Community Partnerships Coordinator
New York, NY; Kigali, Rwanda; Lilongwe, Malawi; Kampala, Uganda; or Lusaka, Zambia
We believe that our positive impact on health equity is strongest through a well-connected and diverse community. As such, we are seeking an action-oriented, adaptive global leader who is excited about accelerating the connection and professional growth of our community members. With more than 1000 global health leaders in the GHC network, the Community Partnerships Coordinator will foster relationships within and between fellowship classes as well as the broader global health community and maintain a strong partnership between GHC and alumni.
We are in need of a passionate leader to work with partners to provide our alumni with the resources and opportunities that will harness their collective experience. The candidate must be able to effectively understand the needs of our global health leaders and source professional growth opportunities and maintain strong partnerships that can aid them in working in the most impactful ways to improve the health of those most in need, both in their own countries and beyond.
The Community Partnerships Coordinator will work closely with the Country Teams and Alumni Chapters and other GHC staff members. The role reports to the Director of Community Engagement who is based in GHC’s New York office.
Global Health Corps:
Global Health Corps (GHC) mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. GHC believes young leaders with diverse backgrounds and a deep commitment to collaboration, innovation, and social justice are going to revolutionize how the world tackles its toughest health challenges. We strongly believe our GHC community is the new breed of leaders that the world desperately needs.
Through a competitive recruitment process, we identify daring and innovative university graduates and early- to mid-career professionals from around the world and pair them with amazing partner organizations and government agencies in the US, East Africa, and Southern Africa. Our fellows spend a year in their placement devoting their unstoppable energy to making the world a healthier place for all people, everywhere. Whether they are working with a small grassroots organization like HIPS in Washington, DC to ensure sex workers have access to critical health services, or with the Ministry of Health in Zambia researching patient use of HIV testing and counseling, each fellow plays an essential role in the health equity movement.
Fellows come together five times a year for additional training, community building, leadership development, and mentorship to become audacious, resilient, and highly-networked changemakers. Each one of our fellows has the capacity to change the world – and many already are – and we are grateful to work closely with them to amplify their impact. Since its founding in 2009, GHC has supported nearly 600 fellows working at various levels of the health system, across issue areas and across continents, and our community gets stronger every year.
(1) Partnerships Development and Coordination
- Coordinate new leadership development partnerships and establish appropriate engagement parameters, funding needs, Memorandums of Understanding, tracking, timing, etc. and manage implementation or initiation requirements to alumni for these opportunities.
- Coordinate current partnerships, including online courses, in-person trainings, and other activities.
- Maintain strong relationships with all partners throughout their engagement with GHC.
- Coordinate with the GHC team on delivery of professional development opportunities, appropriate internal and external communications, and sharing back results.
(2) Develop and Implement Programming and Events
- Conduct research and outreach to identify and evaluate new leadership and professional development programming and opportunities aligned with alumni needs. Areas of learning for alumni include management, advocacy and communications, social entrepreneurship and global health.
- Lead, in coordination with GHC Country Teams, the execution of large-scale conferences and events, including GHC Leadership Summits in the US, East Africa and Southern Africa. Responsibilities include coordinating with facilitators and attendees, overseeing logistics and event planning, and supporting plans and materials for all events.
- Collaborate with GHC staff and alumni to identify and arrange timely convenings which support community building; coordinate with Country Teams and Alumni Chapters, as applicable, to develop and recommend methods to pilot new programming ideas in various GHC countries.
(3) Coordinate and Liaise with GHC Chapters
- Arrange regular calls with chapter members and Country Team staff in GHC’s alumni chapter countries of operation, review annual plans and proposed chapter programming ideas and offer guidance and support to chapter leaders.
- Develop, streamline and manage templates or other tools to support alumni activities, ie budget templates, tracking documents, etc.
- Facilitate sharing and exchanging of best practices and experiences of alumni in other countries
- Coordinate the expansion of alumni chapters to new cities and countries, supporting the growth and development of the alumni network and various country activities.
- Work with County Team staff to support them in organizing professional development and networking events for alumni in the region and offer support, as needed.
(4) Team Support and Coordination
- Research leadership development approaches that can inform GHC’s alumni programming and partnerships.
- Support project management and tracking systems for the global alumni program.
- Support GHC Country Team staff focused on alumni engagement to ensure strong participation and positive experiences of events and programs.
- Identify and implement other systems and/or processes to support alumni program efforts.
- 4-6 years work experience in leadership development, education, international development, global health, social impact or related field
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Extremely organized and experienced project manager; able to manage multiple projects and priorities with ease, careful attention to detail and accuracy and timely execution and follow-through
- Experience with program planning and execution; experience with event planning and/or program logistics management a plus
- Experience building and sustaining sustain strong partnerships and professional relationships
- Experience working with people in a cross-cultural working environment
- High emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
- Excellent decision-making and judgment
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to thrive in evolving and expanding program areas
- Understanding of adult learning approaches, leadership development and community building methodologies preferred
- Commitment to social justice and passion for global health equity
GHC EMBRACES AND VALUES DIVERSE SKILLSETS AND BACKGROUNDS
We are a community of leaders who are proud to represent many different national, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, gender, and other identities. We represent varied professional backgrounds, collaborating across fields and sectors to form a powerful, close-knit network of changemakers. Our diversity as a community is our strength, driving our ability to be empathetic, visionary, and effective leaders in the health equity movement, and engage with the world with dignity and respect.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Thanks for applying!