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English teacher


Role: English teacher
Area: Education
Location: Samos, Greece
Direct Supervisor: Samos Educational Manager
Contract: Minimum 6 months


We are looking for an English Teacher to join our current staff. The selected person will join the Education Department and will be responsible for teaching a diverse population of eager students in a transient educational environment. Due to Covid restrictions, our center is currently closed. For this reason we are providing remote education through a variety of methods including video lessons and homework packs. We aim to return to a classroom setting as soon as restrictions lift and we consider it safe. This position involves working both independently and with a teaching team. The English Teacher will be an inspiring, proactive, and energetic person with strong mentoring abilities. The student population lives in the hotspot refugee camp on the island of Samos in Greece. We run education programs within Mazi, our youth center, which serves up to 150 refugee students aged 12-17 years.


Shared accommodation will be provided a short distance by foot to the school. Additionally, we provide approximately 300 euros monthly to cover day-to-day expenses.

COVID-19 safety procedures

Required testing and quarantine period dependent on Greek requirements and regulations. Once the country of origin is determined we will define an appropriate travel plan upon hire.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lesson Planning. Plan, deliver and facilitate dynamic, active, and creative language lessons for a diverse class of 12-17 year olds providing remote and in-person instruction depending on local context. 
  • Progress Monitoring. Review and monitor the progress of all students and identify their individual learning needs in collaboration with Educational Manager
  • Reporting and Admin. Managing all admin tasks such as attendance and assessment reporting to the Educational Manager
  • Curriculum Design. All teachers are expected to contribute to the development of the existing academic curriculum and workbooks, working independently and as a part of the team. Teachers will collaborate on Still I Rise international education projects relating to other locations. 
  • Behavioural Management. Managing students with differing life experiences and adverse childhood experiences in collaboration with Educational Manager.
  • Professional Development.  Attend trainings and professional development meetings

Essential criteria

  • Native knowledge of the English language- written and oral
  • Minimum age of 23 years
  • CELTA or TEFL English Teaching Certification preferred, Bachelors in Education or equivalent language instruction experience considered
  • At least one year experience as a TEFL instructor 
  • Strong commitment to humanitarian support work in a refugee context
  • Adaptability and Flexibility- willingness to work in a challenging and changing environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in an honest and direct manner
  • Ability to give and receive feedback
  • Ability to mentor students on a daily basis 
  • Determined team player
  • Creative and dynamic approach to distance learning
  • Completion of CRB/background check

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience teaching children, teenagers and/or unaccompanied minors 
  • Experience working with refugee populations
  • Experience providing interactive remote lessons and mentorship
  • Knowledge of the Greek language


Candidates are invited to submit their application including their CV, the authorisation to process personal data, and a cover letter in English, specifying within the subject line “ENGLISH TEACHER”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


We operate in complex and volatile contexts. Assuring the safety and sustainability of all of our programs, together with the security of all representatives, is a top priority for us.
We operate around the world by applying international standards and protocols when it comes to risks assessment, management and security, in order to assure the safety of our team and of the children we serve every day.



RISK ASSESMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES: We have developed detailed plans to assess the risks of the contexts where we operate, taking into consideration both common and exceptional emergency situations. Through an analysis, we prepared the codes of conduct that every representative is asked to follow carefully, both inside and outside our facilities.
We offer training courses and each month we update our guidelines in normal situations. During emergencies, we escalate, review and modify according to the risks that are noted.

INTEGRATION WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: Building strong relationships with the local community is a top investment. We work hard to involve the hosting local community. We communicate with the local authorities and we hire local staff. These relationships are the basis of our operations and create a safe and protected space to run our activities, even during emergency or critical situations.

WE TAKE PART IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION: Our operations on the ground are always communicated and updated to the embassies and consulates of the State where we implement our programs. We follow through official channels the evolution of critical situations and we activate protocols of protection and/or evacuation according to their indications. Every international representative is trained on the applied guidelines. They are always supported in keeping in touch with their embassies, to collect information and guidelines regarding emergency situations.

CAREER GROWTH: We offer our representatives refresher training from universities and institutions. Remote courses covering humanitarian aid, emergency management, legal context and education have been offered from educational institutions such as Harvard University, Michigan University, Amnesty International, Catholic University of Louvain and Iceland University. We strive to offer top quality training to achieve the highest level of professionalism.

If you have other questions before sending your application or if you are interested in sending us a general application, email us! 

We are an international organization: therefore, we ask that you to write to us in English. Texts written in other languages will not be considered.