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Overview

At Summits Education, we’re putting teachers back into the center of the world’s education systems. We work in partnership with local communities and governments to transform education systems by investing in the most important tool for improving student outcomes, teachers.

Summits Education supports a network of 41 primary schools in Haiti’s Central Plateau comprised of 9772 students. We offer ongoing training and development for the 336 teachers, administrators and staff within the network or primary schools. In addition, Summits Education is currently constructing a college-preparatory school which will serve as a center of excellence for the primary network. Summits Academy will serve 300 students under a curriculum centered on entrepreneurship and social justice and will double as a teacher and administrator development facility.

Description

In partnership with the Executive Director and the Summits Education Board of Directors, the Country Director will provide strategic leadership, oversight, management and evaluation for the operational and programmatic initiatives of Summits Education.

The Country Director will lead and direct all Haiti-based operations and play a critical role in cultivating relationships with key partners, including program officers, government officials, partner organizations, and other stakeholders. The Country Director will be a key driver of excellence and impact in an organization with bold, ambitious plans.

Responsibilities

  • Develop organization’s strategic plan and establish benchmarks in partnership with the Executive Director
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Summits Education’s programs
  • Develop and manage annual budgets
  • Lead and manage the programmatic operation of the organization
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with key partners and stakeholders
  • Oversee the fulfillment of contract requirements and contract reporting
  • Establish and monitor program performance metrics
  • Assist with high-level construction oversight, including financial management and reporting
  • Develop organization’s’ policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with national and local laws, regulations and financial management standards

Summits Education is seeking an experienced videographer and photographer to join our team in Haiti for the summer. The ideal candidate is creative, passionate, and driven storyteller with a demonstrated commitment to social justice. A background in journalism and communications is a huge plus.

The Creative Content Producer is responsible for developing the content that help drives our fundraising and inspires our community to support our work in Haiti’s Central Plateau. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of two months on-site. Travel, room and board is provided along with a monthly living stipend. This is an incredible opportunity for someone looking to expand their portfolio and leave their mark on a brand new organization with big vision.

Job Location: Mirebalais, Haiti

Who We Are:

Summits Education is a new non-profit working to raise the standards of education across Haiti. Our vision is to create a lasting pathway out of poverty for some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Summits manages a network of 42 primary schools comprised of 10,000 students and 345 teachers and administrators in Haiti’s Central Plateau. In addition, Summits is currently building a college­-preparatory school for 300 high­ performing students.

Skills:

Must be proficient in video production, filming, and editing

Must be able to meet deadlines and generate material on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis

Must be fluent in social media best practices, including SnapChat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Who You Are:

Summits Education is a new non-profit working to raise the standards of education across Haiti. Our vision is to create a lasting pathway out of poverty for some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Summits manages a network of 42 primary schools comprised of 10,000 students and 345 teachers and administrators in Haiti’s Central Plateau. In addition, Summits is currently building a college­-preparatory school for 300 high­ performing students.

Creative:

Good lighting and great angles are your sixth and seventh senses. You find stories in the every day and love to capture moments, beautifully.

Punctilious:

You’re detail oriented and unafraid of deadlines. You know how to keep projects on track in order to reach targets and deadlines. You know how to cut and shape a narrative from mountains of footage.

A People Person:

Not everyone appreciates a camera in their face. You know how to make friends and develop relationships.

Adaptable:

We have a saying at Summits: “TIH – This is Haiti.” Sometimes, things just don’t go as planned. You have the patience and good humor that enables you to go with the flow.

Adventurous:

You’re willing to put yourself out there. Whether it’s chatting to an audience on Snapchat or jumping on an ATV to visit schools in remote locations, you’re always up for an adventure.

Self-Starter:

You’ll have the full support of the Summits team in both Boston and Haiti, but you have the drive and independence to seek out stories and take initiative.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop compelling material to support fundraising efforts on social media and web-based platforms.
  • Capture photos and videos of our programs in our primary school network.
  • Interview and engage with teachers, students and donors to develop and produce captivating stories from our communities in Haiti
  • Produce timely, bold and cutting edge multimedia material

Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of one month. Travel, transportation, room and board are all included. A monthly stipend is available for the right candidate.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone looking to expand their portfolio and leave their mark on a brand new organization with big vision.

