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Executive Director

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Hope on a String
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Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti
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Published 27 days ago

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a resume and cover letter in one document to hiring@hopeonastring.org with the subject line Executive Director Role. The deadline to apply is June 1st, 2021.

Desired Candidate Profile

Hope on a String is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, experienced and open-minded leader as our next Executive Director. The desired candidate would be a leader with an arts, education, non-profit and or international development background. Our next leader can expect to be flexible, adaptable and solution-oriented. We are excited to welcome a warm, open and accomplished leader to our HOAS family.

Job Description

Hope on a String works to empower youth and communities in Haiti through participation in music and the performing arts. We strive to help our youth participants build individual confidence, collective pride, powerful relationships, and skills needed to succeed as leaders within the community. We invest in locally-driven change and seek to have a long-term impact on a national level by developing a scalable model for social development in Haiti.

Since our inception in 2011, our core music and performing arts training program has taken place in a rural community center that we refurbished and maintain as our base of program activities. We hold community performances highlighting the progress of our participants, along with workshops, partnership meetings, and other development initiatives that advance the goals of the communities we serve. Hope on a String has served more than 12,000 individuals in ten years, and currently serves approximately 3,500 youth on an annual basis

Hope on a String seeks a seasoned, dynamic, and entrepreneurial Executive Director to lead the organization through its next phase of growth. In the next three years, we seek to:


  • Improve our services to deliver higher quality, strategic, and more impactful programming across initiatives.
  • Develop an aspirational performing arts center and programmatic HQ in Arcahaie, Haiti via our participation in a transformative, multi-stakeholder collective impact partnership.
  • Strengthen internal systems and capacities, specifically with regard to our impact evaluation.
  • Substantially grow our annual fundraising revenue to fulfill the above needs.
  • Develop contingency plans and strengthen systems for responding to evolving crises, including the Covid-19 pandemic, and ongoing political and economic instability. 


The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and work closely with program staff and community members on the ground in Haiti. We maintain a number of active partnerships and hence an ability to collaborate across a range of stakeholders is critical for this role.


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Strategic Direction & Oversight
  • Program Delivery
  • Critical Resource Development
  • External Communications & Collaborations
  • Human Capital Management
  • Financial & Operational Stability
  • Manage Business Risk


CANDIDATE PROFILE:


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Leadership experience, specifically with setting a strategic course for an organization or business unit
  • Experience guiding and iterating new programs and initiatives
  • Track record in mobilizing financial resources from a range of sources
  • Track record of growing and retaining a talented, high-performing team
  • Experience managing programs, teams, and risk in international settings, with specific emphasis on Haiti
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and collaborate across multiple external stakeholders, including funders, partners, and community stakeholders
  • Passion for and understanding of the social impact potential of the arts
  • Strong understanding of the social impact sector and its various opportunities, challenges, and trends
  • Comfort working in a highly self-starting, entrepreneurial, dynamic, collaborative, diverse environment
  • Proficiency in Haitian Kreyol and/or French


LOCATION, HOURS, AND TRAVEL


Position location will be remote until further notice due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The permanent location will be negotiable with a preference for an existing locus of Hope on a String support network, i.e. New York, Boston, or Haiti (Arcahaie or Port au Prince). Substantial international travel (33-50%) is expected with an ability to work remotely with country leads, US-based staff, Board of Directors, and funders/partners.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Compensation and benefits will be competitive. 


HOAS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status or any other non-merit factor. We seek to recruit, develop and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a resume and cover letter in one document to hiring@hopeonastring.org with the subject line Executive Director Role. The deadline to apply is June 1st, 2021.

Desired Candidate Profile

Hope on a String is looking for…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 5, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

Competitive Salary

Benefits

Travel

Working remotely and onsite

We can elaborate more about our benefits package

Travel

Working remotely and onsite

We can elaborate more about our benefits package

Level of Language Proficiency

Haitian Creole- Conversational

French- Conversational

English- Fluent

Haitian Creole- Conversational

French- Conversational

English- Fluent

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti
Associated Location
RN1, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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