Global Encounters Facilitators: We are seeking professionals and educators with experience and passion for working with youth to join us on an exciting journey!

 

 

 

Roles & Responsibilities

Facilitators are the key to Global Encounters support. Facilitators are professional individuals who have experience and a passion for working with youth and are excited to share in participants’ journeys of learning about service, culture, and leadership. Facilitators are the cornerstone of the programme with roles and responsibilities that include:

  • Create and maintain a safe, positive, nurturing, comfortable and welcoming environment for participants.

  • Support the development of strong relationships among participants from different parts of the world

  • Build an inclusive and respectful community among participants and staff.

  • Support and plan programmatic components as requested.

  • In collaboration with local educators, lead groups through service learning projects.

  • Manage participants through residential living and support their day-to-day needs.

  • Provide emotional support to participants as they explore a new culture and navigate through a new environment away from home.

  • Foster engaging and meaningful discussion, reflection opportunities, and learning opportunities throughout the programme.

  • Responsibly care for participants throughout the programme, including off-campus visits to local communities and weekend excursions.

  • Foster an environment of inquiry, respect, and collaboration.

  • Support participants to follow the daily schedule in a timely manner.

  • Mentor and respond to academic and career queries by participants.

  • Work collaboratively as a team with facilitators from a diverse background

  • Work with the Program Director to ensure the participants’ well-being.

  • Adhere to the zero-tolerance policy.

  • Through action and demonstration of strong ethics and values, act as a role model for the participants during the duration of the programme.

Desired Qualifications

Global Encounters seeks to retain a talented and committed staff team that reflects a diversity of cultures, interests, careers, and educational backgrounds. For each camp, we try to build a cohort of facilitators that complement each other’s personalities and skills and reflect well our shared core values.  Facilitators have the unique responsibility of helping to develop transformational experiences and strong, lifelong friendships. Global Encounter is a rigorous programme. We are looking for individuals who are flexible and hard working.

  • Preferably 25 years and older.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university.

  • Minimum of 3+ years of working experience. Professionals from all disciplines are encouraged to apply (nonprofit, business, government, technology, healthcare, education, arts, etc.).

  • Passion for youth development and experience working with youth within or outside the Jamati context.

  • Ability to be a mentor and serve as a role model with positive values.

  • Flexibility, strong communication, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability and experience working on a team with peers with diverse skills and backgrounds.

  • Experience engaging in service learning projects with youth or experience volunteering with local communities.

  • Experience in art, music, sports, theatre, photography, media arts, technology, social entrepreneurship, or other areas.

  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to foster critical thinking in participants.

  • Ability to work long hours and excel in environments that are challenging.

  • An understanding of international development.

  • Excellent command in speaking and reading English.

  • International volunteer experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of multiple languages is an asset.

Facilitator Commitment

Facilitators who are selected must commit three months to the programme (five weeks on site and seven weeks virtually). Following the acceptance of a Facilitator position, Facilitators will participate in various webinar sessions; there will be a minimum of three virtual webinars, each approximately 90-120 minutes in length. Facilitators are also required to complete pre-camp reading to get oriented to the context and content and will be expected to participate in some pre-programme planning. Five weeks will be spent on-site, including one week of training and planning and approximately four weeks of camp with participants. Post-camp, Facilitators may be asked to engage in debrief calls to help enhance future programming.