Seasonal Trips Facilitator (short term contract)
Me to We - Toronto, ON

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Are you a person who enjoys challenges and making a difference in the world?

Me to We is an innovative social enterprise that provides people with better choices for a better world. Through socially conscious and environmentally friendly products and life-changing experiences, Me to We measures the bottom line, not by dollars earned, but by the number of lives we change and the positive social and environmental impact we make. In addition, half of Me to We's net profit is donated to Free The Children, our best friend and charity partner who was recently named a Top Employer for Young People and the other half is reinvested to grow Me to We.

Me to We Leadership seeks a dynamic individual to empower thousands of youth with positive messages of social justice and action, through both local and global Me to We experiences.

This position is to be filled with a passionate, responsible and confident individual who can lead Me to We’s international trip experiences for 30 youth participants (mostly ages 14 – 18) overseas.

Seasonal Trip Facilitator will report to the Director of Quality and Development, Michelle Dittmer.

Pay Range: To be decided based on contract length and experience.

We will be hosting the open house on December 4th, 2013 from 6pm-8pm. It will be located at our Toronto head quarter, 226 Carlton Street. Please bring an update resume and cover letter with you.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: http://metowe.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=3274146

Ideal candidates have experience in

Leading groups of youth international travel (ideally to Kenya, Ghana, India, China, Ecuador and Nicaragua)
Past training in safety protocol and risk management for youth programs (or similar)
Knowledge of and ability to teach social issues as well as train leadership and action planning skills on a trip.

Contract Timing

Ideal candidates have flexible schedules during the months of March, and/or July and August. We are looking for some part-time contract positions to be as short as 3 week, and as long as 8 weeks. Some contracts will begin in early March, others will begin in mid-June, July and others will begin in August. All part time Trip Facilitator contracts are specific to the months of March, June, July and August only.

Training & Certification requirements include

Availability to attend Me to We Trips Facilitator training at our Head Quarter Office in Toronto (225 Carlton St) on weekends.
· March Contract – January 11-12, January 25-26, February 1-2, February 8-9, February 15
· Summer Contract – April 19-20, April 26-27, May 10-11, May 17-18, June 7
Training programs that you will go through upon being hired, and in the country we send you to (either Kenya, Ghana, India, China, Ecuador or Nicaragua)
Certified in Standard First Aid and CPR C (proof of certification required)
Clear Criminal Reference Check including Vulnerable Sector Screening

This position is based out of the Me to We Office in Toronto (225 Carlton Street) and out of one of our Me to We Country Offices in either Kenya, Ghana, India, China, Ecuador or Nicaragua.

Responsibilities

Safely leading groups through Me to We trip programs at International locations
Implement logistics for trips including lodging, transportation, and meals
Facilitating leadership workshops for various ages and groups of varying sizes
Developing many unique and inspiring leadership workshops, speeches and presentations pertaining to social action, for youth audiences
Developing youth-friendly curriculum and educational content for secondary and elementary school students, and supporting with the Me to We Leadership Research and Development coordinator at all times when not facilitating
Knowledgeable about current local and global issues – ability to teach others about these issues (strong interest in self-directed learning about social justice issues and leadership skills)
Preparing, distributing and explaining materials (promotional, program, youth resources, and other)
Engaging youth, educators and parents in additional Free The Children and Me to We opportunities, through a complete understanding of all Me to We programming and product opportunities and Free The Children programs.
Cultivate and sustain strong relationships with adults who support the youth
Maintain regular e-mail and phone contact with a large network of youth
Act as a positive role model for all youth through your words and actions
Managing contact information and engagement based referrals through Sales Force and the Me to We referrals process
Work cooperatively as part of a dynamic team as well as independently
Represent Me to We with a high level of professionalism, passion and dedication
Flexible with taking on new responsibilities as the position evolves
Administrative requirements: high quality of report writing, ability to manage time effectively to meet deadlines (ability to conduct administrative work while travelling domestically and internationally), follow up with clients in and out of the office etc.

Skills and Qualifications

Displays good judgment and common sense in situations of health, safety and group travel. Can follow clear standard operating procedures, protocols and guidelines that exist for Me to We Trip programs. Ability to document on-going issues, and communicate issues with management in Me to We Country office and with Toronto office.
Acts as an ambassador to Me to We, and all of its products, services, organization and brand. Represents Me to We with a high level of professionalism, passion and dedication.
Excellent Facilitation Skills: ability to plan, create and deliver leadership skills focused workshops, where participants learn through experiential education techniques. Ability to use and deliver existing Me to We Leadership curriculum to ensure consistent program quality.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Extensive knowledge of leadership skills activities and social issues, able to adapt and develop workshops to meet specific goals of trip group. Knowledge of group dynamics and activities that support the growth of an individual and group through a transformative experience
Flexible, positive, enthusiastic, dynamic, engaging and very willing to work in various locations, at various times and in various roles, ability to interact effectively with a variety of people from different backgrounds and ages
A passionate interest in social justice issues and the motivation to continue their interests in learning more about social justice issues. Well versed and knowledgeable on Free The Children’s Adopt A Village Holistic International Development Model and work in all of its country offices.
Strong understanding of international development and extensive experience in developing countries (and on Me to We trips, specifically)
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities at one time and within tight deadlines
Strong engagement skills and ability to speak passionately about all of Free the Children’s campaigns and programs and Me to We’s products and experiences for further engagement in Free The Children and Me to We opportunities
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong social and professional skills to build relationships with educators, students and parents
Ability to work well individually in a partnership and within a team
Charisma when working with youth, and a passion for youth leadership skill development. Relatable to a high school aged and above audience.
Exercises good judgment when working with youth and is a positive role model for young people
Ability to manage logistical coordination with Me to We’s team of in-country staff on trips (including lodging, transportation and meals)
Valid passport, no criminal record; First Aid certification is required
Proven ability to take initiative and manage high-stress situations
High level of passion, energy, creativity and a great sense of humor

Assets

Certified and Trained Teacher
Camp Counselor, Sports Coach, Mentorship Role Experience
Working knowledge of two or more languages (Spanish, Swahili, Mandarin, and Hindi are key languages)
Travel experience, willingness to travel, Valid Passport
Ability to work in a flexible environment and schedule
Knowledge of and experience with Me to We and Free The Children an asset
Valid G class Driver’s license & passport
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What makes Me to We unique…

Me to We is filled with passionate, driven, hardworking, entrepreneurial, shameless idealists, this means we work late, set high goals and exceed them, and then push hard the following year to beat and exceed last year’s goals of empowering youth to change the world.

If you are looking for a predictable 9-5 work environment, this won’t be the right fit.

If you are inspired and excited by collaboration, making friendships with the most incredible people, unique additional responsibilities like working on our We Days and your personal values align with our core values, we would love to hear from you.

Me to We sincerely thanks all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


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