Help teachers improve their skills in the classroom by becoming an Instructional Coach at Nicaragua Christian Academy, a unique school with an exciting task in Nicaragua. NCA seeks to train up future leaders to demonstrate true servant leadership and make decisions based on the Word of God and a compassion for their country.
- Support and promote the philosophy, values, and goals of ANCA.
- Develop and maintain a positive, confidential, and collegial coaching relationship with teachers through formal and informal one-on-one conferences, classroom observations, and follow-up discussions.
- Use student data to guide goal setting and next steps.
- Provide a balanced, comprehensive and cross-curricular approach to given subject areas.
- Encourage ongoing professional growth by all teachers with a focus on student achievement.
- Empower teachers to be self-motivated and take initiative in meeting their needs as they strive to fulfill their job description with excellence.
- Maintain distinction between the roles of coach and principal; observations by coaches will not be used in formal evaluation of teachers, but coaches and principals will collaborate to promote teacher growth and development.
- Maintain distinction between the roles of coach and teacher; coaches will help teachers develop strategies but will not work directly with students
- 4-year degree in Education or related field; Master’s degree preferred
- Teacher certification and 2 years classroom teacher experience required
- Experience as instructional coach preferred
- Evangelical Christian testimony with active local church experience
- Sense of calling to teach in a third-world setting
- Creativity, attention to detail, good interpersonal skills and excellent organizational abilities
- Willingness to make a three (or more) year commitment
- English is first language; conversational Spanish preferred
- Willing to be trained in and apply ANCA coaching methods.
Teachers are encouraged to seek support through evangelical mission agencies and through local churches to cover their travel and monthly living expenses. The basic monthly stipend is generally enough to cover the in-country living expenses of a single teacher. We recommend raising additional support to cover family expenses, travel to and from Nicaragua, medical insurance, and other financial obligations.
- Basic monthly stipend provided: $550 living stipend + $170 housing stipend
- Housing arrangements made by school
- Visa and residency costs while in the country
- Tuition discount for children
- Cross-cultural setting and many opportunities to serve