Job Opportunities

JOB TITLE: Program Assistant

BACKGROUND

Since 1972, Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities to advance Indigenous Peoples' rights and cultures worldwide. The core of our efforts rest on the principles of supporting, amplifying efforts and raising awareness of self-determination for Indigenous communities. Our programs work to inform, create resources for, support access to information, bolster freedom of expression, and assist Indigenous communities to organize and shape their futures in ways consistent with their traditions, languages, cultures. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we have staff based in Guatemala, Panama, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nepal, Canada, and South Africa.

 

OVERVIEW

Cultural Survival seeks a full-time program assistant to provide critical administrative and operational support to the program managers. The program assistant supports with minute taking; translation; document drafting, review, and editing; travel planning and logistics, etc., as needed, in support of Cultural Survival’s Mission and Vision. The program assistant is responsible for helping the staff members perform their jobs in an efficient and effective manner. The program assistant must maintain strict confidence in the handling of documents and information. Fluency in both English and Spanish is required.

 

LOCATION: Preference based in Quetzaltenango, but not mandatory. This is a remote position.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 Program

  • Take minutes during the weekly international staff meeting.
  • Schedule meetings for program managers and staff members.
  • Support program staff with travel logistics.
  • Travel with program staff on trips, taking charge of logistics and planning of team travel.
  • Assist in the revision of grant proposals and the editing of documents, as needed.
  • Written translation services for all of Cultural Survival’s programs, based on necessity, including the translation of documents, meeting notes, Cultural Survival Quarterly articles, social media and website content, etc.
  • Spoken translation services for all of Cultural Survival’s programs, based on necessity, including real-time translation of meetings, radio programs and spots, etc.
  • Ensure written and oral translations conveying the original meaning and tone.
  • Proofread translated texts for grammar, spelling and punctuation accuracy.
  • Follow up with staff to ensure translation meets their needs.
  • Do research on specific topics as required per program managers.
  • Edit content with an eye toward maintaining its original format (e.g. font and structure).
 

Development and Marketing:

  • Translate content for the website, annual reports, and other fundraising materials.
  • Translate reports, videos, photos, and other material for management, communications, and fundraising based on site visits, interviews with local organizations and partners, etc.
  • Prepare subtitles for marketing materials, as needed.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and collaboratively and participate in online meetings when applicable.
  • Act in the best interest of the organization, reflecting the values of teamwork, collaboration and mutual respect.
  • Perform other duties as needed or directed.
  • Travel as a support person with program staff as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

We look for an energetic individual, fluent in spoken and written English and Spanish, with proven experience efficiently and expertly translating documents in the context of Indigenous Peoples Rights or Advocacy nonprofits. They embrace CS’s mission and are able to effectively communicate it.

Education/Skills:

 

  • Certification in translation, interpretation, or linguistics preferred.
  • Proven English-Spanish and Spanish-English translation experience: written, oral, real-time in a professional context. Fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Excellent proofreading skills, with the ability to identify grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors in English and Spanish.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other applicable database programs.
  • Proficiency in an Indigenous Mayan language preferred.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work on a tight timeline.
  • Collaborative and confident. Willing to work in with a multicultural team based across the globe.
  • International travel experience.
  • Experience planning international travel including booking flights, lodging, etc.
  • Above average verbal and written communication skills.
  • Keen eye for details.
  • Ability to work independently, with limited supervision, in a home-based setting.
 

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary between Q5000 and Q6000. ($650 -$780 US dollars)
  • The position offers a unique opportunity for an independent individual with a passion for advancing in Indigenous rights.

HOW TO APPLY

 

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JOB TITLE: Information Technology (IT) Assistant

Part-time position



BACKGROUND
Since 1972, Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities to advance Indigenous Peoples' rights and cultures worldwide. The core of our efforts rests on the principles of supporting, amplifying efforts and raising awareness of self-determination for Indigenous communities. Our programs work to inform, create resources for, support access to information, bolster freedom of expression, and assist Indigenous communities to organize and shape their futures in ways consistent with their traditions, languages, cultures. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we have staff based in Guatemala, Panama, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nepal, Canada, and South Africa.

OVERVIEW
Cultural Survival seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) IT Assistant to provide support to install, configure, and maintain Cultural Survival’s computer systems. The IT Assistant will be responsible for ensuring CS’s computers are functioning properly and up-to-date, so that staff members will accomplish their tasks effectively and efficiently. The IT Assistant will work collaboratively with the IT Manager.


LOCATION: Preference for position based in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, but not mandatory. This is a remote position.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Information Technology

  • Configuring, updating and maintaining computers so that employees can be productive.
  • Setting up peripherals: printers, keyboards, routers, modems, and smart devices.
  • Checking CS's systems for errors, repairing, and help colleagues troubleshoot problems.
  • Answering calls and emails regarding technological problems.
  • Required to keep detailed records of CS system’s configurations to solve problems quickly.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and collaboratively and participate in online meetings when applicable.
  • Act in the best interest of the organization, reflecting the values of teamwork, collaboration, and mutual respect.
  • Perform other duties as needed or directed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
We look for an energetic individual, native Spanish Speaker with an intermediate English level. Preferably with studies in computer science, system engineering or a related field.

