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JOB TITLE: Director of Strategic Partnerships



The Director Of Strategic Partnerships provides co-leadership in programmatic oversight, relationship building with key constituents and securing funding from philanthropic and individual donors. They work to support the Executive Director to build and enhance the vision for the future programmatic scope and impact of Cultural Survival. They work to increase philanthropic giving, particularly by expanding the individual giving program and developing the major gift prospect pool.  They also seek support from national and international foundations, governmental, and quasi-governmental agencies. They are a key spokesperson for the organization and successfully engage diverse internal and external constituencies.

The Director Of Strategic Partnerships serves as the chief advisor to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors on all matters related to institutional advancement, leading efforts to provide program leaders with significant opportunities to present their work to major donors, corporations, foundations, and community groups.  They work to strengthen programs and development across the organization, working collaboratively with the program directors and communications staff.

STATUS:                 Full-time exempt, US-based               



Strategic directions:

  • Support the Executive Director in the development and implementation of the overall organizational vision and plan.
  • Support the Executive Director in strategy development, mapping opportunities for programmatic development and reach.
  • Develop and implement a short-term, midterm and long-term fundraising plans.
  • Building the major gifts portfolio.
  • Oversee all development functions including major gifts, annual giving, foundation, corporate, and government relations, donor recognition and stewardship, special events.
  • Meet prospective donors and establish effective communications with them.
  • Set goals for the development program with the Executive Director.
  • Galvanize Board, senior leadership, and supporters in promoting philanthropy to advance the mission of Cultural Survival.
  • Individually and in partnership with the Executive Director and Board members, cultivate, solicit, close and steward major gifts.



  • Provide guidance to Program Managers and staff in program implementation and to support their efforts to secure both restricted and unrestricted funding.
  • With the Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director, create strategies for the expansion of existing programs and the creation of new programs.
  • Seek multi-year funding to expand and strengthen current programs.


Organizational Management/Governance:

  • Serve as a member of the senior management team.
  • Help plan for and organize board meetings, held 2 times a year.
  • Staff the Board Fundraising Committee.
  • Work collaboratively with IT and other staff to ensure the effective collection and analysis of development-related data.
  • Manage and supervise the Development Associate and Communications Managers.

Development and Marketing:

  • Set annual fundraising goals and define, analyze and evaluate metrics.
  • Provide leadership and direction for the advancement of fundraising among key constituents:

Major Donors:

  • Support the effective cultivation and solicitation of major individual donors through research, communication with donors, face-to-face solicitation, and preparation of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors for solicitation meetings.


  • Oversee the writing, production, and analysis of all direct mail appeals.
  • Ensure the Board of Directors fulfills its annual pledges.

Donor Stewardship:

  • Establish and manage a donor stewardship plan that emphasizes timely communication with and the recognition/acknowledgment of major and other donors.

Foundation/Corporate/Government Support:

  • Oversee the timely research and preparation of grants or contracts from foundations, corporations and government grants.
  • Serve as grants manager, developing and maintaining the annual grants calendar, overseeing fulfillment of grant obligations and timely reporting to funders.


Financial Management:

  • Provide revenue projections as part of the budget development process.
  • Review year-to-date revenue figures and propose alternative strategies as necessary.


Human Resources/Supervision:

  • Serve as a member of the senior management team.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in program, organization-wide and other meetings.
  • Act in the best interest of the organization, reflecting the values of teamwork, collaboration and mutual respect.
  • Serve as an effective, knowledgeable spokesperson for Cultural Survival
  • Perform other duties as needed or directed.



The Director is an accomplished, dynamic program and development professional with a proven track record of managing successful programs and securing funds through major gift, foundation, corporate, and government grants and annual fund (memberships/subscriptions). They embrace CS’s mission and are able to effectively communicate it.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in programs and professional fundraising
  • Demonstrated ability to garner support from individuals and major gift fundraising
  • Leadership skills to work with and motivate board members
  • A proven track record of developing strong donor relationships and building a comprehensive development program
  • Evidence of a successful track record in securing grants
  • Passion and experience working on behalf of Indigenous Peoples; in the alternative, experience in a human rights or similar advocacy organization
  • Strong planning, communication and project management skills
  • High degree of professional demeanor
  • Above average verbal and written communication skills
  • Goal driven and possesses a high degree of motivation, maturity and energy




JOB TITLE: Information Technology (IT) Assistant

Part-time position

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.

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.

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.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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


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

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.

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.

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


  • 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.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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