HaitiChildren’s (HC) mission is to create the future leaders of Haiti through the provision of education, healthcare, advocacy, and care for abandoned children with quantifiable accountability measures.
HaitiChildren began in 1994 when Susie Krabacher made her first trip to Haiti and began helping the people of Cite Soleil. Today, HC has grown to care for over 1,500 people daily across all programs. HC is an organization that provides care and education to abandoned, orphaned, and disabled children in Haiti. In their 25-year history, the organization has cared for Haiti’s most vulnerable children and established a reputation for excellence in their comprehensive and community-based programming, including free water distribution to local communities.
HC has developed systems and procedures that create a healthy environment and work to bring about systemic and lasting solutions for this overlooked population. They provide food, shelter, education, and most importantly, a loving environment that builds character and integrity.
HC is prepared to transition from an entrepreneurial organization to a more corporate organization, and the Executive Director (ED) will play a key role in advancing those plans. The ED will play a leadership role in creating a dynamic and financially sound organization, an active Board of Directors, effective staff, and supportive volunteers and donors. In particular, the ED will provide strategic direction for the organization and ensure effective monitoring and outcomes of all HC programs. Specific qualifications include:
- At least five years experience running a non-profit organization or international program with an operational budget of at least $1 million.
- Proven experience in fundraising, including results from foundations and major individual donors funding international work.
- Strong connections with, and understanding of, the foundation world and individual philanthropists.
- Practical knowledge of grassroots community initiatives in Haiti, the Caribbean basin, or Latin America.
- Excellent written and verbal skills relevant to cross-cultural work; good public speaking skills.
- Strong leadership skills and the ability to recruit and motivate staff and volunteers.
- Practical knowledge of financial management.
- A commitment to, and an ability to articulate, a progressive model of philanthropy.
- Candidate should hold a Masters or Bachelor’s Degree.
- French/Creole a strong asset, but not essential.
- Good computer skills; Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Travel to Haiti, when deemed secure, is required 3-4 times per year.
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for HaitiChildren.
Consultant: Jennifer Dunlap- 703-718-4760 | [email protected]