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World-Traveling Family Seeks Engaging, Travel-Loving Teacher With Special Education Experience

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An adventurous family that splits their time between Key West, Alaska, and the Caribbean, is seeking a travel-ready private educator for their 12 and 11-year-old girls for a 2+ year commitment!

 

  • Location: Alaska, Florida, and the Caribbean
  • Start Date: The position will begin as soon as they find the right educator!
  • Ages of children: 12 and 11 years old
  • Schedule: Full-time, guaranteeing 40-50 hours/week. The general schedule will fall on Mondays through Fridays. Classroom time is typically 9am-4pm, with 1 hour per day reserved for lesson planning and communicating with parents and the Alaska school district. The family follows a year-round academic schedule with numerous weeks-long breaks throughout the year.
  • Compensation: The family is offering $40-45/hour based on the 40-50 hour/week schedule, which equates to an annualized base compensation of $85-115k/year range dependent on experience and the agreed-upon schedule. The family may be open to candidates who are seeking a higher compensation package commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits: The family is open to providing benefits including 4-6+ weeks of paid time off, paid holidays, health insurance stipend, a vehicle for professional use, and relocation assistance based on candidate need and the full benefits package. The family will offer a generous bonus at the completion of two years in the position, and would welcome a candidate to continue on beyond this timeframe!
  • Live-in/Live-out: Private and separate accommodations on or nearby the family’s properties will be offered, including meals provided year-round.

Household Dynamic

  • This on-the-go and loving return Adventure Nannies family has a true, adventurous spirit. Operating a heli-ski resort in Alaska from February through April, they spend their time during the off-season at their homes in the Key West or the Caribbean, and are always ready to travel at the drop of a hat! They are excited to welcome an Adventure Nannies private educator to the team to manage all things academic for their children, wherever the road takes them. 
  • Their two daughters are similarly active, love to ski and swim, and are adaptable to any environment. Both girls have language-based learning delays and are currently attending school in-person while in Alaska, and are supported by school-provided curriculum and IEPs via the Alaska School district that they follow whether in school or on the road. They are seeking an intuitive, proactive, kind, and engaging private educator to take the curriculum and run with it while working closely with the school in Alaska to meet all benchmarks and reporting requirements. 

Ideal Candidate

  • The ideal candidate for this role will have a Bachelor’s degree in an education-related field with a proven background in special education, and at least 2 years of classroom experience (inclusion classroom experience is a huge plus!) is strongly preferred. As the girls thrive when their learning environment is separate from their home, the family has built schoolhouses in Alaska, Key West, and the Caribbean that the private educator will have full use of to keep school and home separate. Ultimate flexibility will be essential as the family’s adventurous travel plans can shift at a moment’s notice! A candidate who is ready to travel, to apply their knowledge of learning delays, and who is a supportive and inspiring educator will thrive in this position.
  • Responsibilities include implementing the children’s curriculum and IEPs and collaborating with their classroom teachers, and occupational, and speech therapists in Alaska to stay on course with schoolwork and any state-required reporting. The family will work well with a candidate who is a confident communicator, is intuitive and proactive, and above all is excited about the opportunity to travel and explore with this adventurous and welcoming family. When in Alaska, the educator will drive the children to school and will support them with in-classroom instruction alongside their teachers, unless the weather dictates an at-home schoolhouse day, so comfortability driving in the snow is a must. This role is solely academic-focused, and the parents and girls manage all childcare-related routines, including before and after school activities. 

Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license and passport
  • Bachelor’s degree in an education-related field, preferably special education
  • Preference for candidates with at least 2 years of classroom experience
  • Experience with ADD/ADHD and working with learning delays
  • Snow driving experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to implement IEPs and complete all necessary reporting for the school district in Alaska
  • Ultimate flexibility and enthusiasm to travel at a moment’s notice and adjust to schedule/travel changes
  • Professional and respectful around the family’s lodge, as the candidate will be representing the family
  • An adventurous, travel-ready spirit!
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to start date in accordance with applicable laws

This position is open to all Adventure Nannies candidates who are legally able to work in the US. Out of respect for the privacy of the families we work with, we cannot provide any additional information about this position other than what has already been provided in the job description. If you are interested in learning more about the position, please apply!

 

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