Education Development Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Local competitive salary




Oficina de Fundacion Familia Maya, Calle del Rastro


Mayan Families is a growing and vibrant registered 501.c.3 non-profit organization that provides opportunities and assistance to the indigenous and impoverished people of Guatemala through a wide variety of programs that focus on education and community development. We are currently seeking a Development Coordinator for our Education Program.

Through Education, Mayan Families provides students with the opportunity to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty and create a better future for themselves. In Guatemala, a country where the high cost of schooling prevents many indigenous people from getting an education, Mayan Families has sponsored more than 4,000 students so that they can have access to an education through our Student Sponsorship Programs and Preschool Nutrition Centers. Students in our programs are also provided with the necessary resources to succeed in their education through access to tutoring, sexual and reproductive health workshops and help with other supplies as needed. We are looking for a passionate and proactive fundraiser to cultivate current donor relationships and diversify our funding sources. This position reports to the Education Program Manager for all questions related to the projects and works closely with the Director of Development for grant applications and partnerships searches.


Program Development

  • Develop and implement strategies to increase funding for Education programs including
  • The General Education Fund
  • The Tutoring Program
  • The Sponsorship Program
  • Identify and apply for grants
  • Fundraise among current and potential donors, both in person and via email
  • Diversify sources of funding by cultivating and promoting new relationships with potential organizations, foundations, individual and corporate donors
  • Seek out and develop partnerships with local and international organizations/companies

Communication and Donor Relations

  • Conduct multiple campaigns during the year to promote programs and events for the Education Department in collaboration with the Communication Department
  • Oversee all VIP donor communication
  • Encourage and increase new supporters and sponsorships of Education programs, both in-person and through outreach to new demographics

Program Management

  • Participate in the development of monitoring and evaluation processes for Education programs
  • Participate in regular meetings to assist in organization and management of program
  • Support Education Department staff members as needed
  • Facilitate project visits to strengthen links and understanding between donors and beneficiaries, including translating, explaining projects and mediating between varying expectations


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or at least 2 years’ experience in development work
  • Proven success in fundraising campaigns and obtaining grant funding
  • Experience in using social media, crowdfunding sites, and other internet platforms for fundraising
  • Fluent English and Spanish
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Works independently and takes initiative
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail
  • An understanding of issues facing the indigenous peoples of Guatemala, particularly regarding education
  • Previous experience living in Latin America, preferably Central America

The successful applicant must be prepared to relocate to Panajachel, Guatemala for a period of 18 months.

This position needs to be filled as soon as possible. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Level of Language Proficiency

Professional English and Spanish written and oral communication skills

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to

Please write "Education Development Coordinator-LAST NAME" as the email's subject.

This position needs to be filled as soon as possible. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.