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Staff Positions –

Director of Outreach and Development

This position is a Co-Director position, responding directly to the Board of Directors and based in GHRC’s Washington, DC office.


  • Develop and implement strategic fundraising strategies
  • Produce and mail out at least three appeals a year (spring, early fall, and late fall/end of year)
  • Meet with major donors
  • Identify new likely donors, both individual and institutional
  • Develop, maintain, and adhere to a grant proposal schedule
  • Write grant proposals and submit any necessary reporting
  • As conditions permit, organize fundraiser events (at least 2 per year, to coincide with Guatemala staff or defender visits) and organize annual Alice Zachmann Human Rights Award event.

Communications and Outreach

  • As conditions permit, and in coordination with the Director of Advocacy, serve as a spokesperson at pertinent events to raise the visibility of GHRC
  • Participate occasionally in relevant coalitions working on human rights
  • Organize, promote, and participate in occasional webinars and other online events
  • With the assistance of volunteers, interns, and the Director of Advocacy, update and maintain website and social media accounts
  • In coordination with the Director of Advocacy, send out weekly communications to GHRC’s base of supporters, highlighting GHRC’s work and engaging supporters in meaningful action
  • Depending on conditions, recruit participants for delegations of US based activists to Guatemala and help arrange logistics, coordinating with staff in Guatemala
  • Depending on conditions, organize meetings, public events, and logistics for GHRC partners visiting Washington or collaborate with US allies to support visits to Washington
  • Depending on conditions, organize and help lead speaking tours in the US by partner human rights defenders


  • Recruit and supervise interns and volunteers
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for the board and prepare quarterly financial statements
  • Ensure payment of bills
  • Oversee accounting in Quickbooks
  • Ensure that database is kept current
  • Send thank you letters and acknowledgements of donations to GHRC donors
  • Provide information and documentation as requested by the accountant, auditor and/or board treasurer
  • Ensure timely filing of all DC and federal statements, including the payment of payroll taxes and completion of Form 990 and any other relevant DC, state, or federal requirements




  • Experience in writing and managing grants
  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice issues
  • Solid knowledge of and experience with Quickbooks
  • Organizational skills, including close attention to detail
  • Ability to work well as part of a team in a small, fast-paced office
  • Ability to take direction from the Board of Directors
  • Familiarity with current office technology and computer programs
  • Demonstrated experience successfully raising funds from individual donors
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Guatemala and experience living or working in Latin America


Excellent benefits including:

  • 4 weeks paid vacation, 12 day sick leave and 9 paid federal holidays per year
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Employer provided health insurance
  • 3% employer retirement match after 1 year of employment

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to, with “Director of Outreach and Development” in the subject line.


The Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA (GHRC) offers unpaid fall, spring and summer internships. We are regularly seeking interns to work with our Washington, DC and Guatemala City offices. Interns are integral to our work, providing substantive support to our publications, research on key human rights topics and program and campaign development. Depending on their interests, additional tasks may include translation and editing, speaker tours and delegation organizing, monitoring of the Guatemalan and Honduran press and assisting staff with affidavits for political asylum cases. Interns are expected to become full staff members during their time with us, including facilitating and taking notes during meetings and assisting with general office duties.The minimum internship length is three months, and interns are asked to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week, preferably in the morning and early afternoons.

For information on applying for an internships, please click here.