Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator - Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps (GHC) is a community of leaders around the world working together to transform health systems in order to achieve health equity. GHC believes that the greatest lever for change in global health is great leadership, and that’s what we’re building. Our fellowship model harnesses the tremendous supply of bright, talented young leaders (ages 21-30) around the world who are passionate about health equity, developing this talent to meet the demand of our partner organizations on the front lines of health equity in five countries in the Northeast US (NYC, Newark, Boston, and Washington, DC) and East (Uganda and Rwanda) and Southern Africa (Malawi and Zambia).

Through a 13-month placement, our fellows work daily in health organizations solving a wide range of challenges, across health issues and health systems. To complement this experiential learning, our robust leadership development curriculum builds them as resilient, empathetic, and results-oriented leaders working to effect social change. 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. Since its founding in 2009, GHC has supported nearly 850 fellows –- the vast majority of who are now highly engaged and effective alumni working in leadership positions in the field of global health. For more information, visit our website or find us on Facebook and Twitter.


The Candidate

GHC’s vision to bring bright talent into the global health field relies on our ability to recruit a strong pool of high-quality applicants for our fellowship program.  Persistent talent gaps in the global health field undermine our collective ability to see progress in reducing preventable deaths and diseases. As the global health field responds to new geopolitical challenges, public health epidemics, and philanthropic shifts, now is an exciting time to help GHC devise how we’ll find and build the next generation of health leaders. In this role, you will lead recruitment full-time while applications are open, November through January, lead pipeline building and planning part-time, and otherwise provide critical systems support and outreach on behalf of the Advocacy and Communications Team.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with a strong understanding of the global health field, including trends, challenges, and major players. S/he will have the passion to work strategically toward systems change, and will appreciate the importance of a leader’s well-honed voice for inspiring and mobilizing social change. This position reports to the Senior Director of Advocacy and Communications and will be involved in the development and execution of a robust, year-round fellow recruitment strategy. Beyond fellow recruitment, the Advocacy and Communications Team oversees GHC’s external-facing engagement on health leadership and works closely with the Program Team on communications and advocacy-related curricula of fellow and alumni programming.

The ideal candidate is results-oriented and strategic, excels at critical and systems thinking, and possesses exceptional inter-personal and recruiting skills. The candidate will have a track record of building and managing strong relationships with likeminded US-based professional associations and universities, whether in health or other fields. S/he will enjoy problem solving and possess the creativity and grit to take on challenges big and small. The candidate must be highly motivated to take initiative, be committed to diversity, and care deeply about the potential for great leadership to transform the health equity movement. S/he will be highly organized with a deep understanding of how strong systems underlie successful creative strategies. S/he will thrive in a dynamic, highly collaborative, and fast-paced start-up environment where we are passionate about what we do, care deeply for our greater mission, and work hard to achieve results. S/he will bring 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.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·      Manage successful fellow recruitment efforts to build the next generation of health leaders by:

o   Working with the Director of Partnerships and Country Teams to understand ongoing talent needs in the global health field and building a recruitment pipeline strategy in response.

o   Developing global recruitment priorities and collaborating with Country Teams to design national recruitment strategies in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

o   Managing recruitment budgets in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

o   Managing workflow across departments and continents to ensure execution of recruitment tactics such as social media, media, events, paid posting, and GHC fellow and alumni engagement during open application period (November-January).

o   Planning and coordinating select events in the US that align with recruitment priorities, which strengthen GHC’s visibility and build engagement among priority audiences.

o   Serving as key resource and motivator for the GHC community of 800+ in their efforts to recruit GHC’s next class of fellows.

o   Serving as the primary relationship manager and external-facing representative of GHC for universities, professional associations, and other key recruitment partners in the US.

o   Collaborating with Program and Operations Team members on recruitment data analysis in order to answer key strategic questions and to support continual refinement of the recruitment-selection process year round.

o   Working proactively to build partnerships, engagement, and visibility of GHC’s leadership model and network.

·        Contribute to the success and growth of the Communications and Advocacy Team by:

o   Providing guidance and support on project management tools and tracking systems.

o   Collaborating with Impact and Learning Manager to understand impact of fellow and alumni leadership voices on health equity.

o   Managing content updates to and owning web developer contract relationship.

·        Collaborate and assist on a range of other strategic and coordination tasks as needed throughout the year.



  • Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong understanding of the global health field, including key players, issues, and trends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to distill complex issues into compelling messages for a range of audiences
  • High level of professionalism with comfort taking initiative to build and steward external partner relationships
  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to execute under time constraints
  • Expertise in project management with the ability to translate big picture strategic priorities into project plans
  • Exceptional reasoning, problem solving and critical thinking skills sparked by intellectual curiosity
  • Experience working with Wordpress CMS
  • Fluency in Excel (including comfort with pivot tables and VLOOKUP), PowerPoint and Word
  • Tech savviness and interest in new technologies, particularly to optimize existing systems and processes
  • Enjoys taking direction and leading in a team environment; previous experience managing, coaching, or developing others is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal acumen and ability to anticipate and address supervisor and staff needs
  • Globally-minded, with experience and enthusiasm for working across cultures
  • Passion for leadership development, social justice, and mentorship
  • Built for a fast-paced environment with quick turnarounds and deadlines


Please apply online using the following link:

Thank you for applying!

The GHC Team




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