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The following call is an intra-division call and is ONLY for volunteers from the North American Division (which includes the following countries: Bermuda, Canada, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, FS of, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, St. Pierre and Miquelon, United States).

Please do not apply unless you qualify as a North American Division "intra-division" volunteer.

Position Title: Child Development Center Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Call ID: NAD-IN.SG.2021.09
Request Num: SR22151 Date Call was Listed: Jun 15, 2021
Status: Active Last Updated: Jul 15, 2021
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  1 1 0 1
Position Description
Country: Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan)
Calling Organization: Saipan SDA Elementary School
Position Type(s): Teaching – Other
Length of Service: 22-24 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Top Receiving Org
Beginning Date: Jul 15, 2021  (Begin ASAP)
Ending Date: Jun 30, 2022
Urgent? Yes
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2021
Cancel call if not filled by: Jun 30, 2022
Duties:     Will be involved in all aspects of assisting with the day-to-day care, supervision, and teaching of students in this Child Development Center facility for 18 months through 4-year olds. This is not a day care facility; we offer a curriculum for all ages. Will also be involved with church activities both inreach and outreach. Church attendance is expected.
a. To assist in the above mentioned class and to undertake such extra-¬curricular activities and supervisory duties as administration may assign.
b. By precept and example seek to uphold Christ as Friend and Lord and endeavor to lead students to a similar understanding.
c. As assigned, maintain careful records of attendance and scholastic performance; 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 classroom and undertake supervisory duties at lunch hour, and at other times in rotation with other teachers.
f. Attend regular staff meetings as scheduled and other required meetings and events even after school; join in‐service sessions and workshops in order to maintain or increase his/her level of teaching skills.
g. Undertake any other duties and responsibilities considered as part of 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 and prison ministries.) The ministries that can be joined in are extensive and many more could be led by you!
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Jul 15, 2021
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Men teach in long pants (no jeans) but may wear shorts off campus or after school. Men must wear collared shirts to church meetings. Women may wear loose fitting skirts and dresses past the knee or modest dress slacks when working. Women may wear long, modest shorts, slacks or pants when going off campus.
Unacceptable Dress:  Women - Tight and/or short shorts are never acceptable, nor sleeveless or sheer blouses or dresses. 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:   If school housing is available, 10% of living allowance will be deducted from your monthly check. You may share your apartment with other volunteers. If school housing is not available, the school provides $225 USD per month to assist with rent and utilities. Basic housekeeping supplies are provided. Linens/bedding not provided. 110V electricity with American plugs.
Gender: Female
Age Preference: 21+ years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: Yes
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   Minimum: Bachelor's Degree
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  Bachelors
Finances
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   N/A   For additional details, see Travel and Visa section.  
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Calling Organization   Flight provided from point of hire to Saipan. Once contract is completed, the school will provide a return ticket to point of hire.  
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer will be responsible to ship or purchase their vehicle. The school will assist teachers/staff in sharing a vehicle for the first 30 days.  
Utilities   Shared   See "Accommodations"  
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   USD $1,629.29/month adjusted based on years of experience  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Calling Organization   Flight provided from point of hire to Saipan. Once contract is completed, the school will provide a return ticket to point of hire.  
Travel (Children)   N/A    
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   Provided for 10% of stipend, if available, or acquired by volunteer with $225 USD/mo assistance for rent and utilities.  
Other   Volunteer/Sponsor   Divers insurance is required before you scuba dive and can be obtained through www.travelerEMS.com  
Additional terms/benefits or comments: Applicants need to contact principal for interview.
Project Expenses: May want to bring teaching supplies or bulletin board materials
Total Project Costs:
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
Airport: Saipan International Airport (SPN)
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? No           Visa Type: Not required for US Citizens. See Visa/Travel Details below.
    Who Applies:
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies:
Police Clearance Required: Yes
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to:
Deadline: Jul 15, 2021
Visa/Travel Details: At this time, only those holding a US Passport or permission to work in the US can apply due to government restrictions for visa applications.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Saipan SDA Elementary School
Calling Division: North American Division
Calling Union: Guam-Micronesia Mission
Calling Conference:
Country: Northern Mariana Islands
Region: Saipan
Supervisor
Supervisor: Powell, Lylton
Title: Principal
Additional Information
Applicants need to hold a current US work permit or US passport. This is because of local visa restrictions and limitations on Saipan. Saipan is the capital island of the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to the north of Guam. Our Saipan SDA Elementary School is an EC-8 school located on beautiful grounds. Over 100 students attend PreK through grade 8 plus the 3 Early Childhood rooms are filled to capacity. Orientation will be provided on campus after the applicant arrives.
GMM Requirements
For positions in Guam Micronesia Mission, please download, sign and fax the Volunteer Agreement.
Approved By:   Lylton N Powell,  for Saipan SDA Elementary School on Jun 15, 2021. Entered by: Powell, Lylton
Approved By:   Powell, Lylton, Principal for Saipan SDA Elementary School on Jul 15, 2021. Entered by: Powell, Lylton