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|Job Title:||Executive Director|
|Organization:||Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC)|
|Description:||Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba ("MEDICC"), a highly regarded non-profit organization working to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities, seeks a dynamic, visionary and globally focused Executive Director to lead the organization?s initiatives and be the chief architect for its current growth strategy.
Worldwide 1.3 billion people live without basic health care; that number continues to grow. MEDICC highlights Cuba's powerful example - a poor country able to support an excellent healthcare system for all its citizens - to US and global audiences as a guide for achieving more equitable healthcare delivery. Conversely, Cuban medical practices can be strengthened by other nations' experience in medicine and medical research.
MEDICC strives to encourage, facilitate and take an active role in the information exchange, talent sharing, and the garnering of communication amongst the various parties involved. In so doing, MEDICC hopes to contribute to improving global health and achieving the birthright of health for all worldwide.
Since 1997, MEDICC has provided a unique health bridge between the United States and Cuba, striving to improve health outcomes and equity on the global platform. More recently, MEDICC has worked with leaders in US medically underserved communities, enabling them to assess and apply insights from Cuba's community-based primary health care approach.
The ideal candidate will have a clear understanding of and commitment to community-engaged health equity in the US and globally. S/he will have an appreciation for the political and global environment surrounding the nation of Cuba with some particular clarity on US-Cuban relations. Candidates with a track record of fundraising success, on an organizational and one- one-one level, are highly preferred. An understanding of the US governmental agencies and challenges vis-a -vis student, information, and equipment exchange with Cuban is a plus. A background in non-profit management, experience working with a Board of Trustees and leading a highly motivated staff will support success at MEDICC.
Vital to MEDICC's ability to continue to achieve its far reaching impact, the incoming Executive Director must have a proven track record of successfully taking an organization to its next level of sustained philanthropic support. In partnership with the Board, s/he will be expected to build upon and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that ensures all existing programs are adequately funded and actively identify ways to expand MEDICC's reach by generating new sources of revenue from foundations, individuals, partnerships, and by maximizing funding opportunities through collaboration with other organizations, when possible. S/he must be willing to travel to Cuba as needed. Spanish language capability and familiarity with Latin America will be desired assets. MEDICC has retained Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group to assist in this recruitment. Vice President Alison Falk and Managing Associate Tahsin Alam are leading the search.
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Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba is an equal opportunity employer.