Associate Director of Government Relations

Project C.U.R.E. Published: January 11, 2017
Washington, DC
Job Type
Experience Level
5-10 Years
Education Level (minimum)
Travel Required?


Position Overview: Project C.U.R.E.’s Associate Director of Government Relations is responsible for revenue from Government and affiliated Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).  Based in Washington, D.C., the Associate Director of Government & NGO Relations works with the President/CEO, the Director of Government and NGO Relations, the Operations Department, the Director of Corporate Relations, the Director of Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations, the Director of Grants, and Executive Directors of C.U.R.E. Communities to secure funding for the delivery of medical relief around the world.


  • Generate funding from the United States Government (USG) agencies/organizations, such as the State Department, USAID, OFDA, DOD, CDC, and MCC, and from foreign government sources such as NORAD (Norway), DIFD (Great Britain), SIDA (Sweden), and from international agencies, such as WHO, PAHO and others.
  • Establish partnerships and teaming agreements to secure grants, contracts, or sub-contracts with other NGO development organizations, prime contractors or grantees.
  • Assist Project C.U.R.E. Directors in the development and implementation of public-private partnerships between USG and domestic and international companies.
  • Build relationships with domestic and foreign government representatives, including members of U.S. Congress, Ambassadors and U.S. Embassy staff, foreign officials including Presidents and First Ladies, Ambassadors, Ministers of Health, and fellow international development organizations.
  • Represent Project C.U.R.E. at key international development conferences and with resource organizations such as InterAction and others.

Qualifications: The Associate Director of Government and NGO Relations must demonstrate alignment with Project C.U.R.E.’s mission. She/he must be passionate about addressing healthcare inequalities in the developing world in a sustainable manner. The ideal candidate for the position:

  • Is Qualified: Holds a bachelor’s degree and has at least seven years of experience in fundraising/development, strategic government positions or international development generating at least $1 million in revenue from diverse partners, such as government grants, foundations, corporate partners or individuals.
  • Understands the Task: Has a working knowledge of the U.S. government contracting and grant process, has the ability to write program proposals and is able to develop successful partnerships with cooperating companies and NGO’s in securing USG funding.
  • Is Self-Motivated: While this position is a part of a larger team and people from the International Headquarters make regular visits to Washington, D.C., the position will require that the successful Associate Director can manage their own schedule, work from home or a small shared office space, can work with the team from a distance using telephone, Skype or other technologies and is accountable to produce results in a remote working environment.
  • Is an Ethical Leader: Is a recognized leader that accepts feedback and continually looks for ways to develop themselves; is one who maintains the highest ethical standards and values to create a sustainable safe work environment, while representing Project C.U.R.E. in a positive and professional manner.
  • Works Well With Others: The ideal candidate has a high degree of emotional intelligence and has developed cultural competency through experience working with diverse communities. Can show an ability to work with partners in both the international nonprofit and government sectors and can work as a team member with other colleagues.
  • Is an Effective Communicator: Can demonstrate effective communication skills including writing, interpersonal communication and public speaking experience.
  • Is a Problem-Solver: Identifies, diagnoses and quickly resolves complex problems to improve results; is continuously pursuing innovation and process improvements to increase efficiencies and competitive advantage.
  • Is Goal-Oriented: Manages to Key Performance Indicators, including setting revenue and expense goals and objectives, monitors performance and reporting results; is a “self-starter” who is internally motivated and does not require significant supervision.
  • Develops Other People: Recruits, inspires and leads volunteers, mentees and interns to achieve goals within the context of building a performance culture; is accessible to volunteers and associates at all levels, interacting consistently, openly and honestly to assure everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
  • Is Motivated: Has an obvious passion and enthusiasm for saving lives and strengthening healthcare systems in the developing world with an attitude of never giving up or accepting “no” for an answer.
  • Can Travel: While extensive international travel is not required, most Project C.U.R.E. staff will take at least two international trips to work with partners in the field. In addition, the Associate Director will travel to Denver to work on site at the International Headquarters approximately once every six weeks. (The costs of travel are paid by Project C.U.R.E.) In addition, the Associate Director may arrange and accompany visits for Washington D.C.-based partners to the Philadelphia (Mid-Atlantic) Project C.U.R.E. warehouse.

Reports To: The Associate Director of Government & NGO Relations reports to the Director of Government & NGO Relations, who reports to the Vice President of Development or in their absence, the President/CEO.

Compensation and Benefits: This position offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, including health insurance, paid vacation, holidays, and 403(B) plan.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD
10377 East Geddes Avenue Suite 200
Centennial, Colorado 80112

Or via email to Dr. Jackson at

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