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@medshare.org, with "Warehouse Associate, Western Region" in the subject line. 

MedShare has a competitive benefits package offering all full-time employees complete health and dental coverage. In addition, MedShare offers an attractive paid vacation schedule and paid sick time. Then organization provides ample opportunities to learn about global health issues, medical supply chain management and philanthropic fundraising.

MedShare is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on age, gender, race, or ethnic origin, religion, veteran status, physical or medical condition, political affiliations or sexual orientation.

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Thank you for considering MedShare!  


Western Region Development Associate (Full-Time) (San Leandro, CA)

Description:  

MedShare seeks a Development Associate to support development in the Western Region. The Development Associate should be able to work both within a team or on one’s own to accomplish these successes.  In order to accomplish these goals, the Western Region Development Associate will work in close partnership with the National development team based in Atlanta as well as with the Western Region Executive Director.  Communication skills, writing skills, and administrative skills are key components of this position.  Prior development experience is a plus.

Top-notch attention to detail, ability to work with new software, a strong foundation in communication skills, and ability to adapt to the demands of a fast-paced small development office are a must.  40-hour workweek plus occasional meetings outside work hours. Benefits package includes full health benefits.

Reports To:  Executive Director, Western Region

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide general support to development efforts in the West and as needed, assist National development efforts.
  • Perform research to assist development team and the Western Council in its prospecting activities.
  • Write grant applications and requests, working with national grantwriter.
  • Assist in creation of messaging and materials for cultivating donors..
  • Make calls to donors and prospects both as part of a team and on own.
  • Provide meeting support for other members of development team.
  • Steward existing donors: Provide writing support for general correspondence, stewardship and diplomatic invitation letters, mailings, donor reports and grant proposals.
  • Enter all contacts into donor relationship management system.
  • Oversee distribution of thank-yous and other thank-you events as part of donor stewardship
  • Where appropriate, help identify accommodations, transportation options, and special programs for VIP visitors and dignitaries.
  • Help plan and execute fundraising events.
  • Prepare reporting to various constituencies on status of development efforts in the West, working with national development associate.
  • Provide assistance tracking development efforts, research, prospects and deadlines using the donor database and provide assistance.
  • Respond to special donor requests for documentation, including tax letters, matching gift programs, reporting, etc.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree (or equivalent work experience).
  • Prior experience in development a plus.
  • Passion for community service, international development, and MedShare’s mission. 
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint and a constituent relationship database.
  • Experience living or working with diverse groups, international experience, or fluency in a second language strongly preferred.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to meet and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with a range of personalities and working styles, and with people at all levels of the organization, including staff, board, and donors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to perform multiple detail oriented tasks effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. 

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and writing sample to: jobs@medshare.org with “Development Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Thank you for considering us! We regret that we are only able to respond to final candidates. 

 

MedShare is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on age, gender, race or ethnic origin, religion, veteran status, physical or medical condition, political affiliations or sexual orientation

 


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