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Thank you for your interest in working at Project Sunshine! We currently have the following open position:

Director of International Programs

Type: Full Time
Available: September 13, 2021

Position Description

The Director of International Programs is responsible for the oversight and operations of Project Sunshine’s programs in Canada, China, Kenya and Israel. The Director of International Programs will directly manage staff, contractors and lead volunteers within each location, ensuring the overall success of the programs while guaranteeing Project Sunshine standards and best practices are implemented globally. The Director is ultimately responsible for setting program strategy, managing resources, setting and maintaining budgets in each country, and ensuring proper governance in accordance with local laws.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director will work closely with US-based colleagues to develop program standards and procedures, create marketing and disseminate messaging to the global teams. The Director often serves as the US liaison for the International Team, ensuring international colleagues needs are communicated broadly and support is secured. This is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in international relations, public health and cross-cultural communications

The Director will work closely with the Director of Development to safeguard the financial health of the International programs. This includes supporting on grant writing, insuring data reporting from international satellites is accurate and timely, managing donor relationships, annual grant reporting, generating content for donor updates, and fulfilling grant requirements.

The Director manages the Board of Directors for both Project Sunshine Canada and Project Sunshine Israel, and provides updates to the US-based Program Committee, which a sub committee of the Project Sunshine Inc Board.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and vision for ensuring ongoing development of quality programs internationally.
  • Develop and implement program strategy and goals with an eye to resource allocation
  • Manage (remotely) a diverse team of colleagues in each of our international program location
  • Liaise with the Board of Directors for both Project Sunshine Israel and Project Sunshine Canada
  • Financial oversight, including budgeting, bill paying and vendor selection
  • Oversee programmatic data gathering, analysis and reporting for both Saleforce and CommCare systems
  • Periodically review and update health curriculum with an eye to age-appropriate, child-centric learning methods and techniques
  • Conduct regular on-site program visits and evaluations with an emphasis on ensuring safety of volunteers and staff and maintaining Project Sunshine’s high level of quality programming

Qualifications

  • 6+ years in a non-profit, government or NGO either in social services, international relations, public health or another related field
  • Experience working internationally preferred
  • Experience managing culturally and linguistically diverse teams, especially those that are fully remote
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with diverse constituencies while displaying excellent intercultural skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work in a collegial, fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly across different time zones
  • Enthusiasm for Project Sunshine’s mission

Project Sunshine values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Project Sunshine is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to HR3@projectsunshine.org with “Director of International Programs” in the subject line.

Volunteer Engagement Associate Manager

Type: Full Time
Reports to: Director, Volunteer Engagement

About the Associate Manager Position: The primary role of the Associate Manger is to support and enhance the organization’s vibrant college and community volunteer program and our partnerships with medical facilities across the country. This includes maintaining and improving volunteer chapter success by motivating and building mission-driven spirit, encouraging strong connections to Project Sunshine headquarters and building new relationships with universities, cities and partners. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a person passionate about volunteerism, public service, and partnership management.

Principle Responsibilities:

Manage Project Sunshine’s Nationwide Volunteer Program

  • Provide ongoing support for chapter leadership to retain chapters year over year and drive strong volunteer satisfaction. This includes providing leadership training, team building, and additional support.
  • Build and cultivate authentic and strong relationships with Chapter leaders, volunteers, and medical/nonprofit partners to ensure continuous open dialogue, formal and informal feedback loops, and joint recognition of areas of improvement and potential for growth
  • Support chapters with ongoing requirements, which include (1) In-person programs at medical facilities and nonprofits with corresponding program reports, (2) TelePlay programs with hospitals with corresponding program session reports (3) fundraisers, (4) leadership transitions (as needed).
  • Support on programmatic outreach and recruitment to assist the overall growth and engagement of chapters across the United States.
  • Respond to inquiries from new volunteers and hospital partners; facilitate the founding of new chapters.
  • Conduct disciplinary action against non-compliant chapters (probation and closures).

Coordinate special projects and events

  • Support organizational initiatives for Monthly Volunteer Recognition, National Volunteer Month, Child Life Month, and others.
  • Facilitate special projects as they arise.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of work experience in nonprofits, social services, education, or related field.
  • A proven commitment to volunteerism with experience in volunteer leadership.
  • Experience managing external partnerships.
  • Experience coordinating and training volunteers.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task, highly organized, and flexible.
  • Ability to manage tasks independently, and willingness to travel within NYC and throughout the country to visit volunteer chapters and hospital partners.
  • Collaborative team member who enjoys working with diverse groups of people.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus.

Project Sunshine values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Project Sunshine is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to HR2@projectsunshine.org with “Volunteer Engagement Associate Manager” in the subject line.

 

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