English Teacher

Our Academy exists to educate and support the children of our long-term volunteers. Come help ensure our students are getting the best and most unique education available!




Min. 2 years

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About this Role

The English Teacher provides an engaging English, Language Arts, & Reading (ELAR) classroom within a multi-cultural and community-centered environment for learning and growing with children eleven to eighteen.

As a flexible individual, the English Teacher provides instruction through the lens of a Christian worldview to students on an array of English-related subjects. In addition, as an autonomous teacher, there is room to incorporate creative ideas using the diverse setting of the ship!

What You Will Contribute

• Create and deliver developmentally appropriate lesson plans for English grammar, writing, reading, and literature

• Contribute to school rhythms, such as: staff meetings, student progress meetings, parent meetings, and professional development reading groups

• Maintain records of each students’ progress throughout the year with summative and formative assessment

• Demonstrate a readiness to help when needed with projects and events in the school

• Exemplify professionalism in and ability to prioritize your assignments and duties

• Ability to live in and contribute to community life, requiring stable and healthy interpersonal skills

Please note: The English Teacher does not teach English as a Second Language (ESL). This role teaches an English, Language Arts, and Reading curriculum. 


For This Role, You Will Need

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Education.

• Two years of classroom teaching experience is preferred.

• Current teaching certificate is required.

• Completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program will be required.

• Successful completion of the Child Safety Screening Process, which includes background / criminal records check

• A working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required. Possess aptitude for learning new computer applications.

Full job description available upon request

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