The Staffing Director is responsible for managing the sourcing, vetting, and hiring for short-term field instructors positions across our international and domestic programming as well as supporting the professional network of our staff community.

Dragons is committed to immersive and responsible travel as a tool for breaking down barriers and enhancing understanding between people and communities around the world. We strive to continually increase inclusivity, equity, and diversity within our community of administrative staff, field instructors, students, and in-country partners.


Staff Recruitment & Selection: Sourcing, interviewing, and hiring excellent field instructors
– Initiating regular outreach to relevant organizations and job forums to source prospective instructors
– Managing the annual staffing timeline across Summer, Semester, Adult, College, and Partnership programs
– Maintaining excellent communication with all new applicants and the community of current and past instructors
– Conducting initial application review, applicant tracking, and first interviews
– Considering staffing needs across all departments and positions
– Informing final hiring decisions and pairings of staff teams along with Program Directors and Department Directors
– Coordinating employment offers and onboarding with H.R. staff
– Conducting reference and background checks

Staff Community Relations: Managing ongoing professional relationships with our current and alumni staff network
– Reviewing and assessing staff performance and feedback
– Responding to instructor requests in conjunction with H.R. staff
– Maintaining relationships with instructors to increase job satisfaction and retention
– Addressing individual and shared concerns from field staff
– Supporting organizational justice, inclusivity, and equity initiatives
– Overseeing the creation and distribution of a quarterly Staff Newsletter
– Assessing and managing requests for professional development
– Contributing to staff trainings and in-house professional development
– Managing professional profiles and community relationships on staffing social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.

– Full time (40 hours/week) preferred, but open to part time
– This position can either be based in Boulder or remote
– 2-4 weeks/year of travel (domestic and/or international)
– $45,000 to $60,000 USD annual starting salary range, commensurate with experience
– Benefits have been impacted by COVID-19 and have historically included health insurance, paid time off, sabbatical, paid parental leave, paid time off for volunteering, bonus structure, & professional development opportunities. Further details are provided before second round interviews.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time


See full job posting for required and preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities: https://www.wheretherebedragons.com/about-dragons/our-people/employment-opportunities/staffing-director/

About Where There Be Dragons

Dragons offers small group, custom-crafted educational travel programs for high school, Gap, and college students in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our students are led by the best educators in the industry to develop an understanding of critical global issues through immersive travel, meaningful engagement, and empowered student leadership. Over the past three decades, our work has created a global community representing 6 continents, over 30 countries, and countless languages, villages, NGOs, religions, host families, students, perspectives, and stories. We believe that future leaders will be required to think beyond borders in order to cultivate a more inclusive, collaborative, and just future. Our goal is to help students develop the self awareness and cross-cultural competencies to be active participants in the world.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should email [email protected] with a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. Candidates should make sure to address any pertinent experience, including professional and personal, that is relevant to this position. Application Deadline: July 30, 2021