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Open Positions, Haiti Projects, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Position #1: Community Library Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

Mission: Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs. We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Responsibilities:

Operations

  • Manage library operations
  • Develop relevant operating procedures and protocols
  • Ensure library has all materials and supplies necessary to function
  • Oversee regular maintenance and repair of equipment and building- contract and negotiate with repairmen
  • Ensure sound financial management
  • Prepare budgets for activities and programs and adhere to HP financial protocols
  • Document all revenues
  • Develop creative ways to increase revenues

 

Programs

  • Develop ongoing programs and short term activities in coordination with the needs of the community and school partners
  • Work with library staff to ensure successful execution of programs and activities
  • Identify metrics to measure impact and reach of programs and activities
  • Suggest ways to improve client services and satisfaction

 

Supervision

  • Supervise the library staff in the execution of their tasks
  • Provide training for staff as needed
  • Conduct yearly performance reviews (or more frequently if necessary)
  • Participate in recruitment of new staff and volunteers

 

Community Engagement

  • Develop a community outreach strategy to maximize the potential of the library
  • Form relationships with schools, community leaders, and libraries/educational institutions at the local and national levels
  • Restore and manage the local library board

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit a monthly report with relevant statistics
  • Analyze statistics to dictate strategies to ensure the library is serving diverse populations
  • Participate in the weekly staff meetings

 

Other

  • Assist with other relevant tasks 

 

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience in a developing country or low-resource setting is highly desirable
  • High level of intercultural competency required, knowledge of Haiti and Haitian culture highly desirable
  • Exceptional ability to integrate new processes
  • Resourceful with strong interpersonal skills and management skills
  • Experience in library administration
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
  • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Community Library Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org no later than November 12, 2017.

 

Position #2: Maker Space Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

Mission: Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs.  We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Function: Haiti Projects seeks an individual who is creative and excited about the prospect of being part of a visionary model for our Library working as a Maker Space Coordinator. The Maker Space Coordinator will be responsible for developing innovative maker programming, training and supervising Maker Space staff and maintaining the Maker Space activity area.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate all aspects of Maker Space programming including curriculum development, program implementation and basic day-to-day operations of the space.
  2. Collaborate with local and international partners to meet deliverables associated with maker projects such as peer-to-peer learning and peer-mentor worldwide networking
  3. Supervise, train and schedule Maker Space staff to assist in the facilitation of programs.
  4. Assist in maintaining budgets, reports and statistics that correspond to the Maker Space
  5. Research, develop culturally relevant, innovative, and self-sustained maker projects that provide economic opportunities for the region
  6.  Maintain all Maker Space materials, tools and equipment including hardware and software.
  7. Assist in other duties as needed. 

Qualifications

Education: B.A. or equivalent degree in appropriate field.

Experience: One to two years' experience conducting creative hands-on activities using hand tools, electronics, computer software/hardware and other various technologies.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working internationally is preferred
  • Ability to communicate in or a willingness to learn French and/or Haitian Creole
  • Familiar with teaching strategies in informal and formal settings that support creative engaged learning for all.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with teams with the ability to harness team creativity and translate into effective programming.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications and capacity to use social media.
  • Interest/abilities in physical computing, open source hardware and software, video and audio production, and desktop fabrication.
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
    • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
    • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Maker Space Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org no later than November 12, 2017.

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