Lead English Teacher in Rwanda Scholarship Program

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $26,000
Maximum: $30,000
Details: Commensurate with experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



KK 737
Mburabuturo, Gikondo


BRIDGE2RWANDA – Kigali, Rwanda


Position: Lead English Teacher


Timeline: Start date anytime between January 14, 2019 and March 1, 2019

Salary: $26,000 - $30,000 gross / year, commensurate with experience

Location: Kigali, Rwanda


The Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program is looking to fill a full-time position for a Lead English Teacher to coordinate the English and Test Prep Academic aspect of the Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program.  This person will be responsible for:

· Teach and exemplify the B2R vision, mission and character of B2R scholars

· TOEFL lead teacher -- average per class of 100+ (main objective) and contributing to SAT average of 1150+ per class 

· Coordinate the monthly schedule in partnership with other teacher(s)

· Coordinate the teaching team to work through issues as they arise

· Coordinate and document the annual B2R program curriculum

· Produce short M&E report on B2R Scholars three times per year, with goal of leading to academic publications based on M&E effort in future based on discussed goals with leadership

· Additional items as requested by B2R leadership

As B2R grows to serve over 230 young Rwandans, Burundians, Congolese, South Sudanese and other Africans, the Lead English Teacher helps coordinate the day-to-day operations in support of the Executive Director’s strategic vision for academics. The Lead English Teacher is first and foremost a proven educator in addition to contributing strong administrative skills. He or she can identify needs and craft solutions which most efficiently mobilize B2R’s human and material resources to support a special cohort of young people. All of the Lead English Teacher’s duties contribute to the academic goals of 100+ TOEFL class average, 1150+ SAT class average, and college readiness of Scholars in the gap year leadership program. Additionally, the Lead English Teacher works in partnership with the College Counseling, Career Development and Discipleship Teams to support the scholars in their preparation for applying to university and ultimate college readiness – academically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally – as they go on to college abroad.


·      participate in the hiring of Academic Prep teachers, approve their curricular choices, assist the Executive Director by monitoring their performance, and lead check-ins with them as needed

·      coordinate other staff members in their capacity as teachers

·      review and update the gap year curriculum in keeping with needs of the organization

·      maintain the academic calendar, weekly class schedule, and teacher allocation

·      conduct individual or small group meetings with Scholars to assess progress and offer personalized instruction

·      develop and oversee initiatives (with the approval of the Executive Director) which boost the capacity of the Academic Prep team as well as the progress of Scholars   

·      prepare and deliver 12-16 hours of classroom instruction per term

·      manage partnerships or relationships (with the approval of the Executive Director) which benefit the academic progress of the Scholars, serving as the key point of contact

·      pursue projects with the approval of B2R Leadership which aid with organization-wide monitoring and evaluation

·      Oversee, train and guide assigned teaching and tutoring volunteers, as the need arises


·      reports directly to the Executive Director

·      teachers report to the Lead English Teacher

·      volunteer teachers report to the Lead English Teacher

Qualifications and Competencies:

·      Bachelors in education, English, rhetoric, or social sciences, masters preferred

·      at least 1 full year of teaching experience

·      experience living overseas, especially in a low-income country, preferred

·      facility working in a small and growing organization

·      ability to partner with College Counseling, Career Development, and Discipleship Team Leaders

·      ability to assess student needs, plan lessons independently, select appropriate materials and diagnostic tools, and develop assessments  

·      ability to work independently

·      administrative skills: leading meetings and check-ins, working with other departments, scheduling, documentation

·      advanced organizational and problem-solving skills

·      self-starter, independent - skilled in organizing, prioritizing and time management

·      possesses technology competence

·      desire to work in a tight, family atmosphere


B2R provides one return flight to US or home country annually

The Scholars take annual breaks including 2 weeks in early April, 2 weeks in early July and approx. one month from mid-December to mid-January

Opportunity to work with high-capacity, top students from Rwanda, South Sudan, Burundi and DRC

Level of Language Proficiency

English as a first language required.

French, Swahili or Kinyarwanda a plus for living in Kigali - but not necessary as English is required 100% of the time for scholars in the B2R program.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


PLEASE NOTE: Position could begin as early as January 14, 2019, but must begin by March 1, 2019, when the new cohort begins classes.

Qualified applicants can submit a letter of interest and resume or CV to:

Fonda Kempton, Executive Director