Director of Community Education

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



Casa Hispania
Calle Colombia y Calle 44 Este


You can create teachable moments in any setting. You are passionate about mentoring future educators on how to best teach youth. You have experience working in community development and limited resource settings. You can do a lot with a little. You believe education is the solution. You have worked with youth in elementary through high school. You can write lesson plans and teach others to do the same. You are a project manager and community liaison. You will lead 10 undergraduate students in a 10-week semester, working to improve education in a small town in Panama.


Each week, there will be 5 hours of traditional education in the form of lecture or seminar based learning. For 15 hours each week, you will facilitate your students in your own Kalu Yala based education projects and as you teach in the public K-7 school system, do research and make plans for improving education in the region. 10 hours are reserved for you to facilitate your students pursuing their own education-focused, independent projects. You are also responsible for administration and planning of lessons as well as accessing communications and documenting progress. 


  1. 3+ years experience in teaching, curriculum development and working with K-7 students
  2. Bilingual in Spanish and English
  3. Degree related to education or community development, Masters or PhD preferred
  4. Strong planner who enjoys organization
  5. Group leadership skills
  6. Excited to connect to members of the local community
  7. Desire to help fulfill the vision of Kalu Yala, expressed here:

Preferred Skills:

  • Wilderness First Responder or other medical training
  • CPR certified
  • Manual vehicle/4x4 experience
  • Flexible and resilient
  • Experience living in community



  • $900 per month
  • Room + Board valued at $550 a month in our tropical wilderness camp
  • 6 weeks paid vacation yearly, 2 weeks accrued semesterly after 3 month probationary period

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish speaker is required

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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