Unique Full-time Job Opportunity at Cloudbridge Reserve. Cloudbridge operates a biological field station located on a 700 acre private reserve nestled in tropical cloud forest at the foothills (elevation 5,000 feet) of the Talamanca Mountains in southern Costa Rica. The Reserve borders Chirripo National Park and another private reserve, and is connected to over 1 million acres of parks and reserves. The Cloudbridge mission is to help conserve this important area, reforest previously denuded agricultural land, research, and education This is achieved through a program of activities which include environmental education, scientific research, service-based volunteerism, and eco-based tourism.
Interviews and selection: January 2013
The Manager may live at Cloudbridge, and will report to the Executive Director. Duties include but are not limited to: Supervise staff of local employees. Manage use of tools, equipment and vehicles; maintain tracking system for employees and equipment; Work closely with visiting researchers, students, interns, and other visitors providing logistical and administrative support. Flexibility required. Remain in frequent contact with the Executive Director to report activities and issues at Cloudbridge;
The ideal candidate will excel as a member of a fast-paced team with multiple projects, activities and deadlines that require the ability to juggle competing priorities. S/he will be very detail oriented and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates should have: experience living and working in the tropics, preferably in the forests of Central or South America; fluency in Spanish and English; ability to manage facilities and equipment, including visitor and staff housing, vehicles and power tools; ability to supervise building projects, both on a large and small scale; at least 2 years leadership/ management experience in related field; computer skills (Microsoft Word, Power point, Quicken, Excel); valid Driver’s License. Preferred qualifications: Wilderness First Responder Certification, Wilderness First Aid, or equivalent; A.S. or B.S or B.A. degree.
Initial one year contract, base salary is $500 per month with housing, $600 without housing. Additional incentive compensation available if qualified.
Contact information: To apply: please send a resume or CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, plus the name, title and contact e-mail for three work related references to Tom Gode Executive Director at email@example.com and Jennifer Giddy, Founder & Director at firstname.lastname@example.org