Position Title: Scholarship Program Coordinator
Start Date: January 2023
Location: Les Cayes, Haiti, (In-Person)
Status: Full-Time – Annual Renewable Contract
Reports to: Education Program Director
Mission Statement: To improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children.
Vision: Our vision for Haiti: Joyful children, healthy families, thriving communities, and the resources to make it so.
Brief Organizational Summary: Hope for Haiti is an innovative and creative international development organization that has been working in Haiti for 33 years. The organization partners with private donors to create community-based sustainable change through a grassroots and strategic holistic approach. Hope for Haiti is an action-oriented and fast-paced organization that believes in partnership solutions to poverty alleviation. Hope for Haiti’s vision for the future is one of the strategic growth in creating healthy, sustainable communities. Hope for Haiti has a distinguished and well-established Board of Directors that provides the organization with strong governance, oversight, and strategic direction. Building upon the organization’s proven track record of success, Hope for Haiti stays true to its mission and founding principles while offering a dynamic and supportive work environment. For more information about Hope for Haiti, please visit www.hopeforhaiti.com.
The Scholarship Program Coordinator (SPC) is tasked with structuring and managing the Hope for Haiti College Scholarship Program. The SPC’s work will mainly focus on:
Evaluating and formalizing the scholarship program;
Updating and enforcing the program protocol;
Monitoring partner school students in their academic journey and keeping track of those deserving post-secondary scholarships;
Recruitment of recipients on merit- and needs-based criteria;
Monitoring and supporting existing and new recipients in their undergraduate studies;
Establishing academic support and life skills programs to enhance recipients’ competitivity and employability;
Creating and maintaining the scholarship program database;
Creation and running of the HFH Alumni Association
Once hired, the SPC will work to tackle the above by order of priority. The SPC is responsible for transforming the HFH Scholarship Program into a successful and impactful higher education scholarship program in southern Haiti. The SPC will report directly to the Education Program Director (EPD).
Define/Redefine HFH’s Post-Secondary Scholarship Program:Create scholarship program brochure or founding document;
Determine program’s orientation;
Update program eligibility, selection criteria and protocols that includes, among others:Academic achievements
Duration of award
Leadership and community involvement;
Personal and/or family attributes;
Recruit recipients in accordance with the program procedures:Promote scholarship opportunities with partner and non-partner schools through presentation and outreach;
Maintain a database of available opportunities including colleges, universities, vocational & technical schools and remote and/or digital learning,
Establish recruitment process and timeline
Update/Prepare application form
Launch recruitment campaign
Select beneficiaries through due process
Management of the scholarship program and budget including:Work with all college offices to verify student enrollment, status, and tuition requirements;
Prepare budget breakdown of tuitions and other expenditures;
Administer scholarship payments for all recipients;
Initiate/communicate scholarship payout information to students;
Track graduation data of students for communication and reporting purposes;
Collaborate with Development Team on program budget forecasting; and
Provide support for fundraising events.
Develop M&E systems for recipients’ achievements, program impact and reporting including:Collaborate with the MEAL Officer to include MEAL system within the scholarship program;
Work with recipients, MEAL Officer and colleges to get quality data;
Enter student payment information, academic achievements data and activities into database and record updates throughout the year;
Create and update continuously the students’ profiles;
Keep an updated files of students’ impact stories and testimonies for reporting;
Continuously monitor and evaluate the students achievements and program impact; and
Quarterly report submission.
Develop academic advising and support program for students including:Establish academic advising counsel to support students;
Counseling and/or assistance with final thesis;
Training and workshop to improve students competitivity and employability skills;
Support students with career development through internships and job placement; and
Found the HFH Alumni Association for graduate students to network and stay connected as like-minded professionals.
Other tasks when assigned by supervisor.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
College degree in education or related field such as Program Evaluation, Educational Leadership, School Counseling, Social Studies or other;
1-3 years of professional experience in the education sector, as well as experience with program, academic advisory and/or scholarship development and management;
Experience in managing and implementing education projects;
Passionate about connecting with students and helping them with their career orientation and professional development;
Experience in leading public presentations and training for secondary and undergraduate students;
Effective oral and written communication skills to interact with donors, leadership team and staff members, school leaders, partner organizations, college representatives, and scholarship recipients;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy;
Excellent interpersonal, cultural and diplomatic skills;
Experience working with vulnerable groups; able to demonstrate conflict-sensitivity, compassion, discretion;
Embrace technology like Google Workspace, Asana, Zoom, and willingness to learn new skills as required by this position;
Fluency in Haitian Creole and English, spoken and written, is required.
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT ALIGN WITH CORE VALUES
Ability to respond appropriately and sensitively to cultural differences
as they arise among the organization’s service population.
Flexible, adaptable, patient and accepting of the fact that Hope for
Haiti and its activities are constantly evolving in line with its resources
Ability to adapt to and make level-headed decisions in stressful
The ability to traverse distances over 5 kilometers and elevate at least
30 lbs over the shoulders.
Ability to conduct and participate in staff meetings and strategic
planning professionally and to represent Hope for Haiti’s mission to
team members and colleagues
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize assigned tasks.
Personal commitment to the mission and vision of Hope for Haiti and
a desire to help the most vulnerable population
Maintains the highest level of confidentiality with sensitive
Ability to effectively work with a team
Ability to resolve interpersonal conflict while preserving a
A shared belief that there is always a pathway to improvement
despite the challenges that lie ahead.
Positive outlook and ability to work through difficult situations
knowing that it’s possible to achieve desired outcomes.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This is a full-time, in-person, National position based in Les Cayes, Haiti.
This position is NOT accompanied and the organization provides no relocation, logistics or housing packages.
Compensation is competitive, commensurate with experience, and based off of Hope for Haiti’s Compensation Scale.
HFH provides healthcare, paid time off, professional development, and other benefits aligned with the Haitian Labor Code.
Send a cover letter explaining why you think you’re a good fit and your resume via the BambooHR job listing. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Documents must be submitted in the language post listed in. Documents submitted in non-posting language will not be considered.
Application deadline: November 30, 2022.
Hope for Haiti is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Hope for Haiti considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, gender, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We believe that diversity is an asset and inclusion is non-negotiable, so please only apply if you share those values.
Thank you for your interest in Hope for Haiti!
To learn more about us please visit www.hopeforhaiti.com