We seek a dynamic and energetic manager with a demonstrated career commitment to experiential education and a love for teaching and learning. The Visiting Program Manager has a dual role in supporting and leading an educational team alongside the Visiting Programs Director for short course programs throughout the school year and our 45-day residential Summer Term program.
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, the Program Manager will work closely alongside the Visiting Programs Director to oversee and support Program Coordinators and all operations associated with short courses.
During the Summer Term the primary responsibility of the Program Manager is to work closely alongside the Visiting Programs Director and other administrative roles to support Program Coordinators and short term staff who will teach and oversee students in a residential setting. The Program Manager will help oversee all operations and logistics associated with Summer Term including supporting the daily operation of the school; from early morning exercise, to classes, to off-campus expeditions and weekend activities. The Program Manger will support faculty as well as participate in 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, the Program Manager will oversee operations of 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.
Degree in outdoor education, expeditions, marine biology, biology, environmental science, or a related field experience
A minimum of 2 years experience leading outdoor programs
A minimum of 1 year experience managing a staff team
Experience with administration and risk management for outdoor activities
Experience mentoring young professionals
Exceptional leadership skills and the ability to mentor staff and young professionals
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Ability to adhere to a structured schedule and maintain an organized work environment
First Aid - Wilderness First Responder or better
SCUBA - Preferably a Dive-master or Instructor
Swimming - Demonstrated snorkeling and swimming ability. Lifeguard or swimming instruction experience or qualifications preferred
RYA Safety Boating 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.