Times of day
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
calle al estadio municipal
San Juan La Laguna
Want to support Maya Tz’utujil and Maya Kiché families working to improve their lives?
Want to live on the shores of stunning Lake Atitlan?
Want to experience Maya village life?
Want to learn first-hand about the challenges and impacts of voluntourism?
This position is perfect for candidates who are self-motivated, creative, and want to make a concrete difference while learning from a small, dynamic NGO on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan.
The Education Coordinator position entails working side by side with GHA’s Director and scholarship students and families. Responsibilities include organizing and supervising empowerment workshops for scholarship students with workshop facilitators, visits and follow-up with students, and creating student profiles that gauge their progress and assess their family situations. The Education Coordinator oversees teaching, but may also help facilitate workshops or run other educational programs. Since GHA runs a music program for rural youth, experience in music would be helpful but is not required.
GHA’s work takes place primarily in small Maya Tz’utujil communities around Lake Atitlan.
About Guatemala Housing Alliance – Construyendo Alianzas
Guatemala Housing Alliance works to holistically address extreme poverty around Lake Atitlan.
GHA’s construction program builds houses, floors, and roofs for families in need of better living conditions, incorporating traditional local building methods and natural, sustainable materials. Since 2011, GHA has built over 30 homes, 200 floors, and 30 roofs, in addition to other projects.
GHA’s education program provides 70 annual scholarships to students in primary school, high school, and university who would otherwise be at risk of dropping out for financial reasons. Scholarship recipients attend GHA’s capacity-building workshops that focus on community building, gender equity, and environmental consciousness. The education program also supports a community-led music school within a rural public school.
GHA’s economic cooperative program supports a collective of single women in a rural community who make bracelets that GHA markets in the United States.
For more information about GHA and its programs, visit www.GuatemalaHousingAlliance.org
● Some education-related work experience required.
● Great communicator.
● Organized, with excellent attention to detail.
● Patience and flexibility.
● Ability to work independently and initiative
Minimum time commintment: 3 months / 20 hours per week
● Rewarding work that concretely benefits at-risk youth as part of a small team.
● Flexible work schedule with a dynamic and growing NGO.
● Rich cultural and language immersion in rural Guatemala.
- Training Provided
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers