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Employment & Internships

Working at MedWish means joining a team of people who are passionate about saving lives and saving the environment through our work. Quality, integrity and respect for our recipients are at the forefront of all we do. Any open positions or internships will be listed below.

 

Career Opportunities

 

VOLUNTEER SUPERVISOR & SORTING ASSOCIATE 

POSITION

Volunteers and the flow of the supply chain of medical supplies are critical to the success of MedWish International. Annually, 3,000 volunteers visit MedWish to sort, pack, and process donated items in order to make them available for shipments as international humanitarian aid. The Volunteer Supervisor & Sorting Associate (VSSA) will sort and process supplies to ensure the timely flow of the MedWish supply chain and oversee sorting projects for volunteers. In addition to producing sorted product and leading those volunteering, the VSSA will help create and improve both the volunteer and recipient experience at MedWish. This position reports to the Volunteer Program Coordinator.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: (The following are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, or responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.)

REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Hourly, Non-Exempt     

SCHEDULE: Tuesday – Friday from 10am-4pm and two Saturdays per month from 9am-3pm

If interested in applying, please email your resume, cover letter, and completed employment application to bharman@medwish.org with “Volunteer Supervisor & Sorting Associate” in the title.

ALTERNATIVE RECYCLING & SORTING ASSOCIATE 

POSITION

Reporting to the Humanitarian Aid Program Manager, the Alternative Recycling and Sorting Associate (ARSA) will work to increase the amount of overall sorting of supplies at MedWish with a specific focus on items identified by our reprocessing partners, traditional recycling partners, and the Operations team leadership. The ARSA will need to understand MedWish’s sorting policies, be able to accurately educate volunteers and staff on them, and help improve and strengthen MedWish’s sorting process.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (The following are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, or responsibilities required of the employee assigned to this job. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.)

  1. Sorting:
  1. Reprocessing:
  1. Alternative recycling:
  1. Bulking
  1. Inventory
  1. Reporting

REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Hourly, Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week

If interested in applying, please email your resume, cover letter, and completed employment application to bharman@medwish.org with “Alternative Recycling and Sorting Associate” in the title.

INVENTORY SPECIALIST

POSITION

Reporting to the Humanitarian Aid & Alternative Recycling Program Coordinator, the Inventory Specialist will oversee and manage MedWish’s inventory system. This includes accurately inputting data on boxed inventory and durable medical equipment into MedWish’s SphereWMS Inventory System, properly storing processed items, preparing monthly reports, and analyzing MedWish’s system and processes regarding inventory to identify areas for improvement.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: (The following are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, or responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.)

REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Hourly, Non-Exempt     

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week. Typically Tuesday – Friday from 7am-5pm but hours are adjusted to accommodate Saturday sorts.

If interested in applying, please email your resume, cover letter, and completed employment application to bharman@medwish.org with “Inventory Specialist” in the title.

WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE & DRIVER

POSITION

Reporting to the Supply Chain and Warehouse Manager, the Warehouse Associate & Driver will assist with the loading and unloading of shipments with a focus on expediting aid to developing countries to ensure the continued success of MedWish International Volunteer Corps. The Warehouse Associate & Driver will focus on maintaining the storage areas and ensuring compliance with safety regulations, as well as ensuring the accuracy of the assets in the SphereWMS Inventory System. The Warehouse Associate & Driver will also conduct pickups of supplies at MedWish’s various donor locations.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: (The following are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, or responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.)

Warehouse Duties:

Shipment:

Transporting:

Communication:

Reporting:

Driver Duties:

Other Duties:

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

JOB TYPE: Hourly (Non-Exempt)

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week

If interested in applying, please email your resume and completed employment application to bharman@medwish.org with “Warehouse Associate & Driver Application” in the title.


Internships

 

HUMANITARIAN AID INTERNSHIP

Description:

Overview: MedWish International is a not-for-profit organization committed to repurposing medical supplies and equipment discarded by the healthcare industry with the objectives of providing humanitarian aid in developing countries to save lives and reducing waste to save our environment. This unpaid internship program allows individuals to pursue their interests professionally while utilizing their talents for the benefit of MedWish’s mission.

Objectives:

i. To help the Humanitarian Aid Specialist pull, organize, and send medical supplies for orders
ii. To sort donations for use as humanitarian aid
iii. To offer the intern an opportunity to experience a non-profit organization
iv. To stimulate interest in the field of international public health

Duration:

10 weeks Tues-Friday, 12-15 hours per week (arranged with staff supervisor)

Responsibilities:

The internship will consist of several components, which can include but are not limited to:

i. Packing supplies for outgoing hand carried orders, containers and brigades
ii. Assisting recipients who come to MedWish to “shop” for their own supplies
iii. Sorting incoming donations and “stocking”/maintaining supply bins
iv. Digitizing paper recipient records
v. Presenting “lunch and learn” seminars to staff and other stakeholders about various topics such as the health disparities in some of the countries we serve; the economic and environmental impact of some of our programs; and the identification, uses and maintenance of various equipment and supply donations we receive; as well as a final presentation on projects worked on, insights gained and impact felt by intern and stakeholders
vi. Other projects as required, requested or assigned by intern or staff supervisor

Requirements:

i. The Humanitarian Aid Internship is open to undergraduate college students. All majors are welcome.

ii. Ability to lift 40 pounds

iii. Ability to work on your feet for an extended amount of time (5-6 hours per day)

iv. Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, non-traditional work environment

v. Ability to work in varying climates, both hot and cold

Expectations of the Intern:

i. Reliability. Set and abide by schedule, notifying staff supervisor when unable to come in.

ii. Curiosity. Look for what interests the intern, asking questions when necessary.

iii. Focus. Return to the agreed upon objectives and endeavor to complete as much as possible.

iv. Flexibility. Accept the unpredictability and changes that are inherent in all work and particularly apparent in the medical surplus recovery industry.

 

If interested in applying, please email your resume and cover letter to volunteer@medwish.org.

 

 

 

 

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