Social Innovation Leader — Summer 2019
Are you passionate about social entrepreneurship and international development?
Are you excited by the idea of working in rural communities in Guatemala, Ecuador, or the Dominican Republic?
Are you driven to help others and exercise your leadership and mentoring skills?
We are looking for Social Innovation Leaders to lead our Social Entrepreneur Corps programs. This is our unique global social entrepreneurship program, in which university students join our international development teams in Guatemala, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic. You will be leading and supporting these teams of student interns during the duration of the program. Together, we train women and men in our partner communities to be entrepreneurs (using our globally recognized, award-winning micro-consignment model). We co-create solutions to community challenges and consult for small business and non-profits. We have been working year-round in most of these communities for more than 15 years and in that time have had more than 1000 students join us. Here you can see our Impact Report from our 2018 programs. Learn more about us on our website.
Multiple: Guatemala, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic
May 1, 2019 — July 31, 2019
Responsibilities and scope of work:
Working under the supervision of our Country Directors, you will:
Mentor and supervise university interns as they consult for grassroots organizations and local initiatives
Lead and facilitate the consultancies and project work of the interns including by liaising with our local community partners, and facilitating meetings and project work
Support the interns in settling into the local culture and living conditions as well as provide
support with any health and security challenges that may arise.
The project work you will lead focuses on two areas:
The development, testing and scaling of social innovations. This could be at any stage of the
innovation process from ideating to testing and prototyping
Grassroots consulting for community partners and locally run businesses and initiatives
More information on this year’s project focus areas and a selection of community consulting partners can be found here.
Strong belief in the power of collaboration
Open-mind and open heart
Interest and experience in social entrepreneurship and/or international development
Advanced level of Spanish (college level) and fluency in English
4 years undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
Experience living and working in a developing country setting and ready to adapt to sometimes challenging conditions
Previous experience mentoring individuals and groups and/or in study abroad programs
Sense of humor
Ability to pivot and solve unforeseen challenges
Strong desire to help others achieve their goals and aspirations
Accommodation, transportation and work expenses covered
Signing and closing bonuses to assist with airfare coverageVISA costs (if applicable)
Stipend comparable to comfortable local wage
Training and supervision from expert Social Entrepreneur Corps staff
To APPLY, please send your resume and a cover letter to*:
Marta Verani at firstname.lastname@example.org for Ecuador
Katie Brickwood at email@example.com for Guatemala
Alyssa Mercedes Hopun at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Dominican Republic
(*You are welcome to apply for multiple countries if you are flexible with your destination!)