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19 Dec 2017

Environment Community Health and Wellness Director

Kalu Yala – Posted by Kaluyala Panamá, Panamá, Panama

Job Description

You are passionate about teaching and holistic health. You live your life focusing on mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. You can create lesson plans that inspire others to grow as professionals and people. You thrive in a rural community and are a mentor during moments of need. You understand the importance of data and organization but also creating spaces for exploring outdoors and mindfulness. You are passionate about teaching and project based learning.

As community health and wellness director for the study abroad institute at Kalu Yala you will lead a group of students in an experiential learning model in the jungles of Panama. You will work in an outdoor setting while teaching students how to better balance their mental and physical well being. Each week, there will be 5 hours of traditional education to your students in the form of lecture or seminar based learning. For 15 hours each week, your students will serve in assistant roles as you lead them in your own Kalu Yala based community wellness project utilizing the experiential learning model. 10 hours are reserved for you to facilitate your students pursuing their own independent projects. And 10 hours are reserved for administration and planning of lessons as well as accessing communications and documenting. Though we are in an off-the-grid setting there is still a need for using technology and communicating with other venues and administration.

Instructors will be evaluated on skills in project management, facilitation and teaching.


2+ years working in public health, corporate wellness, personal and group health coaching, or related fields.

Degree related to social work, public health, community health or similar.

Strong planner who enjoys organization

Group leadership skills

Excited to connect to members of the local community

Desire to help fulfill the vision of Kalu Yala, expressed here:

Preferred skills:

Spanish speaker

Wilderness First Responder or other medical training

CPR certified

Manual vehicle/4×4 experience

Flexible and resilient

Experience living in community


$1,200 per month

Room + Board valued at $550 a month in our tropical wilderness camp

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Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: community, community building, health, holistic, teaching, and wellness.

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