Job posted by: BECA (Bilingual Education for Central America)
Posted on: February 16, 2014
BECA recruits, trains, and supports recent college graduates to teach in our network of Honduran bilingual schools. Currently, BECA's 25 full-time volunteer teachers provide high-quality instruction to over 450 disadvantaged students at our three partner schools in northern Honduras. As we have grown over the past decade, our grassroots model has been sustained by robust partnerships between Hondurans committed to educational access in their communities and English-speaking volunteers drawn towards a truly authentic cultural immersion.
There are no handouts in our model. Families whose children receive scholarships contribute towards their child's education through completion of a monthly service requirement. This service not only enables them to feel a sense of pride in their contribution to their child's education, it also offers opportunity to gain practical skills. Everything we do is about education.
The Executive Director is BECA's only U.S.-based, full-time employee and serves as our primary representative there. In consultation with the Board of Directors and with support from the In-Country (Program) Director, he or she is tasked with articulating and implementing a strategic plan that is aligned with BECA's mission – including not only program development but also volunteer recruitment, fundraising, financial management, alumni and Board engagement, and communications. We seek someone who is passionate about social justice issues, enthusiastic about our goal of raising BECA's public profile, and whose past work demonstrates an ability to help diversify our funding sources.
LOCATION: Flexible with preference for New York or Washington, DC.Since BECA does not maintain permanent office space in the United States, location is flexible, with a preference for major U.S. metropolitan areas. Previous Executive Directors have worked primarily from home. Depending on candidate's background and qualifications, job may entail limited or significant travel to Honduras.
Previous Executive Directors have played a large role in day-to-day program management. Some or all of following duties could be assigned to the Executive Director if he/she possesses the requisite skills. Such responsibilities would include considerably more Honduran travel (15-25% annual).
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Beneficial, but not required:
Interested persons should email a resume and cover letter to Michael Buttram - firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply early.