Academy Principal
Summary:  Responsible for the daily operations, which includes planning, directing, and coordinating the academic program, student discipline, management of teaching staff, administrative duties, parent relationships, and auxiliary activities of the Nursery to 12th grade levels of education of the ship school aboard a Mercy Ship. Is a member of the ship’s management team and ensuring good communication and collaboration between the school and other departments onboard.

Not expected to be available until at least June 2020. Applications for this position will be reviewed for our Talent Pool (waiting list).

Families are a vital piece to the community of the Africa Mercy. And what's a community without students? Our Academy Principal sets the tone for the teachers of the academy and the students of our long term volunteers. Come help ensure our students are getting the best and most unique education available! 

The Academy Principal volunteer position, part of the Academy department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship. The preferred minimum commitment for this role is two years. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than twelve months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program

Are you interested in coming with your family? This position qualifies for a family cabin on board! Please refer to the Family FAQs for more information. 

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor degree in education from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of five years of experience in classroom teaching or education administration
  • Current teaching certificate
  • Clear criminal records check, background check and/or working with children certificate (or national equivalent) 

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach Kylie Best at [email protected].