Nonprofit

MAYA AND SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAM ASSISTANT

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Felipe Carrillo Puerto, ROO, Mexico
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Published 25 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
November 11, 2024
Application Deadline
August 31, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Entry level
Compensation
MXN 10,000 / month
Paid as as $5,000 twice a month (15th and final day of the month)

Description

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to use your bilingual English/Spanish skills, drive and passion in a sustainable, international nonprofit environment? Na’atik, an intercultural language and culture institute based in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, a small off the beaten track city in Mexico’s Zone Maya, is looking for a Maya and Spanish Immersion Program Assistant to join our team.

This position reports to the Maya and Spanish Immersion Program (MaS) Manager and Coordinator.

Our MaS program brings students from all over the world to study Maya or Spanish where they are immersed in the unique culture of the region through classes, homestays, excursions, and intercultural activities with our local English language program students.

This position requires organization and communication both online and in-person with our local homestay families in Spanish, foreign students in English, local suppliers and international staff. A strong customer service attitude and strong communicative Spanish and English language skills are necessary. Data entry, assistance in the creation of itineraries, receipts, and planning of activities in accordance with calendar and targets through the instruction of the program coordinator are critical parts of the position.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Arranging paperwork for the arrival of students;
  • Organizing and attending welcome dinners;
  • Picking up students on Sundays and providing introductions and short orientations for the students at their homestay families;
  • Doing daily check-ins with students to gather feedback and make sure their experience is going well/as expected;
  • Assisting with creation of schedules, itineraries, receipts and email drafts and have them approved by the coordinator;
  • Preparing each student’s graduation every Friday;
  • Assisting with coordinating with local homestay families including but not limited to dietary and accommodation requirements from the students;
  • Sending information of the arriving student to the teachers and staff;
  • Accompanying students to different activities and excursions to serve as guide/translator;
  • Keeping the school’s van kilometer log updated;
  • Being responsible for the school bikes’ condition and assigning them to students as required;
  • Sending the students a feedback form to complete and sharing it with the management team after graduation;
  • Take photos of our students’ donations to share with our communication manager;
  • Assisting the Manager and Coordinator with additional projects, program management, and orientations as required; and
  • Covering the Program Coordinator when required.

Requirements:

1 year experience in a customer service role or similar

Bachelor's Degree

Experience in assisting a coordination role

Native-level English proficiency. Position is open to Mexican nationals, however a high level of English will be required, and evidence will be required (TOEFL, CAE, IELTS and you will be interviewed in English)

'Communicative Spanish' (Intermediate-Advanced preferred) and/or native Spanish speaker

Experience using Google Drive, Google Calendar and Microsoft Office software

Target driven and mission motivated

Experience working with and/or living with people from different nationalities

Benefits:

● Salary: $5000 mexican pesos before taxes bi-monthly-The stated salary has been calculated based on the living costs specific to the region. This calculation takes into account factors such as housing, transportation, food, and other essential expenses to ensure fair and adequate compensation for employees.

● 4 weeks of paid vacation

● Housing provided for the first year only

● IMSS (social security benefits) offered in second year

● If you are not a Mexican citizen, housing will be provided during your whole stay as an employee. We provide all the documents for the visa process, visa expenses are reimbursed by Na’atik if you complete your contract.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Mtra. Dafne Calderón, Spanish and Maya Program Manager, at work@naatikmexico.org. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in joining the Na’atik team, why you would like to live and work off the beaten path in the Yucatán Peninsula, and include a summary of your expectations for life and work here in Carrillo Puerto.

If you are a Quintanarroense please apply, we are always looking for more locals to work with us :)

If you fail to include the requested information, your application may not be considered.

Select applicants will be contacted by email.

Start date will be mid-November 2024.

Na’atik’s mission is to create a multicultural hub for locals and international students and visitors that both celebrates and inspires the teaching and learning of languages through authentic, cross-cultural experiences. We operate a subsidized local English language program aimed at providing Mexican-Maya students affordable access to learning opportunities that will help them achieve their life and career goals.

*For the safety of our community, all in-person Na’atik staff, interns and volunteers need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.


Are you looking for a unique opportunity to use your bilingual English/Spanish skills, drive and passion in a sustainable, international nonprofit environment? Na’atik, an intercultural language and culture institute based in Felipe…

Benefits

4 weeks of paid vacation

Housing provided for the first year only (Furnished, includes electricity, water and internet. No pets)

IMSS (social security benefits) offered in second year

If you are not a Mexican citizen, housing will be provided during your whole stay as an employee. We provide all the documents for the visa process, visa expenses are reimbursed by Na’atik if you complete your contract.

4 weeks of paid vacation

Housing provided for the first year only (Furnished, includes electricity, water and internet. No pets)

IMSS (social security benefits) offered in second year…

Level of Language Proficiency

Native-level English proficiency. Position is open to Mexican nationals, however a high level of English will be required, and evidence will be required (TOEFL, CAE, IELTS and you will be interviewed in English)

'Communicative Spanish' (Intermediate-Advanced preferred) and/or native Spanish speaker

Native-level English proficiency. Position is open to Mexican nationals, however a high level of English will be required, and evidence will be required (TOEFL, CAE, IELTS and you…

Location

On-site
Calle 57 entre 78 y 80, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, ROO None, Mexico
Colonia Francisco May

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Mtra. Dafne Calderón, Spanish and Maya Program Manager, at work@naatikmexico.org. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in joining the Na’atik team, why you would like to live and work off the beaten path in the Yucatán Peninsula, and include a summary of your expectations for life and work here in Carrillo Puerto.

If you are a Quintanarroense please apply, we are always looking for more locals to work with us :)

If you fail to include the requested information, your application may not be considered.

Select applicants will be contacted by email.

Start date will be mid-November 2024.


Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Mtra. Dafne Calderón, Spanish and Maya Program Manager, at work@naatikmexico.org. In your cover letter, please explain…

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