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ESL/ESOL Teacher - Community Programs & Development

Type of Job


Job Location

Tapachula, Chis., Mexico


Five days a week, determined by roster, totalling 40 hours per week. The post holder will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

Site Type

Reports to:

Community Programs & Development Manager

ESL/ESOL Teacher - Community Programs & Development
Our Visión and Focus

The Misión México Foundation aims to break cycles of poverty, abuse and inequality; providing opportunities for every child and youth that we care for to succeed. Through long-term solutions like education, practical and emotional care and community development, we provide tools and opportunities for children and youth to advance in every aspect of their lives, becoming the best that they can be. Our
core focuses are education and extracurricular activities, safe homes with a family environment, health and wellbeing support, community development, personal development and life skills.

Role Context

Our Community Development Program, Proyecto Faro, was established in 2021. Proyecto Faro is a community development program that transforms the behaviours, attitudes, and skills of youth, motivating them to become agents of positive change within their families and communities. It does this by providing positive experiences and opportunities to the participants at no cost. The Community Programs & Development English Teacher is responsible for providing engaging, relevant, and appropriate English language classes to our program service users ranging in age from 13 to 21 years and working to promote Proyecto Faro’s English classes within the Tapachula region.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare classroom and course materials

  • Grade students’ assessments and work

  • Teach students aged 10-21 years of age to an appropriate level

  • Create individualised plans for students with special requirements (e.g. learning disabilities)

  • Research new teaching methods for teaching English as a second language

  • Create a supportive and positive classroom environment

  • Maintain records of student attendance and progress

  • Use exams and other diagnostic tools to ascertain and record student progress

  • Resolve crises in the classroom

  • Inform parents about student progress

  • Collaborate with local organisations to promote Proyecto Faro’s English classes and to attract new students

Essential Criteria
  • Previous experience as an English teacher or similar role

  • Knowledge of various methods of teaching English as a second language

  • Fluent in English and conversational in Spanish

  • A relevant Tertiary qualification and a minimum 1 year’s experience in the fields of English reaching

  • Proven ability to engage positively with children and youth whilst maintaining a high level of pastoral care and understanding of boundary-setting

  • Strong conflict-resolution, negotiation and problem-solving skills

  • Experience in facilitation and group work skills

Desirable Criteria
  • Experience in facilitating activities, sports and group work suitable for children and youth

  • Full driving license, with willingness to drive in Mexico if required

  • Experience working with children or youth with backgrounds of trauma and/or disadvantaged backgrounds

Additional Information

Upon engagement of the role, there will be a 6-week probationary period, during which time the Community Programs & Development Manager and successful applicant will review the position and the future of the role. Annual leave and working hours will be negotiated with the Community Programs & Development Manager. This job description is not exhaustive and is provided to assist the post holder in knowing what her/his duties are. It may be amended from time to time, without change to the levels of responsibility and in discussion with the post holder.

How to Apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity, send an email to with:

1. A cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your suitability for the position based on the skills, knowledge and abilities requirements outlined in the advertisement and job description (maximum of 2 pages);

2. A current CV or Curriculum Vitae

3. Copies of any relevant qualifications

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