Fellowship, Thunderbird for Good (Peru)

Fellowship, Thunderbird for Good (Peru)

**Spanish speaking and writing required. Fellowship is located in Peru.**

Organization Description: Thunderbird School of Global Management is dedicated to educating global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide. The entire Thunderbird community is the living embodiment of the belief that global management can be a force for positive economic and social change. On the front lines of Thunderbird’s mission to create sustainable prosperity worldwide is Thunderbird for Good. Created in 2005, Thunderbird for Good leverages the school’s expertise in global business education to provide non-traditional students in emerging markets with the business skills training they need to create or grow successful small businesses. In 2011, Thunderbird for Good formed a new partnership with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation. Together, Thunderbird for Good and Freeport-McMoRan are launching DreamBuilder, a web-based entrepreneurial education program. This unique pilot program is already providing business skills training to thousands of women in Peru and Chile. Innovative in its delivery method and focus, this multi-leveled business skills training and certification program provides access to various tools and resources in a fun and interactive way helping the women succeed in achieving their dream of running a successful small business in order to support themselves, their families, and their communities.

Position Description: The 15 month fellowship is for a Thunderbird graduate available to start work in October 2013. The main responsibility of the fellowship is to roll out the DreamBuilder Program in and around Arequipa, Peru providing support for the mine’s Community Development team while working to build upon established partner relationships and create new strategic partnerships with local governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities

  • Develop strong and productive relationships with local community development staff and outside organizations
  • Train the trainers on the computer-based DreamBuilder program
  • M&E - Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant management information and timely feedback
    Build commitment for the program with local staff and community
  • Liaise and attend meetings with other local organizations necessary to perform duties and aid project development

Other duties

Additional duties may be assigned at the discretion of the manager to meet business objectives and this job description is not intended to be all inclusive .



  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Must have an undergraduate degree
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office and various internet browsers

Preferred but not required

  • MBA or Masters degree in business related field
  • Experience living and working in Latin America, particularly Chile and Peru
  • Experience working with or for foreign government offices and/or non-profit organizations
  • Entrepreneurial experience
  • Experience in project management

Knowledge, abilities and key behavioral traits for success

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully implement complex projects with limited supervision and varying amounts of ambiguity
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • High degree of insight, exercising sound judgment
  • High level of comfort in dealing with ambiguity
  • Ability to prioritize and manage competing demands
  • Business acumen
  • Financial acumen
  • Strong team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively with internal and external partners
  • Self-starter, ability to perform and deliver with little direction
  • Creative and analytical
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, both in the field and via remote virtual channels


  • Arequipa, Peru


  • Some travel throughout Chile and Peru.


Estimated start date – October 2013

Please send resume to: 
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Human Resources, Ref. #2002
1 Global Place, Glendale, AZ 85306 
or e-mail: 
HRResumes@thunderbird.edu EEO/MFDV

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