Breaking the Silence: Guatemala Coordinator
The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network (BTS), based in the Maritimes of Canada on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, and Passamaquoddy, seeks a dynamic, caring individual, who is passionate about human rights, to be our Guatemala Coordinator in Guatemala.
Breaking the Silence (BTS) is a voluntary network of people in the Maritimes who began to organize in 1988 to support the efforts of Guatemalans struggling for political, social, and economic justice. Injustice is the result of structural inequalities both within and between countries, and BTS is committed to supporting structural transformation both in Guatemala and in Canada. Read more about BTS here: https://breakingthesilenceblog.com/about/.
Work location: Based in Guatemala City with regular in-country travel, annual travel to the Maritimes, and online communication with volunteers and staff in the Maritimes of Canada.
Guatemala Coordinator position
We are seeking a creative and thoughtful Guatemala Coordinator with a deep commitment to and passion for solidarity and community building. This person will support BTS solidarity work, primarily in Guatemala, and, on occasion, in the Canadian Maritimes and elsewhere in Canada. The successful candidate will be BTS’s ongoing representative in Guatemala, enabling the deepening and growth of the network’s relationships with its partner organizations and taking the lead on priority work in Guatemala and connecting that work to advocacy and solidarity in Canada with Maritimes-based BTS staff and volunteers. The main themes of BTS work are Defense of Territory; Truth, Justice and Impunity; and Accompaniment.
Permanent full time: 35 hours/week
The successful candidate will:
The Guatemala Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:
Annual Salary is CAD$25,000, which is competitive with similar international coordinator positions based in Guatemala, reflecting local costs. In addition, BTS provides a non-taxable monthly stipend based on a daily per diem, and covers international health insurance and health costs, expenses, two return flights Canada-Guatemala and 4 weeks annual vacation (after seven years, 5 weeks annual vacation). BTS has a dedicated and active volunteer fundraising committee; staff are not asked to fundraise.
BTS provides one work-related and one personal return flight between Canada and Guatemala per year; professional development opportunities through the Tatamagouche Centre; and full international health coverage/ benefits.
Breaking the Silence encourages people from diverse race, gender, ethnic group, sexual orientation, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, abilities, education, and backgrounds to apply. If your life experiences and skills differ from what is in this posting but you think you are the right person for the position, please apply!
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