Entrepreneur Network Coordinator Fellowship

Organization
Alterna
Location
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Job Type
Full-time, fellowship, unpaid
Deadline for Applications
11/30/2017
Contact Information
alternahr@alterna-la.org
Tags
ContractFull-timeInternship

JOB DESCRIPTION

As our Entrepreneur Network Coordinator you will work directly with our Platform team, supporting us in building and animating our network of social entrepreneurs and partners to offer valuable opportunities and support to accelerate their development. Your specific responsibilities will include:
•       Supporting the Monitoring and Evaluation team in analyzing client entrepreneurs’ profiles and needs
•       Investigating and evaluating resources and opportunities that can support the growth of the entrepreneurs (information, connections, events, workshops, funding, etc)
•       Connecting the entrepreneurs with the selected resources and opportunities through:
o       Creating content and coordinating the publication of a monthly newsletter
o       Building and animating an online platform for entrepreneurs and partners
o       Communicating directly with entrepreneurs and partners to offer individualized opportunities
•       Designing and executing online and offline activities to animate the network of entrepreneurs and partners, including the organization of local events

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
•       Bachelor degree in Economics, Business, Human Sciences, or related fields studies– holding a Master degree and/or having a multidisciplinary path is a plus
•       At least 2 years of professional experience in positions related to partnerships and community management, communication, capacity building and/or event planning – Experience in entrepreneurship programs and knowledge of the social entrepreneurship sector is a strong plus
•       Proficiency in Office suite – Knowledge of community management tools is a plus (WordPress, MailChimp, Yamm)
•       Fluency in Spanish (verbal and writing) and professional working proficiency in English
•       Contextual understanding and appreciation for the difficulties and rewards of working in a developing context – Previous experience in a developing country is a strong plus
•       Effective communicator and positive influencer with awareness of cultural identity, patience and strong sense of empathy
•       Change-driver with a “can do” mindset, adaptable and creative out of the box thinker with a learning attitude
•       6 – 10 month commitment to working on the ground in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

JOB BENEFITS

Please note that the Fellowship is self-funded by the Fellow and that Alterna consistently looks to the top talent in our fellow pool as our primary source when hiring for long-term paid positions. In return of this investment of your talent and experience, you will get the unique opportunity to:
• Gain real world exposure to innovative approaches, ideas and best practices in the areas of Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship, including key contextual insights on what the entrepreneurial process consists of in Central America
• Connect with key actors in the social entrepreneurship field through Alterna’s network and open and expand your career trajectory
• Work with an international team of young and passionate professionals
• Be immersed in the vibrancy of Guatemalan culture

HOW TO APPLY
We look for innovators; those who are excited by challenges; those who are looking to dive into problems head first; those who don’t take no for an answer and if you bring a sense of humor and contagious energy we wouldn’t be disappointed.
If this is you, please fill out the Fellows Application Form from our website (http://www.alternaimpact.org/fellows) and send it with your CV to alternahr@alterna-la.org.

Additional Information

As Central America’s first Center for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Alterna is committed to developing an inclusive and dynamic ecosystem for social entrepreneurship through the cultivation of impact businesses offering training, consulting and connections to entrepreneurs who need it to grow their business and impact.
Alterna’s Fellowship Program is a unique distinction and a trampoline for talented young professionals who are strongly motivated in disrupting the status quo and developing sustainable solutions for the world throughout their career. Through a hands-on experience working with social entrepreneurs in an innovative and growing organization, Alterna Fellows develop a strong skillset, network and motivation to become the next impact leaders that the world needs.