Health Equity Deputy Director

Help us ensure we consider equity in our approach to distribution and allocation

Job Overview for Health Equity Deputy Director

  • Reports to: Operations Director
  • Location: Remote
  • Additional Focus: Public Health Practice

Get Us PPE seeks a Health Equity Deputy Director to ensure that the organization delivers on the final words of our mission: to get donated PPE to those who need it most.

The candidate will ensure that we are considering equity in our approach to distribution and allocation by, among other programs, overseeing our healthcare outreach team, improving and implementing our fairness framework and matching algorithms, facilitating equity-focused partnerships with governmental and community organizations, and working with teams across the organization to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About the Health Equity Deputy Director Role

The purpose of the Health Equity Deputy Director is to provide:

  • Guidance and support to the operations and distribution teams to ensure equity in PPE donations.
  • Oversight of outreach to facilities and other related needs data gathering.
  • Awareness and interpretation of current trends in the COVID pandemic.
  • Knowledge of health disparities and differential outcomes in the United States.
  • Recommendations for improving diversity, equity and inclusion within the GetUs PPE team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the public health equity team, including recruiting and organizing members and overseeing projects within the team’s purview.
  • Lead weekly public health equity team meetings.
  • Participate in team leads and director-level meetings.
  • Coordinate the healthcare outreach project.
  • Oversee and ensure progress of the Fairness Framework, the algorithm to improve equity in matching supply to demand.
  • Ensure equity and public health is considered in all organizational operations.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership on new public health and equity initiatives.
  • Work with the People team to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are prioritized within the organization.
  • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate programs for adherence to and advancement of public health equity framework.
  • Engage community partners in public health and equity initiatives.
  • Develop partnerships to advance health equity.
  • Synthesize and report on relevant data about health disparities in conjunction with the data team.


  • MPH, PhD or equivalent degree or public health practice experience required
  • Prior experience with health equity, infectious disease, or emergency response work preferred
  • Facility with public health data required
  • Familiarity with health disparities unique to the United States preferred
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Strong listening, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Effective collaboration with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Fair and effective process provision with impartiality.
  • Awareness and experience with structural and individual bias and discrimination.
  • Development, planning, and implementation of short- and long-range goals.
  • Manage confidential information.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed online from home.


Compensation: $51,000- $56,250 based on 30 hours per week. The annual salary would be $68,000-$75,000 if this were a full-time, 40-hour per week position.

This is a ¾ time position (30 hours/week) reporting to the Director of Operations. The organization is virtual and widely distributed and therefore, candidates can be located anywhere in the United States.

For more information about Get Us PPE, visit our About Us page. To express interest, please send a cover letter and resume to

Apply for this Position

We will accept applications until October 16, 2020.

Get Us PPE is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

About Get Us PPE

Get Us PPE is a national non-profit dedicated to providing donated PPE to frontline healthcare workers.

We were founded by a group of physicians in March 2020, and quickly merged with an amalgam of other grassroots groups (including software developers, regional distribution affiliates, makers, and medical students). We have developed the country’s largest database of healthcare demand for donated PPE. We enable donations of manufactured or made PPE, as well as of money to enable purchase.

Our technological solutions include a linear-programming-based matching algorithm, a website that allows for gathering of needs data and supplies available, a fairness framework to ensure equitable distribution of PPE, and a Just in Time allocation system that allows for existing supply to fill high demands throughout the country. Delivery of donations occurs through a distributed grassroots network as well as through partnerships with corporate entities. We partner with 47 regional affiliates and 26 other organizations,including ProjectN95, a non-profit organization that provides reliable and transparent purchasing of PPE for healthcare organizations, and Nation of Makers, a non-profit dedicated to supporting maker spaces and makers across the country. Get Us PPE is also a founding member of the C19 Coalition.

We currently have three full-time (a project manager, a Technology Director, and a programmer) and two part-time (a finance coordinator and an Operations Director) employees.