KANPE is recruiting a Senior Development Officer

April 12, 2024


In Haitian Creole, “kanpe” means to stand up.  

The KANPE Foundation was founded by strong, successful women of the Haitian diaspora in  Canada. Régine Chassagne is the co-founder of the internationally renowned band Arcade Fire, and Dominique Anglade is a prominent business and academic leader in Quebec.  

KANPE is a foundation that accompanies underserved rural communities in Haiti on their path towards autonomy. 

We work in Haiti’s Central Plateau in collaboration with strong local Haitian organizations that bring skills, knowledge, tools, and training to accompany communities on their path towards autonomy.  

Together, we focus on six holistic and integrated pillars: access to healthcare, education, agroforestry, entrepreneurship, leadership, and local infrastructure strengthening.  

Senior Development Officer 

KANPE is looking for a Senior Development Officer based in a major US city (ideally NYC, DC,  Miami or Boston – other locations in the US will be considered).  

We are looking for someone who will leverage their extensive network and deep understanding  of the international development and US fundraising landscape to support a non-profit  organization dedicated to impactful work in the Central Plateau region of Haiti.  

This role will work closely with the foundation’s leadership and be instrumental in securing  funding and building strategic partnerships to enhance the foundation’s impact in Haiti.  

Key responsibilities: 

  • Identify new funding opportunities, prospects, and trends in the US philanthropic landscape,  both domestically and internationally. 
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with major US and international donors, foundations,  corporations, and government agencies that have an interest in Haiti/international development. 
  • Solicit the financial support of individuals, corporations, foundations, and institutional funders, to  maximize KANPE’s impact in supporting underserved communities in Haiti. 
  • Collaborate closely with the executive director, program staff, and board members to align  fundraising efforts with organizational priorities and programmatic needs.
  • Collaborate closely with the executive director, staff, board members and other stakeholders in  the planning and execution of KANPE’s fundraising events in the US. 
  • Prepare compelling proposals and grant applications, tailored to the interests and priorities of  different donor segments. 


  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in fundraising, development, or donor relations,  preferably within an international non-profit organization or similar setting. 
  • Demonstrated success in securing major gifts, grants, and corporate partnerships, with a proven  track record of meeting or exceeding fundraising goals. 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively  engage and inspire donors and stakeholders. 
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies  and plans. 
  • Excellent writing skills with experience in crafting compelling proposals, grant applications and  donor communications. 
  • Detail-oriented with strong project management and organizational skills, capable of managing  multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously. 


  • Passion for the mission and values of the organization, with a genuine commitment to social  impact and making a difference in the world. 
  • Integrity, professionalism, and ethical conduct in all interactions and relationships. 
  • Proactive and results-oriented mindset, with a willingness to take initiative and drive projects  forward. 
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team. Adaptability and resilience in the face of challenges and changing circumstances. Willingness to travel domestically and internationally, as required. 

To apply: 

To apply for the Senior Development Officer position at The KANPE Foundation, please submit  a resume and cover letter to: before May 1st, 2024. 

Please note that only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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