Trek leader

buildOn

About the organization

Globally, teams of students from buildOn programs fan out across the world to help build schools in the economically poorest countries on the planet. We have now built over 1500 schools in Haiti, Nicaragua, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Malawi, Nepal, and Guatemala. More than 2.8 million children, parents and grandparents have attended these schools so far, while more than 200,000 attend buildOn schools every day. At least, 50% of these buildOn students are girls or women. Most importantly, community members have organized leadership committees and contributed more than 2.8 million volunteer work days to building their schools.

Duties

Trek Leadership
Lead and support Treks
Communicate the methodology of buildOn Global programs to Trek participants while being sensitive to the unique needs of each Trek participant
Communicate with Trek Administrators and Trek Manager to ensure logistics are organized for upcoming groups
Manage visa and passport processes and troubleshoot challenges for volunteers

Project Planning
Work with the Trek Manager to manage domestic Trek logistics as well as some international logistics as necessary
Under the supervision of the Trek Manager, ensure Trek participant safety by selecting and training transportation providers, identifying medical clinics, and working with in-country staff to mitigate risk

Finance and Record Keeping
Manage budgets for specific Treks
Maintain accurate records and submit timely and detailed Trek reports, evaluations, and finance reconciliations following each Trek
Review participant medical issues and make appropriate accommodations to ensure the health and safety of all Trek Team members
Collect photos and anecdotes for donor reports, Marketing team, and buildOn US curriculum

Qualifications

Requires 4-year degree & a minimum of 2 years' related experience
Experience living and working in the developing world (min. 1 year and preference given for experience in a buildOn partner country)
Ability to live and work aboard
Extensive experience leading service projects or as a volunteer
Demonstrated ability to provide high-level support to donors
Knowledge and experience in the field of Youth Development
Strong interpersonal skills with the capacity for building relationships with all types of stakeholders, from corporate CEOs, to college students, to urban high school youth to rural community members
Ability to handle cross-cultural communication sensitively, and to communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively both verbally and written
Demonstrated leadership and organizational ability to balance and coordinate multiple projects, people, and assignments simultaneously
Track record of taking initiative and requiring minimal supervision while completing complex assignments
Maintaining timely and detailed records and reports
Highly results oriented & independent
Sound judgment and ability to remain calm in crisis situations and to think critically under pressure
Working knowledge of Salesforce
Proficiency/Fluency in Spanish preferred
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification a plus
Willingness/ability to provide 24/7 On Call Support to Staff

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send a resume and compelling cover letter to: [email protected]

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