Founded in 1997, Maternal Life International (MLI) works with partners in Africa and Haiti to promote safe births and nurture secure families through couple-centered family life education and life-affirming maternal health care. MLI’s work is based on a foundation of respect for the life and dignity of all persons, born and unborn. Through its work, MLI not only saves lives, but fortifies the family: the essential foundation that guards and guides children for the rest of their lives. In the course of its history, MLI’s programs have been used in eighteen African countries and Haiti and have impacted hundreds of thousands of people.
MLI has been largely volunteer-led since its founding. Now, the organization seeks to hire an executive director who can help take MLI to the next stage in its organizational development by building the infrastructure and revenue base necessary to increase the impact of its mission substantially. This position offers great flexibility and scope for growth and is ideal for an energetic self-starter with a passion to grow MLI’s mission.
Maternal Life International Overview
Mission: To promote safe births and nurture secure families through couple-centered healthcare and education.
Vision: MLI envisions a world in which all children are given two gifts: the gift of a safe and healthy birth, and the gift of being welcomed into the arms of a mother and father who say to each other and to their children, “I am here for you always.”
2022 Operating Budget: $160,000
Countries with active MLI programs: Uganda,Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, Haiti, Tanzania
“Inspired by St. John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae, MLI believes that there is no division between the Gospel of God’s love, the Gospel of the dignity of the person, and the Gospel of life: they are one and the same. We proclaim that Gospel in the most practical way possible when we bring safe birth and secure families to all of God’s people.” -MLI Founder and President George Mulcaire-Jones
The Executive Director is a self-driven leader and collaborator who shares a strong commitment to Maternal Life International’s mission and values and passion to expand MLI’s life-affirming model for international development to more people. He or she will also have:
- At least three to five years of professional experience, with fundraising experience in a nonprofit setting preferred.
- Strong ability to self-direct, advance goals, complete projects, and meet deadlines with minimal oversight.
- Eagerness and ability to quickly learn and apply new skills in order to meet organizational goals.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills.
- Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to be clear, direct, and intentional in communication in a remote work environment.
- A conscientious, compassionate, and tenacious personality that is motivated by mission, people, and a job well done.
The Executive Director will play a key role in developing MLI’s organizational infrastructure, especially its fundraising program. He or she will lead MLI’s effort to build donation revenue through grants and individual donations; build MLI’s communications program; assist in maintaining the organization’s strategic focus; and implement improved systems. Key responsibilities include:
- Fundraising: The Executive Director will be responsible for growing MLI’s development revenue by approximately 25% annually over the next three years. He or she will lead MLI’s efforts to cultivate existing donors through regular communication by mail, phone, email, imapct reports, and in-person meetings; identify and approach donor prospects through mail and direct outreach; and research and apply for mission-aligned grant opportunities.
- Systems Development: The Executive Director will lead efforts to identify and implement a donor information tracking system, and will support data collection efforts related to MLI programs.
- Communications: The Executive Director will lead MLI’s mail program, manage MLI’s website, and establish email and social media programs to help grow awareness of the organization’s mission, programs, and impact. On occasion, the Executive Director may be called upon to represent the organization in public settings such as events and news media.
- Mission Strategy and Program Development: The Executive Director will work closely with MLI’s President to monitor and prioritize the organization’s strategic plan objectives, advise on program content and development, and help build and maintain relationships with like-minded organizations and mission partners.
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and is budgeted at $45,000–$60,000. It also offers bonus potential if revenue goals are exceeded, a benefits stipend, and significant flexibility, including the ability to work remotely in a full- or part-time capacity.
Job Type: Part-time