Nutrition, Food Security & Community Development Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: This position offers a competitive local Guatemalan salary



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Nutrition, Food Security & Community Development Coordinator

Mayan Families, a 501.c.3 registered Non Profit, provides opportunities and assistance to the indigenous and impoverished people of Guatemala through education and community development programs. We are located in Panajachel, Guatemala.

The Community Development Program Coordinator will support the Strengthening Communities (SC) Program to develop, implement, and evaluate diverse initiatives for the health and food security of indigenous communities in the rural highlands of Guatemala. We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled individual who is committed to sustainable change and social justice for indigenous populations. A strong candidate will be adaptable, flexible, and skilled at establishing strong relationships in a multicultural work environment.


Program Coordination

  • Oversee the implementation of three initiatives within Strengthening Communities: Community Vitamin Initiative, Preschool Age Nutrition, Kids in Critical Need, and Elderly Care.
  • Work with Guatemalan counterparts to constantly improve strategies for communication, collaboration, and reporting.
  • Coordinate processes through new database development.
  • Implement Strong Kids curriculum for vulnerable children in Kids in Critical Need program.
  • Continuous development of the monitoring and evaluation plans and incorporation of information learned into program development.

Case Management & Donor Communication

  • Collaborate across Mayan Families programs and staff to plan sustainable and strategic support for vulnerable populations, in order to achieve long-term benefit.
  • Maintain and strengthen analysis of community needs and household food security for clients and initiatives. 
  • Manage daily donor inquiries.

Fundraising and Reporting

  • Report community and household impact data to donors.
  • Fundraise for initiatives mentioned above, including campaigns and newsletters.
  • Manage annual micronutrient grant and micronutrient inventory.
  • Identify potential grants and write grant applications.


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher required in Public Health, International Development, Nonprofit Management or related fields.
  • Strong passion for health, indigenous rights, and grassroots development.
  • Ability to adapt and change working styles for a rapidly changing and growing, multicultural workplace.
  • Experience living and working in a cross-cultural setting, preferably in Latin America or with indigenous people.
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation and working knowledge of Excel.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (both written and spoken).
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal skills- able to express compelling stories and communicate in a professional manner with donors, clients, staff, and volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team without close supervision.
  • Highly organized with strong administrative skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet critical deadlines, and provide excellent follow up.


  • Understanding of social and economic issues facing indigenous Guatemalans.

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

Spanish and English; bilingual.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to

Please write "Nutrition, Food Security & Community Development Coordinator-LAST NAME" as the subject of the email.

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


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