Careers

We attract courageous, passionate, results-oriented professionals and provide exceptional opportunities for personal and professional development, in addition to competitive compensation. If you’re interested in exploring a career with us, we invite you to learn more about what we believe, our model, and our people.

Global Glimpse is an equal opportunity employer, and we strive for our staff to reflect the diverse communities we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Available Positions:


VP of US Programs

Do you have a passion for global education and international exchange? Are you looking to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with talented people who share a global vision?

Global Glimpse is a visionary nonprofit that inspires America’s next generation to become responsible global citizens through after school workshops and 15-day immersion programs in Latin America. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007, Global Glimpse has grown to partner with 65 high schools and serve 1000 students annually across the Bay Area, Chicago, New York, and Western Massachusetts. We run programs in 15 international sites across Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. Through a sliding fee model, Global Glimpse works to make experiential global education accessible to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds and the majority of our students come from low-income families and underserved communities. Our mission is to give all youth an opportunity to gain a broader perspective of the world and develop the motivation, skills, and confidence to tackle challenges in their local and global communities.

Position Summary
Global Glimpse is looking for a motivated and passionate individual to join our senior leadership team. The right person should have extensive experience leading and expanding revenue generating educational programs or businesses across multiple regions. The VP of US Programs will play a crucial role in expanding our US programs beyond 1000 students and report directly to the COO. This is a full-time position based in our Berkeley, CA headquarters that requires regular travel to Chicago and New York.

Global Glimpse is the only organization in the field serving majority low income students and this is an incredible opportunity to change the lives of thousands of young people by setting strategy and coaching program teams to improve ROI and grow our US programs and partnerships. You and your team will be responsible for full partner school program lifecycle including leader trainings, student and educator recruitment, regional and national revenue goals, expanding regional and national program partnerships, and driving program expansion regionally and nationally.

Principal Responsibilities

US Partner School Program

  • Set annual regional and national partner school program revenue goals
  • Consistently evaluate and improve US program strategy to meet student recruitment and revenue goals (includes product development, marketing, and messaging).
  • Grow national partner school revenue each year and close revenue gaps in each region, while maintaining student diversity
  • Meet or exceed program revenue and student recruitment targets, which will be over 2M and 1000 students in FY 18
  • Directly manage 4 program staff and 3 program support staff operating across Chicago, the Bay Area and New York. Support them to reach educator and student recruitment targets nationally, hit revenue goals, and effectively manage the full partner school program lifecycle including educator recruitment, educator trainings, student recruitment, program revenue management, preparing students and GGLs for summer programs in Latin America, and alumni programming.
  • Implement all US Program legal and liability policies and liaise with international program teams to support safety and health policies
  • Consistently work to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of student recruitment processes and develop strategies to maximize recruitment and reduce student drop outs
  • Evaluate program pricing and scholarship allocation systems each year and implement improvements to increase ROI and better serve our mission
  • Manage US program IT systems and support Director of US Operations to implement upgrades to back-end program management systems when necessary
  • Oversee US program curriculum development and annual upgrades

Partner Organizations

  • Direct our national Partner Organization program and manage our Bay Area Program Manager to cultivate relationships with programmatic partner organizations including Summer Search, SEO Scholars, Heckscher Scholars, and Schuler Scholars and recruit 120+ partner org students in FY18
  • Develop partnership structures, pricing, IT support, MOUs for partnership, and hold organizations accountable for meeting recruitment targets
  • Recruit and manage new partner organizations
  • Ensure partners are supported and ROI is maximized for all parties, support annual partnership evaluation and goal setting

Staff Management

  • Coach and empower US program team to maintain high levels of performance, motivation and job satisfaction
  • Conduct triannual performance evaluations with each of your team members and support managers to grow in their management of support staff
  • Work across teams to collaborate with international programs, development, marketing and communications, and operations to make sure US Programs are aligned with and supporting organizational strategy

New School Recruitment

  • Improve and implement national new school recruitment strategies to bring on new partner schools each year. Strategies will include online marketing campaigns, teacher referral campaigns, school district partnership outreach, regional evaluation, online curriculum and training capacity building, etc.
  • Build strong relationships with key school leaders and administrators in each region
  • Keep abreast of national trends in global education and develop partnerships with credit bearing institutions and government institutions that support program expansion
  • Advise program staff on best practices for maintaining school partnerships including drafting MOUs when needed, providing year-end impact reporting, and stewarding important relationships.

