Become an Assistant Program Director

New 3-month Position!

do you have the desire to EMBARK ON A SERVICE-BASED ADVENTURE THAT WILL build YOUR STRENGTHS AND PASSIONS, TEST YOUR DETERMINATION AND REWARD YOU WITH A VARIETY OF NEW PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS, but have a time constraint? manna project's new 3-month position may be perfect for you!

As an Assistant Program Director, you will embark on a 3 month journey working within a community in Ecuador or Nicaragua. Assistant Program Directors live alongside other young leaders and community members, and are fully integrated into the daily functions of Manna Project’s work on the ground. Weekdays are spent collaborating with staff to plan and facilitate programs, while weekends are for exploring. As the days progress, you will develop an understanding of long-term development goals and their implementation.

This unique program is designed to create the most impactful experience for you and the communities you’ll serve. Assistant Program Directors are equipped and inspired to continue their work in a variety of career fields, including international development and the greater nonprofit sector.

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Current Openings

*Positions below are for our Ecuador site! Nicaragua site closed until June 2019

Next Deadline: MAy 15, 2019

July 2019 - September 2019



September 2019 - November 2019






$1,000 Per month

Manna Project's Program Director position is one of the most affordable long-term volunteer options available.

What It Covers


Program Transportation
Program Training
Travel Insurance
Preliminary Language School



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Cultural Excursions
Community Homestay
Professional Development



Manna Project equips volunteers with leadership development skills for a variety of career fields, including medicine, international development, law, the greater non-profit sector, education and international politics.

Top 10 Reasons to Become an assistant Program Director

Application Process

Step 1

Submit the online application and email your resume and college transcript to

Step 2

You will be contacted to set up a phone interview within 2 weeks of the application deadline.

Step 3

You will be notified of your acceptance status within 2 weeks of your phone interview. 

Step 4

Once accepted, you will have 3 weeks to submit your contract and a $500 deposit to secure your position.


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