GSP partners with Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) over the summer months to provide empowering international service and leadership programs in Belize for youth.  GSP is looking for compassionate, fearless leaders to join our summer team! 


Thank you for your interest in joining our team this summer in Belize!   We are looking for qualified candidates who have availability from June 11 - August 18, 2018.

Our team members do not serve as "chaperones," rather, we are motivating and dynamic Program Leaders who support, educate, and guide students (ages 14-18 years) through one of the most memorable and impactful international experiences in their youth.  It is up to us to create and foster a phenomenal service and leadership experience for all individuals involved.  We all wear many hats guiding discussions and leadership activities, facilitating light-hearted and deep conversations, maintaining a smooth and engaging schedule, and ensuring safety is our number one priority throughout every single day of the program(s).  We are looking for motivated and compassionate individuals with an interest in youth of all ages, education, and the power of global citizenship.

The programs we lead have jam-packed, dynamic 14 or 21-day schedules comprised of service in rural primary schools (designed and facilitated by GSP), cultural immersion activities and excursions, leadership activities, discussion, and reflection.


Two positions are available (descriptions from GLA website):

  • International Director:  International Directors collaborate with the Local Program Director (Kelli Soll, Director of Global Service Partnerships) 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. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Prior to June 11, 2018:  
      • Physically attend and participate fully in GLA Director Training in Mexico! (April 2018)
      • Participate in introductory and planning calls with your Local Program Director
      • Participate and/or lead introductory and planning calls with Mentors
      • Co-lead In-Country Training with Local Program Director
    • During programming (June 11 - August 18, 2018):
      • Work to establish positive team dynamic with Local Program Director, Mentors, and all support staff
      • Support Mentors in their own professional development by conducting check ins, feedback, and goal setting sessions
      • Live alongside students; you have responsibility for the students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while programs are in session
      • Protect the health and safety of students at all times
      • Facilitate the implementation of GLA’s service-learning leadership curriculum
      • Guide students through personal growth experiences
      • Resolve student discipline issues
      • Manage parent communication, as well as communication with GLA Headquarters
      • Provide constructive feedback for further program and curriculum development
         
  • Mentor:  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.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Prior to June 11, 2018:  
      • Participate fully in GLA Mentor Training including:
        • Read and prepare questions on all resources provided by GLA & GSP
        • Participate in introductory and planning calls with your team
        • Attend In-Country Training 5 days before the start of your program
    • During programming (June 11 - August 18, 2018):
      • Work to uphold positive group dynamic
      • Live alongside students; you have responsibility for the students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while programs are in operation
      • Protect the health and safety of students at all times
      • Work as part of a team to implement GLA’s service-learning leadership curriculum
      • Mentor and counsel students through personal growth experiences
      • Provide constructive feedback for further program and curriculum development

Kindly fill out the form below and submit your resume, cover letter, and two references to Kelli Soll at kelliraesoll@gmail.com for consideration.  

Thank you!

Name *
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Gender *
Which position are you applying for? *
Do you have a Bachelor's Degree? *
Do you speak Spanish? *
(Not required for position(s)).
Are you CPR + First Aid certified? *
Example: Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Lifeguard Certification, etc.
Our service program will be facilitating an educational, empowering summer camp for Belize youth (1st - 5th grade) focused on English-language development.
We are looking for individuals with at least 2 years of experience working with youth (ages 14-18).
We are looking for individuals with at least 2 years of experience living, working, and traveling internationally.
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