We seek educators with a demonstrated career commitment to experiential education and a love for teaching and learning. Visiting Program Coordinators have a dual role in supporting and leading educational programming for our short course program and our 45-day residential Summer Term.

Short course programs offer students the ability to step outside of their comfort zones and become immersed in our diverse island community. During our short course programs, Program Coordinators will coordinate with chaperones, organize and plan a tailored trip experience and then deliver programming when students arrive. Primary responsibilities include delivering outdoor education programs for middle school, high school, and collegiate students at the Cape Eleuthera Island School.

During the Summer Term, the primary responsibility of the Program Coordinator is to support students in a residential setting. Program Coordinators will pivot to become lead teachers and 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.

This position requires the ability to work long hours with a close-knit group of peers and live in an isolated community. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to get valuable experience in organizing and delivering experiential learning programs.

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Conservation, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Research/Science and Technical, Teaching/Education


Bachelor's Degree in outdoor education, expeditions, marine biology, biology, environmental science, or a related field
A minimum of one (1) year of experience in outdoor education
Experience mentoring young professionals

Required Skills:

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Ability to adhere to a structured schedule and maintain an organized work environment
Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated positive team influence
Adaptability to last-minute schedule changes
Effective at verbal communication at all levels with clients, parents and team members
Detail-oriented and able to juggle multiple projects at once
Computer Skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, and PowerPoint tools

Preferred Skills:

First Aid - Wilderness First Responder or higher
SCUBA - Preferably a Divemaster or Instructor
Swimming - Demonstrated snorkeling and swimming ability. Lifeguard or swimming instruction experience or qualifications preferred
RYA Powerboat Level II Certification

About The Island School

On the beautiful island of Eleuthera, surrounded by clear blue Bahamian waters, The Island School brings together students from pre-K through Ph.D., and world-renowned researchers to create transformational learning experiences.

By connecting primary research to education and outreach, we create unique opportunities for students and scientists to learn about native ecosystems and environmental sustainability through immersive, place-based experiences.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following in PDF format through our Hiring portal: https://ceis.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=146 -Letter of application that states career interests, why you would like to work for Cape Eleuthera Island School and your relevant experience and qualifications for the position. -Current resume -Three references (to include name, address, telephone number and email address) familiar with the applicant's work. This is a full-time, year-long position, start date is August 1 2022