6a Avenida 11-95 Colonia Landivar, Zona 7Guatemala City, Zona 7GT
Safe Passage, a 501(C)3 non-profit development-focused organization, is seeking an exceptional English Teachers to join our English Department team. Known in Guatemala as Camino Seguro, Safe Passage’s mission is to empower the poorest at-risk children and families who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump community by creating opportunity and fostering dignity through the power of education. Safe Passage is a secular, non-political organization.
Safe Passage is seeking dynamic English Teachers who will:
Teach five to six 30-minute English classes per day;
Equip students with the English language skills necessary to attend university and secure jobs in fields requiring English;
Be responsible for teaching English content while nurturing a safe and empowering classroom environment;
Support adult learning through tutoring teachers, staff and parents one-on-one or in small groups as needed;
Create fun and engaging lessons to motivate and encourage students;
Implement student assessments periodically to monitor progress and complete program evaluations.
Passion for Safe Passage’s mission, commitment to service and ability to engage children, families and staff;
Experience working with at-risk, low-income student populations and/or experience teaching ESL;
English fluency and at least a beginner level of Spanish (Spanish proficiency preferred);
Cultural sensitivity, ability to connect across cultural and linguistic divides;
Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence;
Strong organizational skills and self-direction;
Experience living or working in Guatemala or other developing nation (preferred).
Opportunity to work with and learn about an incredible population while gaining professional experience
Monthly housing allowance commeasurate with education and experience
Free lunch and transportation to the project
5 paid vacation days per 6-month period
One month paid vacation during school break (Dec-Jan), if returning for the following school year
For more information about the organization, please see www.safepassage.org/volunteers.