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Join our team of driven, goal-oriented professionals who are committed to fostering social entrepreneurship for African development.

Current Openings:

Accountant/Bookkeeper Volunteer

Location: Tucson, AZ

Use your accounting skills to support the Flame Tree Initiative as we combat poverty in Malawi through social entrepreneurship. We are a small team with a big impact! We have staff on the ground in Malawi, our key development person is located in Durango, Colorado, and our Founder and President is located in Tucson.


  • Accurately perform a variety of accounting functions including: general ledger, reporting, and management; account reconciliations; accounts payable; reconcile monthly bank statements; payroll

  • Assist with month-end closing, annual financial audits, and annual budget process

  • Conduct financial grant management and reporting

  • Filing of Form 990


  • Highly organized and reliable

  • BS in Accounting preferred and at least 2 years of accounting experience

  • Non-profit accounting experience

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, and Intuit

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Aplos Software

  • Willingness to access and learn Colorado State Tax system

How To Apply

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! Please email your resume and cover letter in a PDF attachment to

Fund Development Intern

Location: Denver, CO

The Fund Development Intern will work collaboratively with the Flame Tree Initiative staff to conduct research, help design fundraising strategies, and assist with developing grant proposals. This opportunity will provide the intern with hands-on experience in several of the most in-demand skills in the non-profit industry and enhance his/her writing and research skills.


  • Research grants and corporate sponsorships or partnerships that are appropriate for Flame Tree Initiative’s mission, vision, and organizational values

  • Present research findings in an organized manner

  • Maintain and update FTI’s grants database

  • Assist with editing grant proposals

  • Draft and proofread letters of intent (LOIs) using both existing and new content

  • Provide support for fundraising events

  • Provide general office support such as data entry, filing, scanning, mailing, and other administrative duties as needed

How To Apply

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! Please email your resume and cover letter in a PDF attachment to

About Flame Tree Initiative:

Flame Tree Initiative partners with African universities to foster scalable, socially-minded businesses that accelerate regional change. We believe that training, mentoring and launching development enterprises -- businesses that confront global development challenges -- is a potent way to contribute to the new, innovative era in Africa.