Join Our Team!
De la Gente is a vibrant organization dedicated to improving the lives of coffee farmers through sustainable economic development. We pride ourselves on hard work, inter-disciplinary knowledge and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve our mission, while making sure we have fun and keep our sense of humor along the way.
Why work with DLG?
Utilize and develop your professional skills in the service of others
Learn about a new culture within a framework of international development
Build relationships with our wide range of partners, customers, and beneficiaries
Gain first-hand knowledge of all aspects of coffee production and trade
Be part of an innovative, growing organization developing creative approaches to economic development
Perfect your Spanish or English proficiency
Meet people and make new friends from all over the world
If you are a sharp-minded individual who wants to dedicate your time to an organization working at the intersection of development and enterprise, then read on! Our office atmosphere is a lively and friendly place to work. We foster learning opportunities for our team members, while combining professionalism and excellence with fun and experimentation in our office culture. As part of the DLG team you will learn more about the coffee process, sometimes as an active participant, while developing friendships not only with co-workers, but also with farmers, artisans, and their families.
Our office is located in San Miguel Escobar, a neighborhood of Ciudad Vieja located about 10 minutes outside of Antigua. Our location keeps us in close contact with the farmers and families whom DLG’s projects and work benefit. The city of Antigua is the former colonial capital of Guatemala and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Antigua is a hub for international travelers, workers, and volunteers, with many great opportunities for socializing with both internationals and locals and taking in diverse cultural offerings.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
Director of Marketing and Communications
The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for how DLG presents our organization, products and experiences to the world. This role manages brand presentation across platforms and products, as well as active marketing channels. This is an ideal opportunity for somebody interested in the strategic as well as operational aspects of marketing in the service of contributing directly to improving the lives of coffee farmers in Guatemala.
The Development Director is responsible for fundraising for DLG’s cooperative assistance programs, ensuring proper reporting on use of funds to donors, as well as the execution and reporting of micro-financing loans. This role works closely with both donors and program staff to maintain communication through the fundraising, execution, and monitoring process. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates interested in the strategic and operational aspects of fundraising in the service of contributing directly to improving the lives of coffee farmers in Guatemala.
DLG's corps of translators facilitate our highly-regarded community tours, serving as the link between Spanish-speaking guides and English-speaking participants. Our translators come from many countries and backgrounds but are united by a love for community tourism that builds relationships across cultures. We are looking for energetic communicators who are excited about engaging visitors from all over the world and delivering world-class experiences in partnership with our local community guides.
This is a part-time, as needed role and translators are assigned work by the half-day tour. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and interest in the position, with "Translator Application [NAME]" as your subject line. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by email, please do not call. We receive applications year-round and accept qualified applicants depending on need.
We do not have any openings for internships at this time. Check back soon or subscribe to our newsletter and social media pages for updates.
We welcome volunteers to work in San Miguel Escobar in the areas of coffee agriculture or administration (projects, donor relations, marketing, operations, etc.). We aim to personalize your experience by matching your background and interests to your specific volunteering goals. Or, if you just want to help and learn about Guatemala, practice some Spanish, and have an amazing travel experience, this is an excellent opportunity!
If you choose to work in coffee agriculture, volunteers generally work side-by-side with small, independent coffee farmers in every step of the planting, harvesting, and processing of high-quality Arabica coffee. This may involve hiking up to pick fruit or clear land in the fields at the base of Volcán de Agua, or working in the family home to process or sort coffee beans. Work varies depending on the season. Please email us at email@example.com for more information.