Vacancy Niños de Guatemala-Volunteer and Groups Assistant

Job Description

The Volunteer & Groups Assistant will contribute to the Volunteer & Groups Department at Ninos de Guatemala. Responsible for running the Volunteer for a Day program and assisting the Volunteer & Groups Manager when there are groups in country.

Responsibilities:
Ensure a positive volunteer and service team experience and create a fun, safe, and social environment.
Convert volunteers and groups to long-term partners of Ninos de Guatemala, actively at every stage of their volunteer journey.
Coordinate group activities whilst they are in-country and remain on call during their visit.
Organise and attend weekly volunteer social activities in and around Antigua such as Salsa classes, museum visits, and more.
Maintain a constant, motivational, and engaging correspondence with past, future, and potential groups and volunteers in order to ensure a positive customer experience.
Carry out new volunteer and groups orientations and school and staff introductions.
Provide on-site school and on the ground support and problem solving for both volunteers and groups.

Requirements:
Fluency in English and Spanish required
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with volunteers of different ages and backgrounds
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service
Passionate, positive and energetic personality
Demonstrated experience managing groups and/or volunteers
Dedication to NDG’s mission and oriented to its goals, love for children and education.

We offer:
A locally-competitive daily stipend, with opportunities for professional growth
Frequent opportunities for internal capacity-building and on-going professional development
An international, multi-cultural work environment.
Opportunity to have an impact in the lives of Guatemala’s children
Professional development and management of a direct supervisor
Letters of recommendation

Application
Please send your motivation letter and CV to volunteer@ninosdeguatemala.org and include “Volunteer and Groups Assistant” in the subject field. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

Vacancy: ENGLISH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR (INTERN/VOLUNTEER)

DESCRIPTION

Niños de Guatemala – Antigua, GUATEMALA

Niños de Guatemala (NDG) provides underprivileged children with an education. NDG operates two primary schools and a secondary school which house over 500 Guatemalan children that would otherwise not have been able to go to school. All students receive English classes as part of our standard curriculum. Given the strength of the tourism industry in Guatemala, even a basic grasp of English can dramatically improve a student’s chances of finding a job once he or she graduates from our program.

At Niños de Guatemala we have one local English teacher per school. Niños de Guatemala is seeking a native English speaker volunteer who can help bring the English Program to the next level.

Are you a native English speaker, who is a natural at coordinating and assisting with English Classes? Then we are looking for you!

Apply now for English Program Development Coordinator in Antigua (voluntary, 20h a week).

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the English teachers to create course schedules
  • Improve and maintain the curriculum for the English Program
  • Responsible for creation of a full-time English Summer School
  • Responsible for assessing the current state of our English Program and providing assistance and resources for its improvement

We ask

  • A dynamic and enthusiastic personality who is willing to invest time in our organization
  • Native English Speaker
  • Availability to work voluntarily (during weekly mornings)
  • TEFL-trained English teacher

We offer

  • An international, dynamic, vibrant and multi-cultural work environment
  • Possibility to rise quickly in level of responsibility within the organization
  • The opportunity to collaborate in the development of an organization working for the benefit of Guatemalan children and education

Niños de Guatemala

  • NDG is a Dutch-Guatemalan organization which empowers communities in marginalized areas of Guatemala. We achieve this by providing education that extends beyond the traditional classroom across three levels: students, their families, and the larger community.
  • We aim to be sustainable both at the organizational and community level through initiating and supporting social business activities and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit.

HOW TO APPLY

volunteer@ninosdeguatemala.org

https://www.ninosdeguatemala.org

Please send your cover letter and CV to Zita Tangel at zita.tangel@ninosdeguatemala.org and include “Vacancy English Program Development Coordinator” in the subject field. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and candidates will be invited for an interview.

BENEFITS

Training Provided

WE WELCOME

International Volunteers

Vacancy: Country Director Guatemala

NGO Niños de Guatemala (NDG) is looking for a

Country Director Guatemala

who can take the organization to the next level. Are you a natural leader and entrepreneurial go-getter and do you want to further develop our long-term strategy? Then we are looking for you!

To ensure sustainable growth and everlasting impact for our activities in Guatemala, we are looking for a game-changer in these exciting times. Since 2006 Niños de Guatemala provides underprivileged children with an education. With our three operating schools, 3 social businesses, around 500 students, 50 employees, and our (international) collaborations, not one day will be the same.

As our Country Director Guatemala you will have responsibility for all our activities Guatemala. This means you will be crucial in defining the overall strategy going forward, you will lead the Guatemalan team, build our revenue streams and dive into monitoring & evaluation. All to improve our impact and continuously support our goals of education, empowerment and entrepreneurship!

You

You are a natural leader. You communicate with ease, are a good listener and love new innovative ideas. You are a social being and combine your social ease with a strong sense of prioritization and a business mindset. You are flexible, love to work with the team as well as taking time on your own to write down your and your teams plans and priorities. You have experience in binding people to you and your organization. You are very organized and you love to nourish the flexible and dynamic nature of your team.

