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5 Mar 2017

Other Outdoor Engineering Instructor

Kalu Yala – Posted by melissa.mazurkewicz Panamá, Panama

Job Description

You open up solar chargers to see how they work. You can both design systems to manage waste and can project manage the construction of it. You’re the kind of person who would get lost in the wild and think to build a Rube Goldberg machine to get your water in the morning. You’re a juxtaposition of a civil and environmental and mechanical engineer.

You feel comfortable leading 8-12 university level students for a 10-week semester, teaching them about systems engineering in an off-the-grid wilderness environment. You also are an expert in your field and enjoy writing and speaking about relevant and innovative topics.

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 Engineering project utilizing the experiential learning model. 10 hours are reserved for you to facilitate your students pursuing independent projects that serve the community and build off skills learned in class. You are also responsible for administration and planning of lessons as well as accessing communications and documenting progress. Though we are in an off-the-grid setting there is still a need for using technology and communicating with other venues and administration.


-Spanish speaker
-Wilderness First Responder or other medical training
-CPR certified
-Manual vehicle/4×4 experience
-Flexible and resilient
-Experience living in community

-5+ years working in off-the-grid systems and engineering beyond your undergraduate degree.
-Mechanical, environmental, civil engineering related degree. Master’s degree or PhD not required, but strongly preferred.
-Have experience publishing academic papers and conducting research
-Strong planner who enjoys organization
-Group leadership skills and high social/emotional intelligence
-Comfortable and familiar with team communication and project management tools including Google Docs, Slack, and Asana.
-Desire to help fulfill the vision of Kalu Yala, expressed here:
-Looking forward to living in a comfortable camp in the Panamanian jungle


-$2,000 per month in salary, which is actually quite significant in Panama’s jungles
-Bonus based on performance review
-Room + Board in our tropical wilderness camp
-6 weeks paid vacation yearly, 2 weeks accrued semesterly after 3 month probationary period

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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