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9. Job posting: Trent-in-Ecuador Academic Coordinator (Ecuador)

Academic Coordinator, Trent-in-Ecuador

The Department of International Development Studies at Trent University invites
applications for a nine-month position as Academic Coordinator of the
Trent-in-Ecuador (TIE) Program in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

The Academic Coordinator works with a locally based Administrative Coordinator
to deliver a comprehensive academic program for approximately 20 students from
Trent and other Canadian universities. Teaching responsibilities include a
third-year undergraduate-level course on “Andean Economy, Culture and Society”;
teaching and supervising students in a double-credit course in “Community
Development” (which involves a 10-week student work placements in the winter
term). Other responsibilities include coordinating and overseeing 3 other
courses taught by local academics and advising students.

Qualifications: social science expertise in Latin American studies, preferably
in the Andean region; PhD (or doctorate near completion) or equivalent, and
ability to work in English and Spanish.

Term of appointment: August 10th 2010 to May 10 2011, with the possibility of
renewal. Salary $CAD 32,500 plus allowances for return airfare, and some
professional expenses.

Deadline: February 26, 2010 or until position is filled. C.V. and three letters
of reference should be sent to:

Christiaan Beyers
Associate Professor and Director, Trent-in-Ecuador Program
Trent University
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 7B8

For further information, please contact C. Beyers at:
Tel: 705-748-1011, Ext. 7285
Fax: 705-748-1624

For further information about Trent’s International Development Studies
Department and the Trent-in-Ecuador Program at


10. Job posting: Resource Development Coordinator (Horizons of Friendship,
Cobourg ON)


Job Title: Resource Development Coordinator
Reporting Relationships:
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Event coordinator, fundraising volunteers such as interns and
contract employees.
Liaises with: Administrative/Donor Assistant, Mesoamerican team, communication
committee, contract staff, events coordinators, Board members, volunteers,
funders and donors.
Location: Cobourg, Ontario.
Probationary Period: 6 months.
Term     Full-time staff position, two-year contract, renewable upon successful
Salary: Salary range $ 35,000 to $44,000 commensurate with experience (plus
benefit package).
Starting Date: April 2010.

Horizons of Friendship is a Canadian non-profit, international development
agency committed to eliminating the root causes of poverty and injustice
through the cooperation of people from the South and the North. Horizons of
Friendship supports Central American and Mexican partner organizations that
undertake local initiatives, which further this goal. In Canada, we raise
awareness on global issues and work with Canadian organizations at the local
and national levels to bring about positive and lasting changes.

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the incumbent is responsible for
ensuring sustainable revenues and continued growth of Horizons of Friendship’s
program by developing and implementing fundraising strategies with foundations,
institutional funders, major gift prospects and government agencies. The
incumbent also collaborates in other fundraising activities such as donor
development, planned giving strategy and fundraising events.


Donor Relations
•    Support the Executive Director to maintain timely communications and on-going
relations with donors by drafting correspondence, in coordination with the
Administrative/Donor Assistant;
•    Respond to donor requests for information;

•    Prepare appeal letters;
•    Maintain and foster relationships with existing foundations/institutional
supporters via effective stewardship and regular contact and visits (with
southern partners when possible);
•    Coordinate major gift and planned giving strategies in collaboration with
staff and Board;
•    Refine and maintain donor files.

Proposal and Report Writing
•    Liaise with staff to gather relevant information for proposals and/or reports;
•    Prepare specific project proposals for foundations, and other institutional
and major gift donors;
•    Prepare reports, adhering to the relevant guidelines and requirements of the
•    Prepare financial reports to accompany narrative reports; and budgets to
accompany proposals;
•    Research and identify new foundations/institutional funders.

•    Contribute to drafting organizational descriptions and annual reports to
foundations and donors;
•    Edit and/or proofread texts;
•    Contribute written articles to newsletters and assist with media releases,
marketing, promotion and advertising;
•    Responsible for developing and writing fundraising materials.

Organizational Processes
•    Research and design strategies for fundraising and financial sustainability;
•    Actively contribute to the setting of targets and planning of annual
fundraising activities;
•    Monitor progress toward targets and contribute to the regular evaluation of
resource development activities;
•    Initiate and actively participate in regular meetings of fundraising team and
participate in meeting of the communication committee;
•    Coordinate the work of the planned giving consultant, events coordinators,
through minute-taking, monitoring timelines and overall supervision;
•    Participate actively in organizational meetings and committees, as

Institutional Collaboration
•    Help meet the objectives of Horizons of Friendship as expressed in its
Statement of Purpose and strategic plans;
•    Participate in and with other staff, jointly coordinate fundraising team and
Board fundraising meetings: share information, exchange ideas and report on
progress and results of work;
•    Participate in monthly staff meetings and, in rotation with other staff, share
the role of chair and scribe;
•    Work with other staff to develop and implement an institution-wide
communication strategy;
•    Produce annual work plan, timeline and revenue cash flow to suit institutional


At least 3 years of experience:
–    In fundraising and resource development in a non-profit organization;
–    Writing grants proposals and funder reports.

Academic & knowledge requirements:
–    Graduate or undergraduate degree in social sciences or related field;
–    Courses or certificates in fundraising considered an asset;
–    Knowledge of the Mesoamerican region;
–    Proven capacity to work effectively as part of a team and individually;
–    Available to work irregular hours and to travel within Canada;
–    Valid Canadian driver license and own transportation;
–    Eligible to work in Canada (permanent resident or Canadian citizen).

Expertise & Skills:
–    Excellent written and verbal communication;
–    Excellent organizational/project management skills;
–    Demonstrated capacity in critical thinking and complex problem solving;
displays good judgment;
–    Comfortable with public speaking;
–    Excellent attention to detail;
–    Familiarity with spreadsheets, budgets, financial reports;
–    Excellent computer skills;
–    Bilingual English/Spanish required. French an asset.

Cobourg is located approximately one hour east of Toronto, on the shore of Lake
Ontario. A family community with a population of 19,000, it offers a beautiful
sandy beach, quality educational opportunities and a host of recreational and
cultural amenities.

Qualified candidates are invited to direct their applications to Patricia
Rebolledo, Executive Director by February 26, 2010

Applications may be sent by mail, email, or fax:

Horizons of Friendship
50 Covert Street, P. O. Box 402
Cobourg, ON K9A 4L1
Fax: 905-372-7095

For more information on Horizons of Friendship, see our website at

We wish to thank all those who respond to this posting for their interest, but
advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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