Responsibilities

As Country Director Guatemala, you will be responsible for energizing and challenging the entire organization to develop and execute new (and entrepreneurial) efforts. You steer and stimulate the course of the organization with respect to 1) the overall strategy, 2) the long-term goals and 3) the culture, identity and values of NDG. You recognize quality and stimulate the potential of your various team members while identifying the key areas for improvement and growth. You manage NDG Guatemala’s executive team and hold responsibility for financial soundness and accountability. You report directly to the Global Board of NDG and receive attractive compensation.

Requirements

You have a relevant university degree with significant relevant work experience. You are familiar with a corporate environment and you are now looking for a great change of scenery. You are flexible, result oriented and target driven. You have the ability to motivate, guide and develop a team. You have strong social, communicative and diplomatic skills and are fluent in English and Spanish. You have excellent public speaking skills. You are flexible and able to attend events in the evenings and weekends.

 

Niños de Guatemala provides underprivileged children with an education. NDG runs two primary schools and a secondary school which house over 500 Guatemalan children that would otherwise not have been able to go to school. The organization aims for self-sufficiency through our business initiatives such as a Spanish school and tourist activities. Central to our success are the commitment and involvement of the local community, especially those of the children and the adolescents we serve. For more information, please check www.ninosdeguatemala.org.

 

Applications

Please send a CV and letter of motivation to thenextleader@ninosdeguatemala.org before 25 December 2017.

Is this not your dream job? Then please support Niños de Guatemala by sharing this vacancy in your network!

Vacancy: Operations Manager and Fundraiser

NGO Niños de Guatemala (NDG) is looking for an Operations Manager and Fundraiser in the Netherlands who wants to contribute to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala. Are you a natural leader, an inspirator and do you want to further develop our long-term fundraising strategy? Then we are looking for you!  

To grow our fundraising capacity, create long term relationships and inspire our volunteers in the Netherlands, we are looking for a game-changer in exciting times. Since 2006 Niños de Guatemala provides underprivileged children with an education. With three operating schools, three social businesses, almost 500 students, 50 employees, and multiple (international) collaborations, no day is the same.  

As our Operations Manager and Fundraiser NL you will develop a clear fundraising strategy and manage the (voluntary) fundraising teams to realize their targets. You will be part of the International Board of NDG, with you taking the lead for the strategy and all activities in the Netherlands. This means nurturing our existing key relationships, expanding on our existing network, developing new sources of income generation and identifying innovative opportunities for funding. All to improve our impact and continuously support our goals of education, empowerment and entrepreneurship! 

You 

You are an entrepreneurial go-getter and up for a challenge. You communicate with ease, love social gatherings and easily identify and ask (new) contacts and companies for financial commitment. You are flexible, self-starting and love to work with others as well as taking time on your own to write down new fundraising strategies. You are a social being and combine your people skills easily with a strong focus on business results and new opportunities. You are very organized and you love to nourish the flexible and dynamic nature of the Dutch volunteer team(s).   

Responsibilities 

As Operations Manager and Fundraiser NL, you will be responsible for developing, implementing and achieving a range of sustainable and proactive fundraising activities, methods and initiatives to increase our income and raise the profile of our organisation in the Netherlands (and Europe). You will manage NDG NL’s operations with all its volunteers and hold responsibility for financial soundness and accountability.  

Local costs have been rising due to inflation and a growing organization, thus a fresh view that can give our business model a more sustainable way forward is crucial to continue our growth. You will be the one designing the vision and strategy for NL in the next years to come and as an international board member, you will take part in steering the overall course of the organization.  

Requirements 

You have a relevant university degree with a minimum of 3 years of work experience. You are familiar with a corporate environment and you are now looking to make a difference. You are flexible, result oriented and target driven. You have the ability to motivate, guide and develop a team. You have strong social, communicative and diplomatic skills and are fluent in Dutch, English and (preferably) Spanish. You have excellent public speaking skills. You are flexible and able to attend events in the evenings and weekends. 

Niños de Guatemala provides underprivileged children with an education. NDG runs two primary schools and a secondary school which house over 500 Guatemalan children that would otherwise not have been able to go to school. The organization aims for self-sufficiency through social business initiatives such as a Spanish school, fair trade coffee and tourist activities. Central to our success are the commitment and involvement of the local community, especially those of the children and the adolescents we serve. For more information, please check www.ninosdeguatemala.org. 

Applications 

Want to take on this challenge? Please send your CV and a letter of motivation with the subject line “Operations Manager NL” to ingrid@ninosdeguatemala.org before 15 Dec 2018.  

Is this not your dream job? Support Niños de Guatemala by sharing this job with your network! 

Vacancy: Head Fundraising

NGO Niños de Guatemala (NDG) is looking for a Head Fundraising who can take the organization’s revenue generation to the next level. Are you a natural leader and entrepreneurial gogetter and do you want to further develop our long-term fundraising strategy? Then we are looking for you!

To ensure sustainable funding and financial growth for our activities in Guatemala, we are looking for a game-changer in these exciting times of organizational growth. Since 2006 Niños de Guatemala provides underprivileged children with an education. With our three operating schools, 3 businesses, almost 500 students, 60 employees, and many (international) collaborations, no day is the same. As the Head of Marketing and Fundraising you will take responsibility for the revenue stream to support our goals of education, empowerment and entrepreneurship!

