Be a Program Director of The Peace Project
Beginning no later than January 1, 2014
1 year minimum commitment
Work in a small rural community in a nature reserve in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua. The small, welcoming town sits along the rim of a beautiful lake in a volcanic crater. Live in the community at The Peace Project Hostel with The Peace Project staff, international volunteers and tourists.
Who We Are
The Peace Project was founded in 2011 to fulfill a community demand for learning the English language, an invaluable skill for quality jobs in the growing tourism industry. The project began with English classes in the local primary school and after school programs for community youth that focus on academics, leadership, and positive values. With increased community participation and the support of volunteers, donors, and local partners, the Project has expanded to its current mission of: working to expand educational opportunities, foster environmental stewardship, and facilitate community development in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua.
The Peace Project is run by two co-directors and advised by an experienced board of directors. Furthermore, it is in the process of being registered as an NGO in Nicaragua under the umbrella of ANDEPA. It is in this context that we are searching for a savvy, well organized and energetic Program Director to continue to improve the quality of our services and become financially solvent. An important aspect of the position will be executing the recently received Rotary International matching grant whilst also applying for operating cost grants. Individuals with a holistic approach to education, the arts and sciences are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will:
- Research and apply for grants
- Recruit and coordinate top notch volunteers from around the globe
- Work with the Nicaragua co-director to carry out projects and mission
- Document expenses and maintain donor relations
- Maintain careful documentation of all expenses and communicate with Keyser Rotary Club regarding accounts
- Responsible for all English language communication and translate documents and communications when needed
- Write a monthly English language newsletter while working to expand listserv
- Advertise for, provide orientation for, and coordinate volunteers
The Following Responsibilities will be shared:
- Work with our Nicaraguan Program Director in order to plan an After-School Day Camp three times a week, as well as teach English in the local primary school at least twice a week
- Maintain relationships within the community. Continue to work with community to assess needs and support efforts and initiatives to fulfill them
- Coordinate with partner volunteer organizations and government entities
- Support the operations of The Peace Project Hostel
- English and Spanish fluency
- Experience in working with children
- Experience in volunteer coordination and staff development preferred
- Grant writing and execution experience preferred
- International experience, experience in developing countries preferred
- BA in education, Latin American studies, international development or other related field
- Share The Peace Project values and mission
- Excellent communication skills
The Director will receive free room and board. Previous directors have been able to successfully fundraise a basic stipend comparable to local wages. Successful candidates will search for operating cost grants in order to provide salaries.
How to apply
To apply please e-mail a cover letter, resume or CV, and 2 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Peace Project, 50 metros de los ranchos, Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya, Nicaragua