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Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director in the management, creation, distribution, and evaluation of all organizational media content, and assist with fundraising efforts. The position is writing-intensive and the intern will be expected to help write and edit information for the website, newsletter, social media sites, and local Costa Rican publications. The ideal candidate also has experience designing social media images and maintaining graphics for a WordPress website. Preference will be given to candidates with their own copy of Adobe Creative Cloud to work from. The intern will gain experience in operations of a nonprofit organization as well.

  • Develop and/or collect content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Synthesize and edit information and photos for monthly newsletter
  • Attend weekly all-staff meeting and provide a communications update on Monday mornings
  • Record and distribute minutes from weekly all-staff meeting
  • Lead or assist with additional communications and campaigns as necessary
  • Lead weekly communications meeting with AM Staff and volunteers interested in communications
  • Create and distribute marketing materials for AM community events (posting flyers, sharing notices on social media, etc.)
  • Collect new volunteer headshot photos to be published on website and Facebook
  • Help in the development and implementation of fundraising campaigns, including but not limited to online campaigns, fundraising events, and local fundraising initiatives.
  • When needed, participate and help in Abriendo Mentes classes and activities (including by not limited to English and/or computer classes, Fun Friday activities, tutoring, special events.)
  • Excellent writing, editing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Minimum commitment of 3 months, 6 months preferred.
  • Excellent writing, editing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Design skills (Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, etc.)
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Advanced Spanish skills preferred
  • Interest in nonprofits
  • Living and working in a rural, isolated town
  • Working with another culture and language
  • Interacting with a wide range of people both in person and through social media: AM staff and volunteers, community members, donors, etc.

Executive Director


Playa Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.


We are recruiting interns to join us in 2019. Start date is flexible. Please click "Apply Now" to learn more. 

Communications Coordinator

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Criminal Background Check Requirement

As we are a nonprofit organization that primarily works with children, we require all Abriendo Mentes volunteers, interns and staff (regardless of specific position) to provide us with a criminal background check as part of our application process. We will send you information on how to complete this process using our screening vendor at Coeus Global upon your conditional acceptance into the program. Volunteers who are citizens or residents of the US are required to pay the $16.95 background check fee plus any additional fees that may apply in their state of residence. Click here for details. Non-US resident volunteers are also required to pay for their background checks via Coeus. Fees vary by country – click here for details. All fees are subject to change. We regret that we are unable to accept any background checks not performed by Coeus Global.