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 community members 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 800 fellows working at various levels of the health system, across issue areas and across continents, and our community gets stronger every year. GHC is committed to investing in the long term leadership and professional growth of our community members so that this powerful network can be a catalyst for change in global health.
GHC is building out a vibrant program beyond the fellowship year to support our global community of changemakers. Using a variety of learning formats and approaches, our goal is to create alumni programming that provides opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as collectively creating impact as a community. This includes hosting regional leadership summits, offering career advising and mentorship, and identifying prominent media and conference opportunities for members to participate in. As with the rest of our program and organization, the alumni program is created in close partnership with our alumni community, reflecting their needs and feedback.
GHC’s training approach integrates leadership and professional development with self-reflection and personal learning. Based on a core set of leadership practices, we focus on building skills that are essential for effective and ethical leadership, such as human-centered design thinking, storytelling, systems thinking and strategic planning for social change. We foster attitudes like empathy, resilience and cultural humility.
GHC is seeking a passionate and organized leader to join our growing global team. The past eight years have been full of exciting and rapid growth for GHC and we are in need of a Director of Professional Development (DOPD) to further build out our alumni program offerings to meet the professional and leadership needs of our 800+ global community members. The Director of Professional Development will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Programs and manage the Alumni Program team, which includes the Alumni Program Manager and Alumni Program Coordinator. The goal of this position is to design and deliver programs that address the professional development needs of GHC alumni and fellows at various points along their career path, cultivating innovative, collaborative and systems-thinking skills and practices needed to make real change in global health. It will also be important to foster connections within and between fellowship classes as well as the broader global health community and maintain a strong connection between GHC and alumni. While the majority of the work will be focused on post-fellowship programming, there will also be important collaboration with the Director of Programs to ensure a strong foundation of professional development content for fellows during their inaugural year.
The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic, global, and fast-paced start-up environment and is committed to developing effective leaders, cares deeply for our greater mission of health equity, and works hard to achieve results. S/he brings a solution-oriented and client service mindset, demonstrating excellent attention to detail and a value for collaboration across a range of teams, cultures, and time zones.
Alumni Program Strategy and Management
Professional Development and Career Support
Assessment and Data Analysis
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