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Kaya Responsible Travel

17 New South St. Suite 301
NORTHAMPTON, MA 01060
Salary Range:Location:
NORTHAMPTON, MA
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeHospitality/Travel/Tourism
Education Level:Work Experience:
Some College Coursework Completed
Preference: Required
Up to One Year
Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Position Title: Group Programs Assistant
Organization: Kaya Responsible Travel
Location: Northampton, MA
Hours: Part-time (20hrs/week) with growth potential
Start Date: As soon as right candidate is found

Who We Are
Kaya Responsible Travel is a provider of service-learning, volunteering, internship, and faculty-led programs, working in more than 25 locations around the world. Our commitment to providing ethical, responsible, and sustainable options helps to empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens.

Position Description
The Group Programs Assistant will work closely with our University Relations & Customized Group Programs Coordinator, based in our Northampton, MA office. The role will focus on two central areas: helping to develop and implement faculty-led programs and assisting in university outreach. This position requires an ambitious, organized individual who is willing to express their ideas with the goal of growing Kaya’s programs. The successful candidate must be passionate about international travel/education and willing to adjust to constantly shifting priorities. Though this position will begin as part-time, it may have growth potential.

Specific Duties:
o Assist Program Coordinator with logistical planning and responding to RFPs (requests for proposals) as required
o Liaise with Kaya in-country program providers to help deliver proposals
o Provide pre-departure materials and assistance for approved programs
o Assist with marketing communications aimed at academic institutions (newsletters, social media posts, etc.)
o Assist with managing administrative paperwork related to the development and delivering of group proposals
o Assist Program Coordinator in responding to questions, requests and needs of university contacts and partners
o May be asked to attend some study abroad fairs or university visits on behalf of Kaya
o Help Program Coordinator identify academic departments or new universities interested in faculty-led programs
o Provide excellent customer service and support to approved programs, students and faculty
o Promote service-learning along with ethical and sustainable programming



Required Qualifications and Skills
o International travel for work, pleasure, or study
o Some college
o Strong communication and interpersonal skills
o Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
o Strong organizational skills
o Ability to work with a team and independently

Preferred Qualifications and Skills
o Experience with Google Suite & Mac Suite
o Experience with Study Abroad or Faculty-Led Programming
o Public speaking/presenting
o Experience participating in a service-learning/volunteer program abroad
o US driver’s license

Compensation and Benefits
o Entry-level hourly wage
o Paid sick time - 1 hour earned for every 30 hours worked
o 401(k) plan after 1 year of employment, with company match
o Work with a fast-paced and goal-oriented team
o Possibility of international travel opportunities
o Fun, flexible work environment frequented by furry pups
o Office located in a historic building (formerly the Northampton Center for the Arts) right in the heart of Northampton, next to Smith College on the bus line

Application Details
o Submit your cover letter, resume, and two professional references to jobs@kayaresponsibletravel.com
o Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview
o No phone calls, please


Kaya Responsible Travel provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical or mental disability. Equal opportunity applies to hiring, placement, promotion, salary determination, and all other conditions of employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document upon hire.


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