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Educators at the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership implement delivery of Hurricane Island’s hands-on, experiential science education and leadership programs to (primarily) middle and high school students attending the various programs on Hurricane Island. The Summer Educator will work exclusively with visiting programs (e.g., Overland Summers) while the Operating Season Educators will work with school groups, visiting programs, and open enrollment summer programs.

Collaborate with school teachers, program leaders, and Hurricane Island staff to design and deliver holistic learning opportunities that align with Hurricane Island teaching philosophies, program goals, and student needs, including, but not limited to:

  • Facilitating place-based, student driven learning experiences within a culturally responsive, inclusive learning community;
  • Creating and leading evening programs with student participants;
  • Managing group dynamics, leading team building exercises/games, and facilitating participant comfort in outdoor settings.

Assume primary responsibility for student care and wellness including, but not limited to:

  • Overnight supervision and overnight on-call duties as necessary;
  • Managing student physical, social, and emotional safety in outdoor settings;
  • Safeguarding student health needs and confidentiality according to existing medical records and emergent conditions;

Mentoring an undergraduate Teaching Intern including, but not limited to:

  • o Assisting in goal setting and accountability;
  • o Providing feedback on lesson plans and delivery;
  • o Supporting a progressive assumption of responsibility by the Intern up to full lesson ownership and co-teaching.

Maintain a growth mindset and participate in program improvement by

  • Ensuring delivery of all Hurricane Island evaluation instruments to program participants and consistently integrating feedback from evaluations into practice;
  • Participating in weekly reflections on best practices in teaching and learning with other education staff members;
  • Documenting lesson plans, program schedules, and program notes within established formats and with an eye to future replicability and improvement.

Participate as a full member of Hurricane Island’s intentional community, including:

  • Following and enforcing campus policies and community expectations; o Welcoming visitors to the island and communicating about Hurricane Island’s mission and work;
  • Participating in community tasks including daily and weekly chores; and performing other duties relating to the organization’s goals and mission as required.
  • Assisting with implementation of Hurricane Island and student-led field research projects.

Position Start Date:

Saturday, May 1, 2021

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How to Apply:

All application materials must be submitted through our online portal to be considered for this position. Letters of recommendation may be submitted directly to our email address by your recommender if they prefer to deliver the letter directly to us.

Job Compensation:

Academic Credit


Compensation Information:

This is a paid, contracted position without benefits. Employees receive full board on Hurricane Island for the entirety of their contracted employment. All wages are commensurate with experience.

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Jenn Page

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