Apply For A Director of Development and Operations Position At Mayan Families

Apply For A Director of Development and Operations Position At Mayan Families

Mayan Families a non-profit organization that provides opportunities and assistance to the indigenous and impoverished people of Guatemala through a variety of programmes centered on education and sustainable community development is currently looking for a Director of Development and Operations. Job location is Panajachel, Guatemala.

Responsibilities

The Director of Development and Operations performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Planning and Operations

  • Oversee the delivery of all programs and ensure that the activities are in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization
  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programs
  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization and comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards

Fundraising

  • Supervise all fundraising activities including annual giving, capital campaign, special projects, and other solicitations
  • Lead team in the creation of fundraising plans and strategies for campaigns
  • When necessary support the development of funding proposals for programs to ensure the continuous delivery of services
  • Maintain current major partnerships and support development manager in seeking and establishing new ones
  • Implement corporate giving strategy together with development manager
  • Support Development Manager in development of fundraising strategies and major gifts

Human Resources

  • Recruit, interview and select well-qualified fundraising staff
  • Implement the human resources policies, procedures and practices of the organization
  • Ensure that personnel files for the program are properly maintained and kept confidential
  • Coordinate a performance management process for all team of 27 staff

Team Management

  • Ensure all staff members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards
  • Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback
  • Liaise with other managers to ensureeffective and efficient program delivery

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support writing of reports on the programs for management and for funders
  • Ensure that the programs operate within the approved budget
  • Monitor all budgeted program expenditures
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and oversee the M & E for all 22 programs and sub-programs according to the program evaluation framework
  • Report evaluation findings to Directive Committee and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate

Financial Management

  • Manage project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all financial records for the programs are up to date
  • Support program managers to prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as outlined in funding agreements
  • Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the programs
  • Oversee the development of individual budgets by program managers

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years in a supervisory role in an NGO
  • Master Degree or equivalent professional experience in development
  • Extensive knowledge of challenges faced by indigenous people, preferably with regionally specific knowledge
  • Proven financial management skills
  • Highly organised with developed administrative skills
  • Experience managing a team
  • Experience in fundraising, grant-writing and reporting
  • Creative, resilient and flexible
  • Native fluency in English and professional fluency in Spanish

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates are to send their resume and cover letter to hr@mayanfamilies.org.

Application Deadline

Application closes December 9th, 2016.