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Board Member Committed to Advancing Healthcare Development in Rural Haiti

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CORRECT HEALTH IN HAITI INC

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CORRECT Health in Haiti, Inc. was founded in 1998 to support health development in the rural area of Chateau, Haiti. Since its founding, the small health clinic supported by CORRECT has provided critical healthcare services to over 2,000 local community members annually. Following the 2010 earthquake, CORRECT embarked on an ambitious project to expand access to potable water for the community in an effort to decrease prevalent water-borne diseases, including typhoid, cholera, and chronic diarrhea.

As CORRECT continues to expand its work to address critical health needs in Haiti, we are seeking dedicated and passionate individuals with a strong interest in social impact and sustainability who would like to take a leadership role in the organization by joining the CORRECT Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization and is responsible for creating and executing organizational strategy. Serving as board member is an excellent professional development opportunity and a way to support an important cause.

Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

  • Attend all board and relevant committee meetings and functions, such as special events
  • Be informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs, and be able to speak clearly and confidently about them
  • Participate in setting strategic direction regarding program, services and outreach efforts ensuring alignment with organizational mission & vision
  • Serve on 1-2 committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments
  • Meet annual fundraising targets
  • Advocate on behalf of the organization
  • Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization
  • Adhere to conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies
  • Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s financial statements

    Board terms/participation
  • Board Members will serve a two-year term and will continue to be eligible for re-appointment to additional terms on a bi-annual basis.
  • Board meetings will be held quarterly.
  • Board Members do not need to be based in NY to volunteer; this can be done remotely

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About CORRECT HEALTH IN HAITI INC

Location:

20922 HILLSIDE AVE, QUEENS VLG, NY 11427, US

Mission Statement

CORRECT (Comité pour le Relèvement de la REgion de Chateau dans sa Totalité) Health in Haiti was created with the mission to address critical gaps in basic services across health, education, agriculture, commerce, and road infrastructure in the rural community of Chateau, Haiti. CORRECT believes in promoting local solutions to local issues to ensure sustainable development.

Description

Chateau is a rural community of approximately 12,000 people located some 20 miles from Les Cayes in the southern part of Haiti. It is in the mountains, about 1500 meters above sea level, several hours away from any basic services provided. There are no paved roads in the area, which means that people travel on foot, and people who are very sick often die before they can reach the hospital.

To address the gap in healthcare services, CORRECT Health in Haiti, Inc. was founded in 1998 to mobilize the necessary resources for a small medical clinic that serves the people of Chateau. Currently the clinic is staffed with a full-time doctor, three nurses and a lab technician. There is a small laboratory used to diagnose common illnesses in the region, such as malaria, anemia, water-borne diseases, and HIV/AIDS.

Board Development
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Advocacy
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Quarterly board meetings

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