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Communications & Development Coordinator

at Cojolya Association of Maya Women Weavers in Santiago Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala

About the Job

Working as Cojolya's Communications & Development Coordinator is a fantastic entry-level opportunity for anyone passionate about women's issues and the arts in Latin America. As the primary Communicator at the Association, you serve as the primary translator and lead in digital platforms. From writing reports for donors on our social programming to writing fundraisers to managing our website to advertising new textiles on social media, this job provides excellent experience from both a development and marketing perspective in our small and collaborative office. We are looking for a creative, positive, and organized candidate with excellent interpersonal skills to help Cojolya communicate its mission and stories to a broader, international audience.

Primary Responsibilities:
Development
-Fundraising
-Grantwriting
-Research on potential foundations and fundraising platforms
-New donor and returning donor outreach
-Program development for grants and fundraisers
-Annual reports
-Effectively articulate the financial needs of the organization and communicate our mission

Marketing/Communications
-Run all social media accounts
-Creating original content to promote the association on a variety of platforms
-Act as the initial contact for clients, potential clients, and anyone wishing to contact the organization
-Investigate and contact possible distributors for Cojolya's products
-Update changes on website
-Promote new products and social program development
-Supervise and produce reports on sales from our online store in order to manage international inventory
-Seeking opportunities for Cojolya to participate in trade fairs and other international sales platforms
-Write monthly newsletters

Qualifications

Intermediate Spanish
Adobe Suite or editing Software preferred
Passion for women's issues, economic empowerment, arts, indigenous peoples culture, and education

To apply

email cojolya@cojolya.org with a cover letter and resumé

Cojolya Association of Maya Women Weavers

Since 1983, the Cojolya Association has been dedicated to the preserving the ancient Mayan art of backstrap-loom weaving as a viable economic enterprise for women. Using traditional techniques and designs, woven textiles are made into modern accessories for customers all over the world.

The association provides its producers with materials, training and designs. A proud member of the World Fair Trade Organization, Cojolya is dedicated to empowering its weavers and supporting the community of Santiago Atitlan and ensures that all its artisans earn a fair living wage. Furthermore, we contribute to our community’s long term development by offering academic support to our weavers’ children and siblings, while we conduct workshops about topics such as indigenous rights and gender equality with the weavers.