Marshall Islands
Employment Type
Contract Length
1 Year+


Job Qualifications

  • a US teaching/school administration license preferred
  • master's degree preferred
  • bachelor's degree required
  • familiarity and experience implementing the US Common Core State Standards and NGSS
  • experience with curriculum development and instructional coaching
  • a desire to work as a leader, while teaching 1-2 middle/high school classes
  • a desire to work as part of a co-principalship with the elementary principal (or as vice-principal to the school's principal)
  • experience working/living in a developing country
  • experience managing budgets
  • experience managing building maintenance
  • experience with Expeditionary Learning and Restorative Justice
  • experience maintaining and creating relationships with various community, volunteer and government agencies
  • cultural sensitivity and an adventurous attitude

Job Benefits

  • Paid flight to RMI at start of contract. Paid return flight at end of contract.
  • Housing stipend
  • $120 (pre-tax) utilities support
  • 40% off tuition for employee children

Company Description

Majuro Cooperative School is a pre-K to 12th grade school located in Majuro, the capital city of the Marshall Islands. We are seeking adventurous teachers who are looking for a professionally challenging and rewarding teaching experience. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to begin their career in the international teaching world or someone who is trying to work in little traveled areas.

Majuro Cooperative School was founded in 1975 by a small group of concerned parents who wanted to provide their children with a high-quality education. Co-op was first accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in March 1994. In April 1997, the school was awarded a 3-year extension of its term of accreditation. It was revisited again in March of 2000, obtaining another 3-year term of accreditation, which was subsequently extended for an additional two years through 2005, and then again through 2007. In July of 2007 the school was accredited for three years through to the summer of 2010. In 2010 the school was given a six year accreditation by WASC. A six year accreditation was obtained by the school in 2016 with brief visits before 2022. Delayed by the pandemic, in 2023 Coop recently received a new 6 year accreditation with a planned mid-cycle visit in 2026.

Our Student Population
The school has grown significantly since its early days as a one teacher school with a single classroom. There are currently 370 students (about half boys and half girls) enrolled at Co-op, representing diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. The current ethnic/nationality makeup of the student body is very similar to what it was in the late 1990s. This is reflective of the fact that a consistently large number of Marshallese parents have chosen to send their children to Majuro Cooperative School because of its remarkable academic record.

The large percentage of Marshallese attending Co-op means that English is a second language for the majority of students. For the vast majority of Co-op students, even those who have one parent who is a first language English speaker, the language that they use with their family and friends is Marshallese, and English is used only at school. The need for strong English skills underlies the school’s policy of starting English language instruction from the earliest grades in an effort to develop fluency in written and oral English among the students.
A significant challenge for the Marshall Islands is its transition from a rural, largely subsistence way of life to a highly urban, cash economy. Today, with more than 2/3 of the population living in the two major urban centers, cultural norms through the extended family system that governed the society for generations are breaking down.

Job Description

Majuro Cooperative School seeks a Middle and High School Vice-Principal. We are a small, private, secular PreK - 12th grade school in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

The Marshall Islands are a wonderful place to live for the person who wants to slow down and focus on building relationships. Our school is filled with respectful students who want to learn.

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