Student Group Guide and Coordinator

Learn From Travel

About the organization

Learn From Travel is a social enterprise. Our mission is to provide life-changing global learning experiences to students while making a positive economic impact on the host community. We specialize in faculty-led and innovative virtual study abroad. In either format, we arrange engaging discussions with community leaders, artists, directors of nonprofit organizations, and other local experts from whom college students gain valuable insight. Our programs are community-based and as culturally-immersive as possible. We offset our carbon and aim to make minimal environmental impact. We work throughout Latin America and the Caribbean with headquarters in Miami, FL. Please see www.learnfromtravel.com for more information.

Duties

Learn from Travel is seeking experienced guides for short term study abroad programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, France and Morocco. The Student Group Guide and Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of program delivery on the ground in the destination country, and serves as the primary point of contact for the client and for service providers in the destination. This position is equal parts logistics and customer service. This is a temporary, project-based position with potential for seasonal and part-time employment.

In order of priority, the Guide and Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the group has a: safe, impactful, educational, and enjoyable experience in the destination country.

Destinations: Jamaica, Belize, France, Morocco, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Ecuador

More details available on website.

Qualifications

Fluency in English and local language
1-2 years customer facing experience in eco-tourism, field-based international education, international service-learning, or similar sector of the travel industry
Experience with cash management
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Gregariousness, strong interpersonal skills, and passion for customer service
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think on the spot
Familiarity with the destination country through travel, work, or live abroad experiences. Particularly, familiarity with Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, Belize, Brazil, and/or Cuba is desired.
Prior Peace Corps or similar long term immersive experience in Latin America, highly desired
Prior experience in a leadership role
Passion for responsible tourism and international education
CPR / First Aid certification required - expense will be covered
and/or Wilderness Rescue certification desired

Salary

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Travel expenses will be covered.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please indicate countries with which you have personal experience and the degree of your experience or familiarity with these countries.

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