7 Avenida 14-44 Zona 9
Edificio La Galería,
Guatemala, Guatemala 01009
P.O. BOX 8643
Boise, ID 83707
We are hiring a grants and projects coordinator to advance Semilla Nueva’s donor identification, project design, grant writing, and reporting. The ideal candidate will be a skilled writer who can quickly understand large bodies of technical knowledge, creatively plan new projects, and make complex ideas accessible. We need a writer, a thinker, and a planner. This position will work directly with the development director, COO, and executive director to create and maintain the relationships that will enable Semilla Nueva to improve the nutrition over 7 million people in the next three years.
The position will have opportunities for advancement based on achievements, including to a senior grants coordinator or partnerships manager.
SUMMARY OF THE ORGANIZATION
Malnutrition is one of the greatest barriers to the world’s poorest people escaping poverty. The 900 million people in Africa and Central America who eat corn daily are some of the most affected, with nearly half of Guatemala’s children suffering from stunted growth. Semilla Nueva launched the world’s first social enterprise dedicated to the development, production, and sale of more nutritious, biofortified corn seed directly to small farming families. Farmers buying our seed increase their yields and incomes, while improving the diets of hundreds of thousands— and someday millions—of the world’s poorest consumers. Semilla Nueva is currently expanding our model to work with other seed companies, the Guatemalan government, and partnerships in other countries. In 2021, our fourth year of sales, our seed reached 11,000 families directly and over 20,000 through partnerships.
Semilla Nueva capitalizes on the scientific achievement of the world’s leading scientists at organizations such as CIMMYT, HarvestPlus, INCAP, and universities like Purdue, Iowa State, Tufts, and Harvard. Our donors include some of the most prestigious in impact philanthropy, including Cartier Philanthropy, Mulago and the U.S. Government. Our seeds are based on conventional breeding (non-GMO), although we are not opposed to well-tested biotechnology. Our work has led to rapid growth and international recognition, including an Ashoka fellowship, Mulago fellowship, and Forbes 30 under 30 for our founder.
MAKING THE DECISION TO APPLY
Before applying, please review our website, blog, and annual reports which are found at www.semillanueva.org. To apply please send the following application materials to email@example.com. Please note “Grants and Projects Coordinator” in the subject line.
Semilla Nueva is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. We foster a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, out of home care, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.