domingo, 6 de junio de 2010

Student Program Leader/Instructor-ECUADOR

Round River Conservation Studies (RRCS) is seeking enthusiastic Student Program Leaders for an upcoming undergraduate conservation program in Ecuador.

RRCS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to developing conservation strategies to preserve and restore wild places through conservation science and environmental education. RRCS offers field-based academic programs that are integrated directly into current conservation efforts with local communities. Programs are limited to small groups of students to provide a first-hand experience of the scientific, social and political aspects of community conservation. Positions involve living and working on-site at remote field stations and some travel in Ecuador for a 3 month duration.

Program Leader Description:

Schedule and lead program activities, manage logistics and safety, collaborate with local partners on student projects, teach conservation biology, biological field methods and natural history, facilitate group discussions, and encourage students’ understanding of complex conservation issues in the context of the program region. Student group size ranges from 4 to 10 university students. Because this is a live-in position, it can present unique learning experiences, as well as challenges.


Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the student programs, preferred program leaders must have well-rounded experience in education, field research, and community outreach.

*MS in natural science or a related field, and at least 2 years of field experience
*Experience managing field-based student programs
*Demonstrated ability to design field research studies and/or community projects
*Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification
*Prefer previous experience traveling or living in South America
*Spanish fluency
*Great interpersonal skills, high-energy levels, and lots of patience

Salary/Benefits: $2,000-3,000/mo DOE, plus room/board and travel costs.

Program runs September 20th – December 13th, 2010

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to both Doug Milek, Director of Student Programs, at, and Susie Dain-Owens, Associate Director of Student Programs, at

For more information about Round River please visit our website:

For more info, contact:

Doug Milek, Director of Student Programs (
Susie Dain-Owens, Associate Director of Student Programs (