As our organization grows, we are excited to bring on a new Executive Director to lead our expanding efforts. Please click to download the job description and application instructions. They are also listed below. We welcome any questions or calls to Kelsi Hines at khines[@]organichealthresponse.org or 715.821.8118.
Executive Director Position, Organic Health Response
The Organic Health Response is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic Executive Director committed to the growth of a young nonprofit organization. The Executive Director will serve as the organization’s leader, working directly with the Board of Directors to ensure our strategic goals are achieved, and the necessary funding is available to meet our set mission and vision. The Executive Director serves as the primary liaison between the OHR Board and the Ekialo Kiona leadership team, and provides capacity building support to ensure the Ekialo Kiona Center has the resources and skills needed to manage our rapidly growing programs. Other primary responsibilities include the development and implementation of OHR’s fundraising strategy, financial management of the organization, and increasing the organization’s profile both in Kenya and in the United States.
We seek an ED who is interested in growing with our organization as a leader in our future progress. The ideal candidate has an aligned vision with the organization’s mission and experience in international development, nonprofit management, and fundraising skills to support the organization’s expanding impact. We seek an individual with strong communication and leadership skills who is excited about working in a team setting.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Executive Director will work together with the OHR Board of Directors and 1 administrative staff member in the US, as well as support a leadership team of 5 programmatic staff in Kenya. This position will be based in the United States with travel to Mfangano Island, Kenya on a bi-annual basis, and occasional regional travel in the United States for conferences and meetings. US location and travel schedule are flexible and will be based on the needs of the organization and our partners in Kenya. Preference will be given to those in close proximity to OHR’s current base of operations in Minneapolis, MN or San Francisco, CA.
1. Leadership and Implementation of Mission (40%)
2. Development (40%)
3. Financial Management and Operational Support (20%)
University degree required; MBA, MPH, MDP, or other related advanced degrees and/or experience will be considered with preference
➢ At least 2 or more years of professional experience in the non-profit sector with a focus on international development
➢ Demonstrated leadership with measurable impact
➢ Fundraising and grant writing experience in a non-profit is highly desirable
➢ Extended international field experience, ideally in Kenya/East Africa
Knowledge, skills and abilities
The ideal candidate should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
Start Date: Flexible (By September 1)
The first 2 weeks will include a US-based training in Minneapolis, MN, followed by a 2-month on the job-orientation at the Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island, Kenya. Location and travel schedule are flexible and will be determined thereafter.
Compensation and Benefits
To apply, please send the following:
1) A cover letter outlining personal desire for this position and unique qualifications
2) A brief development-focused writing sample such as recent grant application or funding proposal.
3) CV/resume with 3 references
Send to: khines [at] organichealthresponse [dot] org, subject line “Executive Director Application – [Full Name].”
Review of applications is ongoing.
The Organic Health Response is an equal opportunity employer.