Assistant Director-Domincan Reublic

Global Glimpse
  • Location
    La Vega, Dominican Republic
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 14

Position description

Global Glimpse is a visionary nonprofit that inspires America’s next generation to become responsible global citizens through after school workshops and 16-day immersion programs in Latin America. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007, Global Glimpse has grown to partner with 80 high schools and serve 1,000 students annually across the Bay Area, Chicago, New York, and Western Massachusetts. We run programs in 15 international sites across Latin America. Through a sliding fee model, Global Glimpse works to make experiential global education accessible to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds; the majority of our students come from low-income families and underserved communities. Our mission is to give all youth an opportunity to gain a broader perspective of the world and develop the motivation, skills, and confidence to tackle challenges in their local and global communities.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director will be responsible for overseeing program operations, staff management, and program expansion in the Dominican Republic. This role includes supporting staff trainings, negotiating contracts with local providers and managing seasonal program staff. This is an opportunity for an experienced leader to develop strong skills in a fast-paced international non-profit organization.

Duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to:

  • Negotiate contracts and maintain relationships with food, accommodation, and transportation providers for Global Glimpse programs in the Dominican Republic
  • Hold all partners and providers accountable to Global Glimpse health and safety standards and contractual agreements
  • Support new site development by building and maintaining a local network of partnerships across sectors to ensure Global Glimpse has adequate connections and resources to execute successful programs
  • Develop engaging 16-day itinerary templates for Global Glimpse programs in current sites and in new program sites
  • Manage the recruitment, hiring and onboarding of seasonal Program Coordinators and Local Youth Ambassadors
  • Support the Country Director to deliver program trainings and prepare seasonal program staff to execute successful summer programs
  • Ensure that students and teachers have a fun, safe and educational experiences and all local partnerships are stewarded and supported when delegations are in country during the months of June, July and August
  • Be available 24/7 when delegations are in country to problem-solve health and behavior issues, changes in schedules, staffing issues, and other emergencies
  • Support Country Director to review and analyze all evaluations and end of season reports and develop strategies to implement improvements and innovations for the following year

Qualifications

  • Bilingual: 100% English and Spanish fluency (professional-level written and verbal skills)
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, education, business administration or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience, preferably in the field of international education / tourism
  • Experience networking and building successful community development programs in the Dominican Republic
  • Self motivated, strong time management skills
  • Strong computer and editing skills to elaborate Excel spreadsheets, Google Documents, contracts, emails, etc.
  • Passion for Dominican culture and the Global Glimpse mission
  • Experience working with and managing diverse teams
  • Negotiation, de-escalation, and partnership agreement skills
  • Experience overseeing projects with budgets exceeding $500,000+
  • Understanding of legal and financial oversight, especially as it pertains to NGOs in the DR preferred but not required
  • Enjoys working with others, strong team player
  • Committed, flexible to job needs- willing to work long hours and weekends during the summer season

Application instructions

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