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POSITION TITLE:  Bilingual Communications Manager (30 hours/week)


REPORTS TO:  Director of US Operations, El Porvenir                                

TRAVEL:  Up to 10%


El Porvenir is an international nonprofit that partners with rural Nicaraguans to improve their standard of living through sustainable water, sanitation, and reforestation projects. We are looking for someone who is organized, outgoing, motivated, and able to develop and deepen relationships with supporters as well as someone who shares our vision of empowering rural Nicaraguans to achieve better health through comprehensive clean water projects.



This position’s primary responsibility is to develop a 2-3 year communications and marketing plan consistent with El Porvenir’s mission and vision, then lead and execute the plan. The Communications Manager will develop a plan and content that is informative and compelling AND prioritizes a culturally-informed, equity lens for our partners and projects. The Communications Manager works collaboratively with the U.S. and Nicaraguan teams to create all print and digital materials that communicate our mission, programs, and results.


The Communications Manager will work with U.S. and Nicaraguan staff to compellingly tell El Porvenir’s story of partnering with rural Nicaraguans on crucial basic needs projects. The Communications Manager’s goal is to raise funds for El Porvenir’s programs through print and digital communications pieces, social media, special campaigns, and some special events.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have strong, proactive communications skills and demonstrated experience designing and executing communications programs and campaigns

  • Be curious, creative, innovative, insightful, and informed about WASH, international development, and Nicaragua

  • Have a demonstrated high commitment to intercultural understanding and sensitivity

  • Have a genuine desire to help others

  • Be committed to El Porvenir’s mission


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a 2-3 year communications and marketing plan for El Porvenir

  • Lead and execute El Porvenir’s communications and marketing efforts

  • Digital: plan and execute social media content, website content, monthly blog story, and marketing emails

  • Print: plan and execute twice annual newsletters, annual report, end of year appeal letter, and all other print materials needed

  • Phone: make thank you and outreach calls

  • Strengthen, expand, and support our network of Friends of El Porvenir groups

  • Support all communications aspects of special events such as our Virtual Fiesta

  • Generate press releases and publicity


Skills, Attributes, & Experience Needed:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills

  • Able to maintain fluid communication with all team members and partners

  • Able to get things done quickly and effectively

  • Able to adapt to changing needs

  • Able to effectively collaborate and take direction, but also able to work autonomously, prioritizing and planning activities, and using time efficiently

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Self-motivated and results oriented

  • Experience with use of Microsoft Office, Salesforce, Wix, and social media platforms

  • Ability to edit videos desired

  • 5+ years professional experience in communications or marketing with a nonprofit organization, preferably in international development

  • Spanish proficiency

  • Must be able to work legally in the USA



  • Salary range: $36,000-46,000 annually for 30 hours/week, depending on experience

  • Benefits including health insurance reimbursement, 401k retirement plan, sick leave, vacation leave, and paid holidays.



Using "Communications Manager" in the subject line, please e-mail the following to

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • 2-3 print and digital work samples

  • References

  • Salary requirements


Position is open until filled.

El Porvenir is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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