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The Joseph School

Development Director

The Joseph School


Job Summary

The Joseph School is a 501(c)3 leadership school in Cabaret, Haiti founded in 2010. Our mission, then and now, is to partner with Haitian students, parents, teachers, and staff to develop the next generation of Haitian leaders who are empowered to transform their world. Our goal is to develop Haitian servant leaders who will be leaders in their community, churches, jobs, and country as they mature into adults.

We seek to achieve this goal through the combination of academic empowerment with practical knowledge, life skills, and the love of God.  Our unique curriculum focuses on six fundamental principles:  globally competitive academics, intentional leadership development, service to others, personal discipleship, and fluency in Creole, French, and English while all educational objectives are immersed in the rich Haitian culture and history.  We are adding one grade of 30 students each year.  Currently, we have 170 students in grades 1-8. This fall of 2023 we will enroll another class of 30 1st graders while continuing to add a grade a year as the current students mature. The school will comprise grades 1st through 9th this year. Upon full capacity, in 2027 we will have more than 350 students in grades 1-13.

We anticipate the school’s revenue will average $1.5 million a year by 2027, or $125,000 a month. We currently operate with a monthly budget of $80,000 a month.  We estimate that we have an impact on over 800 individuals in Haiti through the work of the school and students. This position as Development Director will help us accomplish these goals.

Job Responsibilities

The Development Director will lead the financial support component of the Joseph School organization. They will be willing to embrace unique, resourceful, and innovative ways to engage large and small donors, corporations, and grant institutions to develop the school’s financial health.  We expect the new Development Director to provide leadership as they encourage and empower TJS staff, faculty, and the TJS Board to understand their critical role as part of the amazing story that the Joseph School has to tell. The Development Director will not only personally lead the financial development but will seek to provide venues for the board members, staff, faculty, students, and parents to share their stories with potential donors. This will include the orchestration and management of several major event productions throughout the year.


Who You Are:

You believe that education has the power to transform lives and even change a nation.  You want to be part of an organization that impacts students, families, and entire communities. You believe leadership changes everything.  You are energetic, passionate, and positively assertive. You are willing to stare down setbacks and finish with determination.  You know that engaging donors and volunteers in a momentous cause like the Joseph School not only benefits the cause but enriches their lives and inspires the movement itself.  You get a rush when someone says “yes” to such a life-changing opportunity. You want a calling that demands your passion, experience, and gifts to change the lives of this generation of students who in turn will change their country’s future.  You are driven by a deep longing to make a difference in the world.  

Working Conditions

  • Preferred Location: Nashville, TN, but we are open to US-based remote work, with regular trips to Nashville for events and meetings (10-12 a year)
  • We’d expect the director to lead vision trips to Haiti (2-4 times per year)
  • We’d expect this to be a full-time commitment with reasonable work hours but trust you’d recognize that the role will create the need to be engaged at various times in the evenings and weekends as needed to tell the story and achieve the goals of the fundraising for the school.
  • We’d expect the Development Director to attend bi-monthly Board Meetings,(6-8 times a year) and regularly report to the Board’s executive committee on the progress of fundraising goals.


Bachelor’s degree, with a preference for previous non-profit development experience or similar non-traditional social enterprise fundraising experience.

Additional Information


For more information on specifics of the position, salary range, insurance options, vacation, etc., please contact TJS Executive Director Annita D’Amico at annitad@thejosephschool.org

How to Apply

Application Process

Email your resume and supporting documents to annitad@thejosephschool.org.

To learn more about The Joseph School and the community it serves, please visit our website at www.thejosephschool.org or social media @thejosephschool


  • Date Posted: August 18, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 09/30/2023
  • Salary Range: Salary ranges from $60,000 to $80,000 with bonus tied to fundraising goals.
  • Working Hours: 40.hrs/wk