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Job Description – Program Coordinator

Publicación: 11:00 am October 25, 2016

Job Description – Program Coordinator
Nicaragua
(León, Matagalpa, Estelí, Granada)

Global Glimpse is looking for TALENTED, ENTHUSIASTIC, CREATIVE LEADERS to develop and execute 15 day education, leadership and service-immersion programs for U.S. high school students in Nicaragua.


Background

Global Glimpse is a non-profit organization that inspires the next generation of youth from the United States 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 3600 youth with the opportunity to learn about the powerful history, passionate people, natural beauty, and complexity of Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador.


Job Description

Program Coordinators will live and work in one of our headquarter cities for six months while developing and facilitating a transformational summer travel experience for diverse U.S. high school students. Two Program Coordinators per site will be supported by their Country Director and supporting permanent staff to create and execute 15 day itineraries for three delegations of students focused on global education, service learning, and leadership development.

Each delegation is comprised of 20-22 students, two traveling educators, and two in-country Program Coordinators. Program Coordinators will receive approximately 3 weeks of initial and follow-up training. The position runs from March 1, 2017 through the end of August 2017.

Program Coordinators gain both 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 community-oriented projects and service- learning activities.
· Develop a fully detailed itinerary for three delegations (which arrive in June, July and August).
· Manage site budget 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).

June, July and August- Program Execution
· Work as a team with your fellow Program Coordinator to execute the 15 day itineraries you built with your partner.
· Co-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 and inspire personal development in participants.
· 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’s health and safety related emergencies.
· Manage delegation budgets and track all delegation expenses.

Skills, knowledge and experience required:
? English and Spanish fluency (certified* written and verbal)
? Strong time management skills. Always on time, self-motivated and detail oriented.
? Intermediate to advanced 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 (one on one and in group settings).
? Adaptable and flexible to job needs.
? Experience working in educational travel settings preferred, but not required.
? Experience managing budgets preferred but not required.
? For foreign applicants: Experience living and working in the developing world, preferably in (enter country).
? Experience with performing live interpretation and written translation (Spanish-English) preferable but not required.
? Experience working with a multicultural staff team (leadership experience preferred)

Compensation: USD $500.00
Additional Benefits:
? Prepaid telephone for work-related purposes.
? You will receive a Wilderness Advanced First Aid Course, facilitated by certified international trainers with a worldwide 2-year validity.
? All food and transport costs will be covered while you are with students in country (June - August).

How to Apply:
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 native language is not English) or Spanish (if your native language is English) to (http://www.globalglimpse.net/aplica/) by November 28, 2016.

To learn more about Global Glimpse and this position visit our website: www.globalglimpse.org

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