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Director of Development/Public Relations

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Lao Friends Hospital for Children
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Luang Prabang, Laos

Lao Friends Hospital for Children


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January 1, 2021
November 30, 2020

Position Description:         Director of Development/Public Relations

Status:                                     Full time

Location:                                 Luang Prabang, Laos, with travels within and outside of Laos

Reports Jointly to:                  Executive Director, Friends Without A Border (FWAB), New York City

                                                  Executive Director, Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC), Luang Prabang

Starting Date:                         January 2021

Position Summary:

The Director of Development and Public relations will be responsible for the implementation of agreed-upon marketing plans and strategies designed to generate income and goodwill for LFHC. They will work very closely with the parent organization, Friends Without A Border, particularly with the development of the potential and existing Southeast Asia donor base. He/she will manage the hospitals key relationships with external organizations, businesses, benefactors and the general public. In addition, he/she will organize key fundraising events and be involved in the finding, preparation and submission of grant applications and reports. He/she will be responsible for the hospital communications, image and new funding identification in line with the overall goals of LFHC and FWAB.

Specific Duties:

1)      Support strategies designed to generate income and goodwill for LFHC. This may include travel within Laos and Southeast Asia.

2)      Manage LFHC’s key external relationships. This includes, but is not restricted to, relationships with non- government organizations, businesses, donors and benefactors, as well as the general public. As these relationships are of utmost importance to LFHC, this will be done cooperatively with FWAB in a diligent, tactful and personable manner.

3)      Organize, publicize and assist with the conduct of significant hospital events. This includes events such anniversary celebrations, the Luang Prabang Half Marathon, the Luang Prabang gala, concerts, and other fundraising events. This may also include events throughout Laos as well as throughout Asia.

4)      Share information and communication materials with LFHC, FWAB Japan and FWAB New York in order to ensure that fundraising activities and specific events have the necessary hospital support to be led efficiently.

5)      Act as the primary liaison between LFHC and the FWAB New York regarding marketing and event administration which includes helping to facilitate visits to Luang Prabang and interactions with LFHC staff.

6)      In collaboration with the Friends Gallery manager, FWAB and partner marketing company, identify and conduct activities to raise the profile of LFHC locally, nationally and internationally. This may include the use of social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), local fundraising, supporting international fundraisers and local community events. 

7)      Identify funding opportunities from donors and grants and assist with the preparation of grant applications and project propositions.

8)      Generate hospital activity reports and narrative for FWAB, specific donors/projects and grant purpose as required.

Qualifications:

Essential -             1) A university degree to bachelor level in marketing, international relations, public relations, communications or a related field.

                                  2) Experience in marketing and business development.

     3) Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

4) Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a small team.

5) Word processing and spreadsheet skills.

Highly desirable - 1) Prior work in a developing country, ideally in a health-related field.

2) Experience writing grant proposals.

3) Experience in communications and social media.

4) Experience with event management.

Position Description:         Director of Development/Public Relations

Status:                                     Full time

Location:                                 Luang Prabang, Laos, with travels within and outside of Laos

Reports Jointly to:                  Executive Director, Friends Without A Border (FWAB), New York City…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Health benefits, housing allowance, travel to and from point of hire and four weeks of annual leave provided. 

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Health benefits, housing allowance, travel to and from point of hire and four weeks of annual leave provided. 

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

P.O Box 873, Luang Prabang 06000, LA

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