Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Now Hiring: Development & Communications Coordinator

PDF Version Here
Position Title: Development & Communications Coordinator
Date: October 9, 2020
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Boston, MA
Reports to: Policy and Advocacy Advisor
About Us
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) is a U.S.-based human rights non-profit
organization. Since 2004, IJDH has worked to advance recognition and accountability for
human rights in Haiti. In partnership with our Haiti-based sister organization Bureau des
Avocats Internationaux (BAI), IJDH advocates, litigates, builds constituencies, and nurtures
networks to create systemic pathways to justice for marginalized communities. Our work
combines traditional legal strategies with organizing, public advocacy, and legal training. Over
the past 15 years, IJDH and BAI have advocated and litigated to advance the full realization of
human rights in Haiti, including landmark cases for transnational justice and cholera
Position Overview
Reporting to the Policy and Advocacy Advisor, the primary responsibilities of the Development
and Communications Coordinator are to support donor engagement, fundraising, and
development operations, steward IJDH’s internal and external communications, and provide
support on advocacy. The Development and Communications Coordinator will manage donor
database systems, spearhead communications with supporters, and supervise interns, among
other tasks.
Position Description
This role requires a dynamic, detail-oriented individual with strong communication skills, a
passion for justice, and an appreciation for the power of advocacy, to:
● Draft grant reports, concept notes, and proposals;
● Support donor stewardship and manage engagement with individual and foundation
● Manage the donor database and development operations, including revenue reporting
and acknowledgements, and monitor results;
● Manage IJDH’s website, social media, e-newsletters, mailings, press releases, media
requests, and photo archive;
● Develop and implement communications plans to support BAI/IJDH advocacy initiatives;
● Oversee the planning and execution of annual fundraising campaigns;
● Build relationships with community leaders and partners to expand the BAI/IJDH
network and advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization;
● Coordinate translation for external communications and materials;
● Recruit and supervise IJDH communications and development interns and volunteers,
and support the recruitment process of legal interns and other hiring;
● Support IJDH leadership, development, and finance staff as needed, including
scheduling meetings and compiling background materials;
● Other duties as assigned.
The selected candidate should have exceptional written and verbal communication skills,
superior organizational ability, experience in project management, and attention to detail.
● Bachelor’s degree required;
● 2-3 years of professional experience, preferably including fundraising and advocacy
● High level of initiative, ability to take ownership in managing and completing projects,
and to work both independently and in a team;
● Resourceful problem solver;
● Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity; ability to
exercise judgement, diplomacy, and sensitivity while working with a range of both
internal and external constituencies;
● Commitment to social justice and human rights;
● Proficiency in spoken and written Haitian Kreyòl strongly preferred; French language
skills desired;
● Experience working or living in resource poor settings is preferred.
Application Procedure
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Applications
will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position is open until filled.
This position requires that the individual has or is able to obtain work authorization in the
United States. IJDH is unfortunately not in a position to petition for work visas.

Contact IJDH

Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti
867 Boylston Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Telephone: (857)-201-0991
General Inquiries:
Media Inquiries: