Join Our Staff Team!

Join Our Staff Team!

Are you interested in experiential education and youth development? Do you believe in making the world a better place? Are you passionate about social justice and project development? Do you want to connect with the UWC Movement? Keep reading!

At GLF we create transformative experiences every day. Our team fosters a positive learning environment and helps connect youth from around the world to develop community projects that address social justice issues. Each day our team fosters a culture of empathy, self-awareness, and mutual respect. The team supports our GLF youth who dare to be vulnerable, take risks, and share their story. Our team promotes concepts of equity, inclusion, and collaboration. Over the three weeks our team supports the creation the our next generation of global leaders that our world needs today. At GLF we are developing more than an international summer program. We are building a community of future changemakers.

Open Positions

At GLF, we want people who are passionate, curious, creative, and ready to go deep and work hard no matter what. We want the drivers that move and shake, the analysts who process and evaluate, the relationship masters who connect on a deep level and the spontaneous motivators who create experiences on the fly. We want solution oriented problem-solvers who center themselves on people and empathy. Is this who you are or want to be?

Working on a visa

If you are an individual that has a visa that allows you to work within the United States, and it is not tied to a specific employer, then the hired individual may receive compensation. GLF and UWC-USA would need a copy of your visa as proof on file. If you have a F-1 visa and a certification to work then you are likely to receive compensation. For more information about what visas can be accepted in order to receive compensation for work done then go to this U.S Department of State website. If you do not have a visa to work then you are allowed to apply for a tourist B-1/2 visa but only participate as a volunteer. Please contact the GLF Director at summeryouthprograms@uwc-usa.org if you have additional questions about your work visa eligibility.

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Overview

The Curriculum & Instruction Manager (C&I) is part of the UWC-USA summer short course: Global Leadership Forum (GLF) design team that assist in the development of an outstanding youth leadership program. The qualified candidate must internalize and model the UWC mission and core values; establish, model, and facilitate a positive and inclusive learning environment for GLF staff and participants; and maintain professional boundaries between staff and participants. They are expected to support and uphold all UWC safeguarding policies from the movement and the school. 

The C&I Manager is primarily responsible for co-developing, co-implementing, and co-evaluating the GLF curriculum. Additionally, their responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing 16 – 20 staff and their professional development, supporting up to 100 participants, modelling leadership skills through a variety of styles, leading staff training sessions, and observing staff sessions. The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education and / or outdoor education, or curriculum & instruction, or a related field. They will have ideally worked with youth ages 14 – 18 in any capacity for a minimum of two years.

Criteria to apply

  1. Be at least 21 years old by June 28, 2020
  2. Be available for virtual meetings to help plan and develop the GLF curriculum between April 1 – June 13
  3. Be present for staff training, the GLF program, and a post-GLF debrief session between June 14 – July 22
  4. Be physically able to participate in 2-3 hikes

Application Process

  1. Complete C&I Manager online application by 5:00 PM (MST) Friday, February 21, 2020.
  2. If granted, schedule an interview with GLF Director.
  3. Receive an update on application status.
  4. If accepted, submit health information & arrange travel
  5. Arrive to New Mexico!

Responsibilities

The C&I Manager will be responsible for:

  • Contributing, leading, and supporting the development, logistical planning, implementation, and evaluation of the GLF curriculum
  • Supervising and managing 16 – 20 staff and all staff-led activities
  • Inspiring staff and students to achieve their goals
  • Planning, leading, and facilitating meaningful discussions and debriefs with staff
  • Coaching staff and providing constructive feedback for professional growth
  • Supporting staffs’ and participants’ social, emotional, and physical health throughout via integrating oneself in the residential life, educational experiences, and all meals
  • Collaborating with GLF Director on all activities
  • Participating in all outdoor wilderness activities
  • Establishing and modelling a positive learning environment and maintaining professional boundaries
  • Facilitating and modelling non-violent communication
  • Being available for any summer program-related emergency

Candidate Profile & Mindsets

You are a hungry continuous learner:

  • Motivated to soak up information while learning and continuously improving.
  • Bring a problem-solving attitude and instinctively seek opportunities for reflection and feedback.
  • Have a knack for strengthening processes to improve quality and efficiency, and you are known for going above and beyond.
  • Seek to know more and look for ways to improve your work.
  • Show humility

You are open to feedback:

  • Eager to grow your interpersonal, organizational, and managerial skills.
  • Welcome ongoing continuous feedback.

You are reliable:

  • A person of your word and can be counted on to complete tasks.
  • Abides deadlines and follows up in a timely manner.
  • Are flexible, adaptable, and dependable
  • Remain cool under high stress situations

You are a team player:

  • Love working with others, and believe that ultimately the best results come from shared investment and buy in across all levels of a team.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

You are analytical and creative:

  • Combine analysis with innovation, and love diving into data to surface key insights, and then use those to improve results and innovate performance.

You are hospitable:

  • Enjoy creating an atmosphere where all feel welcomed, and you have a warm, inviting and friendly disposition.
  • Put the students and staff before yourself.

You are enthusiastic & passionate:

  • Excited about wanting to be a positive and memorable part of the staff’s and student’s experience.
  • Passionate about summer program opportunities, UWC movement, and the mission, especially when you talk about your interest in working with GLF.

You are excited about youth development:

  • Have experience with planning and developing experiential activities for youth.
  • Enjoy coaching and motivating young informal educators.
  • Have experience in risk management and experiential education.

You are a dot connector:

  • See connections where others do not and are quick to point out who is connected to whom and how those relationships could be impactful.

You are self-aware:

  • Insanely proactive and anticipate others’ needs before they ask – or even become aware of them. 
  • Adapt your style and comfort to accommodate others.

You are attentive to detail:

  • Used to juggling a lot while performing at a very high level. 
  • Enjoy being a step ahead of those around you.

The Details

Contract Length:

  • Online: April 1 – June 13
  • On-Site: June 14 – July 21

Compensation / Covered Expenses:

  • $4,000 or paid round trip travel
  • Room and board
  • Location: New Mexico

How to Apply

Complete an online application and email GLF@uwc-usa.org for any questions or clarifications. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 21. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

More information about UWC can be found at www.uwc.org. More information about UWC-USA can be found at www.uwc-usa.org

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Overview

The Instructor is part of the UWC-USA Short Course: Global Leadership Forum that works in collaboration with the GLF Director and Curriculum & Instruction Manager and is part of the design team that aid in the development of an outstanding youth leadership program. The qualified candidate is able to internalize and model the UWC mission and core values; establish, model, and facilitate a positive and inclusive learning environment for GLF participants; and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff. Instructors are expected to support and uphold all UWC safeguarding policies from the movement and the school. Instructors will ensure the delivery of a dynamic and challenging leadership program and a succinct UWC experience without the academic pressures of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for international youth aged 14 – 18.

Criteria to apply

  1. Be at least 21 years old by June 28, 2020 (unless an exception is made)
  2. Be available for virtual meetings to help plan and contribute to the GLF curriculum between April 1st – June 29th
  3. Be able to attend Staff training, the GLF program, and a post-GLF debrief session between June 19th – July 22nd
  4. Be physically able to participate in 2-3 hikes & camp overnight in the wilderness

Application Process

  1. Complete an Instructor application form by 5:00 PM (MST) Friday, March 13th, 2020.
  2. If granted, schedule an interview with GLF Director.
  3. Receive update on your application status.
  4. If accepted, submit Health information & arrange travel
  5. Arrive to New Mexico!

Responsibilities

The GLF Instructor will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the development of the GLF curriculum
  • Implementing the GLF curriculum via facilitating engaging workshops, activities, and meaningful discussions and debriefs
  • Effectively presenting information and content, and responding to questions from student groups and individual students
  • Leading and inspiring GLF students to achieve its goals
  • Professionally planning and co-planning workshop, activities, and debrief discussions with other staff and the Curriculum & Instruction Manager
  • Providing constructive feedback on facilitation and pedagogical strategies
  • Assisting with all logistical tasks
  • Participating in all outdoor wilderness activities
  • Establishing a positive learning environment and maintaining professional boundaries
  • Facilitating and modelling non-violent communication skills
  • Supporting participants’ social and health well-being via integrating oneself in the residential life, educational experiences, and all meals
  • Having a passion creating the next generation of changemakers and leaders!

Instructor Profile & Mindsets

You are a hungry continuous learner:

  • You’re motivated to soak up information while learning and continuously improving. You bring a problem-solving orientation to your work and instinctively seek opportunities for reflection and feedback.
  • You have a knack for strengthening processes to improve quality and efficiency, and you’re known for going above and beyond.
  • You are always seeking to know more and looking for ways to improve your work.
  • You are humble

You are open to feedback:

  • Eager to improve your interpersonal, facilitation and pedagogical skills.
  • Welcome ongoing feedback throughout the process.

You are reliable:

  • A person of your word and can be counted on to complete tasks.
  • Abides deadlines and follows up in a timely manner.
  • Are flexible, adaptable, and dependable
  • Remain cool under high stress pressure situations

You are a collaborator & communicator:

  • Love working with others, and believe that ultimately the best results come from shared investment and buy in across all levels of a team.
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal skills.

You are analytical and creative:

  • Combine analysis with innovation, and love diving into data to surface key insights, and then use those to improve results and innovate performance.

You are hospitable:

  • Enjoy creating an atmosphere where guests feel welcomed, and you have a warm & friendly disposition.
  • Put the students before yourself and work for the youth.

You are enthusiastic & passionate:

  • Excited about wanting to be a positive and memorable part of the student’s experience.
  • Passionate about summer program opportunities, UWC movement, and our mission, especially when you talk about your interest in working with GLF.

You are excited about youth development:

  • Have some experience with planning and developing activities for youth.
  • Enjoy coaching and motivating young people.
  • Have some experience in risk management and experiential education.

You are a champion dot connector:

  • See connections where others do not and are quick to point out who is connected to whom and how those relationships could be impactful.

You are self-aware:

  • Insanely proactive and anticipate others’ needs before they ask – or even become aware of them. 
  • Like a chameleon, you adapt your style and comfort to accommodate others.

You are attentive to detail:

  • Used to juggling lots of balls and never letting a single one drop, all while performing at a very high level. 
  • Enjoy being a step ahead of those around you and this attention to detail guides your work.

The Details

Contract Length:

  • Online: May 1 – June 16
  • On-Site: June 17 – July 22

Compensation / Covered Expenses:

  • $1,500 or paid round trip travel
  • Room and board

Location: New Mexico

How to Apply

Complete an online application and email GLF@uwc-usa.org for any questions or clarifications. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 13. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

More information about UWC can be found at www.uwc.org. More information about UWC-USA can be found at www.uwc-usa.org

Apply Here

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Overview

The Volunteer Assistant Instructor (VAI) is part of the UWC-USA summer short course: Global Leadership Forum that works in collaboration with the GLF Director, and Curriculum & Instruction Manager. VAI’s are part of the design team that aid in the development and implementation of an outstanding youth leadership program. The VAI team is comprised of students from the UWC community, UWC alumni, and GLF alumni. The ideal candidates are able to internalize and model the UWC mission and core values; establish and facilitate a positive and inclusive learning environment; and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff. VAIs are expected to support and uphold all UWC safeguarding policies from the movement and the school. VAIs bring enthusiasm and energy to ensure the delivery of a dynamic and challenging youth leadership program and a succinct UWC experience without the academic pressures of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for youth from around the world aged 14 – 18.

Criteria to apply

  1. Be 16 – 20 years old by June 28, 2020 (International candidates must be 18 – 20 years old)
  2. Commit to attending staff training and entire GLF program between June 19 – July 20
  3. Be physically able to participate in 2-3 hikes & camp overnight in the wilderness
  4. Arrange own travel and health insurance

Application Process

  1. Complete a VAI online application by 5:00 PM (MST) Friday, March 13th, 2020.
  2. If granted, schedule an interview with GLF Director.
  3. Receive update on your application status.
  4. If accepted, submit health information & arrange travel
  5. Arrive to New Mexico!

VAI Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the GLF curriculum by co-planning and co-facilitating engaging energizers, social activities, and discussions
  • Assist with all logistical tasks
  • Participate in all hikes and lead weekly New Mexico True Time activities
  • Support students’ social and emotional well-being
  • Monitor students in the evening time before check
  • Share personal and professional story with participants and staff
  • Model a positive learning environment and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff
  • Model non-violent communication

VAI Candidate Profile & Mindsets

You are a hungry continuous learner:

  • Motivated to soak up information while learning and continuously improving.
  • You improve quality and efficiency, and go above and beyond.

You are open to feedback:

  • Problem-solve and seek opportunities for feedback.
  • Eager to improve your interpersonal, facilitation and pedagogical skills.
  • Welcome ongoing feedback throughout the process.

You are reliable:

  • A person of your word and can be counted on to complete tasks.
  • Abides deadlines and is punctual.
  • Proactive and dependable
  • Remain cool under high stress pressure situations

You are a collaborator & communicator:

  • Love working with others, and believe that ultimately the best results come from shared investment and buy in across all levels of a team.
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal skills.

You are creative:

  • Innovate and love creative unique, fun experiences.
  • Adjust and adapt on the fly

You are self-aware:

  • Open-minded and enjoy creating a positive atmosphere.
  • Humble and accommodating to others needs

You are enthusiastic & passionate:

  • Excited about wanting to be a positive and memorable part of the student’s experience.
  • Passionate about summer program opportunities, UWC movement, and the mission.
  • Have a desire to plan and facilitate youth activities.
  • Enjoy mentoring and inspring young people.

You are attentive to detail:

  • Used to juggling a lot all while performing at a very high level. 
  • Enjoy being a step ahead of those around you and this attention to detail guides your work.

The Details

Expectations:

  • Commit and participate June 17 – July 20
  • Arrange own travel to and from New Mexico
  • Acquire and show proof of health insurance

Support  / Covered Expenses:

  • Transportation within New Mexico
  • Staff Training
  • Room and board
  • Letter of Invitation for visa applications

Location: New Mexico

How to Apply

Complete an online application and email to GLF at GLF@uwc-usa.org for any questions or clarifications. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 8 (UWC students & GLF Alumni) or Friday February 15 (Current UWC-USA Students). UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

More information about UWC can be found at www.uwc.org. More information about UWC-USA can be found at www.uwc-usa.org

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The Media Intern is part of the UWC-USA summer short course: Global Leadership Forum that will provide current or rising media professionals with the unique opportunity to tell the stories of young international youth in a dramatic and beautiful landscape while tackling meaningful problems. They will work in collaboration with the GLF Director to document the stories and events of the 2020 GLF summer program. The qualified candidate is able to internalize and model the UWC mission and core values, participate in a positive and inclusive learning environment, and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff. They are expected to support and uphold all UWC safeguarding policies from the movement and the school. By the end of the 23-day program, the Media Intern will develop a library of digital and marketing materials for the program and school as well as produce one culminating 5 minute recap video.

Responsibilities & Expectations:

General

  • Bring and use own media equipment
  • Engage with the participants throughout all workshops and activities on campus, off campus, and in the wilderness
  • Participate in all wilderness and outdoor activities
  • Interview staff and participants about their experience

Video & Photography

  • Take high-quality photographs and B-roll video of staff, participants, and all programming activities during the summer program
  • Create a 1-2 minute mid-way recap video of the program and participants
  • Assist GLF students in the creation of any digital media projects
  • Research and acquire free music to incorporate in the produced videos

Social Media

  • Manage GLF Facebook and Instagram accounts by posting updates, pictures, videos, and stories that highlight the whole program

Knowledge, Skills, Ability:

  • Background in video and sound editing
  • Able to work well in a team and work effectively, efficiently, and independently on projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Mature, flexible, adaptable, dependable, and respectful within a diverse community
  • Background drone use to capture video and pictures

 Contract Length:

  • Staff Training June 17 – June 27
  • GLF Program June 28 – July 20

Compensation:

  • $500 or Travel Stipend up to $500
  • Room and Board
  • Transportation during GLF program

 Criteria to Apply:

  • 19 years of age or older (if under 19 you are eligible to volunteer only)
  • US resident or hold a current valid visa through July 21, 2020
  • Commit to attending staff training and entire GLF program between June 17 – July 20
  • Be physically able to participate in 2-3 hikes & camp overnight in the wilderness
  • Arrange own travel and health insurance

 Application Process:

  1. Complete online application
  2. If granted an interview, schedule one with GLF Director.
  3. Receive an update on your application status.
  4. If accepted, submit health information & arrange travel
  5. Arrive to New Mexico!

UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer. More information about UWC can be found at www.uwc.org. More information about UWC-USA can be found at www.uwc-usa.org

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Overview

The Registered Nurse is part of the UWC-USA summer youth short course: Global Leadership Forum that works in collaboration with the GLF Director and Curriculum & Instruction Manager to ensure all students have access to health care assistance 24 hours a day during each day of the summer short course program. The qualified candidate is able to internalize and model the UWC Core Values; establish, model, and facilitate a positive and inclusive learning environment for GLF students; and maintain professional boundaries between students and staff. They are expected to support and uphold all UWC safeguarding policies from the movement and the school. The Registered Nurse will ensure the health and well-being for international youth aged 14 – 18.

 Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Be on-call 24 hours a day during each day of the program (21 days)
  • Be present amongst the group in the morning and afternoon
  • Attend all field trip activities
  • Assist and treat students outside of basic first aid
  • Provide recommendations based on student health
  • Facilitate a Health Workshop for students and staff
  • Compile health reports for each student
  • Remain confidential with staff and students
  • Assist with all health / medical logistical tasks
  • Be available for all outdoor activities and wilderness experiences
  • Maintain a positive learning environment and professional boundaries between students and staff
  • Model non-violent communication skills
  • Support students’ and staffs’ social and physical well-being

Preferred Qualities

  • Have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record and be able to drive a school vehicle
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (e.g. WFA, WFR or any other equivalent certification)
  • Experience in risk management in experiential education setting(s)
  • Experience in youth development, camps, and outdoor adventures
  • Ability to model effective problem-solving skills and engage in conflict constructively
  • Flexible, adaptable, and dependable
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent communication skills

Contract Length

  • Online: May 1 – June 17
  • On site: June 18 – July 21

Compensation

  • $2,000

Criteria to Apply

  • Hold a nursing licences that can be valid in the state of New Mexico
  • Arrange own travel and health insurance

 Application Process

  1. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and two references via  email to GLF@uwc-usa.org. Applications will be open on a rolling basis until the position is full.
  2. If granted an interview, schedule one with GLF Director.
  3. Receive an update on your application status.
  4. If accepted, submit health information & arrange travel
  5. Arrive to New Mexico!

UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer. More information about UWC can be found at www.uwc.org. More information about UWC-USA can be found at www.uwc-usa.org

Why work at GLF?

What can you expect from a summer working at GLF? More than you might think. It’s truly a life-changing experience. Here are some things you can anticipate:

You will be supervising groups of international youth aged 14 – 18, engaging in decision-making, behavior management, and facilitating engaging activities.

Our GLFers and staff come from a variety of places and cultural perspectives. We are part fo a community that represents over 30 nations and cultures from around the world.

We offer a great environment for professional growth. You will have real responsibility and get real work experience where your leaders will meet with you regularly to give you feedback, help you assess your performance, establish goals, and improve your facilitation, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

We provide housing, meals, laundry, internet, and other amenities on our campus and throughout your time in New Mexico.

Eligible hires (excluding Media Interns) who can receive payment will have salaries range from $1,500 to $4,000 for five weeks of on-site service and a couple online meet-ups. International (non-volunteer) hires who are ineligible to receive pay will have their travel paid in lieu of a paycheck.

Gain access to endless opportunities around the UWC movement. With staff and GLF alumni  connections you will open your doors wider to possible internships or future job opportunities in a variety of professional areas.

Working at GLF is the best! You will meet amazing youth and colleagues from all over the world. You will be inspired by each person’s personal story. You will become more motivated and hopeful to create positive change in the world. You will be able to be creative, funny, personable, intelligent, organized — every day. This is a tough professional experience, but it will also be the hardest job you will love.

 

The GLF team is quirky, odd, unique, dynamic, intelligent, and creative. It’s a group that will inspire you to do more and better work than you ever thought imaginable. Many of your team members will also become some of your closest friends going forward.

"We love this program, the global challenges it addresses and the insights, maturity and passion our children came away with about being strong females who want to change the world. It is a very encouraging program for youth today."

— GLF 2018 Parent