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Recruiting Organization: Haitian Educational Initiatives

Board Member, Fundraising

Join us in making a tangible difference in the lives of children and families in Jacmel, Haiti. Your work will directly contribute to increasing access to education and improving community outcomes. You’ll witness and empower a child’s exciting transition from illiteracy to successful high school graduation with job skills.

Organization Overview

Haitian Educational Initiatives (HEI) is a 501c3 tax exempt organization based in Fairfield, CT that was founded in 2010 to partner with Haitian communities in addressing the lack of access to education in Jacmel, Haiti. Jacmel is peaceful, schools are open, and businesses are operating. Our partnership model enables us to provide food, scholarships, academic support and job training to over 200 students per year.

Scholarships cover tuition fees, uniforms, books, backpacks and school supplies according to need. Academic support includes after school tutoring and communication with schools and families. We provide meals and snacks for our programs, as well as emergency food kits to assist families during periods of acute food shortage. Students receive job training in the areas of computer literacy, crafts, dressmaking and tailoring, cooking and baking. We also fund scholarships to local courses in trade skills such as plumbing and tiling.

General Board Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will bring creativity, strategic thinking, and a passion for education and community development to help HEI expand its impact. General board responsibilities include:

· Advising the CEO in the development and implementation of the strategic plan.

· Approving the annual budget and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting, all legal and fiduciary responsibilities.

· Reviewing board meeting materials and attending bimonthly meetings via Zoom or in person if applicable.

· Representing HEI to all stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization.

· Contribute an annual gift commensurate with your ability.

Board and Fundraising responsibilities combined average 8 hours per month. Members serve 2-year renewable terms.

Fundraising Director Responsibilities

HEI is looking for an experienced leader with a passion to support our mission through fundraising and fostering donor relationships. Responsibilities include:

· Planning: Develop an annual strategic fundraising plan to reach new and exisiting donors. This plan should incorporate events, grants, sponsorships and major gifts. Develop and manage the fundraising budget.

· Collaboration: Work with the board to plan, manage and execute fundraising campaigns and special events, including ensuring that the fundraising calendar aligns with social media outreach efforts. Experience with communications is a plus.

· Records: Oversee data entry on our donor management software and issue timely reports to the board on fundraising results and analytics.

· Donor Relations: Communicate promptly with donors to acknowledge contributions and inform them of HEI news through an e-newsletter.

Apply for This Position

Please send a cover letter and resume, to Promising candidates will be interviewed online.

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Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

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Fee Amount: None

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