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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:13 AM

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The Chijnaya Foundation is in the process of moving from an organization run by the volunteer founders to one that has a small professional staff to take over responsibility for performing many of the tasks currently carried out by the volunteer president. This is the first step in the transition toward a sustainable nonprofit foundation capable of continuing to cooperate with communities in southern Peru on projects aimed at improving the quality of life for indigenous families on the Altiplano. For the right person who is successful in growing the organization, this job may evolve into a position of Executive Director of the Foundation. During the first year, it will be possible to consider a part-time or full-time position on a contract basis to work out of the Foundation’s office in Palm Springs, California.

Responsibilities

Conduct research on grant sources for programs in health, education & economic development
Prepare grant applications and write grant reports
Serve as liaison with the Foundation’s counterpart organization in Peru
Maintain current the website of the Foundation
Prepare donation solicitations two times per year, both email and snail mail
Organize the files of the Foundation
Contact potential donors and solicit donations
Prepare crowdfunding and other social media campaigns
Support the President with other tasks as needed
Establish contacts with potential donors in diverse communities of interest
Peruvian Communities in the US and Europe
Professional organizations focused on types of activities engaged in by the Foundation
Peruvian-American professional organizations: e.g., dentists, doctors, lawyers
Returned volunteers who have work in Peru or the Andes
Prepare the necessary documents for the annual meeting of the Board of Directors
Report on progress of work on a regular basis to the Board of Directors


To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Ralph Bolton, at chijnaya@aol.com.

Requirements

Qualifications: Required

Fluency in Spanish and English
Experience with other nonprofits, the Peace Corps or other relevant organizations
Ability to travel to Peru for short periods to become familiar with the foundation’s work
Social media skills and ability to do online fundraising campaigns
Ability to search for potential donors and solicit donations
Ability to write grants for funding from private and public sources
Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other basic computer programs
Excellent writing and communications skills
Ability to organize fundraising events
Ability to manage the Foundation’s website
Qualifications: Desirable

Degree or coursework in nonprofit management
Experience in fundraising and grant writing
Experience working for a nonprofit, especially in international philanthropy
Knowledge of Latin America, specifically Peru
Involvement as a volunteer, as for example in the Peace Corps

• Location: Palm Springs

• Post ID: 131300063 palmsprings
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