Raleigh, North Carolina

Executive Director, Hearts with Haiti

The Organization


TITLE:                           Executive Director

REPORTS TO:              Board of Directors

POSITION:                   Exempt/Full Time

Hearts with Haiti (HWH) seeks a visionary Executive Director with proven nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and management skills.  Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the organization, must be highly collaborative, self-motivated and a pro-active problem solver who can generate new ideas and improve on past performance https://heartswithhaiti.org/.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Hearts with Haiti works in partnership with the St. Joseph Family of Haiti, creating a caring family for those facing the challenges of poverty and disability.

Position Overview

KEY ROLES: (Essential Job Responsibilities):


·         Assist in the creation and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan

·         Bring expertise and vision to grow and develop the organization

·         Directly manage the relationship and communications with partner in Haiti

·         Hire, supervise and manage qualified, competent staff members and volunteers

·         Demonstrate a commitment to raising cultural awareness of issues of inequality, discrimination, and unequal access to resources, for Haiti and individuals with disabilities


·         Develop and implement a comprehensive Development Plan including individual, corporate, faith-based and foundation funding striving to increase and diversify sustainable funding

·         Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective and current donors

·         Guide and direct fundraising activities of the board

·         Plan and implement two or more fundraising events annually in the U.S. including performances and presentations by Haitian leaders

·         Work with Haitian leaders to increase sustained giving and sponsorships

·         Identify and apply for grants that are a good match with HWH’s mission and needs

·         Experience with fundraising via social media platforms

Fiscal Management

·         Ensure that donations are deposited, recorded, and acknowledged and the donor database is accurately updated and maintained.

·         Work with the volunteer Treasurer to maintain all financial records in accordance with federal and state laws

·         Develop an annual budget with the Finance Committee for board approval

·         Provide the board with monthly financial summaries, including a brief analysis and explanation of results relative to budget

·         Work with Haitian leadership of the St. Joseph Foundation to help develop their annual budget for operations, determine funding needs and quarterly reporting

·         Monitor the annual budget in collaboration with the Finance Committee

Strategic Planning & Board Governance

·         Work with the board to fulfill HWH’s mission and to develop and execute the organization’s strategic plan and programs

·         Identify opportunities for growth and improvement of the organization

·         Communicate effectively with the board, providing timely and accurate information to help make informed decisions

·         Maintain all legal documents, licenses, certifications, and contracts necessary for HWH to operate as a non-profit

·         Ensure Board of Trustees is trained on organizational policies and programs

·         Actively engage with the entire board and with each individual board member to maximize board member contributions to HWH’s success


Work with the Communications Director to do the following:

·         Create marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic

·         Identify and procure resources needed to develop annual promotions and events calendar

·         Manage social media to ensure content is fresh and engaging, and is updated regularly as outlined in the Communications Calendar

·         Maintain and update the HWH website, ensuring information is accurate and up-to-date


·         Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college or university in relevant field such as Business Administration, Public Administration or Non-Profit Management

·         Five or more years of experience leading a non-profit organization

·         Experience working across multiple cultures to create inclusive and equitable programs

·         Demonstrated passion for working in collaboration with nonprofit leaders in the developing world

·         Demonstrated fundraising success (annual gifts, major gifts, capital gifts and events)

·         Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and motivate board members and other dedicated volunteers

·         Strong organizational abilities including strategic planning, program development and task facilitation

·         Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication

·         Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting

·         Willingness to travel; mileage and airfare will be reimbursed

·         Ability to secure legal documentation to travel to Haiti (i.e., passport) and medically necessary vaccinations

  • Experience leading a small nonprofit where one day you are meeting with community leaders and the next day taking out the trash

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, information technology and experience with database management, eTapestry a plus

·         Availability to work evening and weekend hours as needed

It is the policy of HWH to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

How To Apply

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience


Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC is conducting this search. To apply, click on the link to the Hearts with Haiti position profile at www.ArmstrongMcGuire.com/apply. You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume and professional references. In case of any technical problems, contact april@armstrongmcguire.com.  Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

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