Jul 22, 2021

Educational Programs Coordinator

  • Cape Eleuthera Island School
  • Deep Creek Settlement, The Bahamas
Full Time Job Coordinator

Job / Advertisement Description

The Cape Eleuthera Island School is seeking an Educational Programs Coordinator to support and lead educational programs for visiting school groups. Primary responsibilities include delivering outdoor education programs for middle school, high school, and collegiate students at the Cape Eleuthera Island School. This position requires the ability to work long hours with a close-knit group of peers and live in an isolated community. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to get valuable experience in organizing and delivering experiential learning programs.

The Cape Eleuthera Island School (CEIS), a not-for-profit organisation based in The Bahamas, was founded to create and support transformational educational experiences on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. The diverse CEIS educational initiatives, which include our semester program (The Island School – www.islandschool.org), our middle school (Deep Creek Middle School – www.dcmsbahamas.org), and our outreach (CEIS Outreach – www.islandschooloutreach.org), deliver unique educational journeys that rely on the authentic and meaningful work our organisation undertakes in marine conservation science and sustainable design and engineering (Cape Eleuthera Institute – www.ceibahamas.org). Our educators, scientists, engineers and students live and work shoulder-to-shoulder on a 28 acre campus powered by renewable energy; we live the philosophy that students should be generators of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. There is no such thing as an academic exercise, as all the work undertaken has real-world value outside of the educational experience. We are an ecosystem of education-based programs operating at the forefront of educational reform and experiential learning and aligned around a common mission of Leadership Effecting Change. We are reimagining what education is for, and redesigning how education is delivered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, create and maintain program curriculum and resources to continue enhancing the Educational Programs short courses.
  • Execute logistics to run successful educational programs, including coordinating with chaperones  (primary, secondary, high school, university)
  • Teach basic courses in marine ecology, sustainable living, and research
  • Serve as an instructor for tours on campus and on the island including snorkeling, biking, camping, sea kayaking, hiking, and community outreach.
  • Create and deliver morning exercise programs.
  • Assist in care and maintenance of Educational Programs shared equipment including, tents, kayaks, dorm supplies and bicycles.
  • Oversee the well-being of students and their chaperones/instructors.
  • Contribute to the daily functions and operations of the our campus community (chores, farm, wetlab, dish crew etc)

Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education 

  • Degree in outdoor education, expeditions, marine biology, biology, environmental science, or a related field

Experience 

  • A minimum of 1 year experience in outdoor education
  • Experience mentoring young professionals

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adhere to a structured schedule and maintain an organized work environment.
  • Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated positive team influence
  • Adaptability to last-minute schedule changes
  • Effective at verbal communication at all levels with clients, parents and team members.
  • Detail-oriented and able to juggle multiple projects at once

Computer Skills 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, and PowerPoint tools

Adaptability 

  • Able to survive and thrive in a small, tight-knit, green, sustainable campus community, located in a remote part of The Bahamas with a “can-do” attitude to address challenges and opportunities of such a place.
  • Commitment to the wider mission and values of The Cape Eleuthera Island School

Preferred Certifications/Abilities   

  • First Aid - Wilderness First Responder or better
  • SCUBA - Preferably a Divemaster or Instructor 
  • Swimming - Demonstrated snorkeling and swimming ability. Lifeguard or swimming instruction experience or qualifications preferred
  • RYA Powerboat Level II Certification

Schedule 

This is a full-time position with an annual review, and the potential for extension depending on circumstances.  The Cape Eleuthera Island School and its related entities operate year round and working hours vary depending on needs but are typically Monday-Friday (40 hours/week), however, evening and weekend work will be required.  Special events will require periods of time outside of normal working hours when staff must be on site for extended periods.  Given the degree to which this position specifically supports the successful operation of Educational Programs curriculum,  the successful candidate should expect and desire to work a variable and mission driven schedule.

Use this link: https://ceis.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=97 to apply for and upload all documents (PDF format) noted in the job description (typically Resume/CV, Cover letter, References, relevant Certifications etc.)  We are collecting applications until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is:1st November 2021. We are a Bahamian equal opportunity employer.