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Westcoast Connection

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Trip Director
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Help to fulfill the summer of a lifetime!

What is Westcoast Connection?
We are an international student travel company dedicated to fostering incredible summer experiences to middle-school and high school age students. We offer all kinds of programs from adventure, community service, pre-college enrichment, language immersion, and active tours in many countries all around the world.

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Trip/Program Director Position

The Westcoast Connection summer leadership team is made up of unique individuals who place safety first and are skilled in creating a fun, dynamic and inclusive environment!

Trip Directors have the highest level of responsibility while their program is in progress. TDs, as we call them, are responsible for overseeing every aspect of the trip including, but not limited to, the health and safety of all trip members, the enjoyment of each and every trip member and the execution of the itinerary as planned and outlined by WCC. TDs are responsible for managing a staff team with whom they coach, supervise, and provide on-going feedback to. TDs serve as a representative of WCC on the road and act as our liaison to suppliers, outfitters and vendors. TDs are also responsible for regular communication with parents, company supervisors and the summer communication center. Attendance at our annual Trip Director and Pre-camp training weekends are mandatory.

What kind of qualifications do we look for?
• Minimum age of 23
• Ability to attend our TD conference weekend (April 27-29) & Pre-camp training weekend (June 1-3)
• Experience working with Westcoast Connection or similar team-based experience
• Experience coaching, mentoring and building a strong, cohesive staff team
• Ability to manage a budget and account for funds
• Experience working with teenagers
• Exceptional leadership skills
• Excellent people skills and a friendly, responsible, service-oriented attitude
• Strong communication and teamwork abilities
• Ability to create, coordinate and implement various programs and activities
• Mature, responsible, positive, polite and true role model
• Self-starter, high energy, above and beyond work ethic
• Certified in First Aid/ CPR

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess the following additional skills:
• Summer camp experience
• Experience in an educational setting
• International Travel experience
• Post-Secondary education (or in process of completing)
• Fluency in Spanish

Duration of Employment: 2-6 weeks (depending on contract), June - August

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