posted on January 19, 2022
Envision: Business Manager/Developer in El Salvador
Envision El Salvador needs someone gifted in hospitality. Come join a growing team in the former capital of the Spanish empire in the Western Hemisphere. As short-term teams and interns join the long-term work of The Alliance, come join a dedicated, Salvadoran-led team in San Salvador, El Salvador! The team here at Envision El Salvador is passionate about sharing the gospel by working with at-risk youth in local communities in our after-school program, La Fuente. We also host short-term teams and interns, allowing others to partner with us and see how God is at work in El Salvador.
- Partner with site leadership to develop small businesses
- Oversee and manage site business(es)
- Train local staff and students
- Develop self-sustaining business models
- Joyfully serve in support roles with day-to-day youth ministry and teams
- Degree or equal experience in business or business management
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- Completion of the World Perspectives Mission course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
- A minimum Bible Knowledge Exam score of 80%
- A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 35
- Some experience working with youth
- Some Spanish preferable but not essential
Biblical Characteristics Desired:
- Biblically grounded
- Competently skilled
Timeline for Deployment:
Summer/fall of 2024. Following appointment, and once fundraising goals and other qualifications are met, the appointee is required to attend a cross-cultural and language-acquisition program and pre-field orientation prior to deploying.
San Salvador is a developing, modern city with a population of 2.5 million people. There is easy access to good cell phone coverage, high speed Wi-Fi, and other amenities such as Uber and other transportation and delivery services. Most electronic appliances are available for purchase, and it is easy to outfit an apartment or house in-country. Like any major city, crime is a concern, but taking basic safety precautions and avoiding certain areas goes a long way to lessen personal risk.
CIA World Factbook – El Salvador
Joshua Project – El Salvador
Language is an essential part of ministry. The successful applicant(s) will receive one year of intense language study followed by ongoing language and cultural acquisition. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.
Successful applicants will have up to one year of dedicated language study with the opportunity to continue with tutoring if needed for another year.
San Salvador has many private hospitals and clinics offering good care. The U.S. Embassy offers a list of English-speaking physicians and specialists as well. Reference CDC page for recommended vaccines and basic disease prevention: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/el-salvador
Expectations for Spouse:
Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, training, and abilities, as well as the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives, depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc.
Children’s Educational Plan and Options:
There are plenty of private, international, bilingual. U.S.-equivalent schools available in San Salvador from K-12grade.