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Job Description: USA Program Manager (Part Time Consultant)

Closing Date: December 22nd

About T1International
T1International is a growing advocacy charity based in Cheltenham, England. We are a non-profit run by people with and impacted by type 1 diabetes for people with type 1 diabetes. We do not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry or any medical device manufacturer to maintain our independence and ability to speak out freely.

Our Vision
We believe in a world where everyone with type 1 diabetes – no matter where they live – has everything they need to survive and achieve their dreams.

Our Mission
We support local communities by giving them the tools they need to stand up for their rights so that access to insulin and diabetes supplies becomes a reality for all.

This is an exciting time to join T1International. Over the past few years, we have built and grown projects with partners around the world. We are collaborating on campaigns for better access to medicines and have developed and distributed an advocacy toolkit and training programme for people with type 1 diabetes. Join us and be part of an exciting grassroots advocacy movement that is putting patient voices at the heart of advocacy to ensure long-term change.

About the role
The central role of USA Program Manager (PM) is to ensure that T1International volunteer advocates are supported throughout the USA. In addition, the PM will represent T1International at relevant meetings, conferences, hearings, and activities.

The patient communities that T1International works with are fierce and dedicated, but many have never engaged in advocacy before getting involved with T1International. Therefore, the USA PM will be responsible for using excellent communication skills to mobilize volunteers and continue building the USA #insulin4all movement.

The PM will be expected to take several domestic trips throughout the year to meet with volunteer advocates to help them strategize and plan their advocacy. There will also be numerous online calls, skype meetings, and email support. Our community is diverse, so the PM would need to use and be familiar with a variety of channels and online communication platforms.

Responsibilities

  • Manage up to 10 T1International state-based Chapters, led by local volunteer leaders
  • Coordinate volunteers, assign tasks, and offer continued support
  • Train new volunteers and support them to set advocacy goals and carry out advocacy plans
  • Attend, take part in and contribute to hearings, meetings, and other activities related to insulin and drug pricing policy in the USA, representing T1International
  • Prepare content (resources, guidance, talking points) for Chapters with the Executive Director
  • Communicate regularly with supporters, contacts, partners, the media, and politicians
  • Understand and continually learn about the needs of the community to build capacity and create strong relationships
  • Carry out US-based administrative duties for running T1International
  • Assist in planning meetings and activities, specifically a training workshop to be held in the USA
  • Answer regular communications and report on projects and meetings
  • Set organizing goals for individual projects and metrics by which success will be achieved
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement effective outreach and organizing strategies for assigned projects; create work plans and outreach plans as requested by the Executive Director (ED)
  • Manage conflict resolution with community as any issues arise
  • Report regularly to the Executive Director and submit weekly timesheets

Person Specifications

  • Has experience in at least some of the following: type 1 diabetes, advocacy, global health, access to medicines, non-communicable diseases, drug pricing policy and movements, the non-profit sector, community/grassroots organizing
  • Demonstrates strong communication and stakeholder management skills, including but not limited to mobilizing supporters to take action and lead groups
  • Is able to understand big-picture issues and specifics of policy/practice to participate in high-level meetings and hearings
  • Has existing knowledge, and is willing to put in the time and effort to gain a full understanding, of the American and global insulin landscape (including insulin pricing issues, legal and political drug pricing issues, the pharmaceutical industry, diabetes organizations within the space, etc.)
  • Has a full understanding of T1International's mission, vision and approach to sustainable change
  • Has a passion for patient issues and the need to bring the patient voice to the forefront
  • Has extremely strong organizational skills, both on and offline, and pays great attention to detail
  • Is able to prioritize, work independently with deadlines and weekly goals, think critically, and problem-solve with good, independent judgement
  • Works effectively as a member of a team and communicates to resolve any conflict or confusion
  • Is fluent in English (written and oral); other language skills desirable
  • Is proficient with Microsoft Office, online communication platforms and social media
  • Minimum 3 years related experience

Terms of Appointment

  • This is a part-time position (4 days or 32 hours per week) for a self-employed individual
  • The contract is for 18 months with annual compensation of $40,000 USD
  • The role will be home-based, but a contractor with easy access to Washington DC is preferable
  • The work requires some amount of flexibility as it will require some weekends and weeknights
  • The role requires travel

To apply, please send the following to Executive Director, Elizabeth Rowley (elizabeth@t1international.com):

  1. Two writing samples:
    -a proposal or policy-related document
    -a sample of community outreach material you have created such as a flyer, online page design, training resource, etc.
  2. Resume (2 pages)
  3. Cover Letter addressing person specifications (2 pages)

Deadline for applications: December 22nd, 2018.

We will not consider applicants that do not follow these instructions.


T1International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

T1International does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other non-merit factor.