Semester Mentors assist our full-time faculty in delivering all aspects of the Semester program. This includes supporting various classes, activities and community events, serving as a co-advisor to 6-8 students, performing residential duty, and generally participating in all aspects of Semester life. Semester Mentors are fully engaged in a 100-day semester with preparation and debrief time at the beginning and end of the term. Roles are based on an academic calendar from mid-January through May.
Mentors play a pivotal role in supporting students throughout the semester. This includes, but isn’t limited to, classroom teaching, being an advisor for 4-6 students, supporting sea-kayak expeditions and other camping trips, supporting the student SCUBA program, collaborating with researchers, creating interdisciplinary connections between subjects and learning experiences, and participating in residential life.
Demonstrated interest in outdoor education and experiential learning
Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral), and organizational abilities
Proficient computer skills especially Google-suite use
A commitment to culturally diverse teaching and learning
Adaptability and flexibility for remote island living
About The Island School
The Island School, a not-for-profit organization based in The Bahamas, was founded to create and support transformational educational experiences with the vision of leadership effecting change, on the island of Eleuthera. The diverse educational initiatives, including our High School Semester and Summer Term, Deep Creek Middle School, Elementary Learning Center, and our Community Engagement and Partnerships, deliver unique educational journeys in conjunction with the authentic and meaningful work our organization undertakes in research and sustainable development at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, our research, and innovation hub. We are reimagining what education is for, and redesigning how education is delivered.