Overview

About SFS:
The School for Field Studies (SFS) creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Our educational programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by our local partners, contributing to sustainable solutions in the places where we live and work.

Position Summary:
The PC/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.

Location:
South Caicos, Turks and Caicos

Reports to:
Center Director

Duties & Responsibilities
Under the oversight of the Center Director, the PC/HWM, as an individual and as a member of program faculty/staff team, will:

Student Affairs/Student Health & Wellness
• Deliver in-country orientation and ongoing training to students in the areas of community building, critical thinking, cross-cultural issues, conflict resolution, self-awareness, communal living, and health and safety
• Act as a resource to students for their program-related and personal needs
• Facilitate communication within the student group and between staff and students
• Preemptively monitor and address individual student and group attitudes and behavior
• Keep the Center Director informed of potential problems
• Participate in resolving group management issues and student discipline problems
• Facilitate establishment and support of student committees

Safety & Risk Management:
• Take responsibility for the safety of all program participants
• Adhere to, actively model, and enforce all school-wide and program rules and polices
• Coordinate incident reporting system and on-site safety audits
• Ensure that Incident Reports are provided to SFS headquarters
• Participate in the review and revision of program risk assessment and management plans
• Coordinate the program’s emergency plans, including for evacuation and fire safety
• Recommend and review policies and procedures needed to manage risks
• Coordinate the safety and health portions of the on-site orientation
• Maintain all medical kits and safety supplies
• This position also works with the Dive Safety Officer on safety and risk management

Community Outreach:
• Work with program faculty/staff to develop and implement community outreach activities
• Arrange recreational programming for students within the local community
• At all times, work to ensure good relations between the program and local community
• Organize and facilitate guest speakers from the community
• Work with a Program Assistant to coordinate community engagement

Program Support:
• Coordinate and communicate scheduling of program to students as needed
• Participate in training activities for new program staff prior to and during the program
• Provide periodic reports, marketing materials, and student input to SFS headquarters
• Participate in preparation of fin

Tagged as: Conservation, Teaching/Education, Water Skills

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification or ability to obtain WFR certification by program start date (SFS reimburses up to a cap)
• Waterfront certification – lifeguard or Rescue Diver
• 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

About The School for Field Studies

Environmental Field Studies Abroad

SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Our educational programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by our local partners, contributing to sustainable solutions in the places where we live and work. The SFS community is part of a growing network of individuals and institutions committed to environmental stewardship.

Application Instructions

https://fieldstudies.catsone.com/careers/7681-General/jobs/14762725-Program-CoordinatorHealth-and-Wellness-Manager