This job posting isn't available in all website languages

Donor Engagement Specialist, Bilingual, Portuguese - Hybrid/Remote

Customer Experience
230000AM Requisition #


Please apply online using a laptop or desktop computer.

This position requires the ability to have a compelling conversation and to provide high quality customer service for donors on the Be The Match Registry® who are being asked to save a patient’s life. The role involves using investigative skills in partnership with information from within Be The Match systems in order to locate and contact donors. Candidates must effectively engage donors who could have misconceptions about the donation process. Responsibilities of this role include the ability to access information from within Be The Match systems, confirm interest, and assess health conditions, update donor demographics, and complete/manage all other related record updates and documentation accordingly. 

The following activities would also be performed as necessary: scheduling laboratory testing, ordering/sending donor kits, obtaining consent, and monitoring donor follow through. Good guardianship of member confidentiality and identity is required. Role supports the achievement of department goals through job accountabilities, excellent customer service, and exceptional time management. Candidate must demonstrate professional telephone etiquette with the ability to build rapport with customers in a heavy blended (inbound and outbound) call environment. This position can be remote (US) or hybrid.  #LI-Remote #LI-Hybrid 

Check out our video Saving Lives: It’s the Best Job Ever


Contacts Members/Donors for Donor Search-Related Activities that Include the Following Qualifications:

  • Locates donors using data provided at recruitment, including alternate contacts; uses internet search tools, paid Search Engines, and social media to locate updated contact information. 
  • Donor Education (advanced) - Reinforces commitment and retention messages to donors. Asks open-ended questions to assist in overcoming donor barriers to donation. Utilizes reflective listening skills, summarizes conversations, and assesses next steps in the donation process. 
  • Practices behavioral coaching techniques- asks open-ended questions, utilizes reflective listening skills, summarizes conversations, and assesses commitment to next steps in the donation process.
  • Donor Health Screening (advanced) - Collects donors’ medical health history information and assesses medical conditions and non-medical factors to determine further donor participation. Appropriately engages Medical Services, Provider Services, and Donor Advocacy for consultation on unusual donor circumstances. Documents and communicates resolutions or anticipated next steps.
  • Coordination of Blood Draws (appointment time, location, kit ordering, donor/kit tracking) and completing follow-up forms as needed.
  • Completes operational activities within established timelines and standards and maintains compliance with identified department performance standards.
  • Practices good guardianship of member confidentiality and identity through appropriate use of available people finder tools.
  • Completes first contact activities within established timelines. Provides required updates to Provider Services, as applicable. Documents all donor activity in STAR Link/Salesforce donor file. Completes all appropriate NMDP documentation.
  • Maintains standards and compliance with identified department performance standards to increase the number of donors moving forward to donation.


Establishes and Maintains Good Relationships with Donor Operations, Donor Center Staff, Collaborating Departments, and External Vendors:

  • Maintains understanding of donor operations processes and unique customer requirements.
  • Upholds, develops, and supports relationships with Provider Services, NMDP KitMaker and external laboratory partners or other draw sites to maintain phlebotomy sites throughout service areas.
  • Collaborates with other teams and departments to achieve goals and support the work of Donor Operations (e.g., Marketing and Communications, Donor Experience, Provider Services, Donor Advocacy).
  • Collaborates closely with Workup teams to manage details and ensure smooth and timely hand-offs of donor cases.


Other Duties as Required for Team/Department Operations:

  • Maintains on-going knowledge of HLA, and blood stem cell transplantation.
  • Assists in maintaining STAR Link donor database.
  • Participates in shared team responsibilities and staff back-up including coverage of calls on the general team “phone skill” and servicing those member/donor files as needed with a demonstration of excellent customer service/resolution skills.
  • Advanced internet research skills including familiarity with social media.
  • Applies appropriate use of available people finder tools, as deemed necessary.
  • Performs all duties in compliance with standard operating procedures, National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) standards, regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Federal Drug Administration (FDA) guidance and other applicable Federal, state and local laws. Adheres to OSHA guidelines as applicable.
  • Manage high volume of challenging file type.


Knowledge of:

  • MS Office, including basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database software application skills.
  • Proficiently applying computer skills and engaging with customers simultaneously. 


Ability to:

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and ability to ask probing questions while working with a mission-driven call center environment.
  • Deliver solid customer service while utilizing proven critical thinking and problem- solving skills, while employing a high degree of emotional intelligence.
  • Integrate new and evolving knowledge into daily work and utilize multiple resources and tools to complete work.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with multitasking in a fast paced and multi-media (phone, email, text, mail) environment with observable proficiency.
  • Convey medical information to donors, manage confidential information appropriately, and employ strong documentation practices.
  • Contribute in a team environment and take initiative and responsibility for independent work as needed.
  • Complete work with a high level of accuracy, attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Maintain confidentiality related to information contained in files or records retained within the department.
  • Maintain flexibility in work hours to accommodate staffing needs; evening/weekend hours may be required.

We require each Donor Engagement Specialist to complete an initial training period to equip you with the knowledge, tools, and resources to be successful before working with our donors. The training lasts 7 weeks and runs from 9 am - 5:30 pm, Central Time each day. Please consider the above requirements when determining your interest in this opportunity.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or a Health Care related field is required. However, upon evaluation, equivalent related Health Care experience and/or education may be substituted for the degree requirement. Additional educational experience in public health, psychology, or health promotion is preferred.
  • Three plus years of professional experience in demonstrating ability to communicate effectively with individuals or coaching individuals on behavior change. Three years customer relations, direct patient interaction or care in a clinical/healthcare setting may be substituted for behavioral coaching experience. Experience with basic word processing and data entry required. 



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Additional qualifications that may make a person even more effective in the role, but are not required for consideration) 

  • Familiarity with medical terminology and advanced health screening experience preferred.
  • Familiarity obtaining informed consent.
  • Experience in target-driven sales environment.
  • Familiarity with digital social platforms and social media applications.



As part of our values, we are committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion at NMDP/Be the Match. We actively celebrate colleagues' different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Everyone is welcome and supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us. 

Be The Match offers regular, full-time employees medical, dental, vision, life and disability, accident/critical illness/hospital, well-being, legal, identity theft and pet benefits. Retirement, paid time off/holidays, leave and incentive plans are also offered to eligible employees. Please reference this link for more information: Be The Match Benefit Information

Previous Job Searches

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Similar Listings

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

📁 Customer Experience

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

📁 Customer Experience

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

📁 Customer Experience