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Operations Specialist

Business Operations Specialist - Legal

USG Proposal Writer

USG Proposal Manager & Administrator

International Development Associate

HR Manager - Recruitment and Training


Operations Specialist

Job location: Elkridge, MD

Job Duties:

The Operations Specialist will provide support to Planet Aid's Operations Managers by collecting data and analyzing efficiencies within transportation (routing) and processing of incoming goods (i.e. setting up of routing and receiving procedures and trash and recyclables handling), assisting with report creation and other administrative duties, and performing quality and safety audits as needed.

The Operations Specialist will also identify and map expansion possibilities, explain Planet Aid's business model and charitable mission to potential partners and give presentations to schools, organizations, and civic groups about Planet Aid's charitable work in developing nations.

The Operations Specialist will also develop training materials for Planet Aid staff about Planet Aid's mission, highlighting specific accomplishments in the US and abroad.

The Operations Specialist will be part of a small, dedicated team preparing the start of new donations centers or thrift stores, this will involve researching demographics, and making plans for marketing and branding.

The Operations Specialist will assist in planning set up of space and equipment that includes: initial review of space, floor plan preparation, purchase of new equipment, placement and installation of new equipment, establishment of quality control station, setting up of box repair and paint shop, setting up of recycling area and design of work flow.

The Operations Specialist will assist in establishing operational procedures for new facilities that involve: scheduling of staff, routing, receiving procedures, safety procedures for the trucking operation as well as for the warehouse procedures, establishing procedures for handling of trash and recyclables, procedures for entering data and updating status of collection sites in data base, quality control procedures, help with preparations for employee training sessions, and customer service procedures (how to respond to questions and complaints).

The Operations Specialist will not be supervising any employees.

Job Requirements:

• Must have 5 months’ experience in a paid or unpaid position in an international development project.

Interested candidates please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@planetaid.org, with BOS in subject line.


Business Operations Specialist - Legal

Job location: Elkridge, MD

Job Duties:                   

The Business Operations Specialist - Legal, will provide support to Planet Aid's Operations Managers in areas of legal compliance.

The Business Operations Specialist - Legal, will analyze various lease and rental contracts and make recommendations, this includes equipment rental as well as building leases, research local and statewide ordinances and regulations affecting Planet Aid's ability to place collection bins, and summarize relevant case history in order to establish possible precedence.

The Business Operations Specialist - Legal will prepare briefs for Planet Aid's leadership, outlining possible paths to expanded permitting of collection bins and will collect data, complete and file various reports required on local and state level.

The Business Operations Specialist - Legal will assist in the expansion of Planet Aid's footprint by researching demographics, explaining Planet Aid's business model and charitable mission to potential partners, and working with the sales team regarding permitting and placement of collection bins.

The Business Operations Specialist - Legal will contribute to fulfilling Planet Aid's mission to educate the public about international development issues by giving presentations to schools, organizations, and civic groups about Planet Aid's charitable work in developing nations and by developing training materials for Planet Aid staff about Planet Aid's mission, highlighting specific accomplishments in the US and abroad.

Job Requirements:

• A bachelor's degree in law, legal studies or a closely related field is required. ​​​A foreign degree is acceptable.

• Must have 5 months’ experience in a paid or unpaid position in an international development project.

Interested candidates please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@planetaid.org, with BOS in subject line.


US Government Proposal Writer

Job location: The majority of time will be spent at our corporate office in Elkridge, MD, while a few days each month is expected to be spent in Washington D.C.  for meetings with partners, networking events and/or conferences.

Planet Aid seeks an experienced USG Proposal Writer (PW).  The PW will be part of a dynamic team of partnership specialists based in Elkridge, MD. The PW must have extensive experience in the USG grant process, as well as a sound track record in USG proposal writing, thus being able to write complex proposals from start to finish.  Technical experience in the area of integrated health and/or agriculture and nutrition is a plus, but not a requirement. The PW must be driven, highly organized, able to juggle multiple priorities at the same time and manage the proposal development process from start to finish.

Throughout the proposal development process, the PW will cooperate closely with field and country teams to gather needed information including indicators, CV's, etc. The PW will write and edit proposals, at times assisted by other grant writers, and will be responsible for delivering the final product to the relevant USG agency.

In addition to USG proposal writing, the PW will carry out other New Business tasks, which may include:

  • Work with Planet Aid’s new business team to build relationships with USG partners
  • Track and analyze any new opportunity and carry out all needed steps to develop highly competitive strategies and teaming arrangements.
  • Prepare for and participate in meetings with relevant USG Agencies and stakeholders.
  • Draft and negotiate Teaming Agreements with partners.
  • Contribute to the design process and win-themes.

When needed or during low USG procurement season, the job may also require contributions to proposal development and direct negotiations with private sector companies, foundations, World Bank, the UN and other donor agencies.

Qualifications sought:

  • Bachelor degree or Master’s degree in international development or other relevant field
  • Basic knowledge of current USG trends and initiatives in international development funding
  • Excellent skills in analyzing new USG opportunities; RFA’s and RFP’s 
  • Strong USG writing skills and a systematic handling of the proposal process
  • Minimum 8-years experience with USG proposal writing (USAID or CDC)
  • Strong organizational skills and a systematic approach to solving challenges
  • End-to-end experience in writing USAID proposals, including a clear understanding of how to strategically read an RFA, key roles and responsibilities on a proposal development team, and proven capacity to deliver high quality, winning proposals.

