Institute for International Cooperation and Development

IICD Michigan was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit organization in the state of Michigan. IICD Michigan is an independent research non-profit. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that IICD Michigan is an organization as described in the revenue code 501(c) 3. This means that IICD is exempt from federal taxation of its activities and that donors can deduct donations to IICD from the income declared in their tax return. The organization will not discriminate by race, ethnicity, national origins, religious belief, gender or orientation.


Job Opening


International Specialist Educator           

Institute for International Cooperation and Development has a job opening for an International Specialist Educator.



  • §Responsible for teaching English to foreign students as a second language.
  • §Responsible for giving courses about different cultures, ethnic groups, traditions, country development and political structure.
  • §Responsible for hosting and taking part in workshops, instructing about the conditions and challenges in living and working in rural developing communities and introducing simple solutions for issues within health, hygiene, and food production.
  • §Responsible for preparing and delivering lectures and conducting workshops regarding adjusting to life in third-world settings, with emphasis on communication, cultural do's & don’ts based on specific ethnicity, personal health and hygiene, travel arrangements, immigration documentation requirements and procedures, handling of money and personal security.
  • §Prepare course materials and assignments.
  • §Evaluate and grade examinations and assignments.
  • §Responsible for keeping abreast of development in the field by reading current literature, attending talks and conferences, and talking with colleagues.
  • §Conduct data collection, research and analysis regarding the ethnic development projects in Africa and Latin America.
  • §Initiate proposals for implementing new educational methods and methods of instruction in Africa and Latin America. Facilitate promoting the programs of IICD and enrolling participants for future teams.
  • §Assist the Director in monitoring the Institute's teaching program budget.
  • §Responsible for implementing Social Action research projects.


Minimum hiring requirements:

Five years’ experience as a teacher, instructor, or trainer, paid or unpaid, in a third-world country or environment.

Two weeks per year in a 3rd-world country to perform evaluations and teach courses.

Five years / 60 months’ experience as a teacher or instructor or trainer.



Please mail applications to:

Institute for International Cooperation and Development

56968 Dailey Road, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047             



About IICD

IICD Michigan

Importantly, the school is a boarding school. This lets the school entail and promote a rich panoply of many aspects of learning and working together, theoretical as well as practical, thus in sum constituting a broad and exacting experience for you to carry on and take with you during your next challenges in life. Apart from the daily day training and learning activities within the school’s program, many other, colorful and diverse activities will take place while you are in residence at the school.
Frankly speaking, you are in for a learning experience with a high yield, reading and understanding books, preparing for what the next period will bring, discussing and debating the big issues of our time and world and the future of humanity, going on travels and investigations, alternating between working in your own company and in your groups, and working with the practical and encouraging endeavors of running all the school’s daily affairs and its shared boarding life and facilities: tending the garden farm, renovating the kitchen, crafting the menus for the next month, enjoying nature, discussing own future, doing sports together and many more intensely interesting topics and matters to treat and get hold of. You will no doubt benefit from these and many more aspects of the school’s environment and activities. The panoply of accessories to the school’s solid training and life will add to and further enhance your interest, results and the human quality built up through the program and the shared life.

The participant will do a practical effort in our contemporary world to instruct in development by making knowledge and action ONE tool, a tool for change for the betterment of all.
Knowledge is power. Action is the way in which knowledge can be processed for the good, or for the detriment of people, societies, and the future. Often it is seen that knowledge is the tool used by some while actions are done by others. Knowledge without action is making things stillborn. An action without knowledge leads nowhere.
For us, working development, this combination is essential for mobilizing people to create positive change, and including the political demands, it is also the challenge.