Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the organizational leadership, administration and operations of all international programs as well as our domestic office and financial/fund development activities. The priority of this position is to ensure that there are sufficient management and income/development structures in place to assure continued programmatic success and impact thereby furthering FSD's mission.

Click here to read the full position description.

International Program Coordinator - Multiple Locations

Working under the supervision of the Program Director and with guidance from the International Programs Team in the San Francisco office, the IPC supports FSD interns and volunteers, partner organizations and host families. The IPC also contributes to site initiatives and program development goals of FSD. This is a volunteer position, which includes a cost of living stipend, international airfare, traveller's insurance, and reimbursement for other requirements for entry. Training for this position is largely led on-site by the Program Director.

IPC Current Position Openings (start dates may be flexible within a few weeks)

Cochabamba, Bolivia (March - September 2015, with a possibility to extend)

Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua (March 2015 - March 2016)

Jinja, Uganda (April - October 2014)

Jodhpur, India (March - September 2015, with a possibility to extend)

Kakamega, Kenya (April - October 2014)

Masaka, Uganda (March - September 2014)

Salta, Argentina (March - September 2014)

Udaipur, India (April - October 2014)

For the position description click here. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Applications for positions in Latin America should be submitted in Spanish. In the subject line of your email, please indicate the location of the position that interests you.

We look forward to hearing from you!


It has been brought to our attention that a person or persons NOT affiliated with the Foundation for Sustainable Development have been posting fraudulent advertisements in local newspapers offering a Credit Officer position in Nairobi and a Field Interviewer Position in Kenya. These advertisements usually link to our actual website but at some point in this phony recruitment process a fee is requested to move forward with the application. Be advised that FSD does not have an operation in or around Nairobi and we would NEVER require payment to apply for a job vacancy. Any and all positions that become available in any of our international offices will be listed on our website, in addition to outside advertising.

We regret that there is a person or persons who are using FSD's good name and reputation to try and scam job seekers, and we are working with local authorities to put a stop to these activities. We would greatly appreciate you providing us with some details such as the date and name of publication where you found the advertisement, via email at will help to prevent future victims of this scam.

Other Ways to Get "In the Door"

Please note that paid positions with FSD are extremely competitive and we receive far more applications for each position than we can feasibly interview. Whenever possible, we prefer to promote from within, thus many current members of our team are exceptionally talented former interns and volunteers. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications for a current opening, or if you apply and are not contacted, we strongly encourage you to consider joining FSD's Intern and Volunteer programs. These programs commonly serve as a catalyst for paid positions with FSD and other like-minded International Development institutions.

To review our International Intern and Volunteer Programs, click here >>
To review our San Francisco Intern and Volunteer Programs, click here >>