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Academy of Medical & Public Health Services


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Published 19 days ago

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The Academy of Medical & Public Health Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing healthcare accessibility among underprivileged communities, particularly in Sunset Park Brooklyn. Since its founding in 2010, it has provided health screening and education services to nearly 2000 immigrant community members.

AMPHS is currently seeking to consolidate a diverse group of leaders who can bring a variety of talents, experiences and expertise to its Board to help advance the organization’s mission. The Board of Directors, as a group and as individuals, is not only expected to provide organizational governance, but also take an active role in fundraising, fiscal stewardship, networking, public relations, long-range strategic development, event planning, and Board recruitment. Directors must exercise a strong sense of professionalism and high moral standards, maintaining the best interest of the organization in sight.

Board members are expected to meet at the organization’s New York office once a year and participate in teleconferences scheduled between Board meetings during the year. Directors must be available for consultation on issues critical to the organization and the Board, given reasonable request by the Board Chair or the President & CEO. Directors serving on the Board are re-elected each year.

We are currently looking for Directors to fill the roles of Communications & Marketing Director, Fundraising Advisor, and Medical Advisor.

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain external communication with media sources to promote organizational mission and goals.
  • Communicate with mass media regarding critical issues in organizational change.

FUNDRAISING ADVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Guide the organization and Board in fundraising intiatives.
  • Serve as a lead in directing and strategizing fundraising campaigns and events.

MEDICAL ADVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise leadership on ways of enhancing the efficacy of AMPHS' medical services and determining the types of services to provide in light of public health challenges indicated by the community served
  • Provide insight, scientific direction and medical/health policy expertise to guide AMPHS operations

BOARD OF DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set and ensure fidelity to mission and approve organizational strategy, goals, plans and budgets.
  • Establish policies, and ensure management systems are in place to guide the organization through its normal course of business and that it is in compliance with its policies and procedures.
  • Help raise significant private and public funds to support the AMPHS mission.
  • Approve major engagements in public policy and other external affairs activities.
  • Establish measures of organizational performance and effectiveness, monitoring both the Board’s performance and the performance of senior level staff members.
  • Ensure appropriate management of major risks including risks to the organization’s name, reputation, and intellectual property.
  • Set policy and criteria for management of AMPHS’s financial assets and monitor performance against these policies and criteria.
  • Create and policies for developing the Board of Directors, including recruitment, tenure, leadership, board structure and composition, and board assessment and evaluation.
  • Assist the organization in establishing a public brand, educating the public about the organization’s mission and vision.

INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand AMPHS’s mission and vision statement.
  • Assume responsibility to be fully informed of major organizational issues, including finance and audit.
  • Make a significant commitment of time for meetings, orientation and for periodic consultation with the Executive Director and other senior managers.
  • Network with external sources to promote the organization’s mission, goals, and achievements.
  • Contribute annually and set an example for others by making AMPHS a top giving priority commensurate with other personal responsibilities. Assist management in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and acknowledging major donors and securing public funding.
  • Maintain confidentiality of Board meetings unless given explicit general consent for media communication.

Qualifications:

Previous professional experience or an advanced graduate degree in a related field is preferred. The candidate must express enthusiasm to work with others, as communication and collaboration with Board members is essential. The candidate should demonstrate superior writing abilities and be comfortable communicating with other community leaders to represent the organization and the Board.

The Academy of Medical & Public Health Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing healthcare accessibility among underprivileged communities, particularly in Sunset Park Brooklyn. Since its founding in 2010, it…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

5306 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least 2 professional references to personnel.resources@amphsonline.org. All further inquiries may be directed to Ms. Mon Yuck Yu, Chief of Staff at mon.yuck.yu@amphsonline.org.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least 2 professional references to personnel.resources@amphsonline.org. All further inquiries may be directed to Ms. Mon Yuck Yu…

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