Oversees and coordinates various off campus trips for the Global Youth Village. This includes: arrival and departure days in Washington DC at the beginning and end of each session, and during the week-long “Community Involvement Project” at the end of the summer season, which includes day trips in the local area as well as Washington DC, with a focus on leadership & community action. As a trip leader, this person is also responsible for day-to-day group management and safety, and facilitating the group’s learning process. Must also have the ability to represent Legacy International / Global Youth Village in public. During each GYV session, assist with youth communications with home.
- College graduate with at least 1 years professional youth work experience, and at least 25 years of age
- Demonstrated experience with service learning programming or experience working with community service based organizations.
- Knowledgeable about the Washington DC area preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others.
- Previous professional level administrative, programming or counseling experience with teens, preferably in a residential or travel program setting.
- Experience in trip planning and logistics.
- Experience managing groups of teens, preferably in a travel program
- Orderly, able to organize and handle lots of information, tasks, and finances.
- Proven ability to effectively accept & offer feedback; ability to take initiative and seek/accept guidance as needed.
- Enthusiastic, self-motivated with high personal stamina. Good character, integrity, adaptability and self-reflective.
- Possesses strength & endurance required to manage other staff & youth during extended period of being on–duty as required while traveling.
- Ability to establish works priorities, respond to unanticipated needs & work under pressure.
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team; ability to manage a team.
- Ability to drive in the US, with a valid driver’s license and a safety record involving no major incidents in the last 3-5 years. Prefer if has experience driving 12 to 15-passenger vans
- Current First Aid & CPR certification
- Fluent in English.
Responsible to: Global Youth Village Director
- Design and deliver the “Community Involvement Project” (CIP) (at the end of session 3). This entails: working with local and DC partners on design, logistics, and management of budget and orientation of staff delivery team of up to 3 people.
- Work with Youth Outreach Coordinator to design and carry out plans related to Washington, DC based arrivals and departures for each session. This includes escorting young people from international destinations, and some sightseeing excursions, and “meet and greet” of parents and youths upon arrival (being the first Legacy face they see). Help establish positive group dynamic upon arrival. On departure days, help youths “cry gracefully” and move in timely way to their departure transport.
- Coordinate group (youth & staff) to follow trip itinerary and make any adjustments needed to overall schedule and approach to traffic management, transportation, touring, etc.
- Revise, issue and announce schedules to all necessary parties.
- Orient youth and trip staff team to duties and responsibilities
- Make proper decisions regarding the safety and security of youths at all times, deal with emergency situations, and obtain proper medical care if needed. Discipline as needed.
- Monitor compliance with ACA risk management trip standards (1st aid preparedness, emergency communication procedures, medical and insurance paperwork, etc).
- Conduct daily meetings with other trip staff, delegating tasks as needed.
- Responsible for certain aspects of trip finances.
- Design and implement evaluation process for CIP.
- Coordinate and oversee youth communications (phone & email) with home
- Assume other duties during each GYV session as trip planning duties allow. This may include teaching an afternoon recreational activity, serving as a lifeguard, or working with the evening program coordinator to preparing for an evening or weekend event. This may also include serving as a driver/escort during church trip outings in the local area once a session, or helping with errands in the local area.
- Evaluates program structure and activities at end of season, making recommendations for following summer
- Ability to effectively communicate with youths and staff, and to provide necessary instruction, feedback, and training.
- Ability to observe youth behavior assesses its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and provide appropriate guidance and discipline.
- Ability to communicate to staff and youths the safety regulations and emergency procedures in case of an all-camp emergency.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.
- Cognitive and communication abilities to manage large, complex event management.
- Cognitive and communication abilities to manage complex tasks with medium sized groups, to plan and conduct service project activities off campus.
- Possesses strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of youth in a rural, residential camp setting.
- Ability to operate essential office equipment needed to carry out responsibilities (i.e. telephone, computer, photocopy machine).