Teach Abroad

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Teach Abroad

Use your skills to impact the world

USE YOUR SKILLS TO IMPACT THE WORLD

God is radically changing lives among unreached people groups through the ministry of Ethnos Canada, and schoolteachers are key players on that team. By providing a quality education to children of missionaries you can make it possible for those missionaries to reach and disciple lost people in remote locations.

IMPACT CHILDREN FOR CHRIST

Many children of missionaries have a vibrant walk with the Lord. Others are searching and are in the process of claiming their faith as their own. For them this process is filled with many questions and sometimes doubts about who God is and how they fit into His plan. As a teacher you not only help children grow academically and socially, but you impact them spiritually as well.

MINISTER CROSS-CULTURALLY

While all instruction is in English, your students are likely to come from any of a variety of nationalities. Odds are good that some will not be Westerners. In addition, many schools offer opportunities to serve in the community.

BUILD A LEGACY

Many missionaries’ children become missionaries, pastors or church leaders. So when you teach, you are nurturing and developing tomorrow’s spiritual leaders.

Questions?

WHERE DOES ETHNOS CANADA HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHERS?

You’ll find opportunities everywhere missionaries serving with Ethnos missionaries: Latin America, Africa and Asia-Pacific, as well as North America, Europe and Australia. Locations vary, from isolated jungles to bustling cities, hot lowlands to cool mountainsides, and lush rainforests to arid areas. The climate varies accordingly. Most locations offer gorgeous scenery. All provide great opportunity for cultural awareness and enrichment.

HOW MUCH FINANCIAL SUPPORT WILL I NEED?

Monthly support levels vary from country to country and do not include travel expenses to and from the country of service. We recommend that you arrive on location with one month’s support in hand. Singles or widows: $1,500-$2,500. Married couples: $2,500-3,500. Add $200 per preschool child and $450 per school-age child.

WHERE WILL I LIVE?

In most countries, furnished housing will be provided for you. Missionaries pay rent to maintain these apartments or homes. In other locations, missionaries will assist you in finding a suitable apartment or house to rent.

WILL I BE REQUIRED TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?

In most cases associates do not need to learn another language in order to perform their ministries. Depending on the length of your term of service, you may be required to learn the national culture and language as a part of your on-field orientation. We’ll make expectations clear to you before you apply. All instruction in schools for children is in English.

WHAT TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MY CHILDREN?

Most associates use our boarding schools or inter-mission boarding schools as day schools since they live near the school centre. Some families in a village setting home-school their children. Clusters of families, living in the same location, may form a home-school cooperative.

WHAT IF I HAVE BEEN DIVORCED AND/OR REMARRIED?

A couple with divorce in their backgrounds will be considered for serving in Ethnos if divorce and remarriage took place prior to salvation. A divorced single person whose spouse has died will be considered for service in Ethnos. For more information, please contact us.

WHAT SIZE ARE THE SCHOOLS?

Our largest school has more than 200 students. The typical size is 40 to 50 students. Home-school cooperatives have five to 15 students. Enrolment at inter-mission schools ranges from 50 to 700 students.

WILL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS BE AVAILABLE FOR MY MINISTRY?

Generally, supplies and materials are available, although they may differ from what is commonly found in Canada.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE ON THE FIELD?

We advise arriving in the country where you will serve two to four weeks before your assignment begins.

AM I REQUIRED TO ATTEND ANY TRAINING?

An orientation is required. It is held in Ontario.

WHAT OTHER MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES WILL I HAVE?

Depending on the location, you may have opportunities to participate in local outreach, but such involvement will be limited by your fluency in the national language. During ministry breaks, we encourage you to visit church planting teams in order to experience firsthand our passion and vision for taking the gospel to unreached people groups.

WHAT IF I’VE STRUGGLED IN THE PAST WITH MORAL ISSUES?

By God’s grace, as we submit to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, He conforms us over time to the image of Jesus Christ. Admission coaches will work with you to determine your readiness to serve with Ethnos.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Contact us using the form below, let us know how you’re interested in serving with Ethnos Canada. An application coach will get back to you soon!

Becoming a Missionary

With more than 6,000 people groups still unreached, the task is bigger than just us. God is calling out workers from the ethnos to go.

Our role in mobilizing, equipping and coordinating missionaries extends beyond our own culture. From all around to the world, God is calling out workers to be a part of reaching the ethnos!

Thousands of believers from more than three dozen countries are actively working together in Africa, Latin America, Northern Canada and the Asia-Pacific Region.

Are you ready to join?

Why Choose Ethnos?

what makes ethnos distinct?

Most missionaries serve through sending organizations. How can you and your church choose the one that’s right for you? Find some of the reasons you might choose Ethnos.


