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Development Associate

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Mercado Global
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Panajachel, Sololá Department, Guatemala
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Published 7 days ago

Classification: Full-time

Reports to: Director of Development

Location: Flexible in Latin America, preferably in Panajachel, Guatemala

Position Overview

The Development Associate serves as the team’s primary support, helping Mercado Global reach its fundraising goals and marketing benchmarks. The position reports into and works closely with the organization’s Director of Development. This role is responsible for providing crucial support in donor management, database management, marketing and campaigns, and development operations.

Mercado Global seeks a Development Associate who is enthusiastic about the opportunity to help expand a cutting-edge model for fighting poverty and empowering women in rural Latin America. They should have strong self-initiative and leadership capabilities, interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, excitement for learning the ins and outs of development and marketing, and a passion for our mission and work. 

This position provides fundraising and communications enthusiasts with the opportunity to work with our network of donors, our talented team in Guatemala, and the Indigenous women we serve. This position is ideally based at our field office in Panajachel, Guatemala, but remote work is possible. This position reports directly to the Director of Development, who is based in New York City.

Key Responsibilities

Events:

  • Supporting logistics and coordination for corporate and individual events
  • Managing sponsors and in-kind donors as assigned
  • Managing logistics and support for Fiesta in partnership with committee members
  • Managing logistics and support for Fashion Forward in partnership with committee members

Corporate/foundation partner mask sales and product orders:

  • Managing logistics of securing orders in partnership with operations team

Institutional:

  • Leading prospecting efforts for institutional partners
  • Managing grant supplements folder on Box
  • Managing artisan and supporter story library

Operations:

  • Drafting communications for development team members
  • Overseeing all Salesforce data entry for individuals and institutions
  • Entering data in Salesforce
  • Creating reports to support fundraising projections
  • Leading acknowledgement letter creation
  • Managing logistics for board committees
  • Managing scheduling and calendars for development team
  • Leading recruitment efforts and hiring for staff, fellow, and intern positions
  • Overseeing intern program
  • Leading project management for team

Key Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Flexibility, drive, sense of humor, and desire to live outside the U.S.
  • Development operations experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to move multiple projects forward simultaneously
  • Excellent planning, critical thinking, and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and commitment to top-quality, self-driven work
  • Ability to work in a team setting and communicate effectively. Must be able to receive and incorporate feedback
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of SalesForce (or other CRM) a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish preferred
  • Enthusiasm for Mercado Global's mission
  • Excited to learn about nonprofit development and marketing

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Brice Lovell at jobs@mercadoglobal.org. Please indicate “Development Associate” in the subject line of your email.

Classification: Full-time

Reports to: Director of Development

Location: Flexible in Latin America, preferably in Panajachel, Guatemala

Position Overview

The Development Associate serves as the team’s primary support, helping Mercado…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish preferred.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in Guatemala
Associated Location
Panajachel, Guatemala

How to Apply

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Brice Lovell at jobs@mercadoglobal.org. Please indicate “Development Associate” in the subject line of your email.


Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to supporting a diverse taskforce. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


About Mercado Global:

Mercado Global is focused on transforming the lives of women. We create beautiful and thoughtfully designed accessories that not only have the ability to transform an outfit, they can empower an entire community of Indigenous women in rural Latin America.

A single thread is stronger when woven with many others. Through our not-for-profit model, we strengthen communities of women, weaving savings and loan support, education, and market access into a program focused on financial independence to overcome poverty.

Mercado Global’s partners include Nordstrom, Levi Strauss and Free People, among others. Newsweek has featured Mercado Global on its cover, and Good Morning America, Harper’s Bazaar, and others have showcased the organization’s designs. Our institutional supporters include the Levi Strauss Foundation, the PIMCO Foundation, the World Bank, and the Greater Impact Foundation.

Learn more at www.mercadoglobal.org

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Brice Lovell at jobs@mercadoglobal.org. Please indicate “Development Associate” in the subject line of your email.


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