MedShare

Bridging the gap between surplus and need.

Job Opportunities

MedShare is a non-profit organization that has a dual mission of providing humanitarian medical aid to developing countries and of helping to improve our local environment.  MedShare collects surplus medical goods that are discarded by U.S. hospitals.  Shipments are then sent to qualified healthcare facilities in more than 95 developing nations around the world.

Working at MedShare is a challenging yet extremely rewarding experience. Every day is different here, whether we are shipping a container of medical supplies to Kenya, educating and working with our volunteers or hosting a head of state.

Although MedShare has distinct departments, staff work together as a team to support and enrich each other's efforts. It is this open and dynamic environment that has drawn the best people to MedShare and kept them with the organization for years.

MedShare has a competitive benefits package offering all full-time employees (32+ hours) complete health and dental coverage. In addition, MedShare offers an attractive paid vacation schedule and paid sick time. The organization provides ample opportunities to learn about global health issues, medical supply chains 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.

Currently, MedShare seeks:


Director of Operations, Western Region (San Leandro, CA)

Director of Operations – Western Region

 

 
Description
 
The Director of Operations is responsible for managing all aspects of inventory and movement of medical supplies and equipment donated to and sent from MedShare’s Western Region Distribution Center, maintaining the physical office and warehouse space of said location, and coordinating inventory tools and procedures for the Western Region office.
 
Reports to: Executive Director, Western Region
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  •  Supervise department managers, support staff and interns in the following areas:
  • Inventory Management
  • Distribution Center
  • Transportation
  •  Support achievement of MedShare’s mission through:
    • Coordination of activities of Western region Distribution Center and Western region Inventory Management for maximum efficiency and quality
    • Coordination with Executive Director and Programs staff on issues regarding product sorting, container preparations, MedTeam operations, and corporate and hospital relations
    • Coordination of inventory management tools and procedures for the national organization  
  • Participate in the maintenance of effective staff recruitment, retention and labor relations policies and procedures
  • Participate in the annual budgeting process
  • Work with MedShare staff to review operating policies and procedures, recommend needed changes and lead/participate in implementing changes
  • Participate in and lead special projects as needed including the documentation and education of Western Region operations procedures and other initiatives to support MedShare's national growth
  • Represent the organization as needed in a public relations role
  • Collaborate with other MedShare locations to establish and implement uniform policy and procedures in both locations
  • Continuously cultivate external relationships that are beneficial to the organization
  • Responsible for Western Region facility maintenance issues
  • Review and approve relevant invoices
 
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in operations management, business management, industrial or systems engineering, or related field (or at least 5 years of relevant experience)
  • 5+ years of work experience – preferably including experience working in distribution/logistics environments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • 5+ years managing people
  • Forklift and truck driving experience
  • Experience working in culturally-diverse organizations
  • International experience and foreign languages are a plus
  • Knowledge of warehousing and logistics best practices
 
 Compensation:
Salary is commensurate with experience. MedShare offers an attractive benefits package, including healthcare, dental, and vision, 401(k), and paid leave. The position is located in San Leandro, California.
 
Application Process:
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@medshare.org with “Director of Operations” in the subject line.
 
 
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.
 

Warehouse Associate, Western Region (San Leandro, CA)

Warehouse Associate, Western Region
 
Description - Assists the Director of Operations with coordination of certain key activities. Operates forklifts in a warehouse environment. Pulls, stages, and loads shipments for overseas 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 - 40hr work week; –Tuesday-Saturday. 0800 – 1630; schedule may vary


Reports To: Director of Operations, Western Region

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Pull, stage, and load shipments
• Prep Biomedical equipment to be shipped out
• Records all donations as they are delivered
• Initial assessment of product received
• Weigh, label, and locate product 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 levels 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 any ordered supplies that are received
• Assist donors when they deliver product to warehouse and assist recipients that come to pick items up
• 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
• Assist with all other projects as assigned

Requirements:
  • Forklift certification with at least 3 years of experience on stand-up and sit-down lifts
  • 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 non-profit organizations
 High School Diploma or equivalent required (some college preferred)     Able to lift 100 lbs.

Application Process:

All applications submitted by November 7, 2014 will be considered.  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: jobs@medshare.org  with “Warehouse 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.

Development Manager Northeast Region (New York / New Jersey)

Development Manager, Northeast Region (Fulltime)

Description:  This is a tremendous opportunity for an experienced Development Manager (DM) to serve as the visible presence for MedShare in the Northeast region.  The entrepreneurial person in this position will have the ability to draw on the 15-year history, rich experiences and resources from MedShare’s national base of support and existing offices in New Jersey, Atlanta and San Francisco. There is a dynamic and strong Northeast Council that is ready to work with an experienced fundraiser.

The Development Manager is responsible for fundraising in this region in order to achieve MedShare’s annual fundraising goals;  serving as an ambassador for MedShare by leading the Northeast regional council; identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of major gift prospects in the Northeast market (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC) ; involving national MedShare staff in this process as directed by the Chief Development Officer; and working with the national Development office to coordinate the submission of proposals, reports and correspondence in order to present MedShare’s case for support in a manner consistent with national Development Office standards.  

 Reports To:  Chief Development Officer  

Location:  Secaucus, New Jersey with an additional office in Manhattan for meetings with donors, council members, and others.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Chief Development Officer to cultivate, solicit and steward individual, corporate and foundation donors
  •  Identifies major gift prospects in the Northeastern region and actively manages the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of these prospects
  • Manages the Annual Fund in coordination with the National DM
  • Focuses on major gift fundraising by managing a portfolio of 150 prospects with the potential to give $10K and up
  • Coordinates meetings of the Northeast Regional Council and Young Professionals Group, including agenda preparation, minutes/action items, etc.

Plans and executes two signature events in the Northeast; the annual Gala and Young Professionals event. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to build genuine, lasting relationships with people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds
  • 5-7 years experience in Development, including experience in personally soliciting major gifts
  • As this is a regional position, entrepreneurial initiative and the ability to work independently is a must
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills and marketing acumen
  • Willingness to meet new people and act as the public voice for MedShare
  • Strong organization and prospect management skills
  • Experience using CRM databases for moves management metrics
  • Experience living or traveling in the developing world and an international world view
  • Fluency in English is required and knowledge of Spanish and/or French is desired

 

Compensation:  Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience. MedShare offers an attractive benefits package, including full healthcare, dental, and vision, 401(k), and paid leave. When applying, please include relevant salary history and requirements

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@medshare.org with “Development Manager Northeast” in the subject line. A slate of successful candidates will be invited for interviews. Due to the large number of resumes generated, only successful candidates will be contacted.  Phone calls are discouraged

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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