Community Development Specialist – Dominican Republic

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Serge’s team in the Dominican Republic is looking for a Community Development Specialist.  If you are interested, please fill out a Go Form (www.serge.org/go).  If you know someone who is interested, please send them our way (go@serge.org)!

 

Position Title: Community Development Specialist

Location: Dominican Republic

FT/PT: Full-time

Length of Service:  Term length can range from special internship (less than a year) to long-term service (1-4 years)

Responsibilities:

  1. Give general direction to the Leadership Development for Community Transformation department: mission, vision, administration, programs, and finances.
  2. Develop and implement a Developmental Plan and mentoring focused on developing the Head, Heart and Hands, for leaders involved in transforming communities where Serge partners are serving.
  3. Develop, produce, and edit other training resources (written, audio and video) for other training events as necessary, including conducting interviews with beneficiary communities, network leaders, youth, prisoners, etc.
  4. Give follow up through regular visits to leaders and the communities where Serge partners are involved in Community Transformation efforts.
  5. Participate in raising funds for annual operational needs, special needs, and special projects.
  6. Responsible for the daily operations of the department, assuring the smooth operation of the same, including measuring, revising, and evaluating the results of departmental activities.
  7. Provide weekly individual supervision to any staff member (if applicable).
  8. Work in close collaboration with other team members to assure all are working together in a collaborative manner.
  9. Other tasks for the betterment of the team and those we serve, as needed.

Requirements and Critical Qualities:

  1. Mature believer in Jesus Christ who prioritizes a deepening relationship with Him.
  2. Willingness to live cross-culturally, serving and interacting with people whose perspective and understanding may vary significantly from his/hers.
  3. University degree of equivalent experience in relevant area.
  4. Effective communication in English and Spanish; including the ability to present information to donors and organizational allies. (If an individual is not bilingual, the willingness to make this a priority in the first 12 months.)
  5. Read, analyze, and create financial reports, legal documents, technical procedures, and governmental regulations; write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  6. Exhibit independent judgement in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies.