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ORBIS

JOB TITLE: Volunteer Recruitment
DEPT: Global Program
STATUS: Full-time
LOCATION: NYC
BY: Chief of Program
DATE: December 2019

BACKGROUND
The Faculty Relations team at Orbis International is critical to the delivery of Orbis’s mission to prevent blindness and deliver quality care.

JOB SUMMARY
As member of the Global Programs team, the Senior Manager of Volunteer Recruitment serves as Orbis’s primary point of support for international Volunteer Faculty (VF) recruitment and engagement. In this highly visible and interactive role, you are responsible to build and maintain relationships with our cadre of dedicated volunteer medical professionals. You will pitch, promote and deploy the required ophthalmic expertise to treat, train and inspire our local eye health partners in their efforts to prevent blindness and deliver quality care. 

The Senior Manager of Volunteer Recruitment is responsible for managing all aspects of the recruitment process from sourcing to onboarding; developing and implementing annual deployment plans, managing pipeline of applicant pool and stewarding initiatives to increase and strengthen the engagement of our volunteers. This position requires strong internal and external networking skills, a diplomatic and collaborative approach, while fostering team work and best practices in support of a harmonious organizational culture and productive excellence. 

REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The Senior Manager of Volunteer Recruitment reports to the Director of Global Faculty Relations and Clinical Services in the Orbis Headquarters office. They work closely with the leadership of the Flying Eye Hospital, and counterparts in our field-based country offices. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

• Establishes an annual recruitment strategy in collaboration with the global volunteer faculty team to maximize volunteer faculty retention and cultivate growth of new volunteer interest / talent for Orbis in compliance with Orbis credentialing criteria.
• Oversees and provides technical guidance to the global volunteer faculty team and ensures that Orbis’s cadre of volunteer medical resources is in alignment with the organization’s program strategic approach and related training needs.
• Serves as steward of global volunteer faculty onboarding / orientation process and ensures all volunteer faculty are knowledgeable about applicable organizational policy and procedure, programmatic expectations, and responsibilities.
• Expands and strengthens volunteer faculty engagement opportunities and strategies.
• Facilitates the distribution of relevant information, reports, and evaluations in preparation of volunteer faculty program participation and builds in improvement based on past experiences.
• Implements and strengthens a quality assurance system that nurtures a dynamic relationship between Orbis and its volunteer cadre, based on communication and constructive feedback.
• Works closely with Orbis Fundraising, Communications and Public Relations staff to maximize media opportunities and awareness of volunteer faculty program involvement.
• Represents Orbis at domestic and international ophthalmic conferences to promote Orbis work and volunteer opportunities.
• Participate in special projects and perform related duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

• Minimum 4 years’ experience in ophthalmology or industry
• Proven familiarity with ophthalmic practices, technology, or terminology
• Exposure to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment
• Past international work or overseas volunteerism experience strongly preferred

SKILLS & ABILITIES

• Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, previous effective business relationships with surgeons, staffs, or Key Opinion Leaders
• Outstanding communication and presentation skills, effective public communicator and excellent listener
• Team player with a passion to build relationships with internal and external collaborators
• Ability to effectively multi-task and manage a broad spectrum of responsibilities with the appropriate sense of urgency
• Self-motivated, highly efficient, strong attention to details
• Strong computer skills: Windows XP, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Internet.

To learn more about Orbis, go to http://www.orbis.org

Please email resume to Jessica Toro for consideration.

Orbis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
As a global organization, we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures who reflect the five Orbis values of Trust, Caring, Commitment, Accountability, and Excellence.

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ASORN

Editor Needed!

INSIGHT:  The Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses, Inc. (ASORN)

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in working with our peer-reviewed nursing journal published quarterly in-house. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the process of scientific or academic journal publishing.   You will oversee the composition of INSIGHT with regard to design and content and mentor actual and potential authors.  You will work with an Editorial Board and ASORN staff during the publication process.  ASORN’s Board of Directors will appoint an Editor for a 3-year term following mentorship by the current Editor for a period of 6 to 12 months.   You will assume the role of Editor subject to evaluation by the Board of Directors.

Requirements

   - Currently involved in ophthalmic nursing
   - Minimum educational level of BSN
   - Excellent interpersonal, leadership and team-working skills
   - Excellent written and oral communication skills
   - Self motivated and achievement oriented
   - Strong time management skills
   - Ability to work with editorial team to meet established deadlines
   - Internet access and proficiency with MS Word, Adobe and Acrobat
   - Willing to contribute some content to INSIGHT
   - Minimum 3 year commitment subject to evaluation period by ASORN’s Board of Directors
   - Commitment to and command of ophthalmic nursing research
   - Attendance at ASORN Annual Meeting to document and assess activities for future journal content (may designate representative from Editorial Board if unable to attend)

 Preferred 

   - Active member of ASORN
   - Knowledge of journal publishing and requirements of nursing and/or health science communities. 
   - Some experience working with or publishing on behalf of nursing societies and associations
   - Demonstration of the individual’s institutional or organizational support
   - Established relationships with or access to potential authors

 
Compensation and Benefits

   - Quarterly stipend is offered  (partial stipend during 6-12 months of mentorship by current Editor)
   - Some reimbursement of journal related expenses
   - Paid registration for ASORN’s Annual Meeting when attending to document activities for future journal content

Please send CV and at least two (2) examples of your writing to ASORN Client Manager, Kathy Mitchell at kmitchell@aao.org.

 

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