English Language Educator - Indonesia

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-695776
    • Job Location: Pematangsiantar, IDN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 13, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: July 13, 2020
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Job Description:


  • Pematangsiantar, Indonesia

Assignment Includes:

  • Assign incoming students to the appropriate English class(es) according to their levels of proficiency
  • Create lesson plans and teach classes at various levels
  • Assist with guidance on theological research and writing
  • Provide tutorials for students (particularly international students) with special needs in English enhancement
  • Assist students with thesis writing as directed by the seminary
  • Participate in seminary life and be part of the community
  • Interpret the mission and ministry of our companions back to the ELCA through newsletters, blogs, and visits to ELCA congregations and members.

Site Information:

This position is to be located with a Lutheran Study Center, being established through the Indonesian National Committee of the Lutheran Federation (KNLWF). The location of this study center will be at the theological seminary of the Huria Kristen Batak Protestan (HKBP) in Pematangsiantar.

Sekolah Tinggi Theologia (STT) HKBP - the seminary of the Christian Protestant Batak Church - is located on a large campus near the center of Pematangsiantar. There are more than 500 students enrolled, most of whom are from the HKBP church, but with solid number of those from other Lutheran church bodies in Indonesia. The primary focus is the training of pastors, but the seminary also is a tertiary educational institution and has a graduate program.

Pematangsiantar, often shortened to Siantar, is the second largest city on Sumatra after Medan. It is located some 130 km from Medan and has a population of more than 250,000. It is the home area for Batak Simalungun people, though many Chinese and Javanese, in addition to other Batak groups live there, too.

Also located in Siantar is one of two campuses of Nommensen University, an institution of the HKBP. The Siantar campus has the faculty of teacher training and the English department, with a total of more than 6,000 students.

While Indonesia is predominantly Muslim (the most populous Muslim country in the world), Christians make up about 10% of the population. Parts of Northern Sumatra, especially among the Batak people, have a high concentration of Christians and among these, Lutherans are a majority.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor´s degree minimum required
  • Classroom experience helpful
  • ESL/TEFL/TESL certification helpful
  • Excellent planning and organization skills in educational activities
  • Creative skills and ideas for the preparation of practical and theoretical lessons
  • Excellent human relations skills, friendly and reliable
  • A flexible approach to work
  • Due to work visa limitations, candidate must be under the age of 55

Terms and Conditions

This position is supported under the terms of a Global Mission Two-year (GM2) contract. Those provisions include: international transportation, transportation related to work assignment, pensions and major medical coverage, housing and cash salary which is adjusted according to the goods and services differential for Indonesia. This position does not include provisions for dependent spouse nor children.

General Qualifications for ELCA Global Personnel

  • Christian faith and a commitment to the mission of the church
  • Openness to various expressions of Christian faith and respect for people of other faiths
  • Respect for beliefs, values and customs of church and culture where assigned
  • Well-developed inter-personal skills demonstrating understanding and compassion
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out the responsibilities and the ability to adapt to different standards and practices
  • Ability to work within the framework of a local administration
  • Adaptable and flexible - sense of humor - good physical and emotional health
  • Live and serve in a way which reflects the vision and expectations of the ELCA