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7 Jul 2021

Full-Time Staffing Director

Where There Be Dragons – Posted by staffing@wheretherebedragons.com Anywhere

Job Description


The Staffing Director is responsible for managing the sourcing, vetting, and hiring for short-term field instructors positions across our international and domestic programming as well as supporting the professional network of our staff community.

Dragons is committed to immersive and responsible travel as a tool for breaking down barriers and enhancing understanding between people and communities around the world. We strive to continually increase inclusivity, equity, and diversity within our community of administrative staff, field instructors, students, and in-country partners.


Staff Recruitment & Selection: Sourcing, interviewing, and hiring excellent field instructors

  • Initiating regular outreach to relevant organizations and job forums to source prospective instructors
  • Managing the annual staffing timeline across Summer, Semester, Adult, College, and Partnership programs
  • Maintaining excellent communication with all new applicants and the community of current and past instructors
  • Conducting initial application review, applicant tracking, and first interviews
  • Considering staffing needs across all departments and positions
  • Informing final hiring decisions and pairings of staff teams along with Program Directors and Department Directors
  • Coordinating employment offers and onboarding with H.R. staff
  • Conducting reference and background checks

Staff Community Relations: Managing ongoing professional relationships with our current and alumni staff network

  • Reviewing and assessing staff performance and feedback
  • Responding to instructor requests in conjunction with H.R. staff
  • Maintaining relationships with instructors to increase job satisfaction and retention
  • Addressing individual and shared concerns from field staff
  • Supporting organizational justice, inclusivity, and equity initiatives
  • Overseeing the creation and distribution of a quarterly Staff Newsletter
  • Assessing and managing requests for professional development
  • Contributing to staff trainings and in-house professional development
  • Managing professional profiles and community relationships on staffing social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.



  • Program administration experience, such as H.R., staffing coordination, program direction/management, risk management, etc.
  • Experience working across a range of cultures
  • Experience working in a relevant field, such as experiential education, international guiding, youth programming, outdoor education, service learning, study abroad, etc.
  • Commitment to Dragons mission, vision, and values
  • Commitment justice, inclusivity, and equity as demonstrated by past job experience, personal activism, or other pertinent lived experience
  • Ability to accept feedback graciously and integrate it into system/process improvement
  • High degree of autonomy, personal initiative, intrinsic motivation, and self-management skills
  • Experience working collaboratively and effictively on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High proficiency with databases, spreadsheets, networking platforms, and email management systems
  • Acknowledgement that the work of international and experiential education carries inherent imbalances with regard to issues of race, class, gender, privilege and power, and a commitment to nurturing a community of critical self-reflection and awareness of these themes and the way they impact our work


  • Commitment to effective communication and nurturing healthy professional relationships
  • A demonstrated ability to create and manage dynamic tracking and project management systems (e.g., customer relationship management, Salesforce, Asana, WordPress, application portals, etc.)
  • A high emotional intelligence and ability to discern others’ strengths and weaknesses
  • A strong understanding of working in challenging environments, particularly in international and remote settings
  • Skillfulness in cross-cultural education, mentorship, conflict resolution, facilitation, and leadership


  • Full time (40 hours/week) preferred, but open to part time
  • This position can either be based in Boulder or remote
  • 2-4 weeks/year of travel (domestic and/or international)
  • $45,000 to $60,000 USD annual starting salary range, commensurate with experience
  • Benefits have been impacted by COVID-19 and have historically included health insurance, paid time off, sabbatical, paid parental leave, paid time off for volunteering, bonus structure, & professional development opportunities. Further details are provided before second round interviews.


Dragons is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, age, veterans’ status, disability, pregnancy or union activity.

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How to Apply

Interested candidates should email STAFFING@WHERETHEREBEDRAGONS.COM with a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. Candidates should make sure to address any pertinent experience, including professional and personal, that is relevant to this position. Application Deadline: July 30, 2021

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #Staffing, director, Diversity, Equity, HR, human resources, inclusion, people operations, recruitment, selection, staffing director, and talent management. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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