Hiring: Program Leader - Peru and Guatemala
Want to share that passion while leading a team from bus to hostel to boat to beach? Want to grow as an individual and as a leader? To do it in a cool, critical way, and learn and teach modes of ethical, responsible travel? We are a small non-profit organization looking for experienced leaders, enthusiastic facilitators, fun storytellers, and badass backpackers to lead our Guatemala: Extreme programs in 2019!
Program leaders are the foundation of our organization. OG program leaders act as educators, logistics gurus, and local experts for groups of 8-13 people on a trip of a lifetime! They organize projects and work with our local partners, facilitate activities over a variety of pertinent topics in ethical travel and development, help lead treks and hikes, and organize bin bag fashion shows and city-wide scavenger hunts!
Operation Groundswell program leaders will:
Gain crucial and marketable leadership skills from our PL Training Program
Receive training in the experiential education model in action at our annual leadership retreat
Receive training in marketing, group management, program planning and coordination, partner relations and project management, budget building and tracking, and how to make pooping your pants cool.
Receive experienced support in all of the above while on the ground
Gain access to OG’s partners and partnerships worldwide
Receive the following compensation for the programs included in this contract:
$1000 CAD stipend upon completion of the first 40-day program
$1000 CAD stipend upon completion of the second 40-day program
Receive Wilderness First Aid Training
Have costs covered to and from the starting point of your program (roundtrip flights if you don’t live in your country of work)
Have in-country costs covered while running programming
Eat unlimited homemade tortillas!
Experience an opportunity of a lifetime and see the country in a whole new light
Guide a team of amazing people into the world of ethical travel!
Grow within the Operation Groundswell organization
The following criteria must be met before being considered for this position. As an OG program leader, you must:
Be over 18 years of age
Have a passion for social change and desire to work with international service organizations
Have intimate knowledge of your region (i.e. have traveled and/or lived there)
Have experience and/or competency dealing with emergency (medical and emotional/mental) situations
Display strong written and verbal communication skills (English)
Have sufficient local language (Spanish) skills to: hustle for group transportation, bargain for sweet deals, meet with our partners and planning/budgeting projects, translate in community meetings or guided excursions (if applicable), deal with any medical or general emergency
Have a range of group leadership experience and ability to:
Facilitate meaningful discussions and group activities, integrating OG's Core Curriculum and region-specific activities
Create planned and spontaneous opportunities for learning experience
Support conflict resolution and group cohesion
Be a badass traveler, think on the fly, and get into the local scene with ease