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Position Title: High School Bible/English Teacher Call ID: NAD.YAP.2020.16
Request Num: SR20909 Date Call was Listed: Dec 17, 2019
Status: Active Last Updated: Apr 8, 2020
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  1 0 0 1
Position Description
Country: Micronesia, FS of (Yap)
Calling Organization: Yap SDA School
Position Type(s): Teaching – English/Religion
Length of Service: 20-24 months
Who makes Final Decision:  
Beginning Date: Jul 31, 2020 
Ending Date: Jun 3, 2022
Urgent? No
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2020
Cancel call if not filled by: Jan 1, 2021
Duties:     Serving as a missionary in Palau comes with great responsibility and high expectations. Not only does the role of missionary include being an effective teacher/educator, but also the expectation to excel socially and spiritually with everyone that the missionary will encounter. A Christ-like attitude and spiritual maturity must be evident during your stay. It is expected that a missionary must make an intentional effort to understand the mindset and culture of the island. Upon being accepted to serve in Palau, you will be joining a FAMILY. In this family everyone has a role. Some of those roles are clearly defined but others may not be. In this unique family everyone must be flexible. Because of the changing needs of our schools, be ready to help serve in whatever way is needed.
As a teacher you will be involved in all aspects of teaching these classes. This includes lesson planning, grading, classroom management, counseling, instruction, supervision, keeping a clean classroom, contacting parents, and extracurricular activities. Due to the changing needs of our schools be ready to help serve in whatever way is needed. Will also be involved with church activities both in-reach and out-reach. Church attendance is required.

Additional Details:
a. To teach the above mentioned class and to undertake such extra-¬curricular activities and supervisory duties as administration may assign.
b. By precept and example the employee will seek to uphold Christ as Friend and Lord and will endeavor to lead students to a similar understanding.
c. Maintain careful records of attendance and scholastic performance in the register and grade book for that purpose; make course outlines and lesson plans as prescribed by the administration.
d. Maintain proper control of the students’ behavior in the classroom, school grounds and premises in accordance with the rules and regulations stipulated in the Handbook.
e. Maintain neatness and cleanliness in the classroom and school grounds; create visual aids, posters and displays in bulletin boards, thus supporting a positive learning environment; be responsible for janitorial work in and around the classroom and undertake supervisory duties at lunch hour, and in other times in rotation with other teachers.
f. Attend regular staff meetings as scheduled and other meetings and events even after school; join in‐service sessions and workshops in order to maintain or increase your level of teaching skills.
g. Undertake any other duties and responsibilities considered as part of a normal load. Work in harmony with school programs and activities outlined in the Staff Handbook/Bulletin, and other directives set forth by the Board and administration.
h. Regularly attend weekend services and assist in church programs according to talents and abilities. (Sabbath School classes for all ages that need leaders and assistants, Pathfinder club, youth meetings during the week, door-to-door, prison ministry,…the ministries that can be joined in Palau are extensive and many more could be lead by you!)

On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Jul 31, 2020
Voice tape/phone interview required? No
Institution requires signed agreement?  No
Acceptable Dress: Men can work in long pants or jeans and may wear shorts off campus or after school. Closed-toed shoes may be required for some maintenance activities. Women must always wear loose fitting skirts and dresses past the knee when going off campus or "in public" on campus. Women may wear modest shorts, slacks or pants only on campus in the evening or when exercising.
Unacceptable Dress:  Women - Tight and/or short shorts are never acceptable, nor sleeveless or sheer blouses or dresses, including tank tops. A conservative hairstyle is preferred for men and women. Please refrain from bringing or wearing jewelry.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   May share apartment with other volunteers. Basic housekeeping supplies provided. Volunteer supplies their own linens/bedding. 110V electricity with American plugs. If married, a one-bedroom apartment with kitchen and living room will be provided. Spouse can teach or be the school secretary.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 18+ years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:  
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  1 Year College/Univ
Finances
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor   For additional details, see Travel and Visa section.  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Calling Organization    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   N/A    
Local Travel   Calling Organization    
Travel (Children)   N/A    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Shared   Housing provided for 10% of living allowance.  
Utilities   Shared   Volunteer pays 50% of utility bills  
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   USD 615.26  
Other   Volunteer/Sponsor   Divers insurance is required before you scuba dive and can be obtained through www.travelerEMS.com  
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Colonia, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
Airport: Yap International Airport (YAP)
Travel from Airport to Destination: Will be picked up by school personnel
Required Inoculations
Other Medical Recommendations Go to www.cdc.gov and click Travelers' Health, then choose your destination recommendations.
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: Only for non-U.S. Citizens
    Who Applies: Applicant
Work Permit Required? Yes  Who Applies: For non-US Citizens; Calling Org. assists.
Police Clearance Required: Yes
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to: Yap SDA School
Non-USA citizens need to send entry permit application (supplied by school), original police clearance document, and health certificate.

All volunteers need to send copies of diploma, passport and transcript.
Deadline: Jun 19, 2020
Visa/Travel Details: All non-USA citizens MUST be responsible for any Transit Visa (US/Guam, Philippines or any other country) for their airline ticket stops or layovers en route to their final destination. Direct any questions to the principal regarding Entry Permit requirements. If needed, GMM can furnish a letter to take to your embassy.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Yap SDA School
Calling Division: North American Division
Calling Union: Guam-Micronesia Mission
Calling Conference:
Country: Micronesia, FS of
Region: Yap
Supervisor
Supervisor: Edward, Churchill
Title: Education Director
Additional Information
Yap is the westernmost of the 4 island states comprising the Federated States of Micronesia. Although Yap State includes many islands stretched across hundreds of miles, our school is located on the same island as the capital city of Colonia. Our large, peaceful campus overlooks a beautiful valley and inlet. Campus buildings are separated by school level and purpose. Important Orientation Information: Plan to arrive at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, on Friday, July 31, 2020, for Orientation meetings which begin at 6:15 p.m. that evening. Departure to your island school will be on Wednesday, August 8, 2020, on flight UA201 to Guam, arriving on Thursday, August 6. Plan to stay in Guam until Saturday evening, August 10, 2019, when you will proceed to Yap on UA185. ***For volunteers from divisions other than NAD, please work with your Division Volunteer Coordinator regarding important ticketing information with MTS Travel. Division Volunteer Coordinator contact your respective GC coordinator for further information. Pay special attention to the visa information.
GMM Requirements
For positions in Guam Micronesia Mission, please download, sign and fax the Volunteer Agreement.
Approved By:   Julie Norton, GMM AVS Coordinator for Guam Micronesia Mission of Seventh-day Adventists on Dec 15, 2019. Entered by: Norton, Julie