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:


Volunteer Program Associate, Western Region (San Leandro, CA)

 VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, WESTERN REGION 

Description: The Volunteer Program Associate plays a crucial role in conveying the mission of MedShare to the public and ensuring that products are sorted and prepared accurately and effectively. The job includes (but is not limited to) completing orientation and training of volunteers, directing volunteers in product sorting sessions, completing process improvement and administrative tasks within the Volunteer Program department, and collaborating with other Volunteer Program staff & Operations staff in working towards MedShare's mission. 

Location: San Leandro, California  
 
Reports To: Volunteer Program Manager, Western Region
 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead volunteer groups in sorting medical supplies
  • Make volunteers feel welcomed and appreciated
  • Explain the mission of MedShare to volunteers and provide specific task instructions
  • Direct volunteers and provide assistance during sorting sessions
  • Ensure safety of volunteers and quality of output
    Maintain sorting rooms and ensure proper equipment and supplies are available for each session
    Ensure that facilities used by volunteers are safe, clean and orderly
    Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of volunteer work, making improvements when necessary to help MedShare's volunteers do high-quality work as efficiently as possible
    Identify and document improvements to standard operating procedures for the volunteer program
    Assist with maintaining data relevant to the Volunteer Program.
    Provide other support as needed to Volunteer Program, including:  
- Recruiting strategic groups
- Answering volunteer inquiries and scheduling volunteer groups as needed, particularly from hospital and medical associations.
- Creating letters for certification of hours for individuals or groups
 
    Research medical items and share this information all offices
    Support special events
    Assist in preparation of annual budget for Volunteer Program
    Work on special projects as needed and other duties as assigned
    Work with volunteer staff at other offices to ensure consistent sorting across locations
 
Requirements
    Two years previous job experience (Associates degree orhigher preferred)
    Ability to work flexible schedule including weekdays and weekends
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English). Must be skilled at speaking to large groups
    Basic knowledge of medical products
    Lifting requirements (maximum amount of weight): 50 lbs.
    Energetic, hard working, and a self-starter
    Previous experience leading volunteer groups
    Strong computer skills, especially in web research and Microsoft Office 

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