The extreme disparity in health outcomes and access to healthcare that exists today between the world's rich and the world's poor is unjust and unsustainable. To change this unacceptable status quo will require a new generation of leaders with diverse skills and backgrounds. Emerging leaders need opportunities to build their skills and build meaningful connections with other young leaders who share a vision for transformative change.
Global Health Corps is mobilizing a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. We do this by:
• Increase the impact of great organizations today: Fellows work with high-impact organizations in year-long paid positions. During their fellowship year, fellows make a significant and measurable contribution to the partner organization and the target population.
• Train and support leaders of tomorrow:Over the course of the fellowship year, fellows participate in a wide range of activities aimed at increasing their effectiveness as practitioners and their development as leaders.
• Build a global community of change-makers:Fellows build a set of shared values, commitment and skills that they carry well beyond the fellowship year. The GHC community and alumni program serve as a source of opportunity and strength throughout fellows' lives and careers.
Fellows work in teams of 2—one international fellow, one in-country fellow—in a wide range of areas to support our partners in improving healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor. Fellows have built financial management systems for grassroots HIV organizations in Uganda, counseled homeless teenagers in New Jersey, supported district pharmacies in Rwanda in rolling out new supply chain management tools, and conducted policy research in Washington DC.
Global Health Corps seeks a passionate and organized leader to serve as the Alumni Coordinator, starting in September 2014. GHC alumni are critical to the mission of mobilizing a community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. Given GHC's growth trajectory, there are now more than 300 alumni in the GHC network, providing an amazing opportunity for them to harness their collective experience and determine how they can best work towards improving the health of those most in need, both in their own countries and beyond.
The Alumni Coordinator will work directly with the Vice President of Programs in New York in this new role. The primary responsibilities will be to: support alumni in their leadership and professional development; foster connections within and between fellowship classes as well as the broader global health community and maintain a strong connection between GHC and alumni.
This position requires exceptional passion for our work and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, start-up work environment.
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate Alumni Coordinator in the email subject. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible.
Note: All applicants must have valid documentation to work in the U.S.