The Executive Director (ED) is the key international management leader of God’s Littlest Angels. GLA’s ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization, working in tandem with GLA’s in country director and alongside the Homologue. The relationship between GLA’s ED and these two individuals is imperative to success and longevity of the mission’s viability and impact.
Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.
The position reports directly to the U.S. Board of Directors and is held accountable by the US and Canadian Boards of Directors.
1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.
- Responsible for leading GLA in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the U.S., and Canadian Boards of Directors.
- Responsible for communicating effectively with the Boards and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Boards to function properly and to make informed decisions.
- Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
- Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support GLA’s mission
- Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
- Responsible for the fiscal integrity of GLA, to include submission to the Boards of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
- Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
- Planning and operation of annual budget.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with the in country director, homologue, staff and U.S. Board to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
- Responsible for implementation of GLA’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
- Responsible for creation and implementation of strategic plan to ensure that GLA can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
- Responsible for the enhancement of GLA’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
- Serve as GLA’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s international constituents, the media and the general public.
- Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance GLA’s Mission.
4) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
- Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified international staff.
- Supervise and collaborate with organization staff.
- Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
- Responsible for effective administration of GLA operations.
- Responsible for review and signing all international notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
- Minimum education requirements a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience).
- Flexibility, Creativity, Ingenuity
- Transparent and high integrity leadership.
- Five or more years of cross-cultural management experience.
- Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.
- Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
- High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
- Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
- A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
- Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
- Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
- Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
- Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong public speaking ability.
- Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
English as a Second Language Teacher
Pre-K through 6 Grade Levels
We are looking for an experienced ESL teacher to join our team in Haiti for a 12-month (minimum) commitment. You’ll organize classes for children ages 3-10 years old that include diverse activities and methods which cover all aspects of English language (speaking, writing, and comprehending).
As a teacher in our on-location-school, you’ll create individualized educational plans based on each student’s needs and evaluate their progress through in class activities and assessments.
- Prepare classroom and course materials
- Create a supportive and positive classroom environment
- Assign homework and exams
- Grade students’ assessments
- Create individualized plans for students with special requirements (e.g. learning disabilities)
- Research new teaching methods for teaching English as a second language
- Maintain records of student grades
- Resolve crises in classroom
- Inform care staff about student progress
- Collaborate with educational and care staff to provide a positive learning experience to students
- Previous experience as an ESL teacher or similar role
- Knowledge of various methods of teaching English to non-native speakers
- Creative and Innovative
- Great organizational and communication skills
- A calm, flexible, and resilient personality
- Ability to handle classroom crises
- ESL or TESOL certification (preferred but not required)
If you love English and education and have a desire to help children develop the confidence to communicate clearly in English, we’d like to hear from you.
Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Becky Leib firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintenance Manager / Mechanic
We are hiring a maintenance manager/mechanic to join our team in Haiti. This individual will inspect different equipment and perform any repairs or preventative maintenance when required. To do well in this role the individual should have previous experience in maintenance and diesel engine repair, be highly skilled with various hand and power tools, and be able to read blueprints and repair manuals.
- Conduct routine inspections of premises and equipment.
- Performing preventative maintenance.
- Handle repairs and maintenance.
- Oversee contractors when professional repairs are necessary.
- Diagnose mechanical issues and correct them.
- Repairing machines, equipment, or structures as necessary.
- Ability and desire to work with a multicultural team.
- Proven maintenance experience.
- Knowledge of and ability to work with diesel engines.
- Skilled in the use of hand and power tools.
- Ability to take apart machines, equipment, or devices to remove and replace defective parts.
- Ability to check blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs as necessary.
- Experience with precision measuring instruments or electronic testing devices.
- Experience performing routine maintenance.
- Strong organizational and follow up skills.
- Ability to maintain focus while working individually.
- Strong time management skills.
If interested please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Becky Leib email@example.com
Early Childhood Development Coordinator
The primary responsibility of the Early Childhood Development Coordinator is to develop and support the implementation of activities and initiatives that are applicable and beneficial to the development of the toddlers and children residing at GLA both short and long term. This position reports directly to the executive director.
Promote and Support Children’s Development and Caregiver Engagement
- Create and integrate individual and group child development activities in order to provide the most appropriate and comprehensive programs to children residing at GLA.
- Assess the physical health, well-being, growth and development of young children.
- Identify student’s and children’s’ trauma induced needs and provide appropriate responses.
- Monitor children’s progress adapting programs as necessary for their desired outcomes.
- Participate in the orientation, recruitment and selection of local staff and international volunteers.
- Support the onboarding of new staff and volunteers by coordinating opportunities for staff to learn basic child psychology and foundational childhood development needs.
- Provide leadership, motivate and encourage childcare volunteers and staff to perform their responsibilities effectively and efficiently.
- Develop an effective team of childcare staff, encouraging team participation in problem solving and developing improved operational practices in the GLA children’s homes.
- Report, update and maintain accurate and detailed records in an internal database system.
- Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, training/development, psychology, or a related field. (Or a combination of equivalent experience and training).
- Understanding of the impact and effect trauma has on all stages of development.
- Possess flexibility, creativity, and ingenuity.
- Problem-solving, strategic thinking, negotiation, and sounds judgment
- Knowledge of and familiarity with the practices and principles of Early Childhood Education, including curriculum, assessment, individualized learning, continuity of care, and teacher/caregiver/home visitor training and supervision.
- Demonstrated ability to relate to and work effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback, and manage dynamic interchanges in meetings.
- Willingness to comply with the established agency and government performance standards.
If interested please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Becky Leib firstname.lastname@example.org