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Administrative Manager

We are currently seeking an Administrative Manager to lead the Finance, Administration and Human Resources team. This position is based full-time in Guatemala City and must have the availability to travel to the field when necessary. The Administrative Manager will be a strategic ally and will report to the Executive Director. He/she will lead and develop an internal team to support areas of finance, accounting, human resources, administration, legal and information technology. This position plays a key role within the organization by presenting departmental progress and planning to the leadership team on a weekly and monthly basis.

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Development and Communications Coordinator

We are hiring a Development & Communications Coordinator to advance Semilla Nueva’s donor engagement and communication strategy. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional writer with experience working for NGOs and/or social enterprises. They will use research and relationship management skills to identify and pursue and new funders to help Semilla Nueva reach its ambitious 2020 and 2021 funding goals. They will use creative and technical writing skills to craft compelling grant applications. Working closely with the Program and Development Manager, the coordinator will elevate Semilla Nueva’s storytelling, partnership engagement, and communications capacity. Based on experience, the coordinator may also support grant reporting and management.

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Development Director

We are hiring a development director to help our organization expand its annual budget from the current $1.5 million per year to the $2.5 million we will need to improve the national nutrition of Guatemala and begin expanding internationally. This position will lead relationship building and proposal development with new donors (individual and institutional), reporting, and work with the operations team to develop our monitoring and evaluation systems. This role will take advantage of Semilla Nueva’s success, growth, and improved impact data to expand our relationship with multilateral and bilateral donors as well as the impact focused foundations that have been our principal donors to date.

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Encuestador/a Temporal

Estamos buscando a un/a encuestador/a temporal para apoyar con un estudio de nutrición. El/La Encuestador/a será responsable de realizar hasta 200 encuestas telefónicas a agricultores para recolección de información. 

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Operations Manager

The Operations Manager is 1 of the 4 departmental leadership positions at the organization. S/he is responsible for day-to-day management of Semilla Nueva’s business and strategic relationships with government and partner organizations. The position oversees 3 departments – sales, marketing, and strategic partnerships/collaborations – and a full-time staff of 10 people. This position will be deeply integrated within Semilla Nueva’s leadership structure with a special focus on operational execution and improvement. The operations manager will also participate in meetings, help set strategic direction, address human resource and policy issues, investigate new strategies, and assist the organization in launching new programs and initiatives. S/he will report directly to the Senior Operations Director.

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Semilla Nueva fellowships are designed for individuals who want to gain on-the-ground experience in a dynamic international NGO. You will not be pushing paper, here you’ll be getting your hands dirty and expected to be a contributor from the start. Our fellowships are unpaid and typically require a 6 month commitment.

Check out the video below we made for a video competition of a former fellow from Iowa State, Katelyn Fritz.

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