Ecuador is a beautiful and diverse country in the northwestern part of South America along the Andes Mountains. It is a democratic republic and a developing country dependent on its commodities such as petroleum and agricultural products. Spanish is the official language and is spoken by the majority of the population, though many indigenous languages are spoken as well.
Hacienda El Refugio is a 300 acre property in a country setting just north of Quito in the mountains. We are a training and retreat center which also functions as a camp and are uniquely positioned to reach the roughly 3 million people that live in Quito, 45 minutes away. Our mission is to facilitate a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through nature and outdoor adventure. We offer a wide range of experiences, but always infuse outdoor adventure, rest and spiritual reflection, and purpose/direction into each of our customized experiences. Those experiences range from customized retreats to conferences, youth camps, internships, spiritual retreats, backpacking excursions, short term mission experiences, and community development.
As our Outreach and Ministry Programs Coordinator, you would use your abilities and experience to assist us in the following:
Skills Needed: Willingness to learn Spanish and speak it comfortably; Communications, teaching, outdoor education, business, or art degree preferred; Experience working in a ministry context; Has a 'team player' attitude and works well with people of different ages, backgrounds, and cultures; and can effectively communicate and work with others.