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Human Connections
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Bucerías, Nay., Mexico
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Published 3 days ago

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 

Human Connections is hiring an Executive Director to lead our organization in Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico. This is a full time (40 hours / week) position that is primarily on-site but with the possibility for remote work during certain times of the year.  

 Contract Start: September 2021

 Human Connections is a social enterprise that connects visitors with local people through responsible travel experiences. Based on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, we curate travel programs for international student groups and travelers in the area. These educational experiences foster profound cross-cultural exchange and increased economic opportunities for our local partners. Learn more at humanconnections.org.

About the Executive Director Position: The organization has undergone structural changes as a result of the pandemic’s impact on the travel industry. We are looking for a leader with initiative, vision, and experience to guide our organization through this time of transition. Given that a core component of this role involves hosting international student groups, the ideal candidate will have leadership experience within the international education or travel sector. 


RESPONSIBILITIES

Organizational Leadership & Strategy

  • In partnership with the Board of Directors, define long-term goals to meet the mission;
  • Ensure efficient and ethical use of the organization's resources and cost-effective operations, overseeing a budget with primarily earned income; 
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders, including community leaders, donors, and academic institutions;
  • Foster a culture of passion and excitement about the vision of the organization.

Programs 

  • Manage communications with our existing university partners to support them with currently planned Student Programs;
  • Hire local staff as needed to execute programs in Mexico including: translation, logistics, coordinating with local partners, risk management, etc;
  • Oversee outreach and marketing to promote all programs and convert leads; 
  • Develop itineraries and budgets for new accounts, potentially developing programs specifically for corporate or other groups (e.g. yoga retreats);
  • Build relationships with new community partners who can work with our groups.

Administration  

  • In collaboration with our bookkeepers, accountants, and Board of Directors, ensure the good standing of our legal entities;
  • Maintain attractive, engaging social media platforms and website content;
  • Monitor and report on our social impact;
  • Recruit and manage staff as needed to meet our program objectives;
  • Maintain efficient operational procedures and HR policies.

SELECTION CRITERIA 

  • Director-level leadership experience in either education abroad or the nonprofit sector;
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Spanish;
  • Entrepreneurial mindset; 
  • Experience facilitating educational programs and/or leading trips with young adults;
  • Excellent written and oral communication;
  • Great organizer with the ability to work independently and juggle multiple projects to meet tight deadlines;
  • Significant management experience;
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Google products. 
  • Experience living and working in Mexico;
  • Advanced degree in education, international development, nonprofit management, travel, or related field

Compensation: The Executive Director will earn a competitive Mexican salary and enjoy other benefits such as generous vacation days, Mexican holidays, the ability to frequently work remotely, travel benefits, and a flexible schedule. 

To Apply: Please email Elly Rohrer (info@humanconnections.org) with your resume and cover letter. We will contact qualified candidates to set up an in-person or virtual interview.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Human Connections provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap or disability.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 

Human Connections is hiring an Executive Director to lead our organization in Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico. This is a full time (40 hours / week) position that is primarily on-site but with the possibility for remote work…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Executive

Salary

A director-level salary in Mexico offering a comfortable local lifestyle

Benefits

The Executive Director will earn a competitive Mexican salary and enjoy other benefits such as generous vacation days, Mexican holidays, the ability to frequently work remotely, and a flexible schedule.

The Executive Director will earn a competitive Mexican salary and enjoy other benefits such as generous vacation days, Mexican holidays, the ability to frequently work remotely…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in both English and Spanish.

Fluency in both English and Spanish.

Location

On-site
Bucerías, Nayarit, Mexico

How to Apply

Please email Elly Rohrer (info@humanconnections.org) with your resume and cover letter. We will contact qualified candidates to set up an in-person or virtual interview.

Please email Elly Rohrer (info@humanconnections.org) with your resume and cover letter. We will contact qualified candidates to set up an in-person or virtual interview.

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