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17 Mar 2023

English Teacher at Ethiopia Education Initiative

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Job Description

The Haile-Manas Academy (HMA) is a world-class, co-educational, secondary boarding school for students of exceptional promise recruited from across Ethiopia. HMA is a newly constructed and well-equipped campus in the town of Debre Birhan, Ethiopia.

We will build resilient, independent thinkers; purposeful, community-minded individuals; and engaged, enterprising young citizens through depth of inquiry, hands-on problem solving, and the sustained shared experiences of a residential setting. We aspire to admit our students without regard to their financial circumstances, and expect our graduates to have significant impact on their communities – whether those communities are local, national or global.


We seek dynamic and inspirational English teachers for this once-in-a-lifetime opprtunity to help create and develop a premier school for Ethiopia’s most promising and motivated students, a school that will serve as a model for the country. Our faculty is comprised of mission-driven Ethiopian and international educators. Together, they model how individuals from different backgrounds can form a community that can work together to design solutions to a wide variety of challenges.


The ideal candidates will be experienced English teachers with exceptional vision, energy and resilience. He/she will be capable of shaping a vibrant school culture founded on the belief that all young people deserve the chance to build lives of meaningful contribution

As a residential school, we expect faculty members to make a significant contribution to the academic, co-curricular and residential aspects of school life.

Academic Responsibilities

  • Teach English classes that meet 6 days a week, including Saturday morning
  •  Design and deliver an inquiry-based, constructive curriculum consistent with Ethiopian national standards in collaboration with other teachers in the language department
  • Understand the successes and challenges of each individual student and share formally and informally with students and families
  • Actively participate in and shape a collaborative, vibrant professional development culture with support from educational leaders in the US and across the continent

Co-Curricular Responsibilities

  •  Design and implement a meaningful co-curricular offering two of the three seasons (community outreach, coaching, or club) according to the school’s mission
  • Develop student leadership in co-curricular offerings
  • Know and be a presence in the community that is impacted by co-curricular offerings

Residential Responsibilities

  •  Live on campus in a furnished apartment to be available outside of school hours
  •  Advise students academically and socially-emotionally and be the contact for families
  •  Be actively involved with the residential curriculum administered in the evenings and in the dormitories
  •  Be part of a team that designs and supervises community experiences and down time on weekends (Saturday afternoon and Sunday) approximately two times a month

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Job Requirements


  • A master’s degree or higher in the relevant field of study with at least 10 years teaching experience in grades 9 through 12
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and fluent in English
  • Competence in using technology in the classroom
  • A mission-driven professional who is inspired by this unique opportunity to create a transformative model school in and for Ethiopia
  • A background in or appreciation for the value of a boarding school education
  • Demonstrated ability in the creation of vibrant academic communities
  •  A demonstrated track record of successful problem-solving, failing and learning from failure, and resilience
  • An experienced practitioner who is a thoughtful listener, an innately fair and humane person of high integrity, and a warm and welcoming presence

Method of Application

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  [email protected]
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 26 March. 2023


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