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Position Title: 1st-3rd Grades Teacher Call ID: NAD.MJL.2022.02
Request Num: SR22486 Date Call was Listed: Dec 1, 2021
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Dec 1, 2021
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  1 0 0 0
Position Description
Country: Marshall Islands (Laura)
Calling Organization: Laura SDA Elementary School
Position Type(s): Teaching – Elementary
Length of Service: 10-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:  
Beginning Date: Jul 12, 2022 
Ending Date: May 31, 2023
Urgent? No
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2022
Cancel call if not filled by: Dec 31, 2022
Duties:     Teach approximately 15-20 students all elementary subjects in multi-grade classroom. Make lesson plans, grade papers, complete records, care for teaching supplies. Provide classroom environment that promotes learning and Christian growth. One teacher will be head teacher (discipline), another (of 3) will do the collecting of student tuition. Primitive living conditions: no electricity, no running water, no flush toilets, limited social life.
On-site Orientation Provided? No
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Jul 25, 2022
Voice tape/phone interview required? No
Institution requires signed agreement?  No
Acceptable Dress: Shirts provided to all teaching staff. Men teach in long dress pants (no jeans), but may wear shorts off campus or after school. Women teach in knee-length skirts, and must wear skirts or dresses off campus.
Unacceptable Dress:  Tight and/or short shorts are never acceptable. Women may wear modest shorts, pants or slacks only on campus in the evening. Sleeveless/sheer blouses or dresses are not acceptable. No jewelry.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Share an apartment with 2 others, you will probably have your own 12 x 12 bedroom. Water and electricity are dependable, furniture is basic and minimal. Some housekeeping supplies are provided.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 20+ years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   n/a
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  2 Years College/Univ
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor   For additional details, see Travel and Visa section.  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Calling Organization   Will be picked up by school personnel.  
Travel (Children)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Calling Organization    
Food / Meals   Calling Organization    
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   USD $250.00/Monthly  
Other   Calling Organization    
Additional terms/benefits or comments: Surfing and snorkeling
Project Expenses: The volunteer may want to bring crayons, bulletin board displays, books and other teaching supplies. There are few supplies available.
Total Project Costs:
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Majuro, Marshall Islands
Airport: Majuro Airport (MAJ)
Travel from Airport to Destination: Will be picked up by school personnel
Required Inoculations Hepatitis B and COVID-19
Other Medical Recommendations Go to and click Travelers' Health, then choose your destination recommendations.
Visa Required? No           Visa Type: Transit visa necessary for non-U.S. citizens
    Who Applies: Applicant
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies: Non-US citizens only
Police Clearance Required: Yes
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to: After you have been voted into this position by the General Conference, your volunteer status will be changed to "Assignment Voted." You must then provide your travel itinerary to: 1) your place of service, 2) your Home/Sending Division so they can request insurance for you, and 3) your sending organization (if you have one). To do this, please log on to your AVS website account where you can email it automatically to the organizations previously mentioned.
Deadline: Jul 1, 2022
Visa/Travel Details: Non-USA citizens need to contact school for entry permit application and send prior to departure. All volunteers need to send copies of passport and transcript.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Laura SDA Elementary School
Calling Division: North American Division
Calling Union: Guam-Micronesia Mission
Calling Conference:
Country: Marshall Islands
Region: Laura
Supervisor: Gavino, Sunshine Lou
Title: Acting Principal/Business Manager/Treasurer
Additional Information
Laura is one of several islands in the Majuro Atoll within the country of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Our PreK-8 school, educating over 60 students each year, is located in a quiet rural community about a 1-hour drive from the larger PreK-12 school at Delap. The lovely campus includes the Laura SDA Church, the school's & church's staff housing, and beautiful gardens that supply needed income and food for both schools. Important Orientation Information: This year, Guam Micronesia Mission is tentatively planning to host the SM orientation in Guam during the week of July 25th to 29th, 2022. Final detail activities of that week will be provided later. Most likely, all student missionaries will begin traveling to their designated schools Sunday and Monday, July 31st and August 1st 2022. ***For volunteers from divisions other than NAD, please work with your Division Volunteer Coordinator regarding important ticketing information with MTS Travel. Division Volunteer Coordinator contact your respective GC coordinator for further information. Pay special attention to the visa information.
GMM Requirements
For positions in Guam Micronesia Mission, please download, sign and fax the Volunteer Agreement.
Approved By:   Laura SDA School,  for Guam Micronesia Mission of Seventh-day Adventists on Nov 23, 2021. Entered by: Edward, Nancy
Approved By:   Nancy Edward, AVS Coordinator for Guam Micronesia Mission of Seventh-day Adventists on Nov 23, 2021. Entered by: Edward, Nancy