Education/Skills:

  • Studies in computer science, system engineering or a related field.
  • Intermediate English level: written and oral, in a professional context.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other applicable database programs.
  • Knowledge about hardware and software configuration for servers, networks, computers.
  • Experience identifying problems and resolving user issues. Ability to troubleshoot user's computers and devices.
  • Experience in software and hardware installation.
  • Well developed written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.
  • Collaborative and confident. Willing to work in with a multicultural team based across the globe.
  • Ability to work independently, with limited supervision, in a home-based setting.


BENEFITS

  • A competitive salary of Q3,000 per month ($390 US)
  • The position offers a unique opportunity for an independent individual with a passion for advancing in Indigenous rights.
  • This is a remote position, part-time with flexible office hours.

HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested please send your resume and cover letter to Mark Camp: mcamp@culturalsurvival.org, cc Adriana Hernandez adriana.hernandez@culturalsurvival.org. Please include “IT Assistant ” in the subject line. The deadline to submit applications is September 30, 2019.

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Oferta Laboral : Asistente de IT
Puesto de medio tiempo (20 horas por semana) 

ANTECEDENTES
Desde 1972, Cultural Survival se ha asociado con comunidades Indígenas para promover los
derechos y las culturas de los Pueblos Indígenas en todo el mundo. El núcleo de nuestros esfuerzos
se basa en los principios de apoyo, amplificación de esfuerzos y sensibilización sobre la
autodeterminación de las comunidades Indígenas. Nuestros programas trabajan para informar, crear
recursos, apoyar el acceso a la información, reforzar la libertad de expresión y ayudar a las
comunidades Indígenas a organizar y dar forma a su futuro de manera coherente con sus
tradiciones, idiomas y culturas. Con sede en Cambridge, Massachusetts, contamos con personal en
Guatemala, Panamá, México, Nicaragua, Nepal, Canadá y Sudáfrica.

RESUMEN
Cultural Survival busca un Asistente de IT de medio tiempo (20 horas por semana), para
proporcionar apoyo en la instalación, configuración y mantenimiento de los sistemas de
computación de Cultural Survival. El Asistente de IT será responsable de asegurarse que el equipo
de los miembros de CS funcione adecuadamente, y que esté actualizado, de manera que el personal
pueda cumplir sus tareas de forma efectiva y eficiente. El Asistente de IT trabajará en colaboración
con el Gerente de IT de CS.

UBICACIÓN
Para este puesto se prefiere que la ubicación sea en Quetzaltenango, Guatemala pero no es
obligatorio. Este es un puesto remoto.

RESPONSABILIDADES
Informática

  • Configurar, actualizar y darle mantenimiento a las computadoras y equipo, de manera quelos empleados puedan ser productivos.
  • Conexión de periféricos: impresoras, teclados, router, módems, y dispositivos electrónicos.
  • Verificar errores en los sistemas de CS, repararlos y ayudar a los colegas para la resolución de problemas.
  • Responder llamadas y correos electrónicos relacionados a problemas tecnológicos.
  • Mantener grabados los detalles de las configuraciones de los sistemas de CS para resolver problemas de forma rápida.


Responsabilidades adicionales

  • Trabajar independiente y colaborativamente y participar en las reuniones en línea cuando sea necesario.
  • Actuar de acuerdo al interés de la organización, reflejando los valores del trabajo en equipo colaboración y respeto mutuo.
  • Realizar otras tareas según se necesite o se indique.


REQUISITOS
Buscamos una persona enérgica, que tenga el español como idioma materno, con un nivel de inglés
intermedio. Preferiblemente que tenga estudios en ciencias de la informática, computación,
ingeniería en sistemas o un campo relacionado.

Educación/Habilidades:

  • Estudios en ciencias de la informática, ingeniería en sistemas o campo relacionado.
  • Nivel de inglés intermedio: escrito y verbal, dentro de un contexto profesional.
  • Competencia en el uso del paquete de Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, y otros programas relacionados a bases de datos.
  • Conocimiento de configuración de hardware y software para servidores, redes y computadores.
  • Experiencia identificando problemas y resolviendo problemas de usuarios. Habilidad de resolver problemas en computadoras y dispositivos.
  • Experiencia en instalación de software y hardware.
  • Desarrolladas habilidades de comunicación, escrita y verbal. 
  • Excelente atención al detalle. 
  • Fuerte manejo de horarios y priorización de habilidades. 
  • Trabajar de forma colaborativa y confiable. Dispuesto a trabajar en un entorno multicultural con personal en diferentes partes del mundo.
  • Habilidad para trabajar de forma independiente, con supervisión limitada, desde casa.


BENEFICIOS

  • Salario de Q3000 o su equivalente en dólares ($390 US) al mes.
  • Este puesto ofrece una oportunidad única para una persona independiente con pasión por el avance en los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas. 
  • Este es un puesto remoto, medio tiempo (20 horas a la semana), con flexibilidad para las horas de trabajo.

PARA APLICAR
Si está interesado por favor envíe su CV y su carta de presentación a Mark Camp:
mcamp@culturalsurvival.org , cc Adriana Hernández: adriana.hernandez@culturalsurvival.org
Por favor incluya "Asistente de IT" en la línea de asunto. La fecha límite para aplicar es 30 de
septiembre de 2019.