Careers

HelpMeSee is a non-profit social enterprise working to end the global health crisis of cataract blindness. Through a focus on surgical training and technology innovation, HelpMeSee is building a sustainable solution to the leading cause of blindness.

HelpMeSee’s unique model combines working with partner surgeons, effective use of technology for training and community mobilization, and working together with local partners to increase access to cataract treatment.

For more information about a specific position, please e-mail jobs@helpmesee.org, or feel free to contact us at any of our global offices.

We are committed to building a world-class team dedicated to our mission. We invite you to explore our current openings listed below.

HelpMeSee is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

HelpMeSee seeks a Marketing/Fundraising intern to help with many aspects of marketing and fundraising communication. Responsibilities include assistance in developing and organizing our fundraising collateral, stewardship communications, and campaign content development. The ideal candidate has experience in marketing research & integrated marketing communication planning, using Customer Relationship Management tools/database, and enjoys working as part of an in-house fundraising/marketing team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist marketing team in developing integrated marketing communication campaigns to promote our fundraising programs
  • Organize and manage fundraising/marketing collaterals
  • Assist in optimizing digital marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and web traffic
  • Drafting social media and email content as needed
  • Support donor stewardship process
  • Assist in translation work as needed

Qualifications

  • Experience with CRM system, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook advertising
  • Strong analytical skills and market research background
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be highly-organized, a creative thinker, and a team player
  • Ability to work well with in-house team, and also operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Web design and video editing skills is a plus
  • Mandarin/Cantonese language is a plus

Details

Start date: Immediate*
Education requirements: Bachelor's Degree with business background preferred
Employment type: Part-time paid internship
Hours: 2 days/week (prefer Thursday and Friday)
Job function: Fundraising/Marketing/Communications
Location: New York City office

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter as well as this completed downloadable application form and any sample writing/marketing project to jobs@helpmesee.org with the email subject heading as follows: “HelpMeSee Marketing/Fundraising Intern”.

Resumes will not be accepted without a filled-in application form.

* - Candidate should be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

I. THE HELPMESEE MISSION

HelpMeSee was founded in 2010 with the goal of eliminating the backlog of blindness caused by cataracts for every blind child and adult in the world, regardless of where they live or how underserved they may be. Our goal is to deliver very low-cost, high-quality Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) to millions of adults and children in the developing world who have cataracts – giving them back not only their sight but also their independence.

HelpMeSee is pursuing our ambitious goal of eliminating cataract blindness worldwide by training tens of thousands of MSICS specialists in developing countries through the use of a high-fidelity simulator and sophisticated courseware, as well as collaborating with existing MSICS specialists who already perform this procedure in their communities. With our technology-based patient facing programs and local surgical partners, HelpMeSee is committed to saving the sight of millions.

II. JOB SUMMARY

This position will report to the Fundraising Department and Executive Management. Grant writer is responsible for developing grant funding proposed, including those involving strategic partnerships with external resources.

Job Responsibilities

· Prepares grant proposals and/or assists other HelpMeSee personnel in the preparation of grant proposals by providing development, writing and submission assistance. This includes initiation of cooperative writing efforts by convening project teams to develop proposals.

· Coordinates strategic planning meetings with division leaders to understand program and operation needs and gaps.

· Identifies potential grant funding sources for HelpMeSee.

· Provides training for staff on grant writing procedures, proposal development, grant management practices, and grant implementation protocol.

· Works collaboratively with HelpMeSee leadership to form grant partnerships.

· Assists the fundraising team and the CEO in preparation of documentation, assurances, certifications, and other reviews related to the submission of grant proposals.

· Maintains a calendar of due dates for upcoming funding opportunities.

· Participates in and coordinates high-level strategic meetings and develops/oversees follow up action plans and successful implementation of campaign objectives and activities, while also identifying and resolving issues.

· Performs other related responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

· Understanding of and commitment to HelpMeSee’s mission

· B.A. Degree and a minimum of ten years of related experience

· Experience managing administrative responsibilities; experience working closely with high-level executives.

· Independent and effective decision-making skills

· Ability to collaborate in a team environment

· Experience working in a multi-cultural environment

· Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail and organizational skills

· Excellent document drafting/writing, written and oral communication skills

· Ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment

· Punctuality and timeliness in meeting all deadlines and managing complex projects and responsibilities

· Strong computer skills; proficiency in MS Office.

III. DETAILS

Start date: Immediate

Education requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

Employment type: Part-Time

Compensation : Salary rate is commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job function: Global Nonprofit Organization / Global Health / Fundraising / Marketing

Location: New York

IV. HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter as well as this completed downloadable application form to jobs@helpmesee.org with the email subject heading as follows: “HelpMeSee Grant Writer”. Please include minimum salary expectations.

*Candidates should be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

HelpMeSee, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status or any other status protected by law. HelpMeSee, Inc. will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.