Social Entrepreneur Corps (SE Corps) provides service-learning internships to students from around the world, in which they serve as community consultants for our sister organzations Community Empowerment Solutions (CE Solutions) and Soluciones Comunitarias (SolCom).
Social Entrepreneur Corps works alongside Soluciones Comunitarias, facilitating projects that further develop empowerment in the communities as well as partnerships with other local organizations and initiatives that create social impact. Social Entrepreneur Corps has long worked with groups of undergraduate university students, facilitating eight week and four week programs working alongside Soluciones Comunitarias in the field; more recently, we have been partnering with professionals such as Deloitte and Warby Parker for shorter immersion consulting experiences. Overall, we project over 200 program participants to visit Guatemala, Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in 2016, in different programs of one week, two week, four week, or eight week duration.
We consider Social Entrepreneur Corps to be much more than a volunteer placement organization; SE Corps is committed to providing high-quality consulting and capacity building for the local organizations that we partner with, as well as an enriching educational field experience for program participants. Full-time, year-round staff working with Soluciones Comunitarias and Social Entrepreneur Corps are embedded in the field sites that Social Entrepreneur Corps interns visit, building local relationships and setting up the foundation for projects and programs to harness the strengths and capabilities of SE Corps to respond to real community needs.
We are looking for energetic, creative, dedicated staff to mentor these groups of students and guide them in meaningful, impactful field work.
Social Entrepreneur Corps is committed to providing high-quality consulting and capacity building for the local organizations that we partner with, as well as an enriching educational field experience for the undergraduates who participate in the program. We have a team of full-time, year round staff, both local and foreign, embedded in the field sites that Social Entrepreneur Corps interns visit, building local relationships and setting up the foundation for summer programs to harness the strengths and capabilities of our undergraduate research teams to respond to real community needs.
Incoming Field Leaders will work together with current staff in developing, organizing, and supervising the program, and are responsible for the following:
- Lead groups of young adults doing field work in rural Latin America
- Oversee wellbeing of all Social Entrepreneur Corps participants, including safety and security, physical health, and cultural adaptation
- Mentor participants and provide an educational orientation to the basic philosophy and theories behind development work, social entrepreneurship, and the historical and cultural context of the country
- Structure, develop, and mentor field work and research projects with teams of students
- Manage relationship between Social Entrepreneur Corps and all partner organizations
- Manage, arrange and support travel and accommodation logistics where needed
- Plan, arrange, and handle logistics for field work activities
Time Period: Starting April through May 15, 2016, with positions available to stay through July or August
Working Hours: This is a demanding position, and due to Field Leaders’ responsibility for participant health and safety the job requires being reachable 24-7 in case of emergencies. Field work will involve waking up as early as 5 AM and long hours of travel.
Compensation: This position provides housing, work expenses and a living stipend comparable to a comfortable local salary.
- Strong team-building and conflict management skills
- Field experience in a Latin American country
- Strong leadership abilities
- Extremely professional conduct in work and presentation
- Strong English/Spanish level
- Desire to live and work in Guatemala, Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic
- Desire to work with and mentor undergraduate interns
- Peace Corps experience a plus