Please find below the terms of reference for the position of Communications Coordinator with the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS).

To apply for the position, please email your cover letter and resume to the hiring committee by sending your resume and cover letter to: by Friday, October 7th, 2016 by 5:00pm

Job Description- Communications Coordinator (Contract)

Length of Contract: November 15, 2016 to June 30, 2017 | 12 hours/week, $20/hour


Breaking the Silence (BTS) is a voluntary network of people in the Maritimes who began to organize in 1988 to support the efforts of Guatemalans struggling for political, social, and economic justice.

We recognize that injustice is connected to structural inequalities both within and between countries, and BTS is committed to supporting structural transformation both in Guatemala and in Canada.

Our work is guided by the understanding that we all deserve to be treated as equals, and that we need to build long-term relationships based on solidarity and mutuality. We respond to the needs and issues defined by our partners and by other Guatemalans with whom we work, and we support them in taking charge of their own lives. Our relationships are built on friendship, sharing, and dialogue as we work, learn, and grow together.

Job Description

The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for:

Updating the BTS blog (
Updating and posting to BTS Facebook Page
Regularly posting to twitter
Design the BTS End-of-the-Year Report
Sharing information to the BTS Network on the CNCA Open for Justice Campaign
Translation of Press Releases (from Spanish to English)
Networking with communications staff of other organizations in Guatemala and Canada
Publicizing BTS Annual General Meeting (June 2017)
Article writing, writing Urgent Actions and press releases
Regular communication with permanent BTS staff
Design BTS flier for advocacy and fundraising purposes
Report back to the Coordinating Committee of BTS
Participate in the BTS Advocacy Committee to develop advocacy actions


An understanding of the work of BTS
A strong understanding of Canadian and Guatemalan contexts
Ability to read (medium) and write (medium) in Spanish
Willingness to identify work days
Experience in online design (webpage, bulletin, newsletter) is an asset
Strong writing skills

Personal qualities:

Good time management skills, including completion of tasks
Good inter-personal communications skills
Related work experience

BTS strongly encourages people of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

For any questions pertaining to the job description, or to apply, please contact the BTS hiring committee by sending an email to: by Friday, October 7, 2016 at 5:00pm.