Salary commensurate with experience. Our benefit package includes paid life insurance, company-subsidized health and dental insurance, voluntary vision and short-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, 401(k) plan and paid time off.

Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Pindjobs@planetaid.org.


US Government Proposal Manager & Administrator

Job location: At Planet Aid’s Main Office in Elkridge, MD, located between Silver Spring and Baltimore.

Planet Aid is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of USG Proposal Manager & Administrator (PMA) This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing organization and contribute to the expansion of financial support for international development initiatives. 

The PMA must be able to manage the USG proposal development process from start to finish. Successful candidates must be driven, highly organized, able to juggle multiple priorities at once and manage all of the elements needed to complete a successful submission.

Throughout the proposal development process, the PMA will cooperate closely with field and country teams to gather the needed information; indicators, CV's, capacity statements etc. The PMA will also generate detailed budgets and complete budget notes. In addition, the PMA will contribute significantly to the process of proposal writing and will be responsible for delivering the final product with all attachments to the relevant USG agency. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent skills in analyzing and summarizing complex documents  
  • Detailed oriented and organized
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Strong technical writing skills of all sections of a complex proposals
  • Ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work in spreadsheets and create detailed budgets
  • A minimum of 5 years experience with USG proposal management
  • Basic knowledge of current USG trends and initiatives in international development funding

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in international development or other relevant field, Masters degree is preferred.

This is a full-time staff position. Salary commensurate with experience. Our benefit package includes paid life insurance, company-subsidized health and dental insurance, voluntary vision and short-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, 401(k) plan and paid time off.

Interested candidates please send your resume and cover letter to Pindjobs@planetaid.org.


International Development Associate 

Job location: Elkridge, Maryland

Planet Aid is seeking an enterprising, energetic, savvy, and intellectually curious individual to become a key player on our partnership development team. We are looking for an  outgoing individual, who not only has a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world, but who is driven by that passion to produce exceptional and immediate results. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing organization and contribute to the expansion of financial support for key development initiatives.  

Our portfolio of projects ranges from education and food security/agriculture to health promotion and HIV/AIDS prevention. We are seeking to secure funding for ongoing and new projects in countries such as Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, India, China, and others.

The successful candidate will be reaching out to U.S. foundations in support of international development, corporations, United Nations agencies, the World Bank and many others.

Responsibilities include:

  • Arrange and carry out meetings with corporate and foundation executives and other decision makers.
  • Network and cultivate prospective partners.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to donor groups.
  • Participate in related development conferences and networking events.
  • Research prospects and identify matches between donor interests and Planet Aid’s development strategy.
  • Develop compelling concept notes to gauge the interest of the potential partner
  • During procurement season, the position can also include contributing to developing US government proposals and other funding documents.

Qualifications sought:

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience
  • A bachelor degree (masters degree a plus)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Business-to-business sales experience
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Prior fundraising experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • *Past experience working overseas is a big plus

This is a full-time staff position. Benefits include company-subsidized health and dental insurance and paid time off. Some travel within the US will be required.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest to Pindjobs@planetaid.org.


 HR Manager - Recruitment and Training

Job location: Elkridge, Maryland

Planet Aid is seeking a Recruitment and Training Manager (RTM) to be responsible for the organization’s recruitment and training of staff.

Planet Aid, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization. The organization’s mission is to protect the environment and to fund development programs in the poorest parts of the world. In the US the organization collects and recycles thousands of tons of used clothing to achieve its environmental mission and fundraising.  

The RTM will be based at Planet Aid’s operational headquarters in Elkridge, but will work with the hiring managers at our facilities in 13 states. The RTM reports to the COO and coordinates with the HR Administrative Manager. 

Tasks include:

  • Assess and streamline job descriptions for various job functions in the organization
  • Active recruitment through job advertisements and other sourcing strategies to meet the needs of all business units within Planet Aid.
  • Maintain pipelines of qualified candidates (drivers, warehouse workers, sales associates, specialists, supervisors, department mangers)
  • Take a leading role in the hiring process from reviewing resumes, assisting hiring managers with the interview process and carrying our reference checks
  • Train hiring managers in effective interview techniques
  • Keep track of and assist with the employee review process in the units
  • Ensure that all managers follow company policies and procedures when dealing with disciplinary and other employee conduct issue
  • Manage new hire orientation and onboarding
  • Ensure that termination documentation is complete and in accordance with Planet Aid’s policies
  • Communicate and reinforce the mission and values of Planet Aid
  • Assist in development and streamlining of on-the–job training programs
  • Work with management on other staff development initiatives, bonus systems and incentives.

The Recruitment and Training Manager may from time to time be backup to other HR functions such as employee file maintenance and benefits management.

Job Requirements:

  • Min. a BA or BS, preferably in a business related field
  • Min. 3 years’ HR related work including sourcing, recruitment and training
  • Operational experience in a supervisory or managerial position
  • Experience with planning and conducting training
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Team player and ability to connect with people from many walks of life
  • Up to 20% travel requirement

 

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