Budget Management:

  • Build regional annual program budgets and support regional program staff to develop strong financial responsibility and accountability
  • Track and analyze student recruitment goals, student acceptance numbers, and new school partnerships to ensure program revenue is maximized while still maintaining socioeconomic diversity of the program.

*As part of the Global Glimpse Leadership team you will support crisis management during the summer by taking 1 week rotations monthly to be on call for high level emergencies during the summer student travel months (June-August).

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Chicago, New York and Bay Area education systems and key stakeholders
  • Passion for international education and youth development
  • 8+ years of experience directing revenue generating educational programs or businesses across multiple US regional markets
  • Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree or equal experience in relevant fields
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Extensive management experience, especially remote staff management
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team environment
  • Experience managing revenue generation of $2M+
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly organized, strong time management skills, ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience living and working in the developing world
  • High level of professionalism
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Experience with financial analytics, payment tracking, accounting, and budget management
  • Ability to engage professionally with parents, educators, and administrators
  • Strong written and editing skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, Google Apps , Excel, Powerpoint, Mailchimp, SurveyMonkey

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer

Salary: Monthly salary commensurate with experience, health benefits, Unlimited PTO, cellphone reimbursement & professional development.

Location: Berkeley, CA
Start date: September 11th, 2017
Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

To apply

Please send resume and cover letter detailing your reasons for wanting to work for Global Glimpse and qualifications for the position to [email protected]. Please have “VP of US Programs – Your Name” in the subject line of the email. In your cover letter, please provide 3 references. They will not be contacted until you have gone through a final interview. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.


Chicago Regional Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

Do you have a passion for global education and international exchange? Are you looking to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with talented, results-oriented people who share a global vision?

Global Glimpse is a visionary nonprofit that inspires America’s next generation to become responsible global citizens through after school workshops and a 15-day summer immersion program in Ecuador, Nicaragua or Dominican Republic. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007, Global Glimpse has grown to serve 1000 high school students annually. Global Glimpse works to make global education accessible to all; our program delivers true socioeconomic, ethnic and experiential diversity. The majority of Global Glimpse students receive significant scholarships to participate in the program. Global Glimpse gives youth an opportunity to gain a broader perspective on the world and develop the motivation, resiliency, and confidence to tackle challenges in their communities and in their lives.

Principal Responsibilities

The Regional Administrative Assistant is a 10 month part-time position that will work closely with our Regional Program Manager to support the administrative and logistical aspects of the Chicago partner school program. This role will also support events that include, but are not limited to: GG Leader educator trainings, Alumni Ambassador Summits and annual fundraising events. This is an opportunity to get hands-on experience in a fast-paced, highly successful, growing international non-profit organization.

Administrative Duties: 70-80% of role

Core duties of role will focus on the following items. Due to our program cycle, specific types of activities listed below will ebb and flow based on the academic program calendar.

  • Process student applications
  • Cross check tax documents and approve scholarship allocation
  • Process student deposits & student payments
  • Support GG Leader training and Alumni Ambassador summits by tracking RSVPs, managing food vendors, ordering and organizing materials
  • General office organization and filings
  • Manage processing of GG Leader background checks
  • Prep materials for GGL trainings, student recruitment presentations, Advisory Board meetings and parent orientations
  • Prepare and send general program communications (using Mailchimp platform)
  • Post regional event photos or news to Global Glimpse’s social media outlets with additional support from marketing team at Bay Area head office.
  • Manage local fundraising calendar to identify key grant deadlines