Available Positions

IT Project Manager

Location: Home Office

Purpose: It is the responsibility of the IT Project Manager to coordinate with the IT Leadership team to plan, prioritize, and coordinate IT projects that will meet the needs in the IT Division. The individual serving in this role works closely with IT staff, other Ethnos360 staff, and vendors to complete projects. The IT Project manager works in partnership with the Director of IT and the IT Leadership Team to develop IT strategies and procedures used to execute IT projects. This job’s role is to ensure the efficient execution of projects in the IT division, both at the enterprise and department level. Ethnos360 exists to assist the local church in planting mature churches among least reached people groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the IT Leadership Team in developing both short-term and long-term strategies related to the Information Technology Division’s use of project management
  • Provides resource allocation guidance to the IT Leadership Team as they prioritize projects for Ethnos360 IT
  • Serves as the project manager for major enterprise projects that Ethnos360 IT is completing
  • Works with department and center directors to plan and execute projects under their purview
  • Works to establish and enforce organizational standards related to task and project management
  • Works with project teams to ensure that tasks are being completed on schedule
  • Escalates roadblocks and staff performance issues to IT Directors, when needed
  • Facilitates regular project planning and status meetings for assigned projects
  • Works to promote a culture of teamwork, cooperation, enthusiasm, and customer service among IT Team members
  • Engages with vendor representatives to create and coordinate appropriate time expectations for project tasks
  • Regularly meets with the Director of IT to report on the efficiency of IT project management and to provide updates on specific project statuses
  • Facilitates any necessary training for staff related to task management and project completion
  • Stays up to date with project management best practices by attending classes, reading publications, joining professional peer groups, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality of highly sensitive information (which may include financial and/or personnel related information)
  • Performs other related duties as is required by the supervisor

Requirements

  • Other Requirements
    • Must have a degree in Computer Science, Business Management or a related Information Technology field, A+ certification, or equivalent work experience • Agile/Scrum project management Preferred Qualifications/Certifications: • CIS 18 familiarity • 2+ years of experience working in information technology, supervising technology teams, and overseeing large information technology projects • Experience in office administration, including vendor and contract management operations

IT Security and Compliance Officer

Purpose: The IT Security and Compliance Officer is the IT cyber/IT security and compliance subject matter expert (SME) and works in partnership with the IT Infrastructure Director and the Ethnos360 IT Leadership Team in responding to security and compliance related issues and inquiries. This job’s role is to ensure the secure operation of in-house and cloud computer systems, servers, and network connections in accordance with Ethnos360 IT internal processes, procedures, and compliance requirements. Ethnos360 exists to assist the local church in planting mature churches among least reached people groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Works to establish and enforce organizational standards related to the organization’s security and compliance of IT resources
  • Researches and drafts security policies and guidelines and brings them to the ITLT for approval
  • Communicates approved policies and guidelines to Ethnos360 departments and centers to make them aware of all security and compliance requirements
  • Works closely with IT staff on specific projects and tasks that relate to security and compliance
  • Stays up to date with IT security and compliance best practices by attending classes, reading publications, joining professional peer groups, etc.
  • Participates in training and staff development activities
  • Performs internal reviews to ensure that all current and new/updated policies and procedures adhere to best practices related to security and compliance
  • Performs or works with third party audit groups to produce risk and technical vulnerability assessments, data classification, attack and penetration analysis, policy compliance and communication with internal teams
  • Completes annual security insurance questionaries and submits the answers to the ITLT
  • Actively participates in daily coordination and remediation of elevated security incidents in the organization
  • Leads coordination and remediation of major security incidents
  • Participates in the assessment of the security of new applications and programs prior to installation, upgrade, or widespread use within the organization
  • Maintains confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Participates in team meetings as required
  • Participates in IT Leadership Team meetings as invited
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of IT

Requirements

  • Other Requirements
    • Must have a degree in Computer Science or a related Information Technology field, A+ certification, or equivalent work experience Preferred Qualifications/Certifications: • CIS 18 familiarity • Experience with various regulatory compliance requirements (SOX, HIPAA, etc.) • PowerShell • COMPTIA Security+ • Comptia Network+ or equivalent experience • (CISSP) Certified Information Systems Security Professional • (CISA) Certified Information Systems Auditor • (CISM) Certified Information Security Manager • (GSEC) GIAC Security Essential Certification • (SSCP) System Security Certified Practitioner • DNS, 1-2 years • DHCP, 1-2 years • Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory (1-3 years) • Windows Software Update Services (1-3 years) • Microsoft Azure certifications

Computer Network and Systems Administrator

Location: City

Purpose: Computers are vital tools for missionaries. You can be a vital part of the missionary team using your skills as a network and systems administrator. Ethnos360 exists to assist the local church in planting mature churches among least reached people groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining our office network, consisting of a number of Win 10/11 workstations.
  • Maintaining wireless equipment, network router and modem.
  • Performing hardware and system upgrades, locally and remotely.
  • Maintaining network availability in remote locations.
  • Maintain our office phone system.
  • Maintain our network printers, and help as needed with daily operations.
  • Assisting with communication issues, such as Internet satellite services as well as cellular data connections, cellular phone issues, etc.
  • Assisting, as needed, in maintenance of computer/Internet problems of regional centers.
  • Providing end user technical support in Windows and Mac MS Office as needed.
  • Troubleshooting software, hardware and network issues on workstations and notebooks.

Requirements

  • Other Requirements
    Honesty and integrity are an absolute must. Personal character is more important than computer skills.

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