Volunteer Opportunity

Marketing & Communications Director

Posted by
Help Educate
Bethesda, MD
Published 4 months ago
Marketing & Communications Director

Position Description

The Marketing & Communications Director is a special volunteer position on Help Educate’s Board of Directors. S/he will lead and execute Help Educate’s marketing and communication activities, including managing Help Educate’s website, social media accounts, newsletters, and fundraising communications. S/he will coordinate with and support the Board of Directors with the promotion of the organization, its students, and fundraising events. Additionally, s/he will engage in communication and coordination with Nicaraguan partners to collect information for our communications campaigns.

Ideal Candidate 

Help Educate seeks a highly motivated individual with experience in marketing or communications, particularly graphic design, social media, and website management (WordPress and SEO experience preferred). Strong, persuasive writing skills for social impact messaging is critical. Ideal candidate is a self-starter who works with a high level of autonomy, is highly organized, and has a vision for improving Help Educate as an organization. Spanish proficiency, international development, or nonprofit experience is preferred. Help Educate is a virtual organization, so location is flexible.

Desired Skills

  • Website hosting management and SEO (Wordpress Experience preferred)
  • Marketing and brand management
  • Graphic design
  • Social media engagement
  • Managing effective campaigns through email marketing plus social media
  • Writing and copy editing
  • Spanish language preferred
  • Cross cultural communication


  • Develop and lead Help Educate’s communications strategy 
  • Manage and update website and online presence
  • Create and manage content on Social Media
  • Lead marketing and communication for development effort
  • Lead branding and messaging for fundraising and communications
  • Create marketing and fundraising documents and branded materials
  • Serve as an active leader and voice for Help Educate’s mission on the Board of Directors
  • Actively support development efforts as part of the Board of Directors

Volunteer and Board of Directors Committment

A two-year commitment is expected. The anticipated workload of 10-15 hours per month, with workload variation according to business cycles. Participation on the Board of Directors includes active engagement on quarterly Board of Directors calls, participation in development activities including leading a fundraising campaign or initiative, and an invitation to attend an annual in-person meeting during a fundraising event weekend, usually in Washington, DC. This is a volunteer, unpaid position, but can provide invaluable experience and leadership opportunities in an all-volunteer international development 501(c)(3) non-profit serving in Nicaragua for more than 14 years. There is a travel opportunity to participate in annual Help Educate sponsored site visits in Nicaragua for communications purposes, including meetings with our local Nicaraguan selection committees, our in-country staff, and with our scholarship recipients to collect photos and stories. 

Position Description

The Marketing & Communications Director is a special volunteer position on Help Educate’s Board of Directors. S/he will lead and execute Help Educate’s marketing and communication activities, including…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence


Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
5400 Brookeway Dr, Bethesda, MD 20816, USA

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity


To apply, please submit your resume and a letter of interest describing your interest in the Marketing & Communications Director role on the Board of Directors of Help Educate. This is a key role for our growing organization. As we look to expand our programs and impact in Nicaragua, we need to take our development strategy to the next level, beyond our strong base of friends and family donors. Strategic marketing and communications is critical to that goal.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Desired start date is in the summer of 2021 with an expected 2-year committment.

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