Event Support: 20-30% of role

  • Attend and support event logistics for 3 weekend GG Leader educator trainings
  • Attend and support event logistics for 5 weekend Alumni Ambassador Summits
  • Manage logistical communication and RSVPs to promote attendance
  • Prepare event materials
  • Coordinate event space logistics (catering, A/V, venue confirmation)
  • Capture photography / marketing opportunities of Global Glimpse events

Qualifications

  • Passion for international education and youth development
  • Completed / pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, international relations, international education or related field
  • Photography skills a plus
  • Self-motivated and adaptable – can work successfully in an independent environment as well as in a small team environment
  • Experience in the non-profit sector preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with youth preferred, but not required
  • Experience living and working in the developing world a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with diverse students, teachers, and families
  • Ability to engage professionally with parents, educators, administrators, and other external stakeholders
  • Highly organized, strong time management skills, ability to multitask
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Experience with payment tracking, accounting, and budget management preferred, but not required
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Salesforce, Mailchimp

Reports to: Chicago Regional Manager

Part-Time Position: 12 hours a week, $16 an hour (Sept 1st – May 15th)

Location: Chicago, IL

Start date: Wednesday, September 6th

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] In your cover letter, please indicate how you learned of the opening and provide contact information for 3 references.


Program Coordinator: Ecuador

Program Coordinators will live and work in our headquarter city, Riobamba, for six months while developing and facilitating a transformational summer travel experience for diverse U.S. high school students. Two Program Coordinators per site will be supported by the Ecuador Country Director to create and execute 15-day itineraries for three delegations of students focused on global education, service learning, and leadership development.  Riobamba will run 2 sites simultaneously throughout the 2017 summer.

Each delegation is comprised of 20-22 students, two traveling educators, and two in-country Program Coordinators. Program Coordinators will receive approximately 3 weeks of initial and follow-up training. The position runs from March 1, 2017 through the end of August 2017.

Program Coordinators gain both skills and experience benefiting careers in the private and nonprofit sectors, international development and education. Beyond a job, this is an opportunity to change the lives of youth and inspire them to become responsible global citizens who take action to better their world.

Duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to:

March to May – Training & Program Development

  • Learn and practice program development tools, techniques, policies and procedures
  • Network in local communities, set-up field trips, speakers and educational activities.
  • Partner with local organizations to establish community-oriented projects and service- learning activities.
  • Develop a fully detailed itinerary for three delegations (which arrive in June, July and August).
  • Manage site budget and use financial resources responsibly and spend wisely to ensure all activities are within budget.
  • Manage all program logistics (food, transportation, accommodation, health & safety, and relationships with providers)

June, July and August- Program Execution:

  • Work as a team with your fellow Program Coordinator to execute the 3-week itineraries you built with your partner.
  • Co-facilitate program seminars, educational workshops, and student reflections (in English).
  • Attend to all participant needs. Global Glimpse staff is on call 24/7 while students are in country.
  • Ensure US students and leaders have a meaningful, inspirational, fun, safe and educational experience in Ecuador.
  • Mentoring: Guide and inspire personal development in participants.
  • Problem-solving using resourceful and creative solutions (i.e. changes in schedules, individual and group conflicts).
  • Abide by all Global Glimpse protocols in addressing all participant’s health and safety related emergencies.
  • Manage delegation budgets and track all delegation expenses.

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • English and Spanish fluency (proven* written and verbal)
  • Strong time management skills. Always on time, self-motivated and detail oriented.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills to elaborate Excel spreadsheets and documents in Word and Google Docs (and Google Drive). Intermediate to high expertise managing productivity tools such as Excel and Google Drive is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Experience working with diverse populations and ability to build and maintain community relationships.
  • Strong team player (compassionate, committed, supportive role model).
  • Enjoys working with and teaching youth (one on one and in group settings).
  • Adaptable and flexible to job needs.
  • Experience working in educational travel settings preferred, but not required.
  • Experience managing budgets preferred but not required.
  • For International applicants: Experience living and working in the developing world, preferably in Ecuador or Latin-America region.
  • Experience with performing live interpretation and written translation (Spanish-English) preferable but not required.
  • Experience working with a multicultural staff team (leadership experience preferred)

Compensation: $750 per month (see below for benefits)
Additional Benefits:

  • Prepaid telephone for work-related purposes.
  • You will receive a Wilderness Advanced First Aid Course, facilitated by certified international trainers with a worldwide 2-year validity.
  • All food and transport costs will be covered while you are with students in country (June – August).

