Kounkuey Design Initiative is looking for an exceptional individual to fill the role of Development and Communications Coordinator. The ideal candidate will be interested in and knowledgeable of the design and community development professions, and excited to take on the challenge of growing this position and department within the organization.
Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) is an award-winning non-profit design and community development organization that partners with underserved communities in the US, Africa, and Latin America to physically transform communities and in the process, improve environmental, economic, and social quality of life.
The architects, urban planners, community organizers, and engineers that make up our team believe participatory design and long-term investment are key to sustainable development. Working collaboratively with communities, we help residents identify priority needs and create and implement design-based solutions that meet those needs. KDI is headquartered in Los Angeles and has a thriving office in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information about the organization, please visit www.kounkuey.org.
This is not a conventional position, because this is not a conventional organization. The Development and Communications Coordinator will coordinate with all departments, report to the Executive Director (ED), and work closely with the Associate Director, and Design and Planning Directors. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work from our Kenya office for a few weeks each year. The candidate must be an innovative and strategic thinker, who will support the design and implementation of KDI's communications and fund-development strategies. This is a tremendous opportunity for an emerging communications and development leader to strengthen and build the evolving, internal capacity of a highly innovative, dynamic, and high-impact organization, as well as advance their professional capabilities.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Chelina Odbert, Executive Director at [email protected].