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Nicaragua Christian Academy Academic Excellence With A Christian Foundation

NCA International




"By far the greatest strengths are the Christian teachers. Never have we encountered such a loving, caring group of staff members in one school. We also appreciate the flexibility to have students attend school part-time, full-time, or home-school (while still taking advantage of the after-school activities). In addition, we appreciate the light that NCA is in the greater Managua community."

-- Elementary/High school parent

A Unique Opportunity

NCA International is a unique school with an exciting task in Nicaragua.  NCA seeks to train up future leaders to demonstrate true servant leadership and make decisions based on the Word of God and a compassion for their country.  As a teacher at NCA International, you are given the awesome responsibility of teaching and preparing children for leadership in government, business, education, the church, and their communities.  Our vision is the formation of Christ-followers who, motivated by heartfelt love for God, live as global agents of change!


  • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ; Evangelical Christian testimony with active local church experience
  • 4-year degree in Education or "in-field" 
  • Teacher certification and 2 years experience recommended for all positions
  • Sense of calling to teach in a developing nation setting
  • Willingness to make a three (or more) year commitment


  • Basic monthly stipend provided: $550 living stipend + $170 housing stipend
  • Housing arrangements made by school
  • Visa and residency costs while in the country
  • Tuition discount for children
  • Cross-cultural setting and many opportunities to serve

Raising Support

Teachers are encouraged to seek support through evangelical mission agencies and through local churches to cover their travel and monthly living expenses.  The basic monthly stipend is generally enough to cover the in-country living expenses of a single teacher.  We recommend raising additional support to cover family expenses, travel to and from Nicaragua, medical insurance, and other financial obligations.

How do I Begin?

  1. Watch the video (above) to learn more about our school.
  2. Look at the list of current opportunities (below).
  3. Complete the teacher application or volunteer application and submit it by email, along with required attachments.
  4. Contact your references to have them complete and send the pastoral recommendation and professional recommendation.
  5. If you have questions, start by reading our FAQ.

Important Documents

Potential Openings

We ask current teachers to make a decision about continuing their commitment between November and January for the following school year.  However, we would encourage potential candidates to apply for any of these positions, even if they are not yet confirmed openings.

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Lower Elementary Teacher
  • Upper Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary English/Social Studies Teacher
  • Secondary Math Teacher
  • Secondary Science Teacher
  • Computers/Technology Teacher
  • Specials Teachers, such as Art, Music or Physical Education
  • English ESL/ELD Teacher
  • Support Services, such as Chaplain, Librarian, Counselor or Learning Resources
  • SOAAR Special Education Assistant

Current NCA International Openings

NCA International still has some immediate needs for the 2020-2021 school year.  If you are interested in any of the positions below, please inquire immediately!  NCA International is also now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year (orientation begins July 26 or August 2, 2021; teacher crash course begins July 21 or July 28, 2021).  Descriptions of possible openings are above.

NCAI Computer and Algebra Teacher

Start Date: January 7, 2021

Weekly elementary computer classes, daily secondary technology elective classes, and two sections of Algebra 1

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NCAI English ESL/ELD Teacher

Start Date: October 1, 2020

Pull-out ESL/ELD (English as a Second Language / English Language Development) program to provide additional English language development support to small groups of elementary and secondary students.  We have one full-time ELD teacher and plan to add a second full-time ELD teacher to split the load and expand services into middle school and high school.

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NCAI Middle School English/Social Studies Teacher

Start Date: October 1, 2020

English and Social Studies classes in grades 7-8

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NCAI Middle/High School Principal

Start Date: July 15, 2021

Academic administrator for grades 7-12.  This position was established for the purpose of supervising and supporting classroom teachers in the planning and implementing of learning experiences that help in the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of children within a Christian, safe and healthy learning environment.

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NCAI Secondary Math Teacher

Start Date: October 1, 2020

A variety of secondary math classes, possibly including Math 7, two sections of Algebra 1, two sections of Algebra 2, and/or AP Statistics

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