Program Director / Mentor

Global Leadership Adventures

About the organization

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.


DIRECTORS collaborate with the Local Program Director (from the host country or region) to facilitate a positive summer experience for Mentors and participants. Program Directors work to maintain the safety and health of each student, ensure program logistics are properly coordinated and implement GLA’s service-learning leadership curriculum. Communication, teamwork and flexibility are critical throughout this process. Local Directors are responsible for managing, supporting, and guiding local team members in their roles.

Director responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- All Directors must attend in-person Director Training from June 1-5, 2022
- Read and prepare questions on all resources provided by GLA
- Plan for and prepare for the program
- Work to establish positive team dynamic with Local Program Director, Mentors, and all support staff
- Communicate with GLA headquarters and parents/guardians

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.


- Bachelor’s degree or several years of experience working within the experiential education field
- A minimum of two years of experience working with teens; either teaching in a classroom or in an alternative education or childcare setting
- Mastery relating with teenagers
- Extensive international travel experience or cross-cultural experience for our non-U.S. programs
- Extensive regional or thematic experience for our U.S.-based programs
- For virtual programs: experience facilitating online youth programs utilizing the Zoom video conferencing platform; experience working with online learning management systems
- Strong interpersonal communication skills and cross-cultural awareness
- Flexibility – our staff have the ability to find comfort in the discomfort, no matter their location
- Exceedingly personable and positive demeanor
- Collaborative in nature; skilled in problem solving
- Staff must possess the ability to actively participate in all elements of the program’s experience – the position requires a lot of physical and emotional stamina, with a focus on safety and risk management.
- Ability to talk things out and a willingness to express your professional opinions while considering your personal feelings and the feelings of your colleagues
- Natural aptitude to motivate and energize students in a variety of settings and situations
- Ability to confidently lead an ice-breaker activity


Competitive pay rate starting at $525/week for Directors and $375/week for Mentors

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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