Publicación: 2:48 pm November 23, 2015
Job Description Site Manager
(Jinotega, Matagalpa, Estelí, León, Granada)
Global Glimpse is looking for TALENTED, ENTHUSIASTIC, CREATIVE LEADERS to develop and execute 3-week education, leadership and service-immersion programs for U.S. High School Students in Nicaragua.
Global Glimpse is a non-profit organization that inspires Americas next generation to become responsible global citizens through immersion in the developing world. We believe that exposure to different countries, cultures, and people provide important perspective and drive young people to take action to better their world together. Since 2008, Global Glimpse has provided over 2700 youth with the opportunity to learn about the powerful history, passionate people, natural beauty, and complexity of Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador.
Site Managers will live and work in one of our headquarter cities (Matagalpa, Jinotega, Estelí, León and Granada) for six months while developing and facilitating a transformational summer travel experience for diverse North American high school students. One Site Manager per site will work under a Nicaragua Country Director, Assistant Director, Financial and IT Manager and Program Manager to create and execute three-week itineraries for three delegations of students focused on global education, service learning, and leadership.
Each delegation is comprised of 20-22 students, two traveling educators, one in-country Site Manager and one in-country Program Coordinator (program coordinators are contracted from May August). Site Managers will receive approximately 3 weeks of initial and follow-up training. The position runs from March 1, 2016 through the end of August 2016.
Site Managers gain skills and experience benefiting careers in the private and nonprofit sectors, international development and education. Beyond a job, this is an opportunity to change the lives of youth and inspire them to become responsible global citizens who take action to better their world.
Duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to:
March to May Training & Program Development
- Learn and practice program development tools, techniques, policies and procedures
- Network in local communities, set-up field trips, speakers and educational activities.
- Partner with local organizations to establish service-learning activities.
- Develop a fully detailed itinerary for three delegations (which arrive in June, July and August).
- Manage and use financial resources responsibly and spend wisely to ensure all activities are within budget.
- Manage all program logistics (food, transportation, accommodation, health & safety, and relationships with providers).
- Assist in training and managing one Program Coordinator that will support to execute the summer program (May- August).
June, July and August- Program Execution
- Work as a team with your Program Coordinator (using supportive management skills) to execute the 3-week itineraries you built with the support of a Program Coordinator.
- Support your Program Coordinator to facilitate program seminars, educational workshops, and student reflections (in English)
- Attend to all participant needs. Global Glimpse staff is on call 24/7 while students are in country.
- Ensure US students and leaders have a meaningful, inspirational, fun, safe and educational experience in Nicaragua.
- Mentoring: Guide personal development in participants and fellow Program Coordinator.
- Problem-solving using resourceful and creative solutions (i.e. changes in schedules, individual and group conflicts).
- Abide by all Global Glimpse protocols in addressing all participant health and safety related emergencies.
- Manage delegation budgets and track all delegation expenses.
Skills, knowledge and experience required:
- Bilingual: 100% English and Spanish fluency (certified written and verbal)
- Strong time management skills. Always on time and self-motivated, detail oriented.
- Knowledge of computer skills to elaborate Excel spreadsheets and documents in Word and Google Docs (and Google Drive). Intermediate to high expertise managing productivity tools such as Excel and Google Drive is a plus.
- Strong interpersonal skills. Experience working with diverse populations and ability to build and maintain community relationships.
- Strong team player (compassionate, committed, supportive role model).
- Enjoys working with and teaching youth.
- Adaptable and flexible to job needs.
- Experience working in educational travel settings preferred, but not required.
- Experience managing budgets preferred but not required.
- Experience living and working in the developing world, preferably Nicaragua (for foreign applicants) or a network of relevant contacts in one of our headquarter cities (for Nicaraguan applicants)
- Experience with performing live interpretation and written translation (Spanish-English) preferable but not required.
- Experience working with a multicultural team (management experience preferred)
Compensation: USD $550/month (Net)
- Prepaid telephone for work-related purposes.
- You will receive a Wilderness Advanced First Aid Course, facilitated by certified international trainers with worldwide 2-year validity.
- All food and transport costs will be covered while you are with students in country (June - August).
This position is not right for everyone and requires committed individuals who can dedicate their full efforts to the program and are ready to learn. To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter (between 1 and 2 pages) detailing your qualifications and interest in the position. Please send your information in English (if you are Nicaraguan) or Spanish (for foreign applicants) to (http://www.globalglimpse.net/aplica/) by December 21, 2015.
To learn more about Global Glimpse and this position visit our website: www.globalglimpse.org