Job: Kino Border Initiative seeks an Associate Director


Kino Border Initiative

Associate Director


The Kino Border Initiative, a dynamic, faith-based, non-profit located on the border of Nogales, AZ and Nogales, Sonora, seeks an experienced, bi-lingual professional to work closely with the Executive Director to manage internal operations including planning, finance, human resources, facilities and general business administration and engage with external constituencies.  The ideal candidate will possess experience in a non-profit setting in these key areas, be fluent in English and Spanish, and be fully committed to KBI’s mission and values.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director will be responsible for enhancing the internal organization processes and infrastructure that will allow Kino Border Initiative to effectively fulfill its mission, as well as engage externally with key constituencies.

The Director of Operations will manage the following functions:

A. Working with the Executive Director, manage and oversee all financial and business planning activities, including:

• Direct and administer all financial plans

• Oversee business policies and accounting practices

• Review and analyze financial reports

• Support and advise the ED in decision making

• Lead and support organizational budgeting process

• Oversee reporting and monitoring of organizational performance metrics.

• Provide overall financial oversight and monitoring.

• Ensure that relevant financial data is presented to the ED and Board of Directors.

B.  Manage and oversee the human resource function for Kino Border Initiative including:

• Recruitment, hiring, and compensation

• Benefits administration and oversight

• Professional training and development, including new employee orientation

• Retention strategies

• Regulatory oversight and legal compliance

• Ensuring that the human resource function is properly resourced and represented

D.  Manage and oversee the facilities and property function for KBI including:

• Oversee risk management and legal activities: letters of agreement, contracts, leases, and other legal documents and agreements

• Business insurance: procurement, monitoring and management

• Ensure the ongoing maintenance and updating of information systems and infrastructure, including hardware and software.

E.  Office Management: oversee administrative functions for KBI U.S. and Mexican offices, ensuring smooth daily operations of physical facilities and equipment.

• Provide direct supervision of Administrative Assistants

F.  Board of Directors: working with the ED to provide staff support and guidance to the KBI board and act as staff liaison to relevant board committees, including finance and building committee.

Essential Skills & Qualifications

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree

• Bilingual, English and Spanish, required

• 5+ years senior management in a socially responsible organization with progressive experience leading to at least three years experience in operational/administrative management

• Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis with previous experience overseeing human resources, information technology, and legal issues

• Skills should include organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning; demonstrated success developing and monitoring systems to manage both operational and programmatic work that involve high levels of collaboration

• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of the KBI

• Must possess valid passport that enables individual to move easily across the U.S./Mexico border

• Willingness to live and work in Nogales, Arizona.

• Fundraising experience a plus

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to:

Rev. Sean Carroll, S.J.
PO Box 159
Nogales, AZ  85628-0159
Sean Carroll (at)

Competitive Salary DOE & Benefits

About the Kino Border Initiative

The Kino Border Initiative (KBI) is a bi-national non-profit organization located on the U.S. and Mexico border of Ambos Nogales that exists to address the immediate needs of deported migrants, to educate about the reality of immigration at the border, and to promote humane border and immigration policies that affirm the dignity of human beings and protect human rights.  Learn more by visiting our website at or Facebook at

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