Job: Learning Centers Director

5.22.17 –  Learning Centers Director
Wings of Hope, Bak Chinhchien, Pursat Province, Cambodia

Sarah P’s comments: Actually, this position is listed as ‘paid volunteer’ but that is an oxymoron. The position does cover expenses plus a small salary which is much better than volunteer positions where you have to pay!  On the negative side, it sounds like quite a job, of which overseeing the library is a small part. The deadline was May 20 but if you are interested, shoot of a quick letter and resume. Volunteer and low pay positions are usually not as strict about deadlines as jobs.

The position of Cambodia Director for Wings of Hope/John Givonetti Giving is a multifaceted position managing a program that aims to provide rural Cambodian children (currently 500 to 600 students in three schools) with the skills to pull themselves out of poverty, primarily through instruction in English and computer skills. Teaching is conducted by an organized group of high school students (Student Teachers) that JGG has trained to teach both subjects (currently 60 Student Teachers). The position is based in Bak Chinhchien, Pursat Province, Cambodia with occasional travel outside the area to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Khmer Language skills are not a requirement. We are seeking a minimum one year commitment.

While the JGG Director is responsible for all JGG program activities, the primary allocation of the Director’s time and effort will be the administrative functions specified in General Responsibilities.

Skill Requirements

1.      Effective organizational skills & multi-tasking ability in a developing country context

2.      Very strong record keeping and reporting abilities are essential. This is a primary skill requirement.

3.      Good written and verbal presentation/reporting

4.      The ability to be culturally sensitive while achieving the goals of JGG.

5.      Good working knowledge of English including writing/conversation/grammar. No teaching degree is required.


1.      General

a.      Persistent (everything is exponentially more difficult to do in Cambodia) and timely response to tax issues, government NGO operating requirements, insurance maintenance, building maintenance, construction projects, banking and internal accounting requirements.

b.     Manage budget and expense journal entry process (development/implementation/periodic reporting) and clearly reporting this information expeditiously to the JGG Chairman.

c.      Facility management for the two Learning Centers, the Siem Respite Center, the two Phnom Penh Dormitories and smaller projects.

d.     Timely reporting to the Chairman of all JGG activities and prompt response to requests made by the Chairman and to the needs of Wings of Hope, a supporting charity.

e.     Maintain with updates and improvements JGG’s Facebook page and website.

f.       Implement/manage all other JGG activities and new projects as they develop.

g.      Maintain good relationships with all levels of the Cambodian government (National/Provincial/Commune/Village) and school administration leaders.

h.     Manage/develop staff and oversee their activities (currently 3 full-time Program Assistants (one position is open), 1 full-time Librarian, 5 part-time Professional teachers, 2 part-time US Peace Corps Volunteers, 2 House Supervisors (at Siam Reap and Phnom Penh dormitories) and 1 full-time House Attendant in Siem Reap.

2.      English Outreach and Computer Training Programs

a.      Train new and existing Student Teachers in teaching, English and computer skills including conducting weekend instruction classes.

b.     Manage/train the professional part-time English teacher.

c.      Conduct weekly review meeting with JGG staff and Student Teachers.

d.     Monitor classroom activities with Student Teachers to insure the quality of the English training.

e.     Develop/manage computer training for Student Teachers and selected other students.

f.       Manage the four part-time math, science and English teachers preparing Student Teachers in their final high school year for the 12<sup>th</sup> grade exam.

g.      Coordinate JGG activities between Bak Chinhchien, Romlech, and Koh Svey schools.

3.      John Givonetti Learning Centers (2 buildings)

a.      Train/manage Librarian.

b.     Develop program for Student Teachers to assist in Library.

c.      Create/implement development plans for both facilities including implementing computer training, and the acquisition of new books, video material and related programs.

4.      John Givonetti Respite Center & Dormitories – Siem Riep & Phnom Penh (3 buildings)

a.      Utilize the House Supervisor to oversee all Respite Center activities including the housing of former Student Teachers now attending university and JGG guests.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Watson at by May 20.


Compensation: This is a volunteer position, offering a monthly stipend and a year-end bonus. Expenses are covered including airfare, lodging, meals, and insurance. 


Khmer Language skills are not a requirement. English fluency is necessary.




4-year degree

Job: University Librarian

11.7.16 – University Librarian
American University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sarah P’s comments: This is a new one, however please read the reviews carefully before applying. FYI: Dave’s ESL Cafe is a reliable general information and review site for ELS teachers however covers many colleges as well.

