Field Station Director in The Bahamas

International Field Studies, Inc.
May 11, 2023
Blanket Sound, Andros, Bahamas
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Director Description and Duties:
Assumes leadership role of the field station staff team, encouraging and fostering positive attitudes,
setting a good example, and prioritizing staff efforts.

Communicates frequently with the Executive Director regarding all aspects of the field station operations
and with the Program Coordinator to ensure trip instructors expectations are met. Works closely with
the Facilities Director to ensure facilities, vehicles and vessels are maintained.

Assumes leadership role in the working relationship of the field study/trip instructors and field station
staff ensuring both the educational program expectations of the instructor and the operational
limitations of the field station and staff are realistic and negotiated equitably when necessary.

Ensures that equipment and staff resources at the field station are used efficiently and fairly when more
than one school group is utilizing the field station to meet the needs of each group as equitably as

Acts as a representative of both the field station and International Field Studies, Inc. in dealing with the
local community, local partner organizations such as Bahamas National Trust and government officials
such as customs and immigration officers.

Staff management includes: delegate and assign duties to education staff; mediate problems in a direct
and fair manner; coordinates staff work schedules; with the Executive Director, bi-annually evaluates
performance of Forfar Field Station staff members; periodically observes and assesses education staff
classroom presentations and in field teaching.

Operations management includes: identifies staff and field station needs and supplies; oversees the
food ordering, manages the kitchen staff, and keeps an inventory of supplies; keeps detailed records of
expenditures; provides receipts to the office; bi-monthly prepares payroll for staff; prepares a weekly
budget and petty cash reconciliation reports.

The Director is expected to step into the Environmental Education Intern’s role if needed.

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