World-class education starts with a world-class staff. As Abaarso School continues to lead the way in developing great minds and future leaders through its array of programs, the organization needs talented teaching fellows to join the charge.
- Bachelor’s Degree Required
- Native English Fluency (Required for English Positions)
- Teaching Experience Preferred
- Work Abroad Experience Preferred
- Round-trip Airfare
- Quality Housing
- Travel Medical Insurance
- A $250/month stipend
Teaching Fellowships at Abaarso School
Abaarso School is looking for individuals interested in training the top secondary school students in a deeply underprivileged section of the world. Abaarso, a boarding school in the Horn of Africa, focuses on math, science and English. Teaching fellows spend approximately 20 hours per week in the classroom, plus significant work outside of class (often in the range of an additional 30-50 hours a week). Many Abaarso fellows also assume management roles, and all are expected to lead extra-curricular activities by coaching sports teams, running student clubs, or leading work-time activities.
We are always seeking professionals with experience in finance, business, IT, computer networking, communications, marketing, and/or management experience, to strengthen our organization.
Teaching fellows at Abaarso School must be hard-working, adaptable, and self motivated, with strong interpersonal skills.
The Abaarso Commitment
Abaarso requires teaching fellows to fully commit themselves to the improvement of the students and the school; this involves a complete immersion in Abaarso’s environment. For fellows, the school becomes the professional life, the social life, the physical outlet, and the source of personal growth. Those who have committed to the experience gained an experience that changed their perspective on life. However, such a commitment and immersion is not for everyone. Abaarso is a difficult environment and only those ready to dedicate themselves to the students and the school should proceed.
Regional Instability and Travel Warning
Abaarso School is located in a region of the world that has been known for chronic instability and the presence of terrorist groups. As of October 1st, 2015, the U.S. State Department issued the following warning:
“There is no U.S. Embassy or other formal U.S. diplomatic facility in Somalia at this time. Consequently, the U.S. government is not in a position to assist or effectively provide services to U.S. citizens in Somalia. In light of this and continuous security threats, the U.S. government recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all travel to Somalia.”
The entire warning can be found at the Somalia Travel Warning on the United States’ State Department website.
While Somaliland, as a semi-autonomous region, has experienced relative peace for many years, the region is still recognized by the U.S. government as part of Somalia and therefore is included in all such warnings and regulations. Abaarso does its best to protect its students and staff by using all available resources and security personnel, but cannot guarantee the safety or security of anyone traveling in this area. Abaarso applicants must understand and accept the inherent risks in living and working in this region.
More information and updated travel warnings can be found on the State Department website listed above.
To apply, fill out the Application Form