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Position: Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Mosqoy: Sacred Valley Youth Fund
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

About Mosqoy

“Mosqoy” means “dream” in the local Quechua language and demonstrates our main objective: to fulfill the dreams of Quechua communities in Peru. Mosqoy is a not-for-profit business based both in Victoria, BC, Canada and in Cusco, Peru. Here at Mosqoy we do many things to help achieve our mission, but in all things we aim to promote educational and cultural rights for Andean communities in Peru.


  • Organization: Mosqoy
  • Pay: $10.85/hour
  • Start date: May 15, 2017
  • End date: July 14, 2017
  • Hours: 40 hours/week
  • Location: 620 View St., Downtown Victoria, BC, Canada

General Description

This is an excellent opportunity for an organized, hardworking student to gain valuable leadership experience. The ideal candidate will be outgoing and detail-oriented with an independent work ethic, and passionate about the innovative work that Mosqoy is doing in Peru.

This position will allow the ideal candidate to learn about disseminating knowledge to diverse private and public sectors in effective ways for international non-profit organizations, and to develop their communication skills, specifically learning to convey stories and missions for the Development Department in ways that are both in line with organizational values and that can elevate the organization’s capacity to deliver its programs.

Skills Needed

  • Self-starter, with a high degree of motivation and initiative. Ability to work independently but take direction well.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (both written & verbal).
  • Knowledge of Indigenous land, language, and cultural rights issues, both in Canada and globally.
  • Good interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Intermediate computer skills: experience with Microsoft Office, Excel spreadsheets, Google drive, and Skype.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Related post-secondary degree (in-progress or completed).


  • Previous experience working with a social enterprise and/or not-for-profit organization
  • Previous grant-writing or fundraising experience
  • Experience working with Indigenous-run organizations and/or connections with local Indigenous communities
  • Basic understanding of the Spanish language
  • Previous experience in social media and marketing
  • Creative mindset and the ability to identify new strategic opportunities

Organizational Information

Mosqoy is an international charitable organization that provides economic opportunities for rural highland communities in the Peruvian Andes, while nurturing their threatened indigenous culture. We do so through three main programs: a textile revitalization program, a post-secondary scholarship program, and a knowledge exchange program. For more information, visit our website:


The student's tasks would cut across all of our programs, allowing them to learn about international issues that focus on human rights and NGO management. Such tasks include two main sectors:

Knowledge Mobilization:

  • Mobilizing knowledge of our three programs to a variety of audiences (through publicity materials, media articles, community events and presentations, dialogue sessions, and digital media platforms)
  • Assisting us to produce materials that are accessible for a diverse audience, to convey important but complex knowledge relating to indigenous rights, community-led development, international human rights, international aid, fair-trade, cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and access to education.


  • Assisting in developing and implementing our monthly memberships
  • Improving and maintaining donor relationships
  • Assisting to research corporate social responsibility partnerships
  • Researching and assisting with relevant grants and bursary
  • Researching best practices in non-profit fundraising, and other related tasks

Canada Summer Jobs Prerequisites

Please note that this position is funded through a Canada Summer Jobs grant. Therefore, to be eligible for this position, all applicants must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and three references to our volunteer Office Manager, Praveen Ponraj at admin mask*, no later than Monday, May 1st at 12 pm (Noon) Pacific Time. Please include the names, relationship, phone numbers, and email addresses of the three references. Please title your email “Field School Coordinator Application – FirstnameLastname”.

Interviews will be held in the first week of May. For further questions, please contact Praveen at admin mask*

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GoodWork ID: 39763       Date posted to Apr 18 2017