Our ideal candidate is creative, passionate, and a driven storyteller. He/she will also serve as the primary contact for sponsors of children and students with an aim towards retaining current sponsors and generating new ones. As a member of RVCV’s senior staff, the Digital Media & Sponsorship Coordinator will work closely with the US office, responding to the needs of the US Director of Development & Communications. His/her responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Content Creation:

  • Capture photos and videos that highlight our mission and programs, producing bold and cutting-edge multimedia material
  • Regularly share photos with sponsors, donors and our US office
  • Create media-based projects such as yearbooks and calendars


Social Media Management:

  • Manage, create, and post social media content (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat)
  • Assist in building social media campaigns that align with development objectives• Maintain an organized and searchable photo database of children, staff, volunteers and programs


Sponsor Relations:

  • Correspond with sponsors throughout the year, being attentive to their needs and responsive to inquiries
  • Maintain our sponsorship database, ensuring Excel records are synchronized and reflective of recent donor logs
  • Assist children with letters, pictures, and holiday cards for sponsor
  • Create and send appealing renewal letters to sponsors
  • Maintain updated biographies for sponsored children and students
  • Assist in hosting visitors and providing tours of the Children’s Village
  • Build and maintain partnerships with select third parties


Collaboration and Reporting:

  • Report on program developments, highlights, and milestones, including assisting US office in data collection
  • Collaborate with US Director of Development and Communications to create communications materials
  • Provide story ideas and basic content, including corresponding photos for monthly newsflashes and blog posts
  • Interview and engage with teachers, students, and donors to develop and produce captivating stories
  • Manage RVCF alumni network, including following and connecting program graduates, clients, and students
  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Coordinator to communicate how volunteers can stay connected to RVCV after they leave the Village

You Are:

  • Creative: You make things look good. You’re a pro at finding good lighting and great angles; photo editing comes naturally; and you may even have some graphic design experience
  • A People Person: You are comfortable welcoming new faces, sending enthusiastic emails, and asking new friends if you can take their picture
  • Savvy on Social Media: You have experience managing social media accounts and are updated on the latest trends and best practices
  • Detail Oriented & Deadline Driven: You know how to keep projects on track in order to reach targets and deadlines
  • Adventurous: You're willing to put yourself out there. Whether it’s moving to rural East Africa or asking a stranger about their story, you aren’t afraid of the uncomfortable
  • Easy-going: Sometimes, things just don't go as planned. You have the patience and good humor that enables you to go with the flow
  • Inspiring: Ability to create engaging and smile-worthy content. At TCF, we pride ourselves on being a forever family, and our digital communications style reflects that
  • A Self-Starter: You have the independence to seek out stories and take initiative
  • Educated: You have earned a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent level of education


Package:

  • $650 USD stipend per month and a $2,000 USD travel allowance per year of employment
  • Health Insurance provided for term of service
  • Private apartment, all meals, internet, local phone, transportation to Karatu, and housekeeping support included


Please send your resume, cover letter, portfolio, and the URL of a social media account you have managed if applicable.

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