Program Instructor: Botswana (Round River Conservation Studies)

Round River Conservation Studies
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Competitive salary and benefits plus travel costs and meals
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Last Date to Apply
Round River is a non-profit organization focusing on large landscape conservation. We work closely with local communities and indigenous groups while integrating undergraduate students into our field research to gain experience on actual conservation projects and earn college credit. Student group size is typically 8-10 students (ranging in ages from 19-23). All instructors will work closely with our Programs Director. This position can present unique learning experiences, as well as challenges. Because this is a live-in position, leaders must be available and approachable to students at all times while on site. Description: • Schedule and lead program activities, including academics and biological field research • Manage all logistics and safety, including driving and maintaining program vehicles • Collaborate with local partners and senior RRCS staff to conduct research • Teach undergraduate courses including: Applied Conservation Biology, Biological Field Methods, and Natural History • Facilitate group discussions • Encourage students’ understanding of complex conservation issues in the context of the local region.
•MSc in a natural science or a related field (please do not apply if you do not possess at least a completed graduate degree) • At least two years of field experience (international experience preferred) • Teaching experience at an undergraduate level • Experience leading field-based student programs or research crews • 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 program location • Proven ability to learn another language • Proficiency driving a 4WD vehicle with manual transmission • Ability to think on your feet, plan ahead, and problem solve in the field with limited resources and support from senior staff • Great interpersonal skills, high-energy levels, and patience Please e-mail a cover letter and CV to
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Doug Milek
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