Wikipedia article
Job Discussion Forum for AUPP


American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) seeks applicants for full-time University Librarian. The position reports to the VP of Academic & Student Affairs and is responsible for the oversight of the library and its development. He/She will also have administrative oversight of the Learning Center which caters to course-specific tutoring (individual or in group) and academic skills workshop.

Eligible candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library Science or Master in Library & Information Science from an American or other western university and at least 5 years of experience as a librarian in an institution of higher education, with preference for administrative library experience.

AUPP offers a competitive benefits package which includes round trip airfare (conditions apply), free visa and work permit, and subsidized international health plan.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, unofficial transcripts, and three (3) references to References will only be contacted for applicants who are short listed. For additional information about the university or this position, visit the AUPP website at

Application Information

American University of Phnom Penh
Email Address:

Job: K-12 Librarian

8/6/15 – K-12 Librarian
CIA FIRST International School, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sarah P’s comments:  Here is a break-in position for a school librarian.  This school is somewhat new (2004) with two fairly good reviews. They are using Follett and also appear to have some other library resources as well.  Could be a chance to build the library and your international resume. The position is listed as date passed but as they just posted this on The International Educator (which you should join) it is obviously still open.  However I would contact the school immediately if you are interested.  At this late date this  is an opportunity for those without school certification and/or prior international experience.  Also, no age restriction!


Name: CIA FIRST International School
Location: Cambodia
Address: Street 2004, no. 108
Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh
Telephone: +85511322944
Updated: 08/05/2015



CIA FIRST International School is a private, non-sectarian international school that opened in 2004 with 16 students and the mission to cater to all students without prejudice, and to enable the “whole child” (physical, mental, moral, and social) to master local and global competence and citizenship. Students additional tracks in French and Chinese (Mandarin). The Khmer curriculum elective, which includes workbooks developed by CIA FIRST International School for K5 – Grade 12, has been recognized by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport. Our school values diversity and global citizenship, which is reflected in the enrollment of our student body representing more than 18 countries and 12 primary languages spoken in the student’s homes. While some may see this as a challenge for educators, at CIA FIRST International School we see this as a rich opportunity for our students to learn side-by-side with peers from diverse backgrounds, thereby enriching their education experience and global competence.

Our school hosts student enrollment from K3 (pre-school three year olds) through high school grade 12. The coming school year we will open up a new campus site that will host our middle – high school students (grades 6 – 12) and in following years also kindergarten and elementary school alumni. CIA FIRST International School uses a standards-based curriculum supported by the American AERO framework – challenging, professionally validated, voluntary academic standards. CIA FIRST International School is in the process of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation. CIA FIRST International School values innovation and has innovative initiatives around parent engagement, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and technology. CIA FIRST International School has a partnership with the Rotary Club Phnom Penh (“Interact” – the Rotary Club’s international youth service club for youth 12 – 18 years of age). In addition, we have three Parents as Partners Associations (Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle/High School).

Age Restrictions:



Globally minded, passionate educators are encouraged to apply now for various teaching positions in school year 2015/2016, starting on 15th of August 2015.

Volunteer: ALA Delegation to Vietnam & Cambodia

3/23/15 –  Volunteer: ALA Delegation to Vietnam & Cambodia

Sarah P’s comments:  People to People  is a worthy organization and an opportunity to gain some international exposure and meet other traveling professional however please know that the cost for this program is $5,799.00 per person.  Last fall they offered a trip to India which received good reviews.

Delegation leader:

Barbara J. Ford, MLS, M.A.
Past President, American Library Association (ALA); Distinguished Professor Emerita, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois Library
Dates: October 5–15, 2015


Are you ready to change your world forever?

Consider a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a custom-designed library and information services delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia in October 2015.

People to People Citizen Ambassador Delegations are unique. For nearly 50 years, we have specialized in providing what no other professional opportunity can—by taking your career out of the office and into the world.

You can experience Vietnam and Cambodia firsthand with your library and information services peers from Vietnam, Cambodia, and around the world through vibrant professional exchanges, valuable networking, and meaningful discussions tailored to your focus and interests.

On a People to People delegation, you can:

  • Interact with recognized experts in your field—including your delegation leader, Professor Barbara Ford
  • Expand your professional knowledge
  • Deepen your understanding of your profession and enhance your value to your organization
  • Make a global impact by gaining an international perspective
This extraordinary opportunity may not come along again. Don’t miss your chance to create lifelong memories in Vietnam and Cambodia. You can contact us at 877.787.2000 (001.509.568.7905 international) or email us at

Can’t join us for the Library and Information Services Delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia in October? Stay informed of future library and information services delegations by requesting information.