Volunteer opportunity posted by: Manna Project International
Posted on: March 5, 2013
Manna Project International (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that utilizes the passions and energy of young people to empower developing international communities through hands-on learning and service. With permanent sites in Guatemala, Ecuador, Nicaragua, MPI strives to foster communities of young adults and encourages them to use their passions and education in service to communities in need. At our international sites, groups of 7-month or 13-month volunteers live and work together implementing a range of community development projects in geographically defined areas, in fields ranging from education to community organizing, health care to micro-finance. MPI employs a holistic approach to community development, seeking to build networks, reinforce local institutions, and empower individuals. For more background on MPI, please visit our website, www.mannaproject.org.
Program Director Job Description:
On the ground, the day-to-day operations of MPI are run by a team of four to ten Program Directors (PDs) who live and work together in Guatemala, Ecuador, or Nicaragua for seven to thirteen months. These teams are comprised of young professionals and recent college graduates who work alongside community leaders to address each community's specific needs. Program Directors utilize their education, passions, and interests to develop and sustain existing projects and to establish new projects. Our model is designed to create impactful, on-the-ground results, while equipping our volunteers with the leadership development and professional skills they need to continue their work in a range of career paths after their service with MPI.
There are 5 primary roles for Program Directors:
The responsibilities of Program Directors include any and all tasks necessary to maintaining and improving the day-to-day operations of MPI. This includes but is not limited to: