Directors collaborate with the Local Program Director (from the host country or region) 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. Local Directors are responsible for managing, supporting, and guiding local team members in their roles.
All new Directors must attend in-person Director Training from May 31 – June 4, 2023
Read and prepare questions on all resources provided by GLA
Lead one awesome team building activity or workshop

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Bachelor’s degree or several years of experience working within the experiential education field (Field Staff only – Virtual Facilitator role requires a university degree)
A minimum of two years of experience working with teens; either teaching in a classroom or in an alternative education setting
Two years of experience working with middle school students for our middle school program
Mastery relating with teenagers
Extensive international travel experience for our non-US programs

Required Skills:

Directors: CPR and First Aid Certification; Epinephrine Administration Training
Mentors: CPR and First Aid Certification
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Proof of medical insurance for U.S.-based programs
*Note: GLA does not accept online CPR/First Aid certifications. Certifications must be attained prior to staff’s contract start date and will be at the expense of the candidate.

Preferred Skills:

Fluency in Spanish for programs in Spanish-speaking countries
Advanced language skills in a language of the country where you are interested in working
Wilderness certifications as mentioned above for programs in remote locations; an additional stipend is offered for staff certified as a WFR or WAFA
Lifeguard certification as mentioned above for water-based programs; an additional stipend is offered for staff certified as lifeguards or open-water lifeguards

About Global Leadership Adventures

We are Global Leadership Adventures (GLA), a well-established organization committed to delivering life-changing journeys for high school and middle school students. Our mission is to inspire the next generation to realize their potential to transform the world and their role in it. We proudly operate our global travel service-learning programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the United States.

Application Instructions

The hiring process has multiple steps, including two to three interviews and careful placement – this can take 3-4 weeks, depending on our capacity. Communication will mainly be done via email; please remember to check your spam folder for a response from us regarding the status of your application.To apply now, follow this link: http://www.tfaforms.com/309213