Education Program Manager

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Lifting Hands International is looking for an Education Manager to start as soon as possible in Greece with a minimum six month commitment.

About Us

Lifting Hands International operates a community center in Serres, a small city about an hour away from Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. We work with a population of 1000+ refugees at the local camps, providing regular aid distributions and a range of psycho-social programs.

Role Profile

Through this opportunity, you will develop your management skills and help an established NGO to sharpen and grow its services for asylum seekers and refugees. Your particular focus will be to empower refugees and foster community building through language education.

If you are organized and proactive, with a strong teaching background, we would love to hear from you.


  • Based: Serres (Northern Greece)
  • Minimum commitment: 6 Months
  • Full-time
  • Teach classes if needed, for instance during handover between teacher volunteers or in the eventuality of shortage of teachers
  • Working in cooperation with directors and program managers, overseeing a large multicultural team of international and resident volunteers
  • Run inductions and provide any necessary training and support in non-formal education and PSS (psychosocial support) through education to incoming volunteers (international volunteers and resident volunteers among the camp population)
  • Design and adapt the curriculum for each level.
  • Create timetables and class groups according to the evolving needs of camp residents
  • Write concise weekly and monthly reports on the education program
  • Manage the allocated budget for necessary didactic resources
  • Manage the online and physical didactic resources
  • Prepare and coordinate the distribution of homework packs when the community center is closed (due to lockdowns, movement restrictions, etc.)
  • Manage the library and the activities related to the library
  • Coordinate with other NGOs and organizations across Greece that provide education resources, training, and advice for volunteers

Essential criterias :

  • Background or previous experience in formal and/or non-formal education
  • Experience in teaching English as second language
  • Knowledge of the refugee context in Greece
  • Cultural sensitivity, basic knowledge of PSS
  • Curriculum designing experience
  • Strong people managing skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritize and delegate tasks
  • Very good knowledge of English
  • International or european driver’s license
  • 23 years old +

Desirable criterias :

  • Delivered trainings to volunteers with no previous teaching experience
  • Previous work experience and Language and teaching skills in German
  • Previous work experience in teaching to refugees or vulnerable people
  • Language skills in Farsi, Kurmanji, Arabic or Greek

We offer:

  • Free shared housing
  • Five day work week + full week break after every 6 weeks of work
  • Monthly stipend of 350 Euros

How to apply

Please note that as a small NGO we are not able to offer assistance for visa applications

To apply, please fill out this application. Please send any questions you may have to our Director over HR, Roman, at To find out more about Lifting Hands International, you can visit our site at

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