Community Education Coordinator - Cimarrones

  • Location
    Turrialba, Costa Rica
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 31

Position description

As a GVI Education Coordinator in Cimarrones, Costa Rica, you will work on our community development programs which aim to empower local community members in different areas, as well as guide and train our international participants. 

This role will also assist with daily operations of other projects, including community development activities, and will assist with base and volunteer management. 


What does the life of an Education coordinator in Cimarrones look like?

  • Lesson planning with volunteers
  • Teaching when necessary or low on volunteer numbers
  • Training and supervising volunteers
  • Health and safety of volunteers (a responsibility of all staff)
  • Helping to develop projects and bring in creative ideas for growth
  • Assisting with administrative work, including reporting and scheduling
  • Maintaining social media 
  • Acting as an enthusiastic role model for volunteers and providing guidance and mentorship
  • Adopting a flexible work approach that will include working weekends and evenings where necessary
  • Assisting with the daily running of the hub, as well as picking up and welcoming new volunteers
  • Meeting local partners and maintaining good relations
  • Representing GVI at all times whilst in Costa Rica
  • Assisting the line manager to ensure that the programs continue to operate to a high standard for both volunteers and project partners


  • TEFL certification and/or experience teaching
  • Spanish fluency would be an advantage 


GVI is a multi-award winning social enterprise on a mission to build a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference. We run sustainable development programs in 13+ countries worldwide, all of which are aligned to the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Above all else, we want people to join us who are aligned with our vision of making a lasting positive impact on the world! Further to that, the competencies that would ensure you're a good fit for an Education Coordinator at GVI in Cimarrones are:

  • Commitment, drive and enthusiasm to develop yourself and motivate others
  • Hardworking, with the ability to show and use initiative
  • Flexible, open-minded and adaptable
  • Easy-going and excited about being a part of a global family on a mission to make a difference


The below experience would make you a very good fit for this position:

  • Previous volunteering experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience living in a communal setting
  • Group management experience
  • Experience living in a foreign country or a remote location


Food - Accommodation - Purposeful day to day work - Safety Management Training - Emergency First Responder Training - Career Development

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