Seed Educators work with their local counterparts to help meet critical health education, practice, and policy priority needs identified by our partners. Together, they advance health professionals’ education and training in the classroom and clinical setting. Ultimately, they enhance health workers’ ability to deliver services effectively and sustainably where needed the most.
- Monthly salary
- Readjustment allowance
- Transportation to and from host country
- Paid time off
- Comprehensive Medical and Dental Insurance
- Medical and Security Assistance and Evacuation Insurance
- Malpractice Insurance
- Workers Compensation Insurance
- Distinction as a Massachusetts General Hospital Fellow in Global Clinical Education
Educators participate in a range of education related activities in the classroom and clinical settings in support of our partners’ long term goals. For example, a midwife educator may collaborate with their local faculty colleagues on revising a curriculum for a masters program or organizing workshops to train colleagues on simulation-based teaching. In addition, an educator may teach a maternal and child health course to 3rd year students.
Learn more by reading about the work of past educator on the Seed Global Health blog:
A non-serving partner or spouse may accompany and reside with an educator during their year of service, contingent upon terms and conditions set forth by Seed. Please note that Seed is unable to provide financial or administrative support to non-serving partners or spouses.
- An online pre-departure webinar;
- An in-person orientation at Seed headquarters in Boston, from which educators depart to their country of service; and,
- A final orientation with Seed’s in-country staff for more in-depth preparation for living and working in the educator’s host country.
Seed strives to prepare each educator to live and work in resource limited settings, understand how their year of service will contribute to strengthening health professional education, and define their role and responsibilities during their year of service. Orientation sessions may include introductory local language sessions, guidance on the local health and education system, best practices for teaching in resource-limited settings, and safety and security guidance. Skills-based trainings are also incorporated into our orientation program, when relevant.