How to Apply:

This position requires committed individuals who can dedicate their efforts to the program and are ready to learn. To apply, please prepare your CV and cover letter (between 1 – 2 pages) detailing your qualifications and interest for this specific position in English (if you are an Ecuadorian living in Ecuador) or Spanish (for all non-Ecuadorian applicants). To apply, please: Click here to apply

Note Note: Applicants who haven’t submitted both CV and cover letters will not be taken into consideration.


Program Coordinator: Dominican Republic

Program Coordinators will live and work in one of our headquarter cities for six months while developing and facilitating a transformational summer travel experience for diverse U.S. high school students. Two Program Coordinators per site will be supported by their Country Director and supporting permanent staff to create and execute 15-day itineraries for three delegations of students focused on global education, service learning, and leadership development.

Each delegation is comprised of 20-22 students, two traveling educators, and two in-country Program Coordinators. Program Coordinators will receive approximately 3 weeks of initial and follow-up training. The position runs from March 1, 2017 through the end of August 2017.

Program Coordinators gain both skills and experience benefiting careers in the private and nonprofit sectors, international development and education. Beyond a job, this is an opportunity to change the lives of youth and inspire them to become responsible global citizens who take action to better their world.

Duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to:

March to May – Training and Program Development

  • Learn and practice program development tools, techniques, policies and procedures
  • Network in local communities, set-up field trips, speakers and educational activities
  • Partner with local organizations to establish community-oriented projects and service- learning activities
  • Develop a fully detailed itinerary for three delegations (which arrive in June, July and August)
  • Manage site budget and use financial resources responsibly and spend wisely to ensure all activities are within budget
  • Identify and train local youth ambassadors to support the students and staff
  • Manage all program logistics (food, transportation, accommodation, health & safety, and relationships with providers)

June, July and August- Program Execution

  • Work as a team with your fellow Program Coordinator to execute the 15-day itineraries you built with your partner
  • Co-facilitate program seminars, educational workshops, and student reflections (in English)
  • Attend to all participant needs. Global Glimpse staff is on call 24/7 while students are in country.
  • Ensure US students and leaders have a meaningful, inspirational, fun, safe and educational experience in the Dominican Republic
  • Mentoring: Guide and inspire personal development in students and adult chaperones
  • Problem-solving using resourceful and creative solutions (i.e. changes in schedules, individual and group conflicts)
  • Abide by all Global Glimpse protocols in addressing all participant’s health and safety related emergencies
  • Manage delegation budgets and track all delegation expenses

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • English and Spanish fluency (written and verbal)
  • Strong time management skills. Always on time, self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills to elaborate Excel spreadsheets and Google Docs
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Experience working with diverse populations and ability to build and maintain community relationships
  • Strong team player (compassionate, committed, supportive role model)
  • Enjoys working with and teaching youth (one on one and in group settings)
  • Adaptable and flexible to job needs
  • Experience working in educational travel settings preferred, but not required
  • Experience managing budgets preferred but not required
  • For foreign applicants: Experience living and working in the developing world, preferably in the Dominican Republic
  • Experience with performing live interpretation and written translation (between Spanish and English) preferable but not required
  • Experience working with a multicultural staff team (leadership experience preferred)

Compensation: USD $600 NET (after taxes)
Additional Benefits:

  • Prepaid telephone for work-related purposes
  • You will receive a Wilderness Advanced First Aid Course, facilitated by certified international trainers with a worldwide 2-year validity
  • All food and transport costs will be covered during 3 weeks of training and while you are with students in country (June – August)

How to Apply:

This position is not right for everyone and requires committed individuals who can dedicate their full efforts to the program and are ready to learn. To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter (between 1 and 2 pages) detailing your qualifications and interest in the position. Please send your information in English (if your native language is not English) or Spanish (if your native language is English). To apply, please: Click here to apply

Note Note: Applicants who haven’t submitted both CV and cover letters will not be taken into consideration.


