Organization: St. Boniface Haiti Foundation (SBHF)

Location: Newton Upper Falls, MA

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SBHF is driven by the idea that health is the key to a society where every person can achieve her or his fullest potential. Our mission, vision, and values statements codify this belief into guiding principles for the organization. By showing what is possible in Southern Haiti, we aim to be a model for providing high-quality, accessible healthcare in resource-poor places around the world.

The St. Boniface Haiti Foundation is dedicated to providing essential health services to the people of Southern Haiti, especially the most vulnerable. We are committed to building a comprehensive, efficient, and resilient health system that provides high quality care. We believe that ensuring access to life-saving and life-changing health services is a critical component to building strong and productive communities.

Working in partnership with local communities, we will transform Haiti’s southern peninsula by ensuring that all people, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to high-quality, compassionate health care. By improving health, we will reduce unnecessary suffering and improve the standard of living for the entire region. SBHF’s success will prove that quality health care can be a sustainable reality in Haiti, and will offer a model for health care systems in resource-poor settings around the world.

The St. Boniface Haiti Foundation employs nearly 300 staff in Southern Haiti and is on track to see more than 100,000 patients this year. SBHF is growing at a rapid clip and has doubled its revenue in the past five years, now raising $8M in cash and $10M in in-kind donations annually from individuals and institutional funding sources. Current partnerships include the WK Kellogg Foundation, USAID, the GE Foundation and the Elton John Aids Foundation.  SBHF has been a major player in the response to Hurricane Matthew, resulting in increased numbers of donors and much greater visibility to our work in the Southern Peninsula.

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for expanding the donor base and raising philanthropic support for SBHF and its work. S/he is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of SBHF’s fundraising strategy and activities, and oversees the strategic direction and execution of SBHF’s communications, ensuring they are fully integrated with SBHF’s development work. S/he will build on the reputation of SBHF, and a strong revenue base of private foundations and governments, to increase SBHF’s influence and reach, and grow support from individuals to build individual giving capacity and develop SBHF’s major gifts program.

The CDO is a member of SBHF’s Senior Management Team, joining in critical conversations about SBHF’s strategic priorities to guide future direction. Working closely with the President & CEO and an engaged Board, s/he is accountable for meeting ambitious fundraising goals and deadlines; working with staff and colleagues to raise the profile of SBHF and enhance its outreach using public relations and varied communications platforms and leveraging those communications to build donor relationships and raise philanthropic support; and working with other senior leaders and program staff. To learn more about the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation (SBHF), please visit

Candidate Profile:

The Chief Development Officer will possess the following attributes and competencies:

Passion for the Mission

The CDO will have a strong commitment to global health and to the mission of St. Boniface Haiti Foundation and have the ability to articulate the vision and work supporting health services in Southern Haiti; the CDO will care deeply about providing high-quality, accessible healthcare in resource-poor locations.

Strategic Leadership and Management

The CDO, working in partnership with the President & CEO and Board of Directors, will provide vision, leadership, strategic analysis, planning, and implementation for the integrated fundraising and communications team. S/he will set goals, oversee budgets, and manage staff for all categories of donors, including new institutional sources and renewals, annual fund, and other initiatives to reach individuals. S/he will help design and oversee established events, and outreach to corporations. S/he will manage 5 full-time staff and consultants as needed. S/he will design and oversee the Development and Communications budgets.

An Expert in Development

The CDO will be an experienced leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will have demonstrated expertise with a wide range of fundraising channels, with particular focus on major and individual giving. The CDO will, together with the Board, President & CEO, and other senior leaders, identify, educate, and follow up with donors and prospects, especially high level foundation officers, major gifts prospects, and corporate leaders. S/he will oversee development and the production of proposals, budgets, and reports to donors, donor research, compliance with guidelines, and effective information systems. S/he will be responsible for writing, editing, and liaising with the finance team. S/he will develop a plan and strategy for increasing major gifts, identify major gift prospects both within and outside of SBHF’s current donor base, and engage in cultivation and stewardship.

Communications and External Affairs

S/he will develop and lead an integrated communications strategy and work plan that leverages SBHF’s assets across multiple platforms and audiences. S/he will oversee the work of the Communications staff, ensure that the Development and Communication team work in concert, and provide strategic communications advice to the President & CEO, Board, and senior leaders.


This position requires a dynamic strategic thinker, communicator, and connector with superior people and management skills and a proven record of results.

  • Ten or more years of external affairs and fundraising experience with major donors, foundations, and corporations; demonstrated track record of managing a team raising $8-10M annually.
  • Experience developing and executing fundraising strategies, setting and meeting increasing fundraising goals, running campaigns, and fundraising for special initiatives.
  • Proven experience developing a successful individual giving and major gifts program.
  • Strong visionary who can ensure development and communications activities align with SBHF’s strategic plan.
  • Charismatic leader who enjoys networking and building and sustaining strategic relationships with Board members and donors.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; outstanding oral and written communication skills; ability to write compelling copy.
  • Knowledge of emerging development and communications trends and online and social media technology.
  • Proven staff and project management skills and demonstrated ability to structure and deploy the development and communications teams effectively.
  • Ability to respond to fundraising challenges and opportunity – including urgency in the event of unpredictable disaster relief requirements – with creativity, tact, flexibility, and a sense of humor.
  • Passion for SBHF’s mission and work required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, creative, high energy, positive, and diplomatic.
  • Ability to travel within US and internationally.
  • Familiar with Donor Perfect or similar tool desirable.


St. Boniface Haiti Foundation has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard here.

SBHF is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit