Position Summary:
The Health and Wellness Manager (HWM) works closely with the Center Director to coordinate all non-academic components of the program, including student health and wellness, risk management, group dynamics, community engagement, and daily program operations.

Puerto Natales, Chile

This program examines climate science in the iconic region of Patagonia. The fragile ecosystems of southern Chile and Argentina are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – unpredictable storms, glacial melt, shifting temperatures, fires, and droughts. This program explores Patagonian ecology and geologic systems, the motivations and tradeoffs of conservation decisions in the region, and compares Chilean conservation approaches to those of other countries around the world.

Program Schedule:
Preferred start date: Late January 2024. Initial contract will be through the end of July 2024, with likely continuance through July 2025 depending on successful completion of duties and contract renewal.

Reports to:
Center Director

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Conservation, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Medical, Mountaineering Skills, Research/Science and Technical, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor


Bachelor’s degree

Advanced language ability or fluency in Spanish and English

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification (if you do not possess this, SFS may assist you in obtaining this certification)

Experience living, working, or studying abroad

High emotional and cross-cultural intelligence

Professional experience with group facilitation or leading experiential education programs

Willingness to live and work on a residential campus, including use of shared facilities

Required Skills:

Fluent in Spanish, WFA certified (SFS will help you obtain if needed), risk management

Preferred Skills:

experience living or studying abroad

About The School for Field Studies

SFS envisions a world where each of us is a responsible steward of the environment and where society is grounded in the understanding that all life, including humankind, is deeply intertwined. We envision a world where all people have access to clean air, clean water, nutritious food, and the other essential services of a healthy ecosystem – now and for all future generations to come.

Young people are the future. We believe that in order to achieve our vision and solve our world’s biggest challenges, we must train and educate the next generation of leaders to think critically, act compassionately, and work collaboratively – our diversity is our strength. Climate change and other social and environmental threats are daunting, but we will be ready.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume outlining relevant experiences via the online application on the SFS Careers page at https://fieldstudies.catsone.com/careers/