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  • Position Title: Associate Director, Climate and Disaster Resilience
  • Department: Technical Unit
  • Location: Remote*
  • Reports to: Senior Director, Climate and Disaster Resilience
  • Assignment Type: Full time
  • Compensation: $86,200 to $100,900.
  • Benefits: Work With Us | Americares

About Americares:

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches 85 countries on average, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies, and emergency aid. Americares is one of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit

About the position:

The Technical Unit (TU) oversees and leads technical areas and provides specialized guidance on monitoring and evaluation, program design and development, project performance management, and capacity building consultation to Americares programmatic initiatives (both domestic and international).

The Climate and Disaster Resilience (CDR) Team focuses on developing resources, training, and programming to help safety-net health centers prepare for disasters and the current and increasing impacts of climate change. Americares has been working in the preparedness and disaster risk reduction space domestically and internationally for the last several years. In recent years this work has evolved to include climate resilience and includes partnerships with a major academic institution and national organizations. Americares work in this space focuses on climate adaptation through a health equity lens supporting health centers who are serving populations at greatest risk to the impacts of the climate crisis.

Key Outcomes:

In the first 90 days, the Associate Director, Climate and Disaster Resilience will develop a thorough understanding of our approach to resilience programming, what we do, and how we do it.

In the first 6 months, the Associate Director, Climate and Disaster Resilience will (1) develop new content for health center resilience and (2) design and implement a global community of practice within Americares.

In the first year, the Associate Director, Climate and Disaster Resilience will (1) be able to implement any of our existing programs and (2) manage any staff in the execution of their duties including design and delivery of content.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be the technical advisor on projects as assigned. Advise on project design, conduct literature reviews, advise on current guidelines and best practices.
  • Develop training material, resources, guidance, and checklists that support the climate and disaster preparedness needs of safety-net health centers. Ensure content meets the needs of the clinics, their patients, and the environment in which they work.
  • Working with Monitoring and Evaluation to ensure effective design, implementation, and evaluation of projects.
  • Serve as a resource and subject matter expert in climate and disaster resilience.
  • Conduct and/or oversee implementation of all domestic trainings – virtual and in-person.
  • Hiring and day-to-day management of future CDR team; assign work, ensure deadlines are met, ensure work meets expectations, support professional development of team.
  • Establish and manage Community of Practice for domestic and global technical advisors.
  • Oversee CDR content library ensuring content is reviewed regularly and updated as needed.
  • Lead efforts to ensure resilience of Americares owned and operated free and charitable clinics in USA.
  • Remain current on best practices and needs within the fields of climate change and preparedness and identify ways to incorporate into CDR work.
  • Work with Senior Director to identify potential sources of funding or collaboration and develop projects.
  • Represent CDR team and Americares to internal and external partners. External representation may include talks, panel discussions, and media interviews.
  • Travel to project sites.
  • Other duties as assigned.

We’d love to hear from you if…

  • You have experience in emergency management, including: plan development, training, exercises, and evaluation; emergency response experience an advantage.
  • Familiar with climate adaptation and mitigation and impact of the climate crisis on health.
  • You have demonstrated experience in development of content such as checklists, educational materials, fact sheets, etc.
  • You have a proven track record of designing training programs, developing training content, facilitating sessions, coaching and mentoring. Experience in virtual facilitation an advantage.
  • You have experience with the needs of primary care clinics related to climate change and disaster resilience.
  • You have experience working in health institution preparedness.
  • You have experience managing staff.
  • You have a willingness to travel and work in remote areas.
  • You have language in at least one of our core languages: Spanish, Tagalog, Hindi, Kiswahili, Haitian Creole (this would be a plus, but is not a requirement)
  • You have US work authorization (required)

Additionally, our core competencies as an organization are:

  • Ownership and results
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Teamwork and conflict resolution
  • Leadership
  • Prioritization
  • Management
  • Strategy and planning
  • Decision making

We know not all applicants will demonstrate all the competencies we’re looking for. We encourage you to apply even if you do not check all the boxes above, and we look forward to reviewing your application holistically.

What you can expect:

  1. Interview with People and Talent (45 minutes)
  2. Video interview with Senior Director, Climate and Disaster Resilience (45 minutes)
  3. Video interview with panelists (1 hour)
  4. Video interview with Interim VP, Technical Unit
  5. Reference check
  6. Offer and background check

As a global health organization, we are committed to ensuring a safe environment for our staff, partners, and visitors. All Americares staff and visitors who are on-site at any of our locations or will be traveling for work are required to be fully vaccinated (which includes a booster, when eligible) against COVID-19 unless an exemption required by law is applicable.

Americares is currently authorized to support remote work employees in the following locations: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

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