Country
Mexico
Employment Type
Full-Time
Contract Length
6-12 Months

Job Qualifications

  • Native English speaker or equivalent
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • TEFL/TOEFL/CELTA Certified
  • One year teaching experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong collaboration and social skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to design and implement activities
  • Basic communicative Spanish

Job Benefits

  • Local Salary ($13,175 MXN monthly before deductions)
  • Single occupancy apartment (our apartments cannot accept pets)
  • Assistance with transitioning to local life with five days with a homestay family during orientation, including meals
  • Guided tour of Carrillo Puerto and paid orientation
  • Local cell phone SIMcard
  • Four weeks of paid vacation (During Semana Santa/Easter and Christmas/New Year)
  • Five hours of free, group classes or three hours of private Spanish or Maya classes with additional hours charged at cost
  • Assistance with visa paperwork
  • Reimbursement of visa costs upon completion of contract

Company Description

Na’atik comes from the Maya expression ‘To’on na’atik’ meaning ‘We’re understanding each other’. We are a nonprofit intercultural language school located in the historic heartland of the Maya Resistance in southern Mexico offering immersive and online language programs in Spanish, Maya and English. We believe that cross-cultural exchange is the key to true understanding.

Job Description

To take ownership of our small trilingual library, promoting literacy and the love of reading among our English, Spanish and Maya students. To deliver library based ESL classes to children and young adults. To develop and manage a schedule of extracurricular and intercultural activities in the library.

General Responsibilities and Duties

Welcoming and orienting students to the library, its programs, and its resources

Collaborating with English teachers to create a curriculum of accessible library-based English as a second language classes which complement the students’ regular classes.

Creating and promoting an extra-curricular program of activities in the library for English language students

Promoting library programs for students and parents

Managing volunteers from the local community and our Spanish and Maya language immersion (MaS) program

Working with the English teachers and MaS program to create and promote intercultural activities amongst students

Maintaining the library catalog and managing all aspects of circulation

Promoting the borrowing of books, encouraging students to select level and interest appropriate reading materials

Maintaining all library resources and materials

Working with our Communications and Fundraising Manager as needed to promote the library to the local community and to maintain funding and in-kind donations

Organizing and assisting with special events and field trips

Teaching substitute English classes, when necessary

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