Field Instructor - #1730542

Outward Bound Costa Rica


Fecha: 14/01/2022
Ciudad: Mercedes, Heredia
Tipo de contrato: Tiempo completo
Outward Bound Costa Rica

Founded in 1994, Outward Bound Costa Rica offers a range of experiential education programs to high
school, college students and adults that promise challenging physical activities across Costa Rica and
Panama, with a focus on personal development, leadership, and cultural immersion

JOB DESCRIPTION

Field instructors play a crucial role in the students’ experience and are responsible for the successful
delivery of an Outward Bound Costa Rica course. They ensure the safety of students, that the course
objectives are accomplished, and the activities on course encompass the Outward Bound philosophy

This role requires extensive interpersonal skills in order maintain communication between instructors,
students, and office staff. Candidates must have high proficiency in written and verbal English, be
conversant in Spanish, and have strong attention to detail

Field instructors report directly to the Operations and Program Director. This position requires to live in
Costa Rica and instructors’ duties are 24/7 throughout the duration of our multi-day courses

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INSTRUCTORS

  • Develop and lead course activities
  • Plan lessons, menus, and accommodation options alongside the Program Director
  • Be responsible for budget and expenses
  • Prepare gear and other equipment for course
  • Manage paperwork related to each course

PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES

  • Dynamic interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing people
  • Proven customer service
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Motivated to initiate and lead projects
  • Creative and professional writing skills
  • Good physical condition e.g. for multi-day hiking
  • Strong swimmer


ESSENTIAL QUALITIES

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Strong cross-cultural communication skills
  • Spanish language skills (conversational ability or above strongly preferred)
  • Personal interest in the outdoors and the mission of Outward Bound
  • Ability to multi-task and stay focused despite regular interruption
  • Sense of humor
  • Tenacity about traveling and ability to create personal connections outside of the work
environment
  • Ability to manage conflict professionally

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

  • Salary paid at a daily rate
  • Travel insurance coverage by Trawick International
  • Access to Outward Bound Costa Rica courses and equipment for personal use when available
  • Use of Manuel Antonio beach base when approved by the Director of Programming

HOW TO APPLY

Submit cover letter and resume to Program Director, at programdirector@outwardboundcr.org
Specify “Field Instructor” in the subject line. Be sure to include details on your availability, both for
interviews and ultimate start date

No phone calls please. Applications are due on a rolling basis.

Cómo postularme

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