Na'atik Language and Cultural Institute

Digital Marketing and Fundraising Manager

Inspire global citizenship and education in an intercultural, socially sustainable org in the Maya Zone of Mexico

Na’atik Language and Culture Institute, located in Mexico’s Zona Maya of Quintana Roo, Mexico, is looking for an experienced, marketing and fundraising professional to lead on our marketing strategy, manage our annual fundraising campaigns and help raise our online profile. 

We are a socially and environmentally sustainable nonprofit language school focused on interculturality through teaching Spanish and Maya to international students and English to local students. The salary offered is great for our location in Mexico especially because we offer a furnished apartment and bike to use during the contract.

The income from our Spanish and Maya programs highly subsidizes our local English Program and library, enabling us to offer affordable classes to the local community. And through Na’atik Projects, our US-registered charity, we also raise funds to support a range of exciting projects, including our scholarship program and library for local students. Bringing your experience, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to the role, you will work across these areas: international language programs, the local English Program and Na’atik Projects fundraising.   

This is a great position for a talented digital marketing all-rounder who is interested in the Maya Zone of Mexico and wants to live off the beaten path for a growing international, educational nonprofit. Ideally, we are looking for someone to start in January 2022 for a 12-month contract. We would like to have this position be on-site*, but if we find the right candidate who wishes to work remotely, we will consider this possibility. 

Please check out our Facebook, TwitterInstagram accounts and website to learn more about Na’atik. We also recommend reading through our blogs to learn more about who we are and life in our town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

*It is a requirement for all on-site Na’atik staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated.

Duties Include:

  • Leading Na’atik’s digital communications, marketing and fundraising strategies
  • Working with the Director and Spanish and Maya Program Coordinator to market the program and increase sales 
  • Designing and implementing digital strategies that result in increased web traffic, inquiries and donations
  • Creating regular content for Na’atik’s website and social media channels 
  • Working in a team to write the monthly newsletter on Mailchimp which includes blog posts
  • Assisting in Board of Directors management
  • Managing a minimum of three annual online fundraising projects
  • Assisting in donor communication and support
  • Creating photographic and video content for social media, the website and promotional materials  
  • Building relationships with staff and local and international students in order to promote our mission and be up-to-date with our successes
  • Being an outgoing ambassador for Na’atik in the community, with an interest in capturing the essence of the town and its events for use in our promotional content
  • Working with the English Program Director to promote the English Program 

Required Skills:

  • Native English speaker or equivalent
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Highly organized, with attention to detail
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Proven experience of content production
  • Ability to implement a communications and marketing strategy
  • Experience in using a CMS and content software such as Canva, Salesforce, and MailChimp
  • Experience developing fundraising campaigns and managing donor relations
  • Experience using social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube in a professional capacity
  • Experience monitoring content performance using Google analytics 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and meet deadlines
  • Desire to learn new skills and work with an international team
  • University-level education

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing SEO content  
  • Experience creating Facebooks Ads 
  • Experience using Google AdWords and Google for nonprofits
  • Advanced photography and videography skills

To apply: 

Email us your resume and a cover letter to Catherine Gray, In your cover letter please explain why your skills and experience make you a great candidate for this role , why you are interested in living and working in the Zona Maya, Mexico. 

If you fail to include the requested information, your application will not be considered. We will contact qualified candidates.

*It is a requirement for all in-person Na’atik staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated.