Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Peace Project Seeks Director

Looking to gain international work experience next year?
Apply to be the next Director of The Peace Project in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua!

Responsibilities include:
-Running the After School Day Camp (which includes tutoring, English classes, and recreational activities)
-Teaching English twice a week at the local primary school
-Recruiting and coordinating volunteers
-Securing financial resources for the Peace Project and managing project funds
-Ensuring the sustainability of the Peace Project
-Pursing The Peace Project's mission
-The position is a minimum 1 year commitment.

There are two Directors. One position has already been filled.
Qualifications include:
-Spoken and written FLUENCY in English and Spanish
-Experience working with kids
-Teaching experience (formal or informal)
-International travel experience (preferably in Central America)
-A commitment to working for, practicing, and creating peace

The Peace Project, founded in August 2011 by 3 UMD alumni, works with the youth of Laguna de Apoyo in order to achieve its mission of:

1. Providing English language instruction and reinforcing the local educational efforts to expand future job opportunities.

2. Creating a culture of peaceful conflict resolution and positive communication.

3. Developing a greater awareness and open-mindedness of new ideas and cultures.

Check out the project website for more info:

Job Benefits:
A free room and all meals are provided by the Apoyo Cultural Center. The Director is responsible for her/his other expenses including airfare. S/he is highly encouraged to fundraise for a living stipend.

Interviews are being conducted to fill the position immediately.  The Director must be able to start in January 2013. We encourage applicants to apply by e-mailing his/her resume and cover letter to ASAP.

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