(Urgent) Teacher for International Worker Children

Join our team as a teacher for the children of international workers during the 2018–2019 school year.

Posted on November 7, 2017

Senegal - Saint Louis

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Position Type

  • International worker—Vocational Track
  • Teacher
  • Funded
  • Couple or single (couple preferred)

Join our team as a teacher for the children of international workers during the 2018–2019 school year. Responsibilities include teaching second, third, and sixth grade and possibly ninth grade. This role includes monitoring students’ progress in achieving academic standards and alerting parents as issues arise. The worker will also be involved in team and church activities/events. Additionally, the teacher may be called upon to facilitate a distance education program for a family from a partner mission; this would not involve teaching.

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Study within field of education
  • The spouse must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree.
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the World Perspectives Mission course or equivalent
  • A willingness to learn, adapt to the local culture, and study a new language

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching children and youth
  • A sense of adventure and creativity
  • Eagerness to engage with the life of the team and local church
  • A relationship with God
  • Willingness to commit to a minimum of two years and possibly up to four

Responsibilities:

  • Teach second, third, and sixth grade and possibly ninth grade
  • Monitor students’ progress in achieving academic standards and alert parents as issues arise
  • Be involved in team and church activities/events
  • Learn French, Wolof, or both (to be determined during the interview process)

Timeline for Deployment: 

Summer 2018

General Information:

CIA World Factbook–Senegal

Work and Living Environment:

Located in northern Senegal, Saint-Louis is a coastal city of approximately 200,000 people.

Wikipedia–Saint-Louis, Senegal

Status of Christian Witness:

Of the 5 million Wolof people in Senegal, there may be as few as 200 followers of Jesus. The Wolof are a least-reached people group.

The Joshua Project–Wolof in Senegal

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. Wolof, the heart language, is the primary language used. To travel locally and live independently, the worker for this position will need to complete basic language study. This will be the primary focus of the summer months before starting the school year in September and continue part time for at least the first six months or until the worker achieves an adequate foundation in the local language. French language study may also be required (to be determined during the interview process).

Health Considerations:

Because Saint-Louis is a four-hour drive from the capital city, Dakar, where the best care in Senegal is available, the candidate for this position must be in good health. However, basic health clinics exist in Saint-Louis with trusted nurses to provide medical advice as needed.

Expectations for Spouse:

Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s giftings and training and the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives, depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc. A spouse will also be expected to obtain basic proficiency in the local language and to minister on a team of international workers alongside national Senegalese believers, possibly through kids’ clubs, sports ministry, teaching at a vocational training school, or medical work.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

For elementary children, homeschooling is the only viable option, though some worker families have chosen to use local schools and supplement their children’s education at home as needed. For older children, homeschooling or an American boarding school in Dakar are recommended options.

Compensation Package:

This position is designated to be funded through the Great Commission Fund (GCF). We offer compensation for this position, covering costs related to a monthly living allowance, housing, travel, children’s education, and full benefits. Please visit our compensation page for details on how U.S. Alliance international workers are supported. GCF-funded workers share responsibility for raising GCF dollars from Alliance churches and other sources.

 

Important Clarification:

Applicants should be aware that serving in the international world often requires a higher degree of grace and flexibility. For example, overseas teams can be suddenly and unexpectedly impacted by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors can sometimes necessitate the sudden redefining of a position, which may take place before, during, or after the application/interview process has begun or is completed.

Questions?

Please contact Amy Roedding at roeddinga@cmalliance.org.

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