Reports to: Co-CEO
Status: Full Time
Travel: 20-40% - domestic and international
Start Date: Jan. 1, 2018 - flexible.
Application deadline: Dec. 11, 2017 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the right applicant may be considered after the deadline)
PIVOT’s mission is to combine accessible and comprehensive health care services with rigorous scientific research to save lives and break cycles of poverty and disease.
As one of the ten poorest countries in the world with among the most under-resourced health systems, Madagascar suffers from an unjust burden of disease. Founded in early 2014, PIVOT is a mission partner of Partners in Health and works in direct collaboration with the Madagascar Ministry of Health to enhance health care delivery at the community, health center and hospital levels. In addition to providing direct healthcare services, PIVOT engages in poverty alleviation initiatives, conducts monitoring and evaluation of health systems strengthening (HSS) activities, and supports research. The HSS efforts led by PIVOT aim to directly relieve unnecessary suffering and death among the population near Ranomafana National Park and to serve as a model for national scale up.
PIVOT’s program delivery is entirely in the Ifanadiana district of Madagascar, eleven hours from the capital by car, where the project has grown to nearly two-hundred staff members across five health centers and one district hospital, functioning out of a French and Malagasy speaking office. The Madagascar staff reports to the international Senior Management Team who report to the Country Director. The Country Director reports to the Co-CEOs who travel to site multiple times a year to support operations. PIVOT does not have plans to expand outside of Ifanadiana District in the mid-term as the overall goal is to build a model health district as partner to the government that can be replicated throughout Madagascar and beyond. This year’s annual operating budget is $4 million.
The Executive Assistant to the (newly) Seattle-based co-CEO / co-Founder will support day-to-day administrative management of the co-CEO’s time and organizational responsibilities in three major departments: administration; development (fundraising); and research. This Executive Assistant position has been created to increase the effectiveness and reach of the co-CEO who also has a primary academic affiliation and commitments as such. The position will offer the right candidate a diverse and exciting administrative role in a young, effective global health organization with the opportunity to grow over time in either the realm of research or fundraising.
As a young international NGO, PIVOT has a somewhat unique structure for its US-based team. It is important to note that this Executive Assistant will be the second Seattle-based team member, traveling with the Co-CEO (to Boston, New York, Madagascar, etc) anywhere from 20-40% of the year, while at other times anchoring operations from the new PIVOT west-coast office space (likely in a co-work space with similar small, globally oriented organizations). There are currently seven PIVOT staff in the U.S with five based out of the Partners in Health office in Boston and two Co-CEOs working remotely. The Board of Directors meets annually in New York City and fundraising efforts to date have focused on the eastern seaboard and in California.
Schedule and Meeting Coordination (20%):
Travel and Event Management (20%):
Relationship Management and Development (40%):
General Administration (20%):