Communications Volunteer

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Volunteer Opportunity, No Placement Fees
Mil Milagros
Panajachel
, Solola
Friday, May 8
Lake Atitlan + Chimaltenango
May 8, 2015 - 10:56am
Intermediate
More than Six Months
Education / Schools, Health / Medical, Women's Issues
Job Description:

Savvy communications specialist is needed to volunteer with small, innovative NGO committed to improving children’s health and education in the Guatemalan Highlands' state of Sololá. This is a newly created part- time volunteer position based in Panajachel. Volunteer will work with in-country director and deputy director to manage external communications for the organization. Ideal volunteer will have a passion for the organization's mission, be proficient in Spanish, commit to at least 20 hours per week for at one year, and have excellent communication skills as well as an extensive knowledge of social media strategies.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

2+ years working in the areas of social media and communications
Experience using Wordpress to update website content
Experience taking photos and video
Positive, enthusiastic and flexible
Ability to work independently and as a member of a small close knit team
Proficient in Spanish

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience with HTML
Experience living/working in Guatemala

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter accounts
Update and maintain website
Take photos and videos at partner schools
Conduct short interviews with program beneficiaries
Draft correspondence to donors
Support successful implementation of communications plan
Create promotional materials

RESOURCES AVAILABLE:
Mil Milagros will provide resources to support the volunteer to be successful, including:
- Office space in Panajachel
- Camera
- Computer for website and social media updates
- Other supplies as needed

Deputy director and in-country director will be available for consultation and support

TIME COMMITMENT:

- Volunteer will commit to at least 20 hours per week for one year

REPORTS TO:

-In-country director

How to Apply: 

Please send letter of interest and resume to position@milmilagros.org

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