Paula Bohland, current Executive Director for GRACES (Guatemalan Relief Assistance for Children’s Educational Services) is formally stepping down from her duties September 1, 2019.

GRACES is the US based nonprofit that provides funding and support for La Escuela Integrada, a school in Guatemala serving some of the poorest children in and around Antigua. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to lead this organization formally and informally for many years. I am not leaving, but stepping aside for new opportunities. I plan to be a strong supporter of the school for years to come,” says Bohland. The school which started over 20 years ago, serves 160 children in grades k-9 – offering not only education, meals, counseling, access to sports teams, tutoring, and English lessons.

Currently, the Board of Directors is looking for an Executive Director to begin immediately. The position is based in the United States with some travel to Guatemala. Below are the qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in management, human services, education or similar (preferred). 5+ years of related work experience.
  • Experience with a 501©3 preferred (nonprofit)
  • Experience with grant writing and fundraising preferred
  • Spanish speaker and/or experience with Latin American culture preferred

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Kevin King, Board Chair

The Board of Directors of GRACES wishes to publicly thank Paula Bohland for her many years of service to Escuela Integrada.

Paula's passion for the children, their education and physical and mental well being is unsurpassed. During her leadership, the school added many extra, but necessary services for the children and their families. The feeding program expanded to include breakfast and lunch, summer mission trip opportunities exploded, a mental health provider is now on staff, and classroom computers were added. These are just a few of the things that Paula advocated for on behalf of the staff of the school. She will be greatly missed by all, but we are happy that Paula plans to continue her support and care for our students as a volunteer and member of the support team. From the bottom of our hearts we wish for you God's many blessings as you move into this new season of your life and career.