Overview

We seek teachers with a demonstrated career commitment to experiential education and a love for teaching and learning. The primary responsibility of the teacher is to deliver thoughtful, interdisciplinary coursework in their area of expertise. In addition, faculty are fully immersed in the daily operation of the school; from early morning exercise, to classes, to off-campus expeditions and weekend activities. Our teachers pursue opportunities to guide students in making connections between coursework and life in the community, with the goal of solving real problems and creating new understandings. This includes advising a group of students, engaging in the morning exercise program, doing chores alongside students, leading student activities, and other duties associated with running a residential program in a remote setting. Additionally, teachers lead or assist kayak expeditions, assist with SCUBA or boat driving, contribute to our community outreach program, and support a medical response team in a wilderness setting.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education, Water Skills

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of three years of teaching experience
Experience designing curriculum and writing lesson plans
Expertise in subject area
Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral), and organizational abilities
Proficient computer skills especially Google-suite use
A commitment to culturally diverse teaching
Experience mentoring adolescents
Adaptability and flexibility for remote island living

Required Skills:

Ability to work intensive hours throughout two 100-day semesters, including evenings and weekends
Readiness to begin work days by participating in a 6:15am meeting five days a week
Participate in residential duty rotation with normal residential duty hours extending until 11:00pm
Facilitate and support overnight camping and/or kayaking expeditions
Coach and train students and self for an endurance athletic event (four-mile swim or 13.1-mile run)
Full participation in new faculty orientation, semester prep

Preferred Skills:

Experience with semester-based or immersion programs
Expedition/ trip leader experience
Wilderness First Responder certification
SCUBA or Freediving certification
ACA sea kayaking certification
US Coast Guard or RYA boat driving certification

About The Island School

The Cape Eleuthera Island School (CEIS), a not-for-profit organization based in Eleuthera, The Bahamas, was founded in 1999 to create and support transformational educational experiences with the mission of leadership effecting change. The diverse CEIS educational initiatives, including the Island School Semester and Summer Term, Deep Creek Middle School, the Early Learning Center, and Community Outreach, deliver unique education in partnership with the authentic and meaningful work our organization undertakes in research, sustainable development and innovation at the Cape Eleuthera Institute.

The Semester is the flagship Island School program offering a single immersive semester on Eleuthera for approximately 52 high school sophomores and juniors. Semester faculty often have experience in experiential education in addition to a focus in a specific academic discipline.

Application Instructions

Please visit http://www.islandschool.org/careers and scroll to "Island School Semester Program: