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HQ Global Director of US Programs
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Title:HQ Global Director of US Programs
ID:211201
Department:Operations
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WORK FOR AN AWARD-WINNING NON-PROFIT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Job Title:  Director of US Programs
Industry:  Non-profit/International Development
Job Location:  US - Remote
Start Date:  Immediate 
Term:  Full time, at-will employment
Salary:  $70,000 - $90,000, based on experience

 

WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2004, Build Change is a nonā€profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. Build Change designs safe buildings, trains homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them, works with governments to develop and implement building standards, partners with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs, and facilitates access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs.

As part of its preventive strategy for the United States, the Director of US Programs will collaborate with the Federal government and state governments on policy and large-scale implementation of home improvement and structural retrofitting programs across the country. The Director of US Programs will develop and strengthen collaborative efforts and projects with city governments and private stakeholders on the topic of resilient housing interventions. The Director of US Programs will also support technical resource development activities in partnership with Universities and other stakeholders.

For more information about Build Change and its programs in the United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Philippines, Indonesia and Nepal, please visit www.buildchange.org.


YOUR NEW OPPORTUNITY
Build Change is seeking a Director of US Programs to join its senior management team. The Director of US Programs will report to the Chief Executive Officer and represent Build Change, and Build Change’s interests, while leading our work in the United States. You will provide leadership management and guide the general direction of the country program, ensuring an integrated vision among different stakeholders and actors, and focus on achieving the results defined in the program goals. You will be expected to manage stakeholders; identify, develop and steward business partnerships; identify issues and risks related to program implementation; output effectiveness in terms of long-term disaster risk mitigation, and ensure long-term program outcome sustainability.

The Director of US Programs shall act as a key liaison between Build Change and all other counterparts and implementing partners involved in our US programs. In this position, you will be expected to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Business Development  Take the lead in the expansion of Build Change in the United States, including, but not limited to, the development of new projects and partnerships.
  • Process Management Ensure the application of Build Change’s technical assistance platform for the United States preventive program across all of Build Change’s projects in the United States (including Build Change’s homeowner-driven process, standard operating procedures, and best practices).
  • Implementation  Deliver Build Change’s United States projects on schedule, meeting milestones agreed to with donors, and resolving issues that impact the project schedule immediately with stakeholders. You will also ensure that implementation is achieved according to the allocated budget.
  • Coordination  Supervise technical and operative teams, as well as coordinate with local partner teams, donor teams, and key local stakeholders (including local government or local branches of central government).
  • Staffing & Team Building  Work with the Admin. Officer and the HR Manager to ensure sufficient staff with the correct skills are deployed in order to deliver all state-specific program goals.
  • Strategy  Support the Director of US Expansion in implementing key points of Build Change’s regional strategies, including:
    • Promoting and developing the capacity of national and international organizations to implement preventive structural retrofitting of housing and schools at scale;
    • Developing appropriate technical resources for local use, adhering to the Build Change practice of homeowner-driven implementation, culturally appropriate solutions, and technical excellence.
  • Representation  Represent Build Change in discussions of homeowner-driven project implementation with government officials, partners, and key stakeholders.
  • Reporting  Provide content for the project reporting, internally and externally, on a regular basis (weekly, monthly, quarterly), as required by the Director of Communications, and as stipulated in Build Change’s grant agreements or other contractual agreements.
  • Other  This position reports to the CEO. The Director of US Programs is expected to fulfill other tasks and take-on other responsibilities as directed by the supervisor.

The Director of US Programs will work remotely, but will spend significant time in other cities where Build Change has or is developing activities.


OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
You are thoroughly committed to Build Change’s mission and have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. You are an exceptionally driven individual with proven management experience, communication and marketing skills, and a continued desire to grow and learn. A construction-related degree, such as structural engineering or architecture, is helpful but not necessary. You should be familiar with housing, and can understand and articulate fundamental concepts of disaster risk management.

You presently have:

  • An advanced University degree in Program Management, Disaster Risk Management, Architecture, Engineering, Finance, or related discipline, with at least 5 years of professional experience. First level University degree and qualifying experience of over 7 years is also acceptable.
  • In-depth understanding of the United States housing and disaster context, especially related to development, risk management, and social interest housing.
  • An unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.


Your experiences include:

  • Effectively leading performance- and outcome-based projects, with the ability to demonstrate specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach and manage staff, set and achieve programmatic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Experience in projects integrating new technologies to improve existing workflows.
  • Marketing, public relations, and/or fundraising, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Experience in policy and finance for development, risk reduction, or housing.
  • Working cohesively on multidisciplinary project teams.


You are able to:

  • Work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Ensure coherence and consistency in spite of urgent deadlines.
  • Communicate clearly, persuasively and passionately, in both written and verbal forms, with excellent interpersonal skills.

 

You would describe yourself as:

  • Fluent in English (Spanish desirable).
  • Action-oriented and adaptable, with an innovative approach to project planning.
  • Curious, optimistic, tenacious and willing to find and implement sustainable solutions.
  • Passionate, idealistic, mission-driven, and self-directed, with a high level of integrity and a positive attitude.



ARE YOU INTERESTED?
Please visit http://www.buildchange.org/about/careers and click on the link for this position.  Applications will be accepted until filled.  Qualified women and United States nationals are encouraged to apply.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  No calls please.

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