Education Mission Coordinator
Shoulder to Shoulder
Mission: Transform Education in the Honduran Frontera (seven municipalities of the southern section of the Department of Intibucá, Honduras)
Strategy: Use educational technology as an intervention aimed at enhancing curriculum and pedagogy in area educational institutions at the primary and secondary level.
- Creation of a Honduran Core Team (HCT) of parents, educators, administrators, technicians and students committed to the mission of building excellence in education in the creation of CREE.
- The step level improvement in the educational outcome of children in the Frontera (seven municipalities of the southern section of the Department of Intibucá, Honduras) and improved development, recognition and morale among teachers.
- The establishment of a sustainable system of technologically based curriculum and pedagogy founded in CREE and the HCT.
- Promotion and development of the education mission in Honduras, the US, and internationally.
Role: Supervise, manage, and implement the mission strategy and goals while serving as a communications manager and bridge between Honduran project team, parents and other stakeholders.
- Develop implementation strategies and responsibilities under the direct supervision of the General Directors of Shoulder to Shoulder and in coordination with the partners of CREE.
- Supervise the implementation of technology and curriculum in area academic centers.
- Publish a monthly US facing status report.
- Assist HCT in obtaining education assessment tools and disseminating evaluation data.
- Track overall project progress and spending
- Insure that equipment tracking procedures and systems are implemented by HCT
- Coordinate and supervise outreach strategies to other municipalities
- Assist in grant writing and other support for equipment acquisition
- Proven communications skills
- A functional competency in verbal and written Spanish
- Basic computer technology competence (MS Office plus basic network knowledge)
- Familiarity with Android phone and/or tablet
- Room and Board (host family)
- Stipend: L. 4000 / month (about $175 / month)
- Reimbursement for expenses incurred as result of position
- Tremendous experience with satisfaction of service
About Shoulder to Shoulder
Pohlman & Talmage CPA’s, 3445 S Dixie Dr #200, Dayton, OH 45439, US
Vision: People of the frontera, known as the Dry Corridor of Intibucá, Honduras, live longer, healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives in a strong community. Mission: To work together with our communities to create, implement, and operate equitably accessible, sustainable health, nutrition, and education services.
Shoulder to Shoulder began in 1990 in the small, isolated village of Santa Lucia, Intibuca, Honduras. This area of Honduras was extremely isolated, without infrastructure services such as running or potable water or electricity, suffering in debilating poverty, and ravaged by the war with El Salvador. Initially, university medical brigade teams began providing necessary medical services by way of two week visits with professionals and supplies. This grew to become Shoulder to Shoulder, now exclusively providing the medical care to 69,000 residents in southern Intibuca, the Dry Corridor of Honduras, also known as the Frontera. Shoulder to Shoulder has invested in a contract arrangement with the ministry of health, managing health clinics and employing over 150 Honduran medical professionals.
In more recent years Shoulder to Shoulder has expanded its mission to include development, community health, agriculture, and education. Specifically in Education, we run a girl empowerment program for girls in fifth and sixth grade called Yo Puedo (I can), a scholarship program to allow young people to continue in school after the sixth grade and receive a High School Edication and move on to college, and a public, bilingual school (kindergaten to sixth grade) that provides a quality education.