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:


Northeast Warehouse Associate/Driver (New York / New Jersey)

Currently, MedShare seeks a Warehouse Associate/Driver for our NE Region Collection & Sorting Center in Secaucus, NJ.

DESCRIPTION:

Assist the Warehouse Manager with the coordination of certain key activities. Operates forklifts in a warehouse environment. Pulls, stages and loads shipments. Receives, weighs, and locates product as received. Inventories product as required. Drives company and rental trucks. Runs regular weekly routes in addition to scheduled pickups. Maintains good relations with donors and volunteers.

HOURS:

Fulltime, 40 hr work week; Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00 - 4:30 pm

REPORTS TO: Programs/Warehouse Manager, NE

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pull, stage, and load shipments
  • Initial assessment of product received
  • Weigh, label, and locate product as received
  • Inventory product as needed
  • Maintain cleanliness of warehouse
  • Observe safety regulations and perform required procedures
  • Clean equipment to be shipped out
  • Monitor and maintain water levels in forklift batteries
  • Report any problems with equipment or racking
  • Locate or put up any ordered supplies that are received
  • Assist donors and recipients when they deliver or pick up product at our facility
  • Pull down skids and equipment for other departments as necessary
  • Help with special event set ups
  • Run weekly hospital routes, maintaining relationships within
  • Make additional pickups as required
  • Report any problems with routes or pickups
  • Deliver cardboard and paper to recycling center
  • Make runs to dump as required
  • Maintain cleanliness of company vehicle
  • Report any problems with vehicle to Programs Manager or Regional Director
  • Take vehicle to shop when necessary
  • Solicit product and equipment donations when possible
  • All employees are expected to act in a kind and professional manner at all times
  • Driving safely and following all laws and regulations on roads and highways, as well as driving in parking lots and in other job site locations is a must
  • Other duties as assigned as necessary

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Lifting requirements - 50 lbs.
  • At least 3 years forklift experience
  • Some computer experience preferred
  • Ability to perform regular physical activity on a daily basis in a non-climater controlled environment
  • At least 25 years of age with a valid drivers license and clean Motor Vehicle Record
  • At least 3 years of route driving, or similar experience
  • Good with customer service skills
  • Good driving knowledge of the NJ/NY/CT area
  • Fluent in English

HOURLY WAGE: DOE

Please visit our website at www.MedShare.org before submitting your resume.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@medshare.org with " NE Warehouse Associate/Driver" in the subject line.


Program/Warehouse Manager, SE (New York / New Jersey)

Currently, MedShare seeks a Programs/Warehouse Manager for our NE Region Collection & Sorting Center in Secaucus, NJ.

DESCRIPTION:

The Programs Manager is responsible for all programs including volunteer recruitment and outreach, scheduling and supervision of volunteer groups, maintenance of a volunteer contact database, maintainence of the medical product sorting systems and overseeing Medical Mission Team store. Additionally, this position has responsibility for managing the operation of the warehouse and its staff, supervising the driver, and overseeing scheduling of pickups, routes, and other incoming donations.

REPORTS TO: Regional Operations Director, NE

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES - PROGRAMS

  • Perform outreach and recruitment for individual and group volunteers. Represent MedShare at volunteer fairs and other recruitment events. Manage postings for MedShare's volunteer and intership opportunieis.
  • Maintain a calendar of volunteer activities and ensure volunteer work sessions are properly staffed. Keep the MedShare staff apprised of the volunteer calendar.
  • Communicate with MedShare staff to determine volunteer and intern needs of all departments. Be the primary point of contact for all volunteers and interns.
  • Coordinate with MedShare staff to ensure that volunteer sessions have access to the required resources.
  • Supervise volunteer sorting sessions.
  • Communicate with groups and individuals interested in volunteering at MedShare. Respond to volunteer inquiries. Handle assorted correspondence with MedShare's volunteers, from pre-session check-in calls to post-session thank you cards and beyond.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key MedShare volunteers.
  • Act as a "product expert" for the disposable supplies that MedShare accepts and ships.
  • Keep the areas used by MedShare's volunteers (the Sort Room and the Break Room) clean and well-stocked.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of volunteer work. Make improvements to help MedShare's volunteers do high-quality work as efficiently as possible.
  • Maintain a database of volunteer contact information and volunteer hours for the purpose of marketing, volunteer recals and reporting.
  • Provide support on special projects as needed.
  • Continuously cultivate external relationships that are beneficial to the organization.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES - WAREHOUSE

  • Train and supervise Warehouse Associates, Driver
  • Schedule pickups
  • Drive pick-up route when needed
  • Space management
  • Initial product assessment on the dock
  • Receive product
  • Warehouse process improvements
  • Oversee pulling, staging and loading of shipments; assist if needed
  • Manage disposal of unusable items
  • Safety management (OSHA training & compliance)
  • Upkeep and maintenace of warehouse equipment
  • Track needed warehouse supplies
  • Coordinate inventory counts
  • Maintain current Sort Room Inventory report, updated every two weeks
  • Building alarm after-hours calls list

REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 3 years experience as a warehouse manager, or similar position
  • Bachelors Degree; nonprofit management or healthcare field a plus
  • Two years of work experience with a proven ability to lead volunteer groups either as a staff member or volunteer leader
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Lifting requirements (maximum amount of weight): 50 lbs.
  • Must have a friendly disposition and a willingness to interact with diverse groups of people
  • Hard working and earger to learn
  • Previous medical training is a plus.
  • Passion for community service, international relief efforts, and volunteerism
  • Outgoing, positive personality, ability to motivate others, multi-task, and "think on your feet"
  • Strong written/verbal communications skills and customer service abilities with proven record to create and market programming
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and internet research
  • Fluent in English and knowledge of either Frnch or Spanish (preferred)
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety training is a plus
  • Ability to operate basic warehouse equipment (forklight, pallet jack, etc.) preferred

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: jobs@medshare.org with "Programs/Warehouse Manager NE" in the subject line.


Marketing and Communications Manager (Atlanta Area)

DESCRIPTION: 

The Marketing and Communications manager will grow the value of MedShare's brand among all constituencies in all markets where MedShare has a physical presence, increase national and international awareness of the brand and implement strategies developed to increase financial resources. The manager shall write all content for marketing and communications as well as some text/copy for fund development. MedShare seeks a generalist for this position with demonstrated skills in multiple areas, including writing acumen for press releases, newsletters, appeals, and marketingmaterials, PR, marketing, graphic design, and social media.

 

REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer, CDO 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Communications:

  • Grow a successful communications program through TV, print, and online media placements nationally and locally in markets where MedShare operates;
  • Develop a communications program in line with strategies and brand messaging; 
  • Respond to requests and prepare articles for use by MedShare partners in their internal and external communications;
  • Update MedShare's press kit and maintain its accuracy and relevancy;
  • Update website with external vendor.

 Written Communications & Print Material Collateral:

  • Ability to write all text for print material, including annual report, newsletters, appeals, and other written communications;
  • Work with vendors, staff and pro bono service providers to ensure a continuous supply of collateral materials, including the annual report, program collateral, organizational and fundraising brochure, stationery and business cards;
  • Design MedShare-branded in-house PowerPoint presentations, brochures and marketing materials.

Brand Management:

  • Draft and execute an annual multi-platform marketing and communications plan;
  • Assist the Chief Development Officer to ensure consistent use of the MedShare brand;
  • Help communicate and monitor organization-wide adherence to policies and procedures.

REQUIREMENTS

  •  Passion for the MedShare Mission, a global interest and sensitivity to other cultures
  •  Bachelor's Degree in Communications or a Liberal Arts discipline or comparable experience
  •  5-6 years relevant experience that aligns with the essential duties of the position
  •  Graphic design experience (highly desirable)
  •  Strong computer skills, especially with design software, MS Office and Website CMS
  •  Ability to work with diverse internal constituencies
  •  Experience working with designers, printers, and other vendors and willingness to negotiate pro bono services to supplement existing resources
  •  Established base of media contacts
  •  Project management experience
  •  Fluency in English is required and knowledge of Spanish and/or French is desired
  •  Experience living / working internationally is highly desirable.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@medshare.orgwith "Marketing and Communications Manager" in the subject line. All applications received by April 1, 2014 will be considered. 

 

 

 

 

 


Regional Development Manager, Northeast Region (New York / New Jersey)

STATUS: Full-Time

DESCRIPTION:

The Regional Development Manager (“RDM”) is the personal presence of MedShare in the New York market. New York is a new market for MedShare but has the ability to draw on a 15-year history and rich experience and resources from MedShare’s national base of support and existing operations in Atlanta and San Francisco.

The RDM is responsible for facilitating the day-to-day development operations in the market, to achieve MedShare’s fundraising goal of $750,000 (minimum) from this market; serving as an ambassador for MedShare by participating in key forums; identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of prospects in the Northeast market (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, et.al) ; 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 standards but tailored to the local market.

Reports to: Chief Development Officer

LOCATION:

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Works with the Chief Development Officer to cultivate, solicit and steward individual, corporate and foundation donors
  • Identifies donor prospects in the Northeastern market and actively manages the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of these prospects
  • Represents MedShare in the community at events, conferences and forums as appropriate
  • Actively engages civic, religious and community groups relative to MedShare’s mission
  • Coordinates meetings of the Northeast Regional Council, including agenda preparation, minutes/action items, etc.
  • Plans and executes awareness and fundraising events in the Northeast market


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience
  • Experience living or traveling in the developing world and an international world view
  • 5-7 years experience in development, including the active management of a donor portfolio and experience soliciting major gifts from corporations, foundations and individuals
  • As MedShare is new to the Northeast market, entrepreneurial initiative is a must
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills and marketing acumen
  • Strong organization and project management skills
  • Experience entering moves management reports in donor databases
  • 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 “Regional Development Manager” 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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