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Program Mentor: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Hawaii

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Global Leadership Adventures
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Liberia, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
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Published 8 days ago

We are Global Leadership Adventures (GLA), a well-established organization committed to delivering life-changing journeys for high school and middle school students. Our mission is to inspire the next generation to realize their potential to transform the world and their role in it. We proudly operate our global travel service-learning programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the United States.

Our international teams are hired to work in collaboration with our local counterparts, either on the ground or remotely. All field positions are based in the program location and require a minimum commitment to the program dates. Staff are hired to work multiple, consecutive program sessions throughout the summer.

MENTORS participate in all aspects of programming alongside students, including community service and excursions. Mentors facilitate activities implementing GLA’s service-learning leadership curriculum, as well as discussion and reflection sessions to help students process their experiences. Mentors will facilitate discussions directly with a small group of students regularly and occasionally lead activities with larger groups of students.

Mentor responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Participate fully in GLA Mentor Training:

  • Read and prepare questions on all resources provided by GLA
  • Participate in introductory and planning calls with your team
  • Complete all mandatory online training modules prior to the summer
  • Attend virtual staff training June 5-6, 2021
  • Attend In-Country Training 2-5 days (depending on location) before the start of your program

Work to uphold a positive group dynamic:

  • Live alongside students; you are responsible for the students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while programs are in session
  • Protect the health and safety of students at all times
  • Work as part of a team to implement GLA’s service-learning leadership curriculum
  • Mentor and counsel students through personal growth experiences
  • Provide constructive feedback for further program and curriculum development

We are Global Leadership Adventures (GLA), a well-established organization committed to delivering life-changing journeys for high school and middle school students. Our mission is to inspire the next generation to realize their…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 20, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

Competitive stipend starting at $375/week for Mentors

Benefits

  • Competitive stipend starting at $375/week for Mentors
  • Living expenses (food and lodging), including days in between program sessions
  • Round-trip airfare or ground transportation to your program site
  • Flexibility to extend travel plans before or after contract dates
  • Medical and evacuation insurance for the duration of your contract (non-U.S. programs only)
  • Evacuation insurance for the duration of your contract (U.S. programs)
  • Experiential education work experience alongside like-minded individuals
  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • Professional virtual training with fellow staff members
  • The ability to make an impact on students and local communities
  • Competitive stipend starting at $375/week for Mentors
  • Living expenses (food and lodging), including days in between program sessions
  • Round-trip airfare or ground transportation…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish for programs in Spanish-speaking countries is preferred, although a conversational level of Spanish is acceptable in some program locations.


Fluency in Spanish for programs in Spanish-speaking countries is preferred, although a conversational level of Spanish is acceptable in some program locations.


Location

On-site
Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica

How to Apply

Step 1: Online Application

Fill out and submit an online application (http://www.tfaforms.com/309213). You will be asked to upload a cover letter, resume and two references, as well as to respond to scenario questions. Applicants who do not complete the entire application process will not be considered. If you experience any issues or do not receive a confirmation email from GLA, please email staffsupport@experiencegla.com.

Note: Your cover letter should highlight your experience in facilitating experiential education programs (in-person or virtual), youth development and leadership, and any experience you have living/traveling the country or region where you are interested in working.

Step 2: Interview Process

We will review your application, cover letter and resume. If your application is selected, we will invite you to a first-round interview via Zoom, a video conferencing platform. After the first interview, candidates who are selected to move forward in the interview process will have to complete one to two more interviews, depending on placement, before they are offered a contract.

Step 3: References And Background Check

We will contact your references. Assuming all goes well, you will be offered a position and then we will run a background check on you. Once the check comes back clear, you’ll begin the onboarding process!

Step 1: Online Application

Fill out and submit an online application (http://www.tfaforms.com/309213). You will be asked to upload a cover letter, resume and two references, as well as to…

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