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Community Health and Development Fellow (With Stipend)

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Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala
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Community Health and Development Fellow (With Stipend)

Community Health and Development Fellow at Hospitalito Atitlán

*A monthly living stipend commensurate with experience is provided*

Hospitalito Atitlán is a nonprofit community hospital serving over 75,000 Maya on Lake Atitlán's Southern Shores. The hospital provides a full-range of preventive and clinical health services with an emphasis on women and children and has the only 24/7 emergency and surgical obstetrical care within a two-hour radius.

This position is based out of the Development Office as part of a team that includes individuals with years of experience with Hospitalito Atitlán. The responsibilities are varied and important, and require someone who is flexible, professional, and organized. Below is a list of some of the desired skills and experience, and some of the more established responsibilities for individuals in this position. This list is by no means exhaustive, and is always subject to change as the Hospitalito grows and changes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Grants and Reports

Collaborate with the Director of Development and Community Projects team on grant applications for new projects, analyze data and create reports for current projects.

Community Health Programs

The fellow will be trained in all these skills before going out into the community. The fellow will assist with the community health programs that are coordinated through the development office, including the Diabetes and Nutrition Programs, the “Día de Salud” and “Día de Mujeres Embarazadas” programs, which bring medical staff and supplies into the rural communities. Fellow may perform patient-intake at rural clinics, blood glucose screening for diabetic patients or give educational talks about diabetes or nutrition.

Inbox and Donation Management

The fellow is responsible for responding to these emails or forwarding them to the appropriate party. The fellows also maintains donor database, Network for Good.

Maternal Infant Program Management

This program links sponsors with pregnant women and new mothers of minimal resources to provide prenatal tests and vitamins, prenatal and postnatal counseling, free clinical visits, the option to give birth in the Hospitalito, and well child visits. Hospitalito’s social worker manages the program and the fellow is responsible for managing contributions and communication between the sponsors and families. Pre-pandemic, the fellow assisted at monthly talks with the sponsored women’s group.

Newsletter and Annual Campaigns

Fellow assists in the production and design of newsletters (monthly-quarterly) and annual report

Social Media Management

The fellow contributes to Hospitalito social media content, and may be tasked with photographing events and interviewing staff and community members to get material to publish on social media. 

Hospital Tours and Visitors

Fellow conducts tours of the hospital and aids with logistics for groups of visitors. Tours are typically in English, and occasionally in Spanish.

Surgical Team Management and Patient Translation

The Hospitalito hosts a number of surgical teams for brief visits or “jornadas” throughout the year. The fellow assists with surgical team management and translates for patients that do not speak Spanish.

Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English, including public speaking
  • Intermediate to advanced Spanish
  • Bachelor or advanced degree in a health-related field
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adaptability and organization
  • Critical thinking
  • Interest or experience living in an indigenous community
  • Initiative to independently take on and complete projects

§ Adaptability with respect to living conditions and situation: while Santiago is a big town (50,000+ people) and many modern conveniences are present, day to day life can become rugged at times and over the course of year this can become taxing. 

Start Date/Commitment

Start date of Summer 2021, commitment of one year

Monthly stipend commensurate with experience provided

Apply

Email a copy of your resume in both Spanish and English to info@hospitalitoatitlan.org

In the body of your email, tell us why you are interested in the position and why you think you would be a good fit.

Questions? Email us 

Community Health and Development Fellow at Hospitalito Atitlán

*A monthly living stipend commensurate with experience is provided*

Hospitalito Atitlán is a nonprofit community hospital serving over 75,000 Maya on Lake Atitlán's…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
    12:00 AM CST
  • End Date
    June 30, 2022
    11:59 PM CST
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

On-site

Hospitalito Atitlán

Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

How to Apply

To apply: email a copy of your resume in both Spanish and English to info@hospitalitoatitlan.org

In the body of your email, tell us why you are interesting in the position and why you think you would be a good fit.

Any questions can also be emailed to info@hospitalitoatitlan.org

To apply: email a copy of your resume in both Spanish and English to info@hospitalitoatitlan.org

In the body of your email, tell us why you are interesting in the position and why you…

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