The Dominican Republic (DR) is located on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Santo Domingo is the capital city of the DR, with a population of roughly 3.5 million. As the name of both the country and the city implies, Dominicanos are historically Roman Catholic. Today Catholicism is “What grandma believes,” and society is dominantly secular, a blend of agnostic and atheist, with little time or interest in church or spiritual things.
The Santo Domingo City Team is partnering with a network of over three dozen house churches across the city, called Red Bendición (RB - Blessing Network). RB has invited the team to help disciple university students in the network and equip them to reach their universities with the Gospel of Jesus. Universities in Santo Domingo are as secular and antagonistic to Christian faith as any university in the U.S. Our goal as we support RB students in their faith is to provide pathways to deeper faith, Biblical worldview, and intellectual confidence in following Jesus, with the goal of equipping them and helping them reach their peers at their respective universities.
Because an RB church member is a professor in the “English Immersion Program” at a local university, the Santo Domingo Team has an opportunity to place volunteer English tutors in the in the program as teaching assistants. Students enter the program because speaking English can impact future employment and pay scale nearly as much as the degree they earn. As an English teaching assistant with a Dominican professor, you will have daily interaction with students from nearly every walk of life, and opportunities for friendship in and out of class, and engage them with the Gospel along with friends from the RB house churches.
Native English speaker, preferably American English
Degree, certificate, training, or experience in ESL/TESOL
Ability to follow prepared lesson plans
Works well in a support role
Open and relates well with people (more toward extrovert than introvert)