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  • Director of Operations - Missionary

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    ID
    2018-2092
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Management
  • Overview

    This position ideally begins in 2019 (Start date is flexible). The opportunity will be focused primarily on overseeing all the operations (academics, construction, agriculture, etc.) and ministry activities (bible studies, church services, discipleship, etc.) at The Leadership Center. Due to the nature of this position, it is ideal that a couple or family would apply, though all applications will be thoroughly considered.

    Still interested? You should know that TLC does not have the capabilities or the infrastructure of a university in the developed world: quite the contrary. Sometimes the electricity will go out. Sometimes the water will go out. For safety, the location is in a rural environment—far away from the big city. If you can go with the flow, improvise, and smile when things do not go as planned, you will help contribute to the positive atmosphere.

     

     

    ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP CENTER

    Honduras is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 65% of the population living below the poverty line. Education is not readily accessible. However, research has demonstrated that one of the fastest ways to alleviate poverty is through education—especially through educating women. Worldwide, every year of secondary school and beyond boosts women’s wages by an average of 20%. When women are educated and earning their own income, they reinvest in their families and communities. Economies change.    e things differently; I’m less afraid of public speaking and am comfortable sharing my ideas and speaking up. With the support and encouragement of the people I have known at The Leadership Center, I’ve realized that I can do many things and make a change in my community. e things differently; I’m less afraid of public speaking and am comfortable sharing my ideas and speaking up. With the support and encouragement of the people I have known at The Leadership Center, I’ve realized that I can do many things and make a change in my community.

    Leadership Mission International has a laser focus: educate classes of 15-18 young women each year over the course of three years so that they will return to their communities as leaders, reinvest in their local economies, and initiate economic and ethical progress in Honduras. The young women who are selected have already navigated significant challenges to complete high school. The Leadership Center grants students’ full scholarships so that upon graduation they may start their own businesses, become teachers, enroll in higher education, or work with nonprofit organizations focused on development. The young women come determined, motivated, inspired, and grateful.

    ...And they are a lot of fun!

     

    BENEFITS

    • A monthly of approximately $300 USD depending on experience and length of teaching commitment, we prefer one year.
    • A monthly health care reimbursement of up to $100 USD.
    • Tutors who commit for one full year are provided in-country residency for free.
    • Room and board is provided:
    • All staff live on campus in shared or private housing.
    • Nine weeks of paid vacation throughout the year. While this is not extra pay, the teacher will receive his/her normal pay during the four student vacations.
    • Basic toiletries – body soap, laundry soap, toothpaste, etc.

    Responsibilities

    • Oversee the proper implementation of TLC’s 2-year certified curriculum
    • Train and oversee 4-6 full-time teachers (Often 50% Hondurans and 50% Americans)
    • Oversee a Honduran staff that manages construction, agriculture, and campus aesthetics projects
    • Maintain and improve the ministry activities that are in place (bible studies, church services, discipleship groups, etc.)
    • Ensure campus has necessary materials (food, academic supplies, construction materials, etc.) to run normal operations on a weekly basis (requires driving)
    • Oversee communications and development – both with other organizations and ministries in Honduras, and with constituents in the United States
    • Oversee the Student Director (Honduran) in her responsibilities related to student conduct and personal growth outside the classroom.
    • Implement and improve current programming and projects that TLC does both on campus and in surrounding communities
    • Manage the organization’s annual budget effectively and professionally

    Qualifications

    • A background in teaching, management, or leadership is highly preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • The ability to live in a rural area and run operations with limited technology.
    • Flexibility and ability to work independently, while also maintaining a healthy relationship with the organization’s board of directors.
    • Bilingual (Spanish and English – the organization is willing to contribute to language school, if necessary).
    • Willingness to work in an environment where plans and schedules change quickly and frequently.

    HOW TO LEARN MORE

    • For more information, please send all inquiries to Joseph Rahm (joseph@gmail.com).
    • CV and Cover Letter required for those who wish to apply

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