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The group lead works with CIED Georgetown staff and implementation partners to facilitate the exchanges for Youth Ambassador participants (youth and adult mentors). This includes meeting the participants at the point of U.S. arrival/departure and accompanying them throughout their entire exchange program (in the U.S. and/or abroad). The Group Lead coordinates with partners and CIED Georgetown to ensure activities are carried out as planned and troubleshoots as needed. The Group Lead's is the participants main point of contact and is responsible for ensuring their safety and wellbeing. In addition, the Group Lead writes daily reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes and reports any issues/challenges to CIED Georgetown.
The Group Lead meets regularly with the participants to help them contextualize what they are learning in the exchange program and how it will be relevant to them (and others) in their home communities upon their return. This includes jump starting follow-on projects while the group is in program. The Group Lead is the first line contact should participants face personal or health issues. Throughout the program, the Group Lead serves as the official program and Georgetown University representative. At the end of the program, the Group accompanies participants to the U.S. port of departure/entry prior to their return home. The Group Lead is in constant communication with the Program Director at Georgetown to update on progress and resolve issues in real time.
Requirements and Qualifications
The candidate must have a bachelor's degree and/or commensurate experience as well as extensive knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean and understanding of cultural difference is crucial to the success and implementation of the program. Leads are required the variety of exchanges programs run by CIED; some assignments require foreign language. Candidates with Spanish language proficiency will be given preference.
NOTE: This position is a three-week, full-time position between January 23rd and February 15th, 2020 (weekends included). Eligible candidates will be fully available for work and travel during this time frame.
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