I'm passing this along by request. Skip Poulson is tossing out the
net for a successor in his position as USA/Canada program director
for Heifer Project, Intl. The position will be HQ'd in Little Rock,
AK. Skip is leaving the job for positive personal reasons and a move
to Hawaii. (Mahalo, aloha, Skip.)
Do not contact me with questions about this job, but rather
the contact info below.
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Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 20:38:43 -0400
From: Skip Polson <SPolson@compuserve.com>
Subject: Seeking my successor
For more information about HPI or to apply, send resume and cover letter by
August 21, 1998, to:
Heifer Project International
Little Rock, AR 72202
USA/Canada Program Director
Heifer Project International
Posted: July 27, 1998
Closing Date: August 21, 1998
Position: USA/Canada Program Director
Location: International Programs Department, HPI Headquarters, Little
Reports to: International Programs Department Director
Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with education and experience, plus
Responsibilities include the following, within the approved budget,
policies, objectives, and priorities of HPI. Other duties may be assigned.
A. Develop and implement program plans in the designated areas in order to
reach the goals, objectives, and priorities of the organization, in
coordination with the other area program directors and the Director of
B. Monitor and evaluate approved programs and projects, investigate new
requests, and make on-site visits in coordination with project holders and
cooperating agencies in the USA and Canada.
C. Coordinate and monitor the hiring and performance of all professional
direct-line field staff and the Program Assistant for the region.
D. Monitor, review, approve and comment on reports from the projects and
E. Provide support, feedback, and direction to the USA/Canada Field
F. Prepare the area budget with the assistance of the Program Assistant
and in consultation with the Director of International Programs and other
area directors; assure monitoring and control over the budget and timely
disbursement of funds to the representatives and projects.
G. Assure wise expenditure of donor dollars, good accountability and good
results from HPI supported activities.
H. Assure that the activities of HPI in the field and within the
International Programs Department relative to this position are
communicated to the Director of International Programs, and to others as
I. Administer grants relative to the USA/Canada programs and work with
other program directors and the Director of Grants, in developing grant
fund proposals where appropriate.
J. Support resource development and education activities relating to this
K. Work closely with the Program Assistant, the regional offices, and the
staff veterinarian in making shipments.
L. Foster and maintain good working relationships with colleague agencies.
M. Provide guidance for program-related training activities in the area.
N. Maintain a working knowledge of the programs of HPI and the issues of
hunger and poverty that it addresses, and continue to develop the
professional skills appropriate to this position.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages six employees including
subordinate supervisors who supervise additional staff in the
USA/Canada Program Department. Is responsible for the overall
direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out
supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's
policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing,
hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing
work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees;
addressing complaints and resolving problems. Maintains teamwork
methodology and competence of HQ and field offices through consistent
and regular communications and visits.
1. Master's degree in Agriculture or related field, or a Bachelor's
degree plus 5 years relevant experience. At least 3 years rural
development or agricultural experience preferred. Other job related
education, experience, or training may be substituted for all or part
of these basic requirements.
2. Demonstrated ability to communicate with persons in farm,
church, and administrative settings.
3. Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability
to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field
staff in several locations.
4. Knowledge of income and expense budget preparation and monitoring.
5. Proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability
to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
6. Experience with the NGO/PVO approach, and knowledge of global
sustainable development essential; international experience and
knowledge of hunger organizations desirable.
7. Ability to support HPI's mission, Cornerstones Model, and values.
8. Skilled with computers as a tool for word processing, database, e-mail,
spreadsheets, and organizing.
9. Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork, and
cooperation among all personnel and volunteers within HPI.
10. Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to
11. Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
12. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
HPI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER BY CHOICE.
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