Community Coordinator Application

Applications are due on July 15th, 2013.
 
PIH | Engage Community Coordinators will lead teams of friends, family members, coworkers, and colleagues in their communities to advance the movement for global health. Each Community Coordinator will host monthly meetings, will build a team that can collectively raise $10,000 to support a specific PIH project, and will drive action and advocacy in their broader social networks.
Community Coordinator Program Description:

Community Coordinators volunteer part time for one year, from September 2013 through August 2014. Each Community Coordinator will be responsible for building a self-designed team of 10+ people who meet monthly to strategize fundraising campaigns, take advocacy action, and learn more about global health and social justice. Community Coordinators will also keep in contact with their Regional Organizer, who will lead them through the annual campaign and connect them with PIH staff in Boston.

Organizing in global health is inspiring but difficult work, so only those with a serious interest should apply. This is a fantastic opportunity to translate passion into skills. Community Coordinators who complete the program will leave with a full understanding of the most effective tools and methods that organizers use to create change. Community Coordinators will be supported by a team of full-time staff based in Boston and provided ongoing training and guidance.

Organizing presents the opportunity to take a leadership role in a movement poised to improve the lives of millions, strengthen public health systems across the globe, and push us ever closer to realizing that health is a human right.

Responsibilities:

  • Build a team of 10+ people who meet monthly
  • Track information about volunteer organizer attendance and participation
  • Proactively build relationships and facilitate collaboration with local and statewide social justice organizations and organizing communities
  • Represent the organization in a variety of public forums and community events
  • Collaborate with local and national development staff to support fundraising efforts
  • Lead team to raise more than $10,000

Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain strong one-on-one relationships with a diverse array of people, across communities and age groups
  • Ability to identify, develop, and mentor volunteer leaders and teams
  • Demonstrated success at keeping multiple projects organized; good short and long-term planning skills; strong administrative and time-management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills
  • Inquisitive, sense of humor, proactive, solution-oriented, collaborative, conscientious, responsible with a positive attitude; skilled and effective team player
  • Computer literacy required (e.g. Word, Excel, email)

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that's wrong with the world.”

—Dr. Paul Farmer
Chief Strategist & Co-founder