Nicaragua Christian Academy Academic excellence with a Christian foundation

NCA International



2023-2024 Openings

  • Fifth Grade Teacher
  • Sixth Grade Teacher
  • Middle School English and Social Studies Teacher

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"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!

Requirements for Faculty

  • 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 two (or more) year commitment

Benefits for Full-Time Faculty

  • Basic monthly stipend provided: $575 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 or email our hiring coordinator, Dan Van Zoest (

Important Documents

Teacher Perspectives

We would love for you to hear directly from our teachers about their experience teaching at Nicaragua Christian Academy International. Please check out the following videos.

Tour of NCAI Video

Enjoy a brief tour of NCAI in this video.

Teacher Recruiting Video

The following video was recorded in 2012, and provides a more complete description of the country of Nicaragua and what teaching at Nicaragua Christian Academy is like.

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 is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year (orientation begins July 24, 2023). Descriptions of the openings are below.

NCAI Middle School English/Social Studies Teacher

Start Date: July 24, 2023

English and Social Studies classes in grades 7-8

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NCAI Fifth Grade Teacher

Start Date: July 24, 2023

Self-contained classroom (specials teachers for Spanish, P.E., Art, Music, Computers, Library and Health)

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NCAI Sixth Grade Teacher

Start Date: July 24, 2023

Self-contained classroom (specials teachers for Spanish, P.E., Art, Music, Computers, Library and Health)

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NCAI Development Director

Start Date: July 24, 2023

A Development Director, or Director of Development, oversees all of an organization’s fundraising and manages relationships with a company’s financial partners. Their duties include planning fundraising events, interacting with former donors to encourage ongoing contributions and seeking out opportunities for financial support through grants and sponsorships. This is a new position for our school.