Executive Director

Care 2 Communities
Boston, MA or New York, NY
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply

Job Summary:

C2C operates a network of community-based primary care clinics in northern Haiti serving over 25,000 patients each year. Founded in 2009, C2C has a long history of health programming in Haiti – first as a disaster relief effort after Haiti’s devastating earthquake and, since 2013, as a social business model for healthcare that seeks to transform the healthcare sector.

C2C seeks an experienced non-profit leader who will fuel our expansion trajectory through the following critically important activities: (1.) developing and executing a diversified fundraising strategy, (2.) leading C2C’s partnership agenda, and (3.) ensuring operational excellence.

The Executive Director is the chief development officer for C2C and is responsible for raising revenue to sustain annual operations and to position C2C for future growth. The organization’s service delivery footprint in Haiti will double within 24 months and the ED will be an experienced and skilled fundraiser, with a track record of managing a broad portfolio of major gifts, an annual fund, and institutional grants.

Our partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Health is central to our expansion plans as we begin the process of transitioning from ‘proof of concept’ to scale. The ED will help define how C2C will engage their award-winning social enterprise model for health systems reform. C2C’s low user-fees ensure the highest quality care for patients and long-term financial sustainability for the health system. C2C employs 40 people in Haiti and a 2-person team in the US. The ideal ED candidate will seek the opportunity to drive C2C’s fundraising, thought leadership, and governance agenda into our next phase of growth.

Core Responsibilities:


The ED will develop and maintain strong relationships with mission-aligned individuals, organizations, and institutions, including:
‒ Design and execute a multi-year fundraising strategy, setting and meeting aggressive targets for revenue growth
‒ Manage the foundation relations portfolio and increase by 50% within 18-24 months
‒ Manage the major gifts and annual fund portfolio by working with the Board of Directors to significantly increase the base

Partnerships, External Relations and Thought Leadership.

The ED will leverage opportunities to collaborate with a broad range of peer organizations, academic institutions, media and affinity groups, including:

‒ Serve as the public face of C2C, exhibiting a compelling, expert message about health systems transformation in Haiti
‒ Identify and secure opportunities to write and speak about C2C’s innovative approach to health systems transformation in Haiti
‒ Build relationships with influential stakeholders, supporters, and collaborators to generate a groundswell of support for C2C’s next 5 years of growth
‒ Identify and leverage partnership opportunities to expand the breadth of C2C’s health services impact.
‒ Cultivate and project an organizational culture of creativity, innovative and tenacity

Operational Excellence.

The ED will oversee the delivery of all C2C health services in Haiti. A strong in-country operations team provides local leadership and expertise. The ED supports their success by managing the strategic trajectory of the organization, and serving as an effective advocate and ambassador for C2C’s model to a US constituency.

‒ Oversee and ensure effective programming in Haiti through management of Chief Operating Officer and in-country Directors

‒ Develop and demonstrate expertise in C2C’s social enterprise model (unit economics), impact framework, and complex health services landscape in Haiti
‒ Work collaboratively with the Board to meet the goals and objectives of the organization and to support the Board as it expands, as well as advise on strategic and programmatic issues.
‒ Serve on the Executive Committee of the Board as an ex officio member to plan and direct all Board meetings
‒ Participate in Director recruitment and retention activities
‒ Lead the organization to ensure sound financial management and effective administration in areas such as designing and tracking the annual budget, leading the annual audit, preparing grant budgets, optimizing expenses and managing cash flow.

Additional Qualifications:
• Demonstrable experience leading organizational growth (as measured by budget growth)
• Demonstrable track record of expanding the scope, impact, and visibility of an organization
• Track-record of spearheading a fundraising operation (over $1m annually), including leading a major gifts portfolio, foundation relations, grant-writing, and stewardship
• Experience building a compelling thought leadership platform
• Experience managing Board relations, leading governance functions, supporting Board leadership through meeting management and advancing strategic priorities.
• A tenacious, flexible, creative problem-solver. Works easily with ambiguity and uncertainty. Appropriately balances risk. Demonstrates a track-record of entrepreneurial, independent leadership. Sensitivity to and experience working in the developing world and with a diverse staff.
• Experience building strategic relationships with peer organizations, educational institutions, think tanks, and/or similar organizations.

Additional Information

This position is based in Boston or New York and requires the ability to travel up to 30%, both domestically and to Haiti. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply: Please send your resume along with a detailed cover letter describing your interest and, specifically, how your qualifications align with the position description to jobs@care2communities.org

No phone calls or emails, please