Job Objective: Supervise and mentor NOLS Mexico field faculty, ensuring program quality, and promoting student and staff satisfaction. Deliver information on course logistics, operating areas, curriculum, performance expectations, risk management practices, and the NOLS mission and vision. Serve as a link between courses and NOLS Mexico.
Qualifications: Must have an active NOLS field faculty status. A passion for the NOLS mission. This position demands excellent English oral and written communication, creative problem-solving, effective team-building, and strong facilitation skills. The ability to work independently and in a team environment is crucial. Must also be able to work flexible and irregular hours, including some holidays.
Leadership or Supervisory Duties: Supervise and mentor field faculty. Form an important communication link between NOLS administration and field faculty. Manage challenging and complex field and in-town situations pertaining to student, family, and staff issues or concerns.
Funds and/or Property: Responsible for cash accounting for private services, course logistics, course emergency money or emergencies.
80% Program and Field Staff Supervision
- Provide field staff with quality briefings, debriefings and performance evaluations; mentor, coach and supervise staff for the duration of their contracts.
- Ensure faculty understand NOLS Accepted Field Practices.
- Utilize the NOLS Field Instructor Skills in evaluating instructor performance, and make recommendations for instructors’ professional development.
- Review and organize all course related paperwork.
- Contribute to an environment that encourages field staff and students to feel relaxed, supported, and focused going into the field.
- Maintain curriculum files, library and other resource materials.
- Share responsibility with the Mexico program team by carrying, answering, and facilitating conversations on the evacuation phone. Be involved in problem solving and logistics around evacuations.
- Educate instructors regarding school-wide topics.
- Participate in program supervisor meetings as work schedule allows.
15% Curriculum and Operational Support
- Assist with course logistics, outfitting, rationing, meal and vehicle preparation to contribute to excellent student service.
- Drive students to and from the field, including occasional evacuation drives.
- Share in the responsibility of maintaining safe, clean and efficient facilities.
- May be required to act as a field instructor in the case of injury/illness and possible unavailability of field staff. Must maintain active instructor status.
- Assist administration with operating plans, new course proposals, staffing configurations, and operational logistics.
- Other duties and projects as assigned by the director.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or status as a protected veteran. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.
Criminal Background Check: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.
E-verify: NOLS participates in E-verify
Motor Vehicle Record: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage.
COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:
All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of work, unless they meet a medical, disability or religious exemption and a reasonable accommodation is approved. Any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) is an acceptable vaccine for the purpose of this policy. Full vaccination or an approved exemption is a condition of employment for all new employees.
Work Location and Conditions:
NOLS Mexico, Rancho El Coyote, Bahía Concepción, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Housing is available on site for a small monthly fee and must participate on house duties tasks, on a weekly rotation. Kitchen, bathroom, staples and living areas are communal with other NOLS Mexico in-town staff (and field faculty when on-site).
How to Apply:
Send Cover Letter and Resume to: NOLS Mexico Program Team.
Email: [email protected]
Closing Date for Applications: Open Until Filled.
This position is for fall and spring (from September/October to mid-April) or negotiable. Depending on the applicant, we might be able to combine in-town with field work, depending also on our operating calendar.
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