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Job Description - Summer Support Staff

Dominican Republic
(Bonao, San Juan de la Maguana, Constanza, Jarabacoa)


Global Glimpse is looking for a TALENTED, ENTHUSIASTIC, CREATIVE LEADERS to support Program Coordinators to execute 16 day education, leadership and service-immersion programs for U.S. high school students in the Dominican Republic.

About Global Glimpse

Global Glimpse is a visionary nonprofit that inspires America’s next generation to become responsible global citizens through after school workshops and 16-day immersion programs in Latin America. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007, Global Glimpse has grown to partner with 80 high schools and serve 1,000 students annually across the Bay Area, Chicago, New York, and Western Massachusetts. We run programs in 16 international sites across Latin America. Through a sliding fee model, Global Glimpse works to make experiential global education accessible to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds; the majority of our students come from low-income families and underserved communities. Our mission is to give all youth an opportunity to gain a broader perspective of the world and develop the motivation, skills, and confidence to tackle challenges in their local and global communities.

Job Description

The Summer Support Staff will assist Program Coordinators one month before delegations arrive, during delegations and after delegations depart (with pre and post delegation tasks). One Summer support staff will report to each Regional Program Manager and will be supported by the Country Director to help execute 16 day itineraries for groups of students focused on global education, service learning, and leadership development. Summer Support Staff must live in one of our headquarter cities for the duration of the contract. Each delegation is comprised of 20-22 students, two traveling educators, and two in-country Program Coordinators. The Summer Support Staff may be asked to travel between two cities and will support 6-8 Program Coordinators from May 1st through August 31st, 2019.

The Summer Support Staff will 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:

May – Training & Pre Delegation Checklist
  • Learn and practice program development tools, techniques, policies and procedures
  • Network in local communities, and support teams to set-up field trips, speakers and educational activities.
  • Review and get acquainted with 16 day itineraries for each delegation (which arrive in June, July and August).
  • Support teams in managing site budget, using financial resources responsibly to ensure all activities are within budget.
  • Support Program Manager with all program logistics (food, transportation, accommodation, health & safety, and relationships with providers).
  • Get to know all the Program Coordinators through simulations and site visits to have a better understanding of each teams support needs.
  • Support teams with pre Delegation checklists: materials prep, purchasing and logistics.
  • Understand and feel comfortable executing Global Glimpse Health and Safety Protocols when necessary.

June, July and August- Program Execution
  • Work with the Program Coordinator teams to help execute itinerary activities.
  • Co-facilitate program seminars, educational workshops, and student reflections (in English) if needed.
  • Be readily available to step in as a Program Coordinator or Global Glimpse Leader (trip chaperone) if needed.
  • Attend to all participant and Program Coordinator needs. All 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 the Dominican Republic.
  • Mentoring: Guide and inspire personal development in participants and Program Coordinators.
  • Problem-solving using resourceful and creative solutions (i.e. changes in schedules, individual/group conflicts).
  • Abide by all Global Glimpse protocols in addressing all participant’s health and safety related emergencies.
  • Support Program Coordinators to manage delegation budgets and track all delegation expenses.
  • Support teams with Pre and Post delegation checklist.
  • For US Visa Holders: Travel with student to EEUU if student is sent home early.

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • English and Spanish fluency (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
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Experience with performing live interpretation and written translation (Spanish-English)
  • Experience working with a multicultural staff team (leadership experience preferred)

Compensation:  To be determined based on experience and site placement

Additional Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Prepaid cell phone for work-related purposes.
  • You will receive an American Heart Association First Aid & CPR certification
  • All food and transport costs will be covered while you are with students in country (June - August).
  • Round trip flight costs reimbursed up to US $700 for those residing outside of the DR
  • In the case that you must permanently replace a Program Coordinator, chaperone teacher or sleep outside your base city for work purposes, your accommodation will also be covered by Global Glimpse.

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 upload your CV and a cover letter (between 1 and 2 pages) detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to our online form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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