Program Coordinator: Nicaragua

Program Coordinators will live and work in one of our headquarter cities for six months while developing and facilitating a transformational summer travel experience for diverse U.S. high school students. Two Program Coordinators per site will be supported by their Country Director and supporting permanent staff to create and execute 15 day itineraries for three delegations of students focused on global education, service learning, and leadership development.

Each delegation is comprised of 20-22 students, two traveling educators, and two in-country Program Coordinators. Program Coordinators will receive approximately 3 weeks of initial and follow-up training. The position runs from March 1, 2017 through the end of August 2017.

Program Coordinators gain both skills and experience benefiting careers in the private and nonprofit sectors, international development and education. Beyond a job, this is an opportunity to change the lives of youth and inspire them to become responsible global citizens who take action to better their world.

Duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to:

March to May – Training and Program Development

  • Learn and practice program development tools, techniques, policies and procedures
  • Network in local communities, set-up field trips, speakers and educational activities
  • Partner with local organizations to establish community-oriented projects and service- learning activities.
  • Develop a fully detailed itinerary for three delegations (which arrive in June, July and August).
  • Manage site budget and use financial resources responsibly and spend wisely to ensure all activities are within budget.
  • Manage all program logistics (food, transportation, accommodation, health and safety, and relationships with providers)

June, July and August- Program Execution

  • Work as a team with your fellow Program Coordinator to execute the 15 day itineraries you built with your partner.
  • Co-facilitate program seminars, educational workshops, and student reflections (in English).
  • Attend to all participant needs. Global Glimpse staff is on call 24/7 while students are in country.
  • Ensure US students and leaders have a meaningful, inspirational, fun, safe and educational experience in Nicaragua.
  • Mentoring: Guide and inspire personal development in participants.
  • Problem-solving using resourceful and creative solutions (i.e. changes in schedules, individual and group conflicts).
  • Abide by all Global Glimpse protocols in addressing all participant’s health and safety related emergencies.
  • Manage delegation budgets and track all delegation expenses.

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • English and Spanish fluency (certified* written and verbal)
  • Strong time management skills. Always on time, self-motivated and detail oriented.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills to elaborate Excel spreadsheets and documents in Word and Google Docs (and Google Drive). Intermediate to high expertise managing productivity tools such as Excel and Google Drive is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Experience working with diverse populations and ability to build and maintain community relationships.
  • Strong team player (compassionate, committed, supportive role model).
  • Enjoys working with and teaching youth (one on one and in group settings).
  • Adaptable and flexible to job needs.
  • Experience working in educational travel settings preferred, but not required.
  • Experience managing budgets preferred but not required.
  • For foreign applicants: Experience living and working in the developing world, preferably in Nicaragua.
  • Experience with performing live interpretation and written translation (Spanish-English) preferable but not required.
  • Experience working with a multicultural staff team (leadership experience preferred)

Compensation: USD $500/month (Net Salary)
Additional Benefits:

  • Prepaid telephone for work-related purposes.
  • You will receive a Wilderness Advanced First Aid Course, facilitated by certified international trainers with a worldwide 2-year validity.
  • All food and transport costs will be covered while you are with students in country (June – August).

How to Apply:

This position is not right for everyone and requires committed individuals who can dedicate their full efforts to the program and are ready to learn. To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter (between 1 and 2 pages) detailing your qualifications and interest in the position. Please send your information in English (if your native language is not English) or Spanish (if your native language is English ). To apply, please: Click here to apply

Note Note: Applicants who haven’t submitted both CV and cover letters will not be taken into consideration.