Director, Community Transformation Center

Etta Projects

About the organization

Etta Projects (www.ettaprojects.org) is a nonprofit public health organization with offices in the USA (WA) and Eastern Bolivia. Etta Projects (EP) collaborates with Bolivian communities, creating sustainable solutions to improve health, sanitation and clean water.
Etta Projects was created in 2003 to honor the life and legacy of Etta Turner, a Washington teenager whose young life ended tragically in November 2002 when she was in Bolivia as a Rotary International Exchange student. Since our establishment we have supported thousands of families in Bolivia to improve their health & nutrition, education and employment opportunities.
The philosophy of EP has always been one of sustainable development – the conviction that local people know their needs best and that they also have the power to meet those needs. Projects are designed based on the needs and recommendations of community members, and implemented hand in hand with the community.

Duties

The CTC Director is responsible for marketing the CTC, development of the annual work program, and the recruitment and booking of revenue generating clients. The CTC Director is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the facility, supervision of the grounds staff (cook/housekeeper, groundskeepers, and volunteer coordinator). S/he will coordinate use of the facility for EP workshops, for preparing and hosting groups of community participants. S/he will develop and maintain relationships with universities (Bolivian and international) to bring interns, volunteers, and student groups to the CTC for immersion experiences, research, and projects. S/he will develop and maintain relationships with Bolivian and international organizations to bring volunteers and groups to the CTC for projects, training and research.

Qualifications

• A deep commitment to the mission of Etta Projects
• Ability to multi task
• Detail oriented
• English and Spanish language abilities
• Knowledge of public health areas: water, environment, hygiene, nutrition, etc.
• Experience running and managing an international center, training center or facility with overnight accommodations and training facilities.
• Ability to work in diverse settings with a broad mix of people including facility guests, students, Bolivian government officials, NGO staff, community leaders, families, teachers, health workers, volunteers, donors etc.
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Excel
• Strong communication skills
• Experienced problem solver, flexible and creative
• Persistence and determination
• Responsible
• Ability to work well under stress and emergency conditions
• Ability to adapt to a hot, humid, tropical environment
• Ability to drive a stick shift 4 WD vehicle on dirt roads

Salary

$1,000-$1,200 USD per month. Housing and meals included. Visa costs and one way ticket reimbursed.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Location: Buena Vista, Department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The CTC is located on a 40 hectare/96 acre tropical forest. The climate is hot and humid, temperatures between 70 and 95 degrees F. There are 3 nature trails, a lookout tower, a swimming pool, a large classroom building, fire circles, 7 cabins, and a great variety of tropical wildlife. The phone and internet access is available in certain areas of the property.

Benefits and commitment: This position requires a 2-year commitment in Bolivia. Salary is based on experience. Health insurance and housing are included, and the use of a vehicle. This position is open to couples, and we encourage them to apply

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