You

You love to go out, meet people and build your network. You are a social being and combine your social ease with your focus on business opportunities. You are experienced in binding corporate and private donors to existing and new propositions. You are a leader; you naturally climb the stage, inspire your team and the public by creating opportunities. You are very organized and you love to nourish the flexible and dynamic nature of your department.

Responsibilities

As Head of Marketing & Fundraising you will be responsible for coordinating and supporting all fundraising activities in Guatemala and beyond. You develop innovative business projects and new corporate collaborations with the intention to start global fundraising initiatives. You recognize quality and stimulate the potential of your various team members while identifying the key areas for growth of income and supporter engagement. You manage the areas of private fundraising, corporate fundraising, institutional fundraising, relationship/stakeholder management, administration and marketing analysis. You are a part of NDG’s Management Team, and report directly to the Global Director of NDG.

Requirements

  • You have a relevant university degree with a minimum of 2 years of work experience.
  • You are familiar with a corporate environment and you do have experience finding funding for a range of projects.
  • You are result oriented and target driven.
  • You have the ability to motivate, guide and develop a team.
  • You have strong social, communicative and diplomatic skills and are fluent in English and (preferably) Spanish.
  • You are decisive, pro-active and creative.
  • You have great public speaking skills.
  • You are flexible and able to attend events in the evenings and weekends.

Niños de Guatemala provides underprivileged children with an education. NDG runs two primary schools and a secondary school which house over 500 Guatemalan children that would otherwise not have been able to go to school. The organization aims for self-sufficiency through our business initiatives such as a Spanish school and tourist activities. Central to our success are the commitment and involvement of the local community, especially those of the children and the adolescents we serve. For more information, please check www.ninosdeguatemala.org.

Applications

Want to take on this challenge? Please send your CV and a letter of motivation to hr@ninosdeguatemala.org before 15 November 2017. Is this not your dream job? Support Niños de Guatemala by sharing this job with your network!

Vacature Stagiair(e) Marketing & Communicatie

Niños de Guatemala (NDG) zoekt een Marketing en Communicatie stagiair(e) die onze communicatiestrategie naar een hoger plan wil tillen. Ben jij pro-actief, creatief en maatschappelijk betrokken? Dan zoeken wij jou! De functie Als Marketing en Communicatie stagiair houd jij je bezig met een strategie voor het vergroten van onze naamsbekendheid in Nederland. We hebben veel bestaande en duurzame contacten die we op ludieke wijze willen informeren over de impact die we creëren met elkaar en natuurlijk willen we dit bestand ook graag vergroten. Samen met onze collega’s in Guatemala bepaal je niet alleen de strategie, invalshoek en communicatie methoden, maar voer je deze ook zelf uit!

Jij:
• Houdt van uitdagingen en vindt het leuk om te schrijven;
• Bent creatief, dól op Social Media en kent alle kanalen;
• Je snapt WordPress, Photoshop en Indesign;
• En je werkt makkelijk samen met (internationale) collega’s;

Jouw kwaliteiten:
• Je bent ondernemend en pro-actief;
• Je kunt goed zelfstandig werken en respecteert deadlines en afspraken;
• Je hebt affiniteit met Guatemala, Social Entrepreneurship en non-profit;
• Je hebt goede mondelinge en schriftelijke vaardigheden in het Nederlands en in het Engels (Spaans is een pré);
• En je volgt een relevante opleiding op HBO of WO niveau (journalistiek, nieuwe media & digitale cultuur of communicatie)

Wij zoeken een stagiair(e) die vanaf 1 september voor een periode van 6 maanden ons team komt versterken (minimaal 3 dagen in de week). Wij bieden jou de ruimte om je in te zetten voor het goede doel in een organisatie die zich kenmerkt door een jonge, persoonlijke en ondernemende cultuur met veel ruimte voor eigen initiatief. Je ontvangt een stagevergoeding van EU 200,- bruto per maand, gebaseerd op 40 uur per week.

Wie zijn wij?
Stichting Niños de Guatemala is een internationale non-profit organisatie die door het uitrollen van projecten in Guatemala focust op de ontwikkeling en groei van de lokale bevolking. Onderwijs, Empowerment en Ondernemerschap staan hierin centraal. NDG runt samen met lokale mensen inmiddels twee basisscholen en een middelbare school en verschillende activiteiten voor toeristen zoals een Spaanse talenschool en de ‘Experience Guatemala Tour’. Door het faciliteren & stimuleren van deze programma’s dragen wij bij aan de ontwikkeling van de volgende generatie Guatemalteken, die de basis zijn voor een verbetering van Guatemala’s maatschappelijke & economische positie. Voor meer informatie, zie: www.ninosdeguatemala.org

Herken jij jezelf in bovenstaand profiel en ben je enthousiast, stuur dan je CV inclusief een motivatiebrief o.v.v. “Stagiaire Marketing & Communicatie” naar Mireille Goos ().