OLÉ Alternative Peace Corps Experience in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua – Marketing/Communications Focus

Who:

Outreach360 is a non-profit organization working in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Our mission is to enable children to live a life of choice— to help them to stay in school, to be qualified when completing high school to be able to choose between a college education or gainful employment.

We involve American and Canadian high schools, colleges, churches, individuals, and families to teach in our “Learning Centers”, focusing on teaching English to motivated students. We also involve children in fun and exciting English Immersion Camps, where they have the opportunity to engage in unique activities such as art, music and drama while having authentic opportunities to practice and improve their English speaking skills.

We have openings for individuals to join us in both the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua as an OLÉ Volunteer. The ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, flexible, love people, have a college degree, be fluent in English, have excellent communication skills, and preferably some Spanish speaking ability. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or Canada. This is an excellent alternative to joining the Peace Corps; below is a comparison chart showing the Peace Corps benefits aside OLÉ volunteer benefits:

Peace Corps Comparison

What:

The OLÉ Volunteer position is a two-year commitment. Your primary focus will be in supporting the organization with marketing/communications needs. You will be telling our story through our website, video, photography, interviews, blog posts, public relations, and more. Both specialists and generalists are encouraged to apply.  You will quickly have the opportunity and expectation to take on increasing leadership roles and more accountability. Your annual transportation from and to your home location in the U.S. or Canada is included, along with your room and board, and excellent international medical insurance. At the successful completion of your two year service agreement, you will be provided with an $8,000 transition stipend.

Website Design  – This OLÉ position is for someone skilled and passionate about website design, implementation, and management.  We intend to update our website with the latest design – a website that is inspiring and with information easy to access.  

Videography (Filled) – This OLÉ position is for someone who is experienced with all aspects of video production and is passionate about creating short films that touch, move and inspire individuals to become involved in our organization. The candidate will have demonstrated success in video production and be familiar with a variety of related equipment and programs.

Social Media– This OLÉ position is for someone who is experienced in and passionate about causing brand consistency and building brand visibility across social media platforms.

Public Relations-This OLÉ position is for someone who is passionate about content creation and building international brand visibility across diverse platforms. The candidate should have strong writing samples including long and short form copy, with preference given to portfolios including writing for the non-profit sector.

Communications/Marketing Generalist– This OLÉ position is for someone who is passionate about jumping in to a variety of communications and marketing tasks including content development, social media, public relations, photography, design, web site management, special projects both in print and online. This candidate will have a varied portfolio and should have strong writing samples including long and short form copy.

Where:

  • The northwest section of the Dominican Republic in the town of Monte Cristi.
  • In the northern mountains of Nicaragua in the town of Jinotega.

Why:

To “Release the Hero Within” all people you come in contact with. To make a difference in the local community. To make a difference with our international volunteers.

When:

As we grow, there is an on-going need for OLÉ Volunteers to join us. Applications and resumes will be reviewed on an on-going basis.

Additional Outreach360 info:

To learn more about Outreach360, visit: http://www.outreach360.org

General Selection Process:

  1. Review this job description.
  2. Email HR at hr@outreach360.org with position specific questions to ensure you are interested and qualified for the position.
  3. If qualified and interested, fill out the online application by clicking “apply for this job” below.
  4. You will be notified within 7 days if you have been selected for a video interview with one of our leaders. Couples applying for the position will be interviewed separately, but hired jointly.

Marketing/Communications Responsibilities

In this position, your primary focus will be on supporting the organization with marketing/communications needs. This may include website work, photography, videography, social media, lead generation, public relations and more.

A secondary focus will be on supporting our academic and volunteer programs.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about international development, as well as expand your leadership abilities.

Time Requirement:

Like the Peace Corps, this is more than a full time position. The days are long and the weeks are full as we have volunteer teams arriving week after week. We do our best to manage the well-being of our leaders by offering generous time-off; You can expect to have a day of rest each week, along with an additional day off each month that you can use, or bank to use collectively throughout the year. These positions should be filled by individuals who are high energy, and who enjoy lots of work and who enjoy working with people and making a difference.

Locations:

The town of Monte Cristi is a beautiful small town on the northwest coast of the Dominican Republic. The town of Jinotega is located in the mountains of Nicaragua, two hours north of Managua. It is the coffee capital of Nicaragua. This small town is often called the “City of Mists” or the mist that hangs on the surrounding mountain tops. Our OLÉ Volunteers may be living in either of these locations, and may need to occasionally move from one to the other.

Housing:

At all locations you should plan on having living and sleeping facilities the size of a hotel room dorm room. All meals are eaten in a common area, so there is no need for personal kitchen facilities. Most of your time is spent away from your room, so housing is not critical. We have internet and phone access at all locations. Our OLÉ Volunteers should understand they will be working outside of their room, and be satisfied with very simple yet adequate accommodations.

Please contact hr@outreach360.org with any position specific questions before applying.