Biology Instructor and Program Leader

General Overview

Since 1993, Broadreach has created exceptional, small group learning experiences that inspire and empower students to find potential in the world through hands-on exploration. Broadreach biology courses combine a college curriculum with adventure to create dynamic learning experiences. High school and college students can earn college credit while traveling with a small group of peers to Belize, the Bahamas, Italy, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. Students participate in lectures, discussions and field research, as well as activities that build leadership and teamwork. Our goal is that students gain new skills, new friends and have more fun learning than they ever thought possible. Broadreach Instructors are expected to educate, mentor and inspire students everyday. This is a 24/7 position with limited free-time or personal space. Broadreach Instructors also need to be energetic and empathetic role models who excel in building meaningful relationships with young adults. Managing health and safety, maintaining a positive attitude through challenging circumstances, leading games, participating in service learning activities, teaching, developing students’ personal growth, facilitating inclusive group dynamics and demonstrating respectful travel are just a few of the many responsibilities of a Broadreach Instructor. Broadreach Study Abroad Adventures are fun, rewarding and demanding. Each course is approximately three weeks long and is mentally and physically challenging. Our most successful instructors are positive, flexible, team players who are able to create a fun, cohesive and supportive community. Groups typically have 8 – 12 students and two Broadreach Instructors. Contracts range from three to eight weeks from early June through mid-August.

 

Qualifications

  • PhD or master’s degree in biology, ecology, conservation or related natural science field.
  • Ability to teach a college level field biology course using experiential education methodologies, hands-on activities, field research, labs, surveys and demonstrations. Experience teaching biology at a high school or college level is ideal.
  • Experience facilitating groups of young adults and positive group dynamics.
  • A passion for mentoring and inspiring students.
  • Physically fit and able to actively participate in adventure activities such as hiking, snorkeling, rafting, etc.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills to help manage program expenses, a budget, student documents and logistics.
  • Demonstrated success working on diverse teams with a collaborative mindset.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Significant international travel experience.
  • Spanish language skills are helpful for our South America and Central America courses.
  • Able to attend training in Raleigh, NC starting June 4.
  • Availability from early June to early August increases chance of placement.