Jobs and Internships
Current openings for Disaster Response Director and Development Coordinator are listed below. Please read the job descriptions fully and follow instructions on how to apply.
Disaster Response Director- Hurricane Matthew
Position: Director of Disaster Response (Hurricane Matthew, Haiti)
Location: Haiti (TBD- Fonds des Blancs and Port au Prince)
Duration: 6 month guarantee, possible extension
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer, St. Boniface Haiti Foundation
The St. Boniface Haiti Foundation is a secular organization that has worked in the southern peninsula of Haiti for over 30 years. St. Boniface Haiti Foundation is dedicated to providing essential health services to the people of Southern Haiti, especially the most vulnerable. We are committed to building a comprehensive, efficient, and resilient health system that provides high quality care. We believe that ensuring access to life-saving and life-changing health services is a critical component to building strong and productive communities.
Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on October 4th, devastating the southern region of the country and putting millions at risk for months to come as cholera and food insecurity threaten further destruction. OCHA estimates that of the nearly 2.1 million people were affected, of which 1.4 million are in dire need of humanitarian assistance due to extensive damage to roads, homes, health facilities, crops, and livestock. In the weeks following the hurricane, the need for an emergency response will amplify as ramifications from the devastation continue to compound. The strong foundation for this emergency response lies in combining health outreach and strengthening activities (including infection-control, community health outreach activities and surveillance, and ensuring access to primary health care services), as well as rebuilding essential infrastructure.
Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation seeks an individual to direct and coordinate the organization’s response to this disaster. Responsibilities will include representing SBHF at disaster-response forums, leading process to accessing disaster-related funds, forming organizational response plans, and overseeing implementation of targeted response programs.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead Disaster-Related Development Processes and Partnership Management (20%)
- Within the scope of the position, represent SBHF during the entire disaster cycle at all formal disaster-response functions (ie cluster meetings, government forums, and donor logistics conferences)
- Liaise with Haitian government leadership, MSPP, to ensure all SBHF activities are aligned with government strategy
- Serve as Point-of-Contact for all disaster-response partnerships and steward partnership networking process to ensure effective collaboration
- Lead SBHF through disaster relief funding process which includes securing Flash Appeal and CAP funding opportunities
Spearhead Response Strategic Planning (40%)
- Serve as the key advisor to SBHF CEO and organizational leadership to formulate SBHF strategic response to Hurricane Matthew
- Serves as SBHF’s thought leader on a local level with government as well as other agencies and organizations involved in disaster response.
- Ensure SBHF activities are cooperatively coordinated with other actors and SBHF is productively interfacing with community leaders, corporations, businesses and government agencies
- Ensure SBHF internal organizational framework is aligned to strategically meet disaster response needs
- Participates in local planning, exercises and training, including exercises called by local partners (VOADs, EMAs and LEPCs)
Oversee Disaster-Response Program Implementation (40%)
- Work with SBHF operations and clinical teams to ensure effective execution of disaster relief efforts
- Ensure added relief programming is monitored for quality and effective implementation
- Manage staff on various relief projects/programs
- Implement reporting mechanisms in order to ensure timely and accurate reports are sent to donors and collaborators
- Work with SBHF staff to ensure disaster relief activities are integrated seamlessly into organizational activities and constructive to existing efforts
- Advanced clinical degree (ie MD, NP, MSN) or Masters Degree in relevant field
- 5+ years of experience managing comprehensive disaster response efforts and/or experience working with the Haitian health system
- Significant experience working with Haitian government (most notably MSPP), international disaster response organizations, as well as unilateral and multilateral donors
- Advanced knowledge of the disaster response funding process and demonstrated ability to navigate disaster-specific funding opportunity networks
- Fluent in oral and written English and French (knowledge of Haitian Creole is a plus)
- Effective prioritization and time management skills during crisis response
- Ability to solicit information from all staff and stakeholders, and logically and reasonably weave it into decision-making
- Strong written, oral, and communications skills with the ability to clearly communicate strategies and activities between clinical, administrative, and leadership teams at SBHF
- Willingness to live in rural Haiti and travel
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Disaster Response Director”. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applicants we will only contact those who are being considered for an interview. Thank you for your interest in SBHF.
