Development Associate - Ninos del Lago – Guatemala (Part-time or Full time)

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Volunteer Opportunity, No Placement Fees
Niños del Lago
Panajachel
Sunday, August 25
All of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan + Chimaltenango
August 25, 2013 - 2:55pm
Intermediate
More than Six Months
Education / Schools, NGO Assistance / Fund, Orphanage / Home
Job Description:

Development Associate
Ninos del Lago is seeking an experienced, well organized Development Associate. Working with the founder and Executive Director the ideal candidate will possess strong organizational development and support skills, with solid not-for-profit (or relevant business) experience and bring excellent administrative, solid creative and technical writing skills and a proven ability to work in team and individual settings. You will enjoy the fast pace and rewards that come from juggling multiple tasks and responsibilities and be comfortable in English and Spanish. This is an excellent opportunity to put to good use and really hone first-hand the vital aspects that go with the day-to-day administration and development of a thriving non-profit.
The position, based in beautiful Panajachel could start part time and has the potential to develop into a full time opportunity for the right candidate. Depending on your qualifications a small living spipend may be available.
Responsibilities
The vital organizational role will work alongside the Guatemalan-based founder/Executive Director and an active development committee and involve a variety of special projects, including general and organizational development support and some day-to-day activities.
In a team role you will assist with donor relations, project conceptualization and execution, planning and coordinating special events, site visits, meetings etc.
Coordinating with the ED and full-time Administrative Manager, Board(s) of Directors and an active Development Commitee this may include creative writing, support for website and social media, newsletters, input to a variety of marketing materials and the compilation of stats for reporting, along with team support for grant proposals, reports and ensuring that all donors are appropriately thanked and receive regular communication;
You will assist with donor support activities, including tracking gifts received in donor management database, assist with mailing lists, acknowledgement letters, customized gift acknowledgement letters and help produce a varity of organzational reports,
Working with the Administrative Manager, various project leaders and accountants you will also assist with annual budgets, audits, and revisions to the business and operating plans
Maintain excellent relations with the project teams, relevant government agencies, and other partners and stakeholders.
For the right candidate there is also an exciting opportunity to help take point and help define and advance a core project component (The Bridges Program) that will expose better off Guatemalan youth campers to the inequalities and diverse social-economic challenges that face many rural and indigenous Guatemalans, and using a social-enterprise approach link, build and reach out with practical actions.
Other duties, as assigned
Qualifications
Relevant diploma or degree with 3-5 + years non-profit, international development or social enterprise experience
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Excellent organizational skills and good attention to detail
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Comfortable and effective in both english and spanish with good editing and proofreading skills
Be a self-starter with ability to manage multiple, complex tasks, and adjust priorities under tight deadlines
Demonstrated experience working with people, strategic and project design, organizational development, including budgets.
Prior work with volunteers.
Ability to respect confidentiality norms.
Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, email, web research and other programs
Graphic design skills, social media and website experience a definite plus
Experience with a donor relations databases or mailing programs also a plus.
Friendly, flexible, confident, assertive and mature personality, with a good sense of humor
Knowledge of the Guatemalan cultural context

How to Apply: 

We are seeking a minimum 6 month commitment with opportunity to extend as may be mutually agreed for the right candidate.

Applications will close not later than 30 days from date of first posting however candidates are ecouraged to apply early since applications will be considered as they are received.

How to apply:
Please email your cover letter (in English and Spanish) and a copy of your updated CV or resume (English only) with the subject “Development Associate” to:
Arlaine Cervantes
ArlaineC@ninosdellago.org

www.ninosdellago.org

Question or Comment? Use this space (not email) to publicly ask questions and exchange information on the job

I would like to know if is housing provided? Right now I'm living in Huehuetenango but, I'm willing to move, but, that means that I would need housing.

I am looking into moving to Atitlan, Guatemala in the fall of 2014. I am an Occupational Therapist (for 38 years) as well as a Psychotherapist. I presently live in northern California. I work now as an OT in Home Health. I am looking for part time, ( a 20 hours position) working with children, adolescents, families or women near Atitlan.

I am willing to work for a small wage or as a volunteer. I have excellent organization skills. I speak Spanish and would be happy to teach English as a second language to adults.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Most Sincerely,
Clare Shields, OTR/L, MA

Comments from the Spanish page

Submitted By Alicia Segovia (not verified) on August 22, 2014 - 7:07am

Tengo muchas ganas de trabajar como voluntaria en San Juan La Laguna, la cual conocí a través de un video enviado por una amiga. Soy escritora, e trabajado con niños y adolescentes dando cátedras de Lengua y Literatura española. Trabajé en el Orfanato da Casa Do Caminho en Xerém (Serra da Mantiquera) Duque de Caxías (Río de Janeiro-Brasil). Fuí seleccionada hace unos años para ser voluntaria en Guatemala, pero por razones personales de último momento no pude vijar. Tengo disponibilidad de tiempo, puedo quedarme seis meses o más. Me gusta trabajar con niños y adolescentes, pero también puedo dedicarme a otras actividades, las necesarias y que estén a mi alcance personal. Me gusta la pintura y el arte en general, actualmente estoy trabajando con un proyecto con desechos de plásticos PET (esculturas) TRASH ART (ARTE BASURA), con la idea de transmitir un mensaje de alerta y de conciencia sobre nuestro medio ambiente a través de las obras artísticas. Puedo adjuntar fotografías de mis trabajos en PET. Muchas gracias por su amable atención. Espero respuesta. Atte.

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