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Title: African Diaspora Partnerships Manager
Location: United States of America, city is flexible
Position: Full-time, Exempt
Team: Programs
Position Reports to: Regional Director, Africa

Position Summary:

This role is designed to move financial resources from the African diaspora to Thousand Currents’ African community-based partners.

We are looking for an African Diaspora Partnerships Manager who knows that Africans around the globe are the only ones that can transform African communities and understands that the concept of “international aid and “development” must be eliminated. The ideal candidate is determined to channel and connect diaspora resources with social movements working on economic justice, food sovereignty, and climate justice in Africa. Additionally, the African Diaspora Partnerships Manager is creative, resourceful, and a self-driven organizer who enjoys building connections and relationships with people – be it over a dinner, a conference, a community center, or a side meeting at a multilateral convening.

The African Diaspora Partnerships Manager is responsible for integrating Africans In the Diaspora (AiD) into the Thousand Currents’ Africa program* and engaging the African diaspora to learn more about Thousand Currents’ Africa program, partners and alliances. They will build and implement an AiD strategy that a) develops the program’s African diaspora outreach, philanthropic engagement, and communications activities, and b) conceptualizes and implements activities focused on raising funding from the African diaspora to support the work of Thousand Currents’ Africa program partners.

*Note: Africans in the Diaspora and Thousand Currents merged in 2017, making Thousand Currents the first U.S.-based funder to rearrange its structure to include diaspora engagement. Africans in the Diaspora is now held within the Africa program at Thousand Currents.

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Title: Executive Assistant / Operations Coordinator
Position: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time
Team: Operations
Position Reports to: Director of Finance & Administration
Updated: July 2018

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director and the Director of Finance and Administration, the Executive Assistant/ Operations Coordinator is integral to the team’s operations, finances, governance coordination and executive management.   The Executive Assistant/ Operations Coordinator performs administrative functions including office management, executive assistance, logistics and operational improvements.   Working with an Executive Director who is often traveling, the Executive Assistant/ Operations Coordinator works independently on projects, following through from conception to completion, prioritizing conflicting needs, and handling matters expeditiously and proactively. The Executive Assistant/ Operations Coordinator coordinates a wide variety of activities often with deadline pressures and handles confidential matters with discretion. The Executive Assistant/ Operations Coordinator brings to this work a commitment to human rights and social justice values and to ensuring that Thousand Currents’ communications are consistent with our Fundraising Vision and with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics.

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Title: Afro-descent Communities in Latin America Intern
Type: Part-time, 15 to 20 hours per week, non-exempt
Location: Flexible (required to meet virtually with supervisor each week)
Team: Programs Team
Position Reports to: Latin America Regional Director
Period: Jan to May 2019 (5 months)

Position Summary:

The Afro-descent Communities in Latin America (ACLA) Research Intern will bring a combination of impeccable professionalism, intellectual curiosity, a passion for social justice, and a desire to work in a participatory way as a team player. Specifically, the ACLA Program Research Intern will have strong researching skills, interest in learning about the funding environment for international development and ways in which Thousand Currents supports long-term alternative economies, climate justice, and food sovereignty in partnership with grassroots organizations in the Global South.

For a five-month period, the role of the ACLA Program Research Intern will be to produce a research project on afro-descendent communities in the Latin America region, which includes the Caribbean.

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Cargo: Pasante de investigación de Comunidades afrodescendientes en América Latina
Tipo: Tiempo parcial, de 15 a 20 horas por semana, no exento
Lugar: Flexible (se requiere una reunión virtual con la supervisora cada semana)
Remuneración: 15 USD por hora
Equipo: Equipo de Programas
Supervisado por: Directora Regional para América Latina
Requisitos: Debe tener computadora y acceso a Internet propios
Término: enero a mayo de 2019 (5 meses)


La/el pasante de investigación de Comunidades afrodescendientes en América Latina (CAAL) aportará una combinación de profesionalismo impecable, curiosidad intelectual, pasión por la justicia social y deseo de trabajar en equipo y de manera participativa. En concreto, la/el pasante de investigación del Programa CAAL deberá tener buenas habilidades de investigación, estar interesada/o en aprender sobre el ámbito de financiamiento para el desarrollo internacional y las formas en las que Miles de Afluentes apoya las economías alternativas, la justicia climática y la soberanía alimentaria en colaboración con organizaciones de base en el sur global.

Por un periodo de cinco meses, la/el pasante de investigación del Programa CAAL tendrá la función de desarrollar un proyecto de investigación sobre las comunidades afrodescendientes en América Latina, la cual incluye la región del Caribe.

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Thousand Currents is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Discrimination also includes a perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics.

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