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Community Library Coordinator, Haiti Projects, Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Position: 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
  • 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.

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