posted on January 1, 2024
Envision: Site Associate/ESL Director in Miami
The site associate position is for anyone with a passion for reaching other cultures by building relationships through teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in a gospel-centered English program. This ESL program will serve as one of the tools the site uses to identify, develop, and mobilize leaders into God’s mission. The main focus of this position will be leading, coordinating, and teaching English. This position will have some responsibility supervising staff, short-term participants, and volunteers. This position will also support other site work as needed.
- Assist the site directors
- Plan, promote, and deliver the ESL program
- Lead some activities for short-term mission teams
- Supervise volunteers and other support staff
- Engage in missional leadership development
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
- A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 20
- A bachelor’s degree and experience in ministry or business
- Positive involvement in and love for the local church
- Flexible work schedule
- Proficiency in project and people management
- Strong interpersonal skills
- ESL or TESOL certification with experience
- Successful track record in ministry and vocational work
- Cross-cultural experience or a willingness to learn
Biblical Characteristics Desired:
- Biblically grounded
- Competently skilled
Timeline for Deployment:
Beginning as early as spring/summer 2024. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and pre-field course/experience prior to deploying.
Miami is 5 percent evangelical Christian in a metropolitan area of close to six million people. The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. You can join the harvest in Miami where people have been receptive to the gospel. More opportunity exists as more workers join the field.
Language is an essential part of ministry. In the inner-city area of Miami where we serve, the main languages are Spanish and Haitian-Creole. A willingness to grow in knowledge in one or both of these languages will help you communicate, relate, and train others in the community.
Miami is very hot and humid during the summer months (June–September), and if you struggle with this type of environment, it may not be the place for you. Good access to medical care is all around the metropolitan area.
Expectations for Spouse:
Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, training, and abilities as well as the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc.
We are open to being creative and discussing the situation where only one person from the unit works full-time in the ministry.
Children’s Educational Plan and Options:
Public school, private school, or homeschooling are available options.
The successful applicant(s) will receive a full compensation package with the expectation that, once appointed, efforts will be made to raise a portion of support costs through the applicant’s network of friends, family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fundraising is available.
As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which is modeled and reflected through our work. Due to this commitment, part of the required qualifications includes optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed during the application process.
Applicant(s) should be aware that serving in the international world often requires a higher degree of grace and flexibility. For example, overseas teams can be suddenly and unexpectedly impacted by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors can sometimes necessitate the sudden redefining of a position, which may take place before, during, or after the application/interview process has begun or is completed.
Please email the IPO office at [email protected].