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Program Manager - Partnerships

About the Role

Foundation Overview:

The Max Foundation is a fast-growing, ambitious, and deeply mission-driven non-profit global health organization that believes in a world where all people can access high impact medicines, where geography is not destiny, and where everyone can strive for health with dignity and with hope. We exist to accelerate health equity, operating with a human approach in every aspect of the work. We do this by delivering medication, technology, and services to individual patients facing cancer and other critical illnesses, focusing our energy on those who no one else is helping. We carry out our work by collaborating with team members at our headquarters based in Seattle as well as several low- and middle-income countries. We forge strong collaborations with likeminded individuals representing global health, medicine and health care, industry, and those committed to our mission and values. The Max Foundation offers a full range of programs and services, all focused on serving marginalized people living with cancer and other critical illnesses around the world. Learn more about The Max Foundation:

Role Summary:

The Program Manager - Partnerships will report to the Director of Programs and serve in our Programs department in support of our organizational mission to accelerate health equity. The Program Manager will be responsible for managing partnerships that are essential to delivering medication, technology, and services to patients facing cancer and other critical illnesses. While managing key partnerships, they will contribute to program planning and provide collaborative support for operational processes and program implementation.


Manage and grow strategic partnerships; Represent Max externally and assume responsibility for preparing and leading meetings with partners on calls, face-to-face meetings, and site visits
Manage development and submission of funding proposals, donation requests, reports, and other key deliverables for Max Access Solutions programs
Perform program monitoring and evaluation, and report program outputs and outcomes to external stakeholders
Sensitively handle confidential patient information and/or requests for data between affiliates
Support the implementation of program policies and procedures
Build and maintain relationships with patient advocacy groups, key opinion leaders, and other relevant organizations
Provide strategic and operational support on one or more of The Max Foundation’s global health systems strengthening and/or social determinants of health programs, including the development and tracking of project work plan, timelines, milestones, and reporting
Facilitate trainings for programs team-members, including identifying relevant topics, scheduling, tracking participation, and collecting feedback
Provide support to team-members in implementing Patient Access Tracking System (PATS) functions -- e.g., opening countries for new drugs, approving new physicians, sending Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) and drug label signature and review requests
Support onboarding of new team members, responding to the dynamic needs of a global team


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in a related field preferred
5-7+ years of professional work experience in global health programs
Robust experience in program and stakeholder management
Proven ability to navigate complex organizational structures and evolving reporting responsibilities
Cultural awareness and familiarity serving international populations
Strong analysis and technical writing skills, pharmacovigilance reporting experience a plus
Self-starter who takes ownership over tasks and has meticulous attention to detail
Critical thinker and problem solver with excellent judgment and decision-making skills
Competence with software applications (Microsoft Suite, database management, project management)
Excellent written and verbal English communication skills; Verbal and written fluency in French, Spanish or another language a plus
Mission-driven and willing to conduct yourself by our organizational values and guiding principles

Skills and Attributes:

Passionate about The Max Foundation’s mission and vision, and determined to lead and accomplish all goals related to current and future strategic plans
High attention to detail and a high standard for quality work product
Understanding of and comfortable in a global environment, with an emphasis on low and middle-income countries
Passion for exceptional collaboration, and flexibility to do what it takes to elevate positive culture
Comfort working in a complex, fast-paced, and high-workload environment
Caring, humble, and people-oriented servant leader
Resourceful, finds solutions using all available data to overcome challenges impacting the organization

Benefits Summary:

Employer-sponsored benefits include:
100% medical (including a vision provision) and dental premium coverage for employees; 50% premium coverage for spouse and/or dependents
Annual vacation accrual of 80 hours (increases over time), personal time accrual of 52 hours, 10 paid company holidays, and 1 floating holiday per year
$10,000 Basic Life and AD&D insurance coverage; Short-term disability insurance
Additional benefits include:
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Optional employee covered Long Term Disability and Supplemental Life insurance
Eligibility for 401k plan after 3 months of employment
Annual professional development fund ($500/year), monthly wellness benefit (earn up to $35/month), Costco membership, and WFH/Commuter Stipend ($1,800/year)

To Apply: Visit our website at to apply. Please include résumé and cover letter.

The Max Foundation is dedicated to diversity in staff and is an equal opportunity employer.

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