Please send resume and a portfolio to: mary@summits.org

Summits is looking for an intern for the Fall semester to help the organization build its fundraising capacity. Working from our Boston office, the Development Intern will assist the Director of Development with research, communications, and strategic planning for Summits’ fundraising efforts. This is an opportunity to work on real projects that will help the organization grow.

Job Location: Boston, MA
Hours: 15- 2 0 hours/week
Start date: September, 2016
Who We Are:

Summits Education builds education systems to transform the world’s most impoverished communities. Summits operates a network of 41 primary schools serving nearly 10,000 students. Summits provides curriculum support, fair and consistent teacher compensation, and ongoing training and development for the teachers and administrators in our network. The centerpiece of our model is Summits Academy, a teacher training center and secondary school for high-performing students. The intensive training programs housed at the Academy will enhance our educators’ approach to classroom management, increase knowledge of key curriculum areas, and empower teachers to equip students with the skills they need to succeed and lead in their communities. In addition, the Academy will provide students with a holistic and competitive education. The first phase of Summits Academy construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2016.

Who You Are:

  • Problem-solver: The bigger the problem, the better. You’re known for your ability to creatively solve problems and get things done.
  • A People Person: You’re a team player and enjoy engaging with new people.
  • Wordsmith: You have strong written and research skills.
  • Independent: You don’t need hand holding. You’re a motivated self-starter.
  • Empathetic: You have a demonstrated passion for issues of social justice.
  • Detail oriented: You cross your t’s and dot your i’s. We are uncompromising in our commitment to nailing the details.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Executive Director and Director of Development with communications and planning for online fundraising campaigns.
  • Manage Summits Expeditions inquiries and provide fundraising coaching and support to participants in the program. Summits Expeditions offers service learning trips to Haiti for people who crave adventure, meaning and impact in their travel.
  • Support the Director of Development in managing donor database and donor stewardship.
  • Support the Executive Director and Director of Development in the design, preparation and launch of a capital campaign.
  • Research successful non-profit income-generation models
  • Research partnership opportunities with relevant foundations, corporations, and benefactors
  • Research potential donors
  • Assist with copy editing of proposals and reports
  • Collaborate with the communications team to build the Summits online community

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get in early on a non-profit with big vision. We work hard to cultivate a motivating office that ensures our growing team can perform to the best of their ability. We set targets, we celebrate success and we encourage each other to try new things everyday.

Please send resume and cover letter to: julianna@summits.org

 

Anticipated start-date: ASAP

Summary

Summits Education seeks a dynamic and experienced Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager who will focus on securing increased funding from foundation sources and building corporate partnerships. Additional responsibilities include donor stewardship, research, prospecting, and submitting grant proposals and reports. The Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager will be a highly valued member of the small, but mighty Boston based Summits team. As with any start-up enterprise, they would be expected to be flexible, entrepreneurial, and willing to help with other various projects as needed.

The Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager will work in close partnership with the executive team in Haiti to design grant proposals and corporate partnerships that fully align with programmatic needs and priorities. The Development team is responsible for securing $3 million or more in annual support from individual, corporate and foundation sources during the next fiscal year, with plans to significantly scale over the next three years.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get in early on a non-profit with big vision. We work hard to cultivate a motivating office that ensures our growing team can perform to the best of their ability. We set targets, we celebrate success and we encourage each other to try new things everyday. This position will report to the Director of Development.

Who We Are

Summits Education operates a network of 41 primary schools serving nearly 10,000 students in Haiti’s Central Plateau. In collaboration with partners across the public and private sector, we’re rethinking what’s possible in some of the world’s most impoverished communities. We believe that schools are the foundation of healthy, vibrant communities. That education has the power to transform societies. Our programs increase the standards of education for both students and teachers and meet the needs of the whole student – resulting in what will be a future generation of changemakers in Haiti and beyond.

