The U.S. El Salvador Sister Cities Network is excited to announce the search for a new member of our team.  This position will be based in the U.S., and begins in June of 2012. The newest member of our team will work closely with El Salvador staff, our Board of Directors and U.S. committees to ensure the strength and growth of our network.


The U.S. Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

Financial and Legal Administration:
Documenting network finances with Quickbooks and preparing financial reports
Processing donations and sending donor thank yous and tax receipts
Tracking & managing monthly donor program
Assuring that organization is fulfilling national and state legal requirements
Processing payroll and national and state taxes 

Fundraising and Development:
Coordinating fundraising strategies with board and finance committee.Overseeing yearly fundraising campaign 
Preparing print and online fundraising appeals
Managing donor database
Outreach to major donors and work with board on major donor strategy
Writing content of Annual Report and other promotional materials
Researching, proposing and implementing new fundraising opportunities

U.S. Grassroots Outreach:
Direct & frequent communication with Sister Cities committees
Outreach to target committees as specified by Sister Cities board
Supporting committees’ fundraising and organizational capacities
Travel to visit committees in U.S. when possible
Encouraging and helping plan and prepare for delegations 
Planning speaking tours in coordination with El Salvador staff
Building relationships with new contacts and establishing new sistering relationships. 

Network Coordination
Weekly team meetings with El Salvador staff
Monthly board and finance committee calls
Participation in October National Gathering and Sister Cities U.S. tour 
Participation in U.S. Spring board meeting

Position Requirements

    •       Ability to work well independently, self-supervise and problem-solve is essential.

    •       Experience working with grassroots organizations in the United States.

    •       Experience in Latin America, especially in El Salvador is a plus.

    •       Fluency in Spanish and English is preferred.

    •       Strong cultural sensitivity and willingness to adapt in cross-cultural environments.

    •       Strong written and spoken communication skills.

    •       The ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally as needed.

    •       Ability to work in a team.

    •       Experience with fundraising or administration is a plus.

    •       Experience with accounting or willingness to learn accounting software

    •       Familiarity with the U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities network preferred.



It is strongly preferred that the coordinator be based close to any of the following Sister City committees:

Arlington, MA, Austin, TX, Bangor, ME, Binghamton, NY, Cambridge, MA, Concord, NH, Crystal Lake, IL, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Lawrence, KS, Manhattan, KS, Madison, WI, Watertown, MA or Wichita, KS.


Salary and Benefits:

The position is part time 20 hours/week  (Possibility of increasing to 25/week in 2013) with a gross pay of $1480 per month. Monthly healthcare stipend.


Job Commitment:

The job commitment is a minimum of 2 years.


Process and Timeline:

The person hired will begin working in June, 2012. We will be accepting applications until May 7th. We will arrange a telephone and /or in-person interview after receiving the application.


To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and two letters of reference to: Jesse Kates-Chinoy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.