Senior Vice President, Chief of Programs

Senior Vice President, Chief of Programs


Stamford, CT   |   April 17, 2020

About Americares

Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential. Health is essential. With good health, children can attend school, parents can be productive at work, and neighbors can work together to build strong communities. But millions of people around the world don’t have access to the health services they need. We seek to change that.

For 40 years, Americares has tackled the most complex health problems in the U.S. and around the world. By following our core values, Americares has maintained its position as a leader in thought and action for decades.

  • Collaborative: We achieve significant and lasting impact by combining the expertise and resources of our staff, partners and the people we serve.
  • Accountable: We measure and demonstrate results to serve our diverse communities, partners and donors with transparency and integrity.
  • Responsive: We listen to the communities we serve and respond compassionately and nimbly to their needs.
  • Effective: We make a difference by working productively, using resources wisely and efficiently and producing meaningful, sustainable outcomes.

Since our founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $11 billion in humanitarian assistance to people in 164 countries around the world. Every day, we put critically needed medicines and supplies in the hands of frontline health workers and deliver innovative, sustainable health improvements in their communities. We are the leading nonprofit for delivering donated medicines and medical supplies to health programs around the world. We leverage this core competency with emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts, and programs that improve health outcomes. Our programs increase access to care in more than 90 countries every year.

The Opportunity

Americares is seeking a highly experienced, collaborative, and entrepreneurial SVP, Chief of Programs (SVP) to oversee all U.S. domestic and international program areas, providing strong leadership for program teams and driving the expansion of Americares programs and impact. This is a critical role for Americares, and for the global health landscape broadly.

The SVP oversees the organization’s global public health and model clinic programs, global partnerships, disaster management and gift-in-kind distributions. This includes the effective distribution and use of more than $900 million of donated medicines and supplies annually and the growth and expansion of new programs as an extension of this work. The SVP is also responsible for driving the strategic direction for the team, directly managing five Vice Presidents and a global team of more than 300 total, and for the successful execution of all initiatives and activities within the Program Division.

The SVP is a key member of the Leadership Team, participating in cross-organizational strategies and initiatives and strengthening the organization’s efforts to raise both private and public revenue, helping to develop a robust pipeline of institutional grant opportunities through existing channels, as well as developing new projects and funding sources. As such, the SVP works in close collaboration and coordination with the development and operations teams to support organizational priorities around fundraising and the placement of gift-in-kind resources.

Expressing Interest

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Molly Brennan, Founding Partner and Executive Vice President, and Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director of the Global Practice are leading this search.

To express your interest in this role please visit this link here. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered confidential. Only completed applications, with both CV/resume and cover letter (addressing motivation and suitability per the role specifications) will be presented to the client.

Americares is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented applicants. 

To view the Position Profile, Click HERE.