Career Opportunities

From the national office in St. Paul, MN, to affiliated schools overseas, Nacel Open Door offers a variety of opportunities for people to be involved in the world of student exchange.

In its commitment to international understanding and language education, Nacel Open Door, Inc. seeks people to serve in various capacities, administering, representing, and assisting with its many programs. From employees in the national office in Minnesota or in classrooms teaching overseas, to local representatives and coordinators who work as independent contractors, NOD offers a variety of career opportunities for people to be directly involved in the world of student exchange.

STEM Teacher, St. Paul Preparatory School

Summary of Position

To plan, organize and implement Technology and Engineering courses, which will initially include Robotics and Game Art Design, as well as to plan, organize and implement at least one STEM-related club as an extracurricular activity. Courses will be implemented in accordance with the high school curriculum as established by Nacel International School System and Engineering by Design, and will be within a diverse student learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.


  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences in STEM courses to a diverse student body
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  • Identify and select instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction
  • Observe and evaluate students’ performance and development
  • Communicate regularly with students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and needs
  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments; provide appropriate feedback in the timeframe established by the school
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, policies and school regulations
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures; maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Perform student support duties including but not limited to counseling students with academic problems and providing academic intervention support
  • Remain up-to-date with developments in subject areas, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
  • Participate in student/parent and school-wide meetings, which includes Bethlehem Academy meetings as advised
  • Participate in planning for expanding and developing the SPP STEM program
  • Participate in STEM training as warranted and advised, to begin with Game Art Design webinars


  • Certified and experienced American high school Technology, Mathematics and/or Engineering teacher
  • Bachelor's degree from an American university
  • Native English speaker
  • Ability to discuss American cultural topics from experience
  • Knowledge of relevant technology
  • Comfortable working in cross-cultural environments
  • Commitment to international education and cultural understanding
  • Familiarity with international and/or secondary education programs
  • Organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Leadership skills, flexibility, and ability to work collaboratively

To Apply:

Resume and cover letter along with salary requirements should be sent to Gina Robertson, Director of NISS.

Academic Year Program Student Exchange Local Representative

Are you fascinated by other cultures, established in your community, and excited to share your American lifestyle? If you're looking for a rewarding, paid service opportunity with the ability to travel and work from home, then become a local representative with Nacel Open Door (NOD). This role connects international students with host families and high schools in your area. Local Representatives are outgoing, persistent individuals who require the networking skills and contacts to successfully recruit new host families. For someone looking for a passion project with commission, this is a highly rewarding enterprise.

What does a Local Representative look like?

Our Local Representatives range from stay-at-home mothers, to church ministry leaders, to retired seniors, and everything in between! This is a flexible position that allows you to earn extra income, work from home, and travel.

What does a Local Representative do?

The role of a Local Representative (LR) is simple, but very important. As an LR, you will:

  1. Identify & recruit quality volunteer host families and match them with exchange students
  2. Work with local schools to place students in accredited high schools
  3. Serve as the liaison between the host family, the student, and the school
  4. Support the host family and the student during the student’s exchange
  5. Build international friendships that will last a lifetime!

Am I Considered an Employee of Nacel Open Door?

Local Representatives function as an independent contractor in support of our students while they are in the US. During the months that students are on program, LRs receive a monthly stipend. Bonuses and Incentive Trips are also available. The National Office provides online certification and training, and mentorship is provided by a regional coordinator

About Us

Nacel Open Door, Inc. is a nonprofit organization specializing in international education and cultural exchanges. Each year, Nacel Open Door welcomes more than 2,000 international high school students from nearly 30 countries to the United States. Host families and local representatives share the “American experience” with these students who are interested in improving their English and developing themselves as citizens of the world.

About this Program

Join our largest program! The Academic Year Program (AYP) is our program for J-1 students who come to the US for one or two semesters. Host families must be volunteers because this program was created by the Department of State as a means of US diplomacy, which means that students come to the US to experience American culture firsthand. We welcome host families to treat their student as a member of their own family to fully experience life in the US.


Local representatives receive commission-based compensation based on the number of students placed. In addition to monthly stipends, monetary bonuses and incentives can be earned. Bonuses also include an Incentive Trip - past trip destinations have included Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama, and a Caribbean cruise.

Visit for more information on being a Local Representative, or send a resume and cover letter to with the subject "Local Representative".

Current Offerings Abroad

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Nacel International School System’s International Teachers Grade K – 12

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