The centerpiece of our model will be Summits Academy, a teacher training center and secondary school for high-performing students. The intensive training programs housed at the Academy will enhance our educators’ approach to classroom management, increase knowledge of key curriculum areas, and empower teachers to equip students with the skills they need to succeed and lead in their communities. In addition, the Academy will provide students with a holistic and competitive education. The first phase of Summits Academy construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2017.

Who You Are

  • Wordsmith: You have strong written and research skills.
  • Independent: You don’t need hand holding. You’re a motivated self-starter.
  • Detail oriented: You cross your t’s and dot your i’s. We are uncompromising in our commitment to nailing the details.
  • Problem-solver: The bigger the problem, the better. You’re known for your ability to creatively solve problems and get things done.
  • A People Person: You’re a team player and enjoy engaging with new people.
  • Empathetic: You have a demonstrated passion for issues of social justice.

Responsibilities

  • Increase current annual committed foundation support from $600,000 to $1.2 million in the first full year of the position.
  • Administer all grant/report writing with support from the Director of Development.
  • Identify new opportunities for foundation support through proactive prospecting as well as ongoing cultivation.
  • Leverage Summits’ resources to create customized strategies for cultivation, stewardship and recognition for each foundation.
  • Maintain accurate records of donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities.
  • Represent Summits with energy and charisma at local corporate and community events.
  • Contribute to the intellectual and organizational capacity of Summits by staying apprised of trends in international development, education, and current events in Haiti.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three or more years of professional fundraising experience, ideally in an international nonprofit or educational organization, with the proven ability to meet and exceed fundraising goals.
  • Successful track record of leveraging verbal communication, writing and editing skills to meet fundraising goals and inspire a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience working with and strong knowledge base of foundation relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with sensitive relationships and critical deliverables.
  • Experience using relationship management software, preferably Salesforce.
  • Well-honed organizational skills with the proven ability to handle competing priorities and think critically.
  • Clear passion for social justice and unwavering belief in the power of education.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, vacation, holidays.

Application Process

Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, references and writing sample to: careers@summits.org with “Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager” in the subject line.

Summits is currently seeking a dynamic, self-starter and social media superstar to join the communications team.

Job Location:

Boston, MA
Hours:

15- 20 hours/week

Who We Are

Summits Education builds education systems to transform the world’s most impoverished communities. Summits operates a network of 41 primary schools serving nearly 10,000 students. Summits provides curriculum support, fair and consistent teacher compensation, and ongoing training and development for the teachers and administrators in our network. The centerpiece of our model is Summits Academy, a teacher training center and secondary school for high-performing students. The intensive training programs housed at the Academy will enhance our educators’ approach to classroom management, increase knowledge of key curriculum areas, and empower teachers to equip students with the skills they need to succeed and lead in their communities. In addition, the Academy will provide students with a holistic and competitive education. The first phase of Summits Academy construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2016.

Skills

Must be able to meet deadlines and generate material on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
Must be fluent in social media best practices, including SnapChat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
Experience in copywriting and video editing a plus

Who You Are

  • A Social Media Wizard: You speak Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter fluently. You enjoy interacting with others online.
  • Wordsmith: Words are your friends. You create punchy sentences and captivating stories with ease.
  • Community Builder: You enjoy interacting with people on and offline.
  • Punctilious: You’re detail-oriented and unafraid of deadlines. You know how to keep things on track in order to reach targets and deadlines.
  • Outside-the-Box Thinker: You have a knack for thinking of unique, creative solutions to problems that others may not have considered.
  • A Team Player: You love working with others. Your motto: “The more the merrier!” (May also include, occasionally, giving up your pickle at lunch time).
  • Self-Starter: The Summits Education team is a small but scrappy team. You have the drive and independence to develop strategies and take initiative.
  • Fun: You’ll be working closely with our Director of Communications. She loves fun.

Responsibilities

  • Produce timely, unique, and well-crafted content for the Summits brand. Includes helping to manage our social media channels, writing posts for our blog and other websites, and continually brainstorming ideas for future marketing materials and outreach.
  • Track social media analytics on all platforms.
  • Work with our communications team in Haiti to set and meet targets and deadlines.

Interested applicants should send a resume and 140 character cover letter to to: mary@summits.org.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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