Ecuador is a beautiful and diverse country in the northwestern part of South America along the Andes Mountains. It is a democratic republic and a developing country dependent on its commodities such as petroleum and agricultural products. Spanish is the official language and is spoken by the majority of the population, though 13 Amerindian languages are also spoken, including Quichua and Shuar. Unfortunately, poverty, oppression and lack of education continue to be significant issues in this country. Children particularly are vulnerable to a variety of social and spiritual risks.
Youth World has been working in the Quito region of Ecuador since 1994 to impact Latin America and the world by reaching young people with the life-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. Youth World does this through its nine ministries, ranging from a skate church in the south of Quito to reach young skaters for Christ, to a ministry providing quality training for youth leaders, to services for young men and women coming out of vulnerable situations such as domestic violence, and human trafficking. Youth World believes in a holistic model of ministry based on how we see Jesus do ministry in the Bible. Therefore, we seek to address physical, spiritual, social, and emotional needs.
As the Communications/Media Specialist, you will use your background in communications and media to assist Youth World in producing social media posts, keeping the website accurate and updated, coordinating public communication efforts, and communicating with supporters. You will have the opportunity to use your creativity to its full potential creating articles, podcasts, videos, and more to promote and grow Youth World, as well as help others catch the vision of what God is doing in Ecuador.
Willingness to learn Spanish; basic proficiency before arriving is a plus
Communications, marketing, graphic design, photography or videography experience
Experience working with various social media platforms
Good team player who works well with people of different ages, backgrounds, and cultures and can effectively communicate and work in collaboration with others