Job Description and Call for Applications
Part time, at-will, $16-$20/hr, 5-15hr/wk
Pay will be commensurate with experience and work hours will vary based on organizational need, likely highest during the academic year.
This position is not benefits eligible, but is flexible and work-from-home.
We are a young, energetic, startup non-profit dedicated to increasing competent civic engagement among healthcare professionals, specifically by training healthcare professional students. We currently have chapters in nine medical schools and are ready for broader expansion. First and foremost, our student chapters organize annual voter registration drives on their campuses. They also run Government 101 trainings, trainings on how to write an op-ed and how to construct/deliver testimony when testifying in the Statehouse, and invite healthcare advocates and locally elected officials to discuss lessons learned and best practices in affecting change.
What We’re Looking For
We are looking for a program manager to take over leadership of all of our program activities. Responsibilities would include conducting outreach to invite medical students to found new chapters, walking founders through the process of starting a chapter, continuing to develop curricula to teach medical students about effective civic engagement, connecting chapter presidents at the various schools to create synergistic collaboration, helping organize our annual national medical community voter registration campaign (currently in partnership with the American Medical Student Association www.medoutthevote.org), supporting chapters when they need guidance on how to create effective programming, working on engaging alumni to continue their post-graduate civic engagement, and expanding our presence at health professional schools across the country.
We are a small startup. We are first and foremost looking for someone who is excited and passionate about the mission of the organization. We want someone who understands the value of civic engagement, understands the potential power that the medical community has if they are able to use that power effectively in the civic arena, and is excited about the chance to help train this community to use that power effectively.
We are a scrappy young organization that prides itself on knowing the work that needs to be done and not creating more work than necessary. Our team currently consists of the founder/executive director, a managing director who has been with the organization since day one, a media director who makes us look pretty and makes sure we have strong communication, and an engaged Board that is lean, powerful, passionate, and supportive.
We anticipate the work will generally require ~5-15 hours per week, some weeks less, some weeks more (with potential for increased hours as the organization grows if necessary). We are looking for a passionate recent graduate, grad student, part time employed or full time employed individual who would be excited to have an additional significant source of income working for an exciting, quickly growing, idealistic, pragmatic young startup organization.
This individual must have an entrepreneurial spirit, must exhibit leadership skills, have strong communication skills, have a strong work ethic in order to hold themselves accountable for the work that needs to be done, and have a passion for civic engagement. We would like someone who has experience working in the political arena or civic engagement, managing up and/or working in the non-profit sector, and developing and/or implementing curricula, along with a wicked sense of humor.
We are an LGBTQ founded, diverse organization that actively works to create a working environment where each individual can bring every aspect of their intersectional identities comfortably and confidently to the workplace, including but not limited to gender, skin color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, physical ability, neurocognitive diversity, age, veteran status, history of incarceration, history of substance use, political party affiliation, style, etc. This position is 100% remote with completely flexible hours. New or expecting parents are encouraged to apply. The work is primarily done via phone and computer with some potential for travel (<5%). All responsibilities can be achieved regardless of physical ability. We are looking for someone who anticipates being able to work in this position for at least eighteen months. Ideally (but not required) this candidate would be excited at the potential to grow with the organization, with potential for the role to eventually grow into a full-time position.
• Develop up-to-date educational resources for professional students to use in health professions schools across the country
• Create advocacy profiles for city/state level issues of interest to Citizen Physician chapters
• Coordinate new chapter onboarding and mentor chapter presidents as needed
• Manage data collection from health professional school chapters
• Produce quarterly management report on status of chapter activities, finances, fundraising, and growth
• Aid the Executive Director with fundraising by “tee-ing up” identified opportunities and producing PR materials
• Supervise national advocacy campaigns in conjunction with national partner organizations (American Medical Student Association, etc.)
• Regularly publish Citizen Physicians content to website, newsletter, and social media platforms
Starting wage is $16-$20/hour depending on experience with potential for increase at the first six months and eighteen months in the position. This position is not benefits eligible and is employment at-will. You will have access to a skilled, passionate support team and a brilliant, experienced Board of Directors who are all invested in your professional growth and development. You will have significant autonomy and creative power in shaping a young nonprofit’s growth and impact.
How to apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Program Manager Application” in the subject line. The cover latter should highlight relevant experience and explain your reasoning for applying for the position. Applications will remain open until the position is filled. We intend a start date in May-June 2019, but exact timing is flexible. Please visit www.citizenphysicians.org to learn more about our organization and leadership team. Questions about the position may be directed to Aaron Shapiro, Executive Director, at the above email address.
As medical students across the country match this week into residency, Citizen Physicians is excited to announce the launch of our Resident Advisory Board.
The Resident Advisory Board is comprised of seven first year residents who were actively involved with Citizen Physicians when they were medical students. Advisory Board members are charged with advising Citizen Physicians on the unique challenges and opportunities that residents face regarding civic engagement as resident physicians.
As Citizen Physicians members advance in their careers, Citizen Physicians will continue to work to support these promising leaders. And the Resident Advisory Board is instrumental in making that happen.
The inaugural Resident Advisory Board is comprised of (in alphabetical order):
Thank you to this extraordinary group for advancing the quality of physician engagement in the political arena!