Central America, Honduras
The Leadership Center
POSITION: English Teacher
TERM of COMMITMENT: July 2020 - June 2021
LOCATION: The Leadership Center: El Salto, San Francisco Morazan, Honduras
ABOUT LMI: The mission of Leadership Mission International is to develop a new generation of ethical women leaders by providing exceptional academics, leadership and community development experiences. We are a faith-based, U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and public charity. We work in Honduras through The Leadership Center, where we educate classes of 15-20 young women each year over the course of two years so that they will return to their communities as leaders, reinvest in their local economies, and initiate economic and ethical progress in Honduras. We, in part, see our mission at The Leadership Center as reflecting God’s love to those who we seek to serve. We practice and promote core leadership values throughout all levels of the organization.
Welcome Challenges We believe that taking risks and learning from failure develops courage, determination, and perseverance.
Inspire Growth We understand that personal development requires a holistic approach of academics, spiritual, and hands-on leadership.
Safe Haven We create an inclusive environment that is supportive, kind, and forgiving because we believe this is the best foundation for personal development.
Honest Commitment We expect students and teachers to demonstrate self-discipline and commitment with the highest integrity.
Servant Leadership We practice sacrifice, patience, and love in our teaching to create empathetic and forgiving leaders.
Embrace Diversity We humbly promote an inclusive environment by accepting differences in beliefs and backgrounds.
The young women who are selected to attend The Leadership Center have already navigated significant challenges to complete high school. The Leadership Center grants students’ full scholarships so that upon graduation they may start their own businesses, become teachers, enroll in higher education, or work with nonprofit organizations focused on development. The young women come determined, motivated, inspired, and grateful. Your role is to facilitate opportunities for learning that will capitalize on the potential of each student in your classroom.
To be successful in this role, you will need to have a passion for:
Advocating for the needs and priorities of young women with a wide array of backgrounds, most coming from communities lacking resources and opportunities
Actively building long-term relationships with students, other staff, and community members
Supporting social justice initiatives for equity and access
Developing innovative programs and practices that strengthen academics and communities
Driving for positive instructional results for each student
Teach English classes 2-3 hours per weekday
Tutor students in English language acquisition approximately 1-2 hours per weekday
Mentor students and encourage them in their personal goals and leadership development
Collaborate with other staff members
Optional: Participate and/or lead ministry activities/events on campus
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
A successful applicant will have a professional career that reflects a commitment to building collaborative, productive, and respectful relationships among colleagues and community members. This career orientation should be complemented by strengths in the following areas:
Innovative planner and developer
Effective classroom instructor
Understanding of English grammar foundations
ELL Teaching Certification & Experience
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Work experience in a multicultural setting
Experience mentoring and/or discipling post-high school graduates in a vocational setting
Gain understanding of Honduran culture & context from Honduran teachers & leaders
Gain skills in community development and sustainable agriculture practices
A monthly stipend depending on experience.
A monthly health care reimbursement of up to 100 USD.
In-country residency cost fully covered.
Room and board provided.
Nine weeks of vacation throughout the year during quarter breaks, providing opportunities to travel throughout Central America.
One of the great benefits of The Leadership Center is its safe, rural environment, where we practice sustainable agriculture and engage in clean living practices. TLC does not have the infrastructure of a university in the developed world: quite the contrary. You will live off the grid. Sometimes, electricity, water, or Wi-Fi will go out. If you can go with the flow, improvise, and smile when things do not go as planned, you will help contribute to the positive atmosphere.
APPLY: If interested in applying or referring a potential candidate, please email a resume and cover letter to Teaching positions are competitive and interviews are conducted on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. We seek a diverse, multicultural staff with a wide array of backgrounds and experiences.