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Put your marketing and social media skills to work! We are seeking motivated individuals to maintain a strong online presence for Sweetwater. Candidates will distribute online marketing initiatives, company updates, and educational material through social media accounts to connect with partners and increase awareness of our work and mission. Candidates will become acquainted with Sweetwater’s mission and unique approach to water ministry and will understand the appropriate language and strategy required to communicate Sweetwater to diverse target audiences.

* Research target audiences and utilize current trends in social media to increase Sweetwater’s visibility,
report on projects, and support fundraising campaigns
* Create engaging text, video, and image content
* Monitor web traffic
* Develop optimal posting schedule and marketing plan
* Communicate regularly with the Director for content and to relay social media feedback

* A bachelor's degree in Marketing or equivalent experience in social media engagement
* Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly to diverse audiences with words and pictures
* Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision
* Believer in Jesus Christ who can, in good conscience, sign Sweetwater’s Statement of Faith

Send notice of interest and a resume/CV to David Pendergrass,

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8609 CR 6750, WEST PLAINS, MO 65775, US

Mission Statement

Sweetwater Research designs and supports holistic water strategies and education to improve the effectiveness of water projects around the world in Gospel-centered ministry. Sweetwater’s particular emphasis is on serving widows and orphans in places where water security is "impossible". We strive to deliver clean and Living Water in such a manner that when our work is done our client communities shout "The hand of the Lord has done this!".


The idea of Sweetwater began in 1999. As a college junior, Sweetwater's founder and director, David Pendergrass, traveled to Ethiopia on an agricultural missions trip. While there, he fell in love with the people of the Ethiopian highlands. In 2010, David went back to Ethiopia, this time as a water scientist. While there, he encountered a young man who inquired about the reason of David's presence there.
"I am here to bring clean water to the people of the Ethiopian highlands", David replied. "And I always carry the Living Water of Jesus Christ with me wherever I go."
The young man asked to talk more about this Living Water and later that night, he gave his life to Christ!

From there, the vision of Sweetwater began to come into focus. In 2017, David left his job as an applied science researcher at Tarleton State University to launch Sweetwater Research because he longed to minister directly to the widow, the orphan, and the poor through his training as a water scientist.

Our aim is to assess causes of water pollution and deal with those causes directly. Our work is conducted in a way that builds a relationship between the local Christians and the non-believers around them so that they become partners in the work. We know we have done our job when we hear people praising God for what was accomplished, not praising Sweetwater.


Environment, Faith-Based


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Advertising
  • Social Media / Blogging




  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum 10 hrs/week
  • Must align with Sweetwater's statement of faith

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