Little Haiti Revitalization Trust Seeking Applicants for CEO

Published on June 14, 2021

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The Little Haiti Revitalization Trust, a limited agency of the City of Miami, is taking the next step in becoming a force for the revitalization of the Little Haiti area by seeking qualified applicants for the position of Trust president/chief executive officer (CEO). The Trust, which was created by the City of Miami Commission, is responsible for oversight of the City's revitalization efforts for the redevelopment of Little Haiti area. On May 17, the six members of the newly formed Trust board were sworn in and held their first meeting. At their second meeting on June 2, the board members directed City staff to seek applications from persons interested in serving as the Trust’s CEO.

“Now that the first Trust’s board is in place, District 5 is confident that each and every board member will move forward on the Trust’s mandated initiatives to enhance, revitalize and preserve the entire historic neighborhood of Little Haiti,” said Miami District 5 City Commissioner Jeffrey Watson, whose district includes Little Haiti.

The Trust CEO is full-time position that shall have general supervision over, and be responsible for, the management and operation of the Trust’s activities and facilities based on the policy directives of the Trust board. This position shall also execute all contracts on behalf of the Trust. The Trust is seeking applicants for the CEO position who have longstanding ties to the Little Haiti community and who are preferably bilingual (English, Haitian Creole). The position requires a bachelor’s degree and at least six years of experience in finance or community development, including four years as a high-level administrator, or ten years of equivalent work experience. The applicant selected to work at Trust CEO will be appointed by the Little Haiti Trust and approved by the City Commission and will receive salary and benefits as fixed by the Trust and approved by the City Commission. 

For additional details on the CEO position, or to submit a resume online by June 18, please click here.  

The Little Haiti Trust was created to promote economic development, business and commerce in the specified area and is tasked with the development and execution of a plan to create jobs, attract industry and facilitate the production of goods and services in the area for residents and non-residents, as referenced in Ch. 12.5, Article I, Division 3, of the Code of the City of Miami. It is also tasked with facilitating the development of affordable housing, engaging in homebuyer assistance programs and marketing the area to encourage former residents and others to locate to the area. The Trust board consists of five (5) voting members and one (1) youth, non-voting member.

For further information regarding the purpose and duties of the Little Haiti Trust and its CEO, please click here. Questions can be directed to Nathalie Desir at 305-416-1748.