posted on January 19, 2022

ENVISION: Site Associate—Guesthouse Manager in the Dominican Republic

Envision DR 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 in the DR, we need teammates to run our guesthouse and housing facilities at our student center. Invest your lives in the next generation of missional leaders while creating a culture of discipleship and development. We need someone who is highly gifted in administration and hospitality. Engagement with other Envision DR ministries, as time allows, will be encouraged.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—aXcess—Vocational Track
  • Discipleship, leadership development, management
  • Partially funded
  • Single or couple

Envision DR 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 in the DR, we need teammates to run our guesthouse and housing facilities at our student center. Invest your lives in the next generation of missional leaders while creating a culture of discipleship and development. We need someone who is highly gifted in administration and hospitality. Engagement with other Envision DR ministries, as time allows, will be encouraged. 

Responsibilities:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/Fall 2023. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

Applicants would live in the oldest “western” city in the Americas. Apartment living would probably be the norm, with easy access to the Caribbean Sea. As the Dominican is relatively close to the United States, access to a lot of American products is possible.  Friendliness and hospitality are high values among most Dominicans. The Catholic faith dominates culture, and it can, at times, be difficult to convince people of the need for a personal Savior. As a developing country, electricity, high speed Wi-Fi, and other services are fairly reliable in the city, but not outside the city.

CIA World Factbook – Dominican Republic

Joshua Project – Dominican Republic

Language Expectations:

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.

Health Considerations:

The Dominican health system is fairly well-developed, and except for serious major surgery, you can have confidence in the health system. If you struggle health-wise with heat, the Dominican may not be a good location.

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.

Both spouses are expected to be full members of the team, while allowing for healthy family dynamics, especially concerning children.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Children’s education can be accomplished in one of two ways. Homeschooling is allowed in the DR, and if a family chooses to use this option, it will be supported. The other option is private bilingual schools. Several schools in Santo Domingo provide Dominican and American accreditation in a quality learning environment.

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