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Head Teacher /Project Manager – Tijuana Mexico


The Nest
Tijuana, Mexico

Start Date: November 1, 2019

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

The Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles (PILA) is a US-based non-profit looking for a full-time teacher/project coordinator to work in an early education center just across the border in Tijuana (10 minutes from the San Ysidro crossing). We serve refugee and migrant families who are awaiting their immigration interview and are living in shelters.

We offer:
-a constructivist environment for 24 preschool-age children
-a parent-toddler program for 10 children from 1-3 years old

Teacher/Project Coordinator will oversee the smooth running of The Nest, supervise volunteers, and communicate closely with PILA.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

BA in Child Development or related field
Must speak English and Spanish fluently
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Strong communication skills
Ability to work with diverse groups of people, adults and children

Salary & Benefits


Application Procedures

Please send resume and cover letter to
This will be followed by a phone interview, and then an in-person interview.

Program Description

The Nest is a safe engaging space where young children (1-6 years old) can play and explore. It is a peaceful refuge from the overcrowded living conditions that families endure as they wait for months at a time for their immigration interviews at the US Border. Equipped with open-ended materials that spark creativity and curiosity, The Nest offers children what all children need to ensure healthy development – the right to play. Away from the overcrowded shelter where each family shares a single bed and conversations amongst adults are always within earshot of children, The Nest is a protected space free of adult concerns – it is a place where children can be children!

Contact Info

Alise Ivey

Your support will help us advance the quality of every child's one childhood.

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