Position: Development Coordinator
Location: Newton Upper Falls, MA (Boston area)
Duration: 3 month guarantee, possible extension
Reports to: Chief Development Officer, St. Boniface Haiti Foundation
The Development Coordinator works under the direction of the Chief Development Officer to support the successful implementation of all aspects of the development program including: print and email appeals; gifts processing and acknowledgment; communications across media; events; donor relations, reporting, and stewardship; and major gifts work. The Coordinator’s responsibilities comprise both ‘back of the house’ operations such as database management and ‘front-facing’ relations with volunteer leadership and SBHF supporters. Poise, organization, attention to detail, a customer-service orientation, and ability to manage and balance a variety of tasks and priorities are essential to the success of a Development Coordinator.
Database and Gifts Processing
- Serve as a go-to ‘power user’ of donor database (Donor Perfect Online), ensuring SBHF’s optimal utilization of this tool.
- Maintain accuracy of donor and gift information. Keep contact plans and records up-to-date.
- Process gifts and produce prompt and accurate acknowledgments. Help organize and maintain gift records and batches.
- Produce canned and custom reports, dashboards, and exports to support program analysis and keep individual prospect plans on track.
- Support mass mailings to constituents, including donor acquisition and renewal appeals. Define and create recipient lists and mail merges, coordinate printing, oversee production and any necessary personalization. Upload completed appeals and track response rates and expenses using database.
- Assist with creation and production of e-solicitations using Constant Contact and DPO. Ensure accuracy of recipient list and update contact preferences of recipients based on responses and bounce-backs.
- Maintain website donation interfaces to ensure ease of credit card donations.
- Maintain accuracy of information on SBHF on charity watchdog websites such as Charity Navigator and Guidestar.
- Serve as point of contact between SBHF and matching gift companies and donor entities such as United Way.
Events and travel
- Support the successful execution of fundraising events. In concert with volunteers, staff, vendors and contractors, work to establish and meet event goals and ensure positive attendee experience.
- Organizes travel logistics for development team and other staff and volunteers upon request.
- Assist with organizing and providing content for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
- Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer and in concert with other communications staff, draft and produce donor communications.
- Assist in the production of the Annual Report, including taking lead role in compiling an accurate donor roll that reflects donors’ preferences for listing.
- Handle logistics for vendors and contractors for short-term communications specialists (photographers, videographers, etc.)
- Ensure that materials intended for donors meet SBHF’s high standards and convey the strategic goals and professionalism of the organization.
- Respond appropriately and rapidly to donors’ and prospects’ requests for information, working in concert with other staff as necessary.
- Honor donors’ contact preferences, updating database and other record keeping systems to reflect requested changes.
- Answer office phones and serve as greeter as needed, in tandem with office manager.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
- Prior experience with office management and administration or other relevant experience
- Attention to details and recognition of appropriate level of specificity necessary to achieve desired outcome
- Flexibility to adapt to high-paced organization in a period of positive growth and change
- Outgoing and comfortable talking with people in person and on the phone
- Experience working with high-level volunteers
- Flexible work hours including occasional night or weekend hours for events
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
- Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and to take initiative
- High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
- Strong work ethic and require minimal direction
- A basic understanding the health sector both domestically and internationally as well as the international aid sector.
Bachelor degree is required.
We are looking for someone to step into this role ASAP, ideally on a full-time basis (M-F, 8:30-5) at our Newton Upper Falls, Mass. office. This would be a 3-month temporary position with a possibility for extension. Part-time would be considered, but is not optimal given the anticipated workload.
Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org