Team Member – Social Finance

Organization
The Working World
Location
Nicaragua
Job Type
Full-time
Contact Information
personal@theworkingworld.org
Tags
Full-time

A job where you can make a real systemic difference and help grow an innovative grassroots organization.

The Job:
We are looking for one new core team member to help us scale this success and bring our model to even more groups of workers. We’re looking for people who are equally motivated, idealistic, and practical. We’re looking for people who can, after a trial period, help us grow the organization in Nicaragua for at least two years. Our target start date is January 2018 for a full time position in León, Nicaragua.

Responsibilities include: engaging with the workers of different cooperatives, researching with them to prepare new investments and business plans, conducting educational and practical workshops, following up on plans with the cooperatives, managing budgets, finding and applying for new sources of funding, among others.

How to apply
Send your CV and cover letter to personal@theworkingworld.org.

Start date
January 2018

Education requirement
4-year degree

Language requirement
Spanish, English proficiency optional

Additional Information

The Working World is an NGO offering a new way to allow people to take control of their economic lives, going far beyond microcredit. We offer an alternative to the global financial system by providing socially conscious microfinance to businesses and factories which are owned and democratically managed by the workers themselves. It's an idealistic goal, but it's not just an idea -­ we've been doing it for ten years in Argentina, Nicaragua, and the US, and have made over 900 loans totaling more than $4,700,000. And over 90% of these investments have paid themselves off, growing businesses, creating jobs, and allowing more workers to become owners. Our methods are practical, and we work for concrete results: empower people rather than indebt them; help develop sustainable, local, responsible, democratic businesses; and create an impact on the economy of exploitation and poverty that runs the world today.