Development & Communications Coordinator

Organization
Semilla Nueva
Location
Guatemala
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
12/08/2020
Where to Apply
trabajo@semillanueva.org
Tags
Full-time

Summary of the position
Semilla Nueva is 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.

This position will report to the Program and Development Manager. Additionally the Coordinator will work
closely with the field team to identify communication priorities, highlight Semilla Nueva programmatic work, support their partnership deliverables, and manage their external messaging.

Responsibilities
 Identify potential donors and write compelling and comprehensive applications; the ideal candidate can
do so independently with limited oversight required from the Program and Development Manager
 Develop creative communications materials for donors, implementing and research partners, and
grassroots supports, collaborating with the Program and Development Manager to develop and manage
an annual communications strategy
 Develop stories that capture the impact of Semilla Nueva’s work; independently generate ideas for compelling
narratives
 Work across Semilla Nueva departments to collect up to date information to synthesize effective and
accurate written materials; specifically liaising with M&E to highlight Semilla Nueva’s impact data and the field team
to highlight stories from the field sites
 Manage Semilla Nueva’s digital presence, including the website and social media accounts
 Provide strategic insight on potential partnership opportunities and support relationship management
 Support Program and Development Manager to ensure timely delivery of compelling, high quality, and
accurate grant reports tailored to donor expectations and requirements
 Conduct strategic research and writing as related to new and existing partners (i.e. organization scoping,
input on grant applications)
This individual will be based full-time in Guatemala City, with up to 30% travel to the field.

Qualifications Required:
 Bachelors degree, preferably in agriculture, public health, communications, or international
development; other majors with equitable experience accepted
 2+ years of experience working in a results-oriented multi-cultural workplace, preferably at an NGO or a
position that required extensive writing
 Exceptional creative and analytical writing skills to create compelling and evidence based materials
 Experience managing communications strategies and materials
 Familiarity with donor and partnership engagement strategies
 Full working-proficiency in English and basic Spanish
 Demonstrated leadership, stress-management and flexibility in the work environment
Desired:
 Experience in grants management and reporting
 Experience working with bi-laterals and/or governments on major research projects
 Experience with graphic design and/or website design
 Photography, photo-editing and videography skills

Additional Information

Please note “Development & Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. 1. A cover letter explaining your interest in SN and the position 2. A current, detailed CV 3. 1 writing sample