WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Our vision is to shift the world from "me" to "we." Our mission is to empower all people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others.
WE - Making good, doable.
ME to WE 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 Facilitators will report to the Manager of Quality and Risk Operations.
All successful candidates must be available to attend Trips Facilitator training, in person, at our Downtown Toronto head office on – October 22nd - October 27th.
Ideal candidates have experience in:
Leading groups of youth in international travel (ideally to Kenya, Tanzania, India, Ecuador)
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 & Compensation
Ideal candidates have flexible schedules during the months of March, June, July and August. Contracts range from 2 weeks-6 weeks and are specific to the travel dates of the trip. Compensation is based on the contract length.
Training & Certification Requirements
Available to attend our open house and group interviews, in person, on October 22nd
Availability to attend ME to WE Trips Facilitator training at the WE Global Leaning Centre located in downtown Toronto on October 23rd-October 27th
Certified in Standard First Aid and CPR-C (proof of certification required)
Clear Criminal Reference Check including Vulnerable Sector Screening
Required to attend in person or via Skype a briefing session before each trip
Meet minimum age and education requirements; 20+ years old with a post secondary education
Responsibilities and Duties
Safely leading groups through ME to WE trip programs at international locations
Coordinate logistics throughout the trip with the support of the Country Team and co-facilitator
Facilitate leadership modules daily for your group with a focus on social justice
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 WE Charity and ME to WE opportunities, through a complete understanding of all ME to WE programming and product opportunities and WE Charity programs.
Cultivate and sustain strong relationships with adults who support the youth
Maintain regular e-mail and phone contact with the in-country team to provide updates
Act as a positive role model for all youth through your words and actions
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
Be flexible, adaptable and practice good judgement throughout the entirety of the trip
Administrative requirements: high quality of report writing, ability to manage time effectively to meet deadlines (ability to conduct administrative work while travelling)
Qualifications and Skills
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 offices.
Represent ME to WE with a high level of professionalism, passion and dedication.
Strong engagement skills and ability to speak passionately about all of WE's campaigns and programs for further engagement in WE opportunities
Excellent facilitation skills including strong oral and written communication skills
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 WE Village's Holistic International Development Model.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities at one time and within tight deadlines
Ability to take initiative in high stress situation while building relationships with various stakeholders.
Charisma when working with youth, and a passion for youth leadership skill development. Relateable to a high school aged and above audience.
Valid passport, no criminal record
First Aid certification is required
High level of passion, energy, creativity and a great sense of humor
Previous experience as a camp counselor, teacher or coach is an asset.
Previous travel experience and knowledge of a second language is an asset.
What makes us unique…
WE is a family of organizations making doing good, doable. WE Charity empowers domestic and international change. ME to WE is a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help support the charity. And WE Day fills stadiums around the world with the greatest celebration of social good. WE enables youth and families to better the world – supporting 2,500+ local and global causes by volunteering millions of hours of service, shopping daily with an impact, and raising millions of dollars that directly benefit their local communities and the world. Globally, our teams in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have provided more than 1 million people with clean water, built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, and empowered more than 200,000 children with access to education. WE was founded more than 20 years ago by social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger. Join the movement today at WE.org.
WE values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants requiring a disability-related accommodation at any stage of WE’s recruitment process should contact the People Operations and Culture Department by email at email@example.com. As required by applicable legislation, WE will consult with applicants requesting such an accommodation to ensure that WE’s recruitment process takes into account their accessibility needs, including in relation to the materials or processes to be used by WE.