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.
BECA's In-Country Director (ICD) provides on-the-ground leadership for BECA's teaching team and acts as the primary liaison between BECA and its local nonprofit partners. He or she is responsible for supporting our volunteer teachers and collaborates daily with Honduran Directors and staff in order to facilitate the efficient operations of our three school and community programs. Moreover, the ICD is responsible for seeking out, developing, and stewarding relationships with organizations and individuals who share BECA's mission or may provide support – requiring comfort with public speaking in both English and Spanish. This person has a unique opportunity to facilitate the collaboration between a service-minded group of individuals and the Honduran communities in which they operate. The highlight of this job is the "genuine" nature of the experience: seeing our students succeed in the classroom, getting to know students and their families, immersing one's self in Honduran culture.
The ICD will maintain regular communication with BECA's Executive Director and participate in monthly Board calls and annual Board meetings. Historically, the ICD has been an integral voice in the shaping of our program and its long-term strategy.
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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.