Trek Manager

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
• Led 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 Directors to ensure logistics are organized for upcoming groups
• Manage visa and passport processes and troubleshoot challenges for volunteers

Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years' related experience
● Management experience (min 2 years)
● Experience living and working in the developing world (min. 1 year)
● Ability to live and work aboard
● Extensive experience leading service projects or as a volunteer
● Demonstrated ability to provide high-level support to Investors
● Knowledge and experience in the field of Youth Development
● Demonstrated ability to balance the demands of rigorous methodology with the unique needs of each stakeholder
● 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
● Highly results oriented & independent work style
● Sound judgment/decision-making and ability to remain calm in crisis situations and to think critically under pressure
● Working knowledge of Salesforce
● Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, or greater, a plus
● Willingness/ability to provide 24/7 On Call Support to Staff in the field

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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