The Haskell Foundation seeks a new Executive Director.
The Haskell Foundation (HF) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to broadening the adoption of Haskell, by supporting its ecosystem of tools, libraries, education, and research. More information about HF can be found on the web at haskell.foundation.
The Haskell Foundation seeks a full-time Executive Director (ED) to lead, inspire, and develop the organization. The ED is responsible for furthering HF’s mission and vision and ensuring that resources are in place to accomplish its goals. The ED will seek out sponsorships, structure the organization, and recruit and channel the efforts of both volunteers and paid staff.
Working with HF’s Board of Directors, the ED will articulate HF’s strategic priorities and direction. They will assess and evaluate strategies, hire teams, set budgets, forge alliances, and build partnerships to further the mission.
The ED will play a crucial role in building the culture of HF around community service. HF will succeed if and only if it succeeds in unlocking the expertise and enthusiasm of volunteer members of the community. This will be a major goal for the ED, so that volunteers find HF to be a solid professional home with ample opportunities for recognition and professional growth. A successful ED will be adept at navigating among the community’s differing priorities and values.
Finally, the ED will actively promote HF to build its financial reserves and goodwill. They will secure, budget, and allocate resources appropriately and hold themselves accountable for the financial health of the organization.
There are many ways to be successful in this role, and many different kinds of people make sense. Very few people are good at every aspect already today, and part of the job of the ED is to compensate for any shortcomings by arranging support to round out the role. If you’re unsure about whether your background has adequately prepared you, please apply - the board will work with you to find a way to make you successful.
The ED reports to the Board of Directors. All other members of staff and volunteers report directly or indirectly to the ED.
Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with the Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled. The ED will be responsible for:
Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure the effectiveness of the organization. The ED will be responsible for:
Viability: Develops financial resources sufficient to ensure the sustainability of the organization. The ED will be responsible for:
Board Governance: Works with the Board to help it enact HF’s mission. The ED will be responsible for:
The ED can live anywhere in the world – remote working is the standard within HF. Collaborators and partners work in many time zones, and so flexibility around scheduling is important. The ED should also expect several trips to conferences and other events annually.
The ED must be eligible under USA law and the law in their jurisdiction to perform work (as an employee or as a contractor) for a non-profit organization incorporated in the USA.
Salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualities of the candidate, and will also reflect the Foundation’s status as a non-profit organization funded by donations.
Candidates are encouraged to apply with the expectation that the Board will assist and coach in areas of personal development tailored to the successful candidate’s needs.
HF celebrates diversity and inclusion, and does not discriminate on an individual’s identity characteristics. Under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how their skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and their vision for the Foundation.
All applications received by September 29, 2023, will get full consideration, although we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.