Soddo Christian Hospital ( is looking for a full-time elementary school teacher for the 2023-2024 school year in its school for missionary children, The Grove. In Fall of 2020, the missionary community opened a new school, the Grove, home for our 9 children from three families ranging between the ages of 3 years to 10 years old. We are seeking a credentialed elementary school teacher to lead a classroom of children at different grade levels.  The curriculum is already “open and ready to go”, the new teacher can utilize it immediately.  Come and join the Soddo Family!

The qualified candidate would be responsible for the children’s school day, from approximately 8- 3 p.m. (with a lunch break) After 3 pm will be reserved for teacher preparation. The candidate will work closely with another elementary school teacher, as well as a child-care helper (currently being recruited).

Ideal candidate should:

  • Love children and early education.
  • Desire to serve in a new culture.
  • Be willing to work as part of a team of educators and parent advisors.
  • Be in good health and able to keep up with a group of active young kids.
  • Love Jesus and be willing to participate in the spiritual life of the children, as well as the missionary community.
  • Have own funding or be able to raise financial support.

Work Expectation:

5 days per week, 6-8 hours per day


Like others serving at Soddo Christian Hospital, this teaching position is a volunteer missionary experience in Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia. Pre-field training with an organization such as Missions Training International (MTI) is strongly encouraged. Fundraising is also encouraged to cover transportation and daily expenses. In-country living costs are low.  Housing is provided on the hospital compound with other members of the teaching staff.  St Luke’s Health Care Foundation has raised a support stipend to offset the requirement to raise financial support.

Commitment starts early August of 2023 through the beginning of June 2024

Contact Cheryl at for more information or to apply.