Nicaragua: Director of Partnerships

Organization: JustHope
Country: Nicaragua
Closing date: 29 Nov 2017

JustHope, Inc.

Director of Partnerships Job Description

Primary Objective: The Director of Partnerships is responsible for developing, coordinating and nurturing partnerships between U.S. partners and one or all of the JustHope Nicaragua partner communities. This position reports to the Executive Director of JustHope.

Position Overview: The Director of Partnerships will work directly with the JustHope Partnership Coordinator in Nicaragua to provide excellent organizational service and support. This position will focus on partner relationships and communications, partner trips, program and project support and partner financial support of the organization. The Director of Partnerships will support operations and programming for JustHope and represent the mission, vision and core values of the organization. This position utilizes JustHope’s 4 Core Values: solidarity, sustainability, mutuality and collaboration in practical and efficient ways to ensure success.

Job Duties:

1- Administrative/Operational

  • Work with JustHope Partnership Coordinator on trip logistics and collaborate with JustHope Program Director on program aspects of partnertrips
  • Develop and implement partner trip follow-up program
  • Create and maintain resource development initiatives with trip partners, as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Supervise Partnership Coordinator and Staff Translators
  • Train and supervise partnertrip interns
  • Maintain network of contracts in government agencies including Customs, Health and Medicine, Education, Police, Municipal Government, and U.S. Embassy.

2 – Programming

  • Maintain, fine-tune and integrate JustHope’s Partnership program

    • Maintain and update Partnership curriculum at each level of the program
    • Collaborate with Executive Director to develop organizational requirements and expectations for partnership participation
  • Recruit and develop U.S. partner groups including;

    • Strengthening the service learning partnertrip program
    • Develop a program trip model to secure individual partners that are not associated with an official partner group
  • Create opportunities for partners to deepen, integrate, and embed their partnerships in authentic Nicaraguan community life

  • Develop and maintain partner trip evaluation process and data

  • Lead and/or Supervise leadership of PartnerTrips, other Interns, and Liasons

    • Build itineraries based on needs of partner
    • Create partner trip goals and budgets
    • Provide partner orientation and general education
    • Maintain trip budgets
    • Provide wrap-up programming
  • Responsible for Reporting

    • Write Partner-project reports
    • Provide regular community reports and updates

3- General

  • Represent JustHope and its core values with donors and other stakeholders
  • Collaborate with all JustHope staff and volunteers to achieve JustHope’s mission and vision
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor


  • Commitment to JustHope’s mission, vision and core values;
  • English and Spanish fluency required;
  • Bachelor degree in social service field;
  • Willingness to spend extended periods of time in Nicaragua and the U.S.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Drive to create and file reports and presentations;
  • Ability to be self-directed, developing and implementing work plans independently;
  • Excellent teamwork skills, including supervisory skills.

How to apply:

Interested candidates please send your CV and a cover letter to with "Director of Partnerships – LAST NAME" in the subject line of the email.

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