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Operations Administrator

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Project C.U.R.E
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Denver Metro
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About Us: Healthcare in many developing countries is a global crisis. The severe lack of healthcare disrupts social and economic stability in almost every developing nation. Disease causes nine-out-of-ten preventable deaths in developing nations among children and adults. Millions of children under the age of five die each year from preventable disease, and more than 70% of these deaths occur from pneumonia, diarrhea, measles, malaria and malnutrition.

Founded in 1987, Project C.U.R.E. ( is the largest organization in the world delivering nearly 200 forty-foot ocean freight cargo containers of donated medical supplies and equipment each year. Each project begins with an onsite Needs Assessment to ensure that Project C.U.R.E. delivers the correct items to the right people. Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief in 133 countries. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. conducts C.U.R.E. Clinics, Helping Babies Breathe trainings, bio-technical trainings to approximately 300 hospitals and health clinics in 40 developing nations.

On average, the value of a Project C.U.R.E. Cargo container is worth $375,000. Project C.U.R.E. operates Distribution Centers in Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Nashville, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Kansas City where more than 20,000 volunteers sort thousands of non-perishable medical supplies and certify medical equipment for shipment abroad. Project C.U.R.E. also operates close to a dozen collection centers all across the country. Project C.U.R.E. receives both new and quality used medical items from hundreds of hospitals throughout the United States and medical manufacturers, such as Stryker, Medline, Medtronic, Kimberly-Clark, Steris, and Hill-Rom.

Project C.U.R.E. operates on 1.9% administrative overhead and has earned numerous awards for being the industry leader in international medical donations. Project C.U.R.E. is a Guidestar Exchange Platinum charity and has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Project C.U.R.E. was also ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the 20 most cost-effective nonprofits in the United States.

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Position Overview: The role of the Operations Administrator is to support Operations Staff in both the International Headquarters and Project C.U.R.E. Communities. The Operations Administrator is responsible for assisting with Needs Assessments, planning container projects, preparing shipping documents, and working with recipients to ensure successful delivery of 200 containers of life-saving medical supplies and equipment to underserved populations in approximately 50 countries per year.


Areas of Responsibility

Responsibilities: The Operations Administrator is responsible for the areas of:

Planning cargo containers, including thoroughly reading Assessment reports, conducting Best Fit Analysis, and submitting detailed findings reports to the Logistics team to ensure quality across all containers.

Management of all aspects of shipping documentation including preparing final documents, pre-alert communication with the consignee and post-arrival follow up in the form of Impact Evaluation Survey distribution and recipient support.

Create and send USB drives with operating manuals for all biomedical equipment on a per facility basis.

Assisting with coordination of site visits for Project C.U.R.E. Assessors to recipient partner locations, including trip coordination and logistics, travel requirements, and travel packets.

Assisting the Field Assessment Manager with collecting, editing, and finalizing Assessment reports as well as managing data collection and clean up from Needs Assessment Studies.

Other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President of Operations, Director of Logistics, and Operations team.


Reports To: The Operations Administrator reports to the Director of Logistics and the Senior Vice President of Operations and Logistics.

  • Is qualified: Holds an associate’s degree.
  • Is organized: Must be highly organized and can multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, with a high degree of professionalism and integrity. The successful Operations Administrator has the ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Is teachable: Has an attitude of openness, is eager to learn new things, and does not get stuck in a repetitive pattern of doing the same things the same way for too long. Can quickly comprehend complex concepts and will accept instruction.
  • Is “bottom line” oriented: Ability to track and keep up to date with container projects through the entire Cargo Process including Needs Assessments, Planning, Shipping, and Impact Evaluations.
  • Is a good person: Is a recognized leader that accepts feedback and continually looks for ways to develop themselves, and who maintains the highest ethical standards and values in order to represent Project C.U.R.E. well.
  • Works well with others: The successful candidate possesses excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with donors, volunteers, staff and interns; displays mature judgment, superior diplomatic skills.
  • Is an effective communicator: Can demonstrate effective communication skills including writing, interpersonal communication skills and is a good listener.
  • Is a problem-solver: Identifies, diagnoses, and quickly resolves complex problems to improve results; is continuously pursuing innovation and process improvements to increase efficiencies and competitive advantage.
  • A Self Starter: Who is internally motivated and does not require significant supervision.
  • Is motivated: Has an obvious passion and enthusiasm for saving lives and strengthening healthcare systems in the developing world with an attitude of never giving up or accepting “no” for an answer.
  • The Operations Administrator must demonstrate alignment with Project C.U.R.E.’s mission and be passionate about addressing healthcare inequalities in the developing world in a sustainable manner. The ideal candidate for the position:

Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000


This position offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, including health insurance, paid vacation, holidays, and a 403(b) plan.

How To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Steven Wagener at [email protected]

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