StoveTeam is pleased to announce a new partnership with Kiva, one of the leading microfinance organizations in the world. Kiva’s innovative model connects individual lenders with entrepreneurs throughout the world, and allows lenders to follow the borrowers through Kiva’s website as they build their business and repay their loan. Read More..
StoveTeam International is hiring an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting with daily operations of StoveTeam’s U.S. office in Eugene, Oregon. The Administrative Assistant must respond to inquiries in English and Spanish and act as the face of StoveTeam, with the President and Program Director. The position is exciting and always changing, for which flexibility is useful.
Desirable Qualities: Fluent in Spanish (required), skilled with computers, social media, basic website editing, good communication, outgoing, organized, willing to be a public representative for StoveTeam.
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA, with possible paid domestic and international travel
Hours: 20 hours/week
Duties: Below are some of the responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant:
Receive mail, enter donations into Filemaker, print and mail thank you letters to donors. Respond to inquiries by phone, mail, email, and social media, responding appropriately or directing them to the appropriate person. Attend board meetings and take notes; distribute notes in a timely fashion after meetings.
2. Publicity & Events
Attend appropriate local and regional fairs and events (i.e. Eugene Celebration, Oregon Country Fair, Da Vinci Days), with the intention of spreading the word about StoveTeam, gaining volunteers, and donations. Add new contacts to e-newsletter list. Assist with managing social media accounts, writing blog posts, and posting announcements and updates on StoveTeam’s website.
3. Volunteer Coordination
Solicit volunteers as needed for local events, grant writing, PR, videography. Keep a master list of current volunteers and those people interested in going on international trips. Post volunteer opportunities on website and other sites such as Idealist.org. In preparation for international team trips, receive and process applications and deposits. Assist with arranging pre-trip orientation, in-country hotels, meals, and transportation, as needed.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references by December 3rd to:
Elly Grogan, Program Director
elly at stoveteam dot org Read More..
Saturday morning started with a visit to the San Cristobal de las Casas Rotary Club, where Nancy and I were to make a presentation about StoveTeam. We were told that the meeting started at 9 a.m., so being norteamericanas, we showed up right around nine. We should know better by now--we were the first ones there. So, we took a few laps around the plaza to wait for the meeting to actually begin. Read More..
We have had a wonderful time in San Cristobal with our new best friends from MadreTierra. Julio and Helena are fabulous, and we love working with them to develop a new stove program. We have met twice with the San Cristobal Rotarians, and we feel there may be room for collaboration with them as well.
Today was incredible, interesting, amazing, and makes me glad I do what I do. We have been looking forward to meeting the people in Chiapas from MadreTierra for some time, and we met them last night and planned our adventure for today, and what an adventure it was! Read More..