U.S. Children’s Shelter Deputy Director

Job Title:  Children’s Shelter Deputy Director
Reports to: US Children’s Shelter Director, US Board of Directors

Background: Friends of Hue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit tax-exempt, non-governmental organization (NGO/INGO). The primary mission of the foundation is to provide assistance to impoverished people and victims of natural disasters in Thua Thien Hue province of Central Vietnam. All staff and Board members of the Friends of Hue Foundation in the United States serve as unpaid volunteers.
In addition to providing excellent child-care, the Shelter focuses on education and creativity. As Children’s Shelter Deputy Director, you will be in charge of implementing clear and concise direction for the overall Shelter and individual cases.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Along with US Children Shelter Director and Board of Directors, initiate and execute short and long term strategy for Shelter, including yearly budget overview
- Develop goals and objectives for the Shelter, which should be evaluated regularly at Board’s discretion
- Submit weekly and monthly Shelter Reports to the Board
- Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with local regulations.
- Provide leadership in developing programs, organizational, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plan and policies authorized by the Board.
- Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the various fields relating to children’s education and development.
- Maintain healthy relationships and network with local authorities, colleagues in the NGO sector
- Represent the Children’s Shelter and Friends of Hue Foundation to agencies, government, and other organizations
- Oversee all existing Shelter-related Programs, including implementation of new programs
- Work closely with the housemothers on developing educational direction for each child of the Shelter, depending on each child’s interest and aptitude
- Develop additional opportunities for each child, including extracurricular activities, scholarship or study abroad opportunities
- Manage a seven-person staff and ensure satisfactory job performance from each
- Hold weekly Shelter meetings
- Evaluate yearly staff performance
- Maintain a positive and encouraging living environment for the children
- Develop personal, yet professional relationships with the children
- Guide, motivate, and serve as role model for children
- Have frequent and regular individual contact with the children
- Work with Accountant in preparing Annual Budget
- Work with Shelter Office Assistant to maintain Children’s Database
- Create Outreach Program for Children who have graduated from the Shelter
- Responsible for admitting and graduating Children from the Shelter. Admission process will include application, survey, and interview process.
- Oversee yearly survey of economic status of children and family.

- University Degree in Social Work, Health, Economics, Communications, Education, or Foreign Language
- Minimum 2 years working experience, particularly related to Children and Youth
- Experience working with International NGOs
- Ability to communicate, read, and write in both Vietnamese and English
- Extensive cultural knowledge of both Vietnam and America
- Great interpersonal skills, ability to communicate, delegate, and motivate
- Capable computer literacy skills, ease using Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Internet, and additional Media skills desired
- Positive, open-minded, and passionate about children’s education and empowerment
- Good organization and time management skills essential
-  Pioneering and dynamic personality
Compensation:  Compensation and benefits are competitive for the sector.  Commensurate with experience.

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume and CV to Jenny Do at [email protected]. or fax to 408-416-0931.  To learn more about our organization, please visit their website at www.friendsofhue.org.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Trung Tam Bao Tro Tre Em Xuan Phu
Thua Thien - Hue
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2011-08-22