Reports to: Groups Program Manager

Working locations: Mexico

Start date: 1 July – 6 August 2024

Contract Type: Seasonal

🌍About GVI

At GVI, we’re driven by the desire to make a positive impact on our planet and its people. Our dedicated teams are actively working to address global challenges and together, we leverage a diverse set of specialised skills to pursue a shared vision: fostering a brighter and more sustainable future for all.

We offer award-winning conservation and community development programs in 13 countries, all aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and led by our teams and experts from the communities we operate in. These programs include an extensive range of nature conservation and community development programs through which people from all walks of life can volunteer, intern and study.

Working at GVI is fast-paced and fun. We value passion, authenticity and innovation, and we treat each other with respect. But we can do better than words to show you who we are! To see what it’s really like to work for GVI:

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About the role

The goal of the Groups Field Assistant is to support the delivery of world-leading under 18 groups programs in-country, by focusing on participant experience.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Groups Program Manager and Coordinator in the running of school group and under 18 programs.
  • Assisting with project work including planning sessions.
  • Managing the groups on a day-to-day basis, ensuring they have a positive experience.
  • Interacting with local partners for certain activities.
  • Delivering presentations and training relevant to the project activities.
  • Acting as an enthusiastic role model for participants and providing guidance and mentorship.
  • Working with the team to ensure the program operates to a high standard and all health and safety protocols are followed.

About you

If you are ambitious, purpose-driven, and you have a great sense of humour, we want to meet you. As an organisation, we know that welcoming a broad range of people with unique identities makes us powerful and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion practices.

Professional skills and experience

  • Advanced Open Water.
  • Prior experience running/ managing participants on group or individual service or adventure programs desirable.
  • Qualifications in one of the following: Emergency first response, Mountaineer, Wilderness Safety or equivalent.
  • Local knowledge beneficial.
  • Conversational Spanish (advantage).

🎉Package includes

  • Per-group stipend
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Emergency medical and travel insurance
  • And more!

🎯 To apply

Please send your CV along with a cover letter stating why you feel you would be best suited to this position at GVI.

GVI is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and values diversity in our organization. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Please note: We will do our utmost to respond to all applicants, however, given the large volume of applications we receive, this isn’t always possible. If you do not hear back from us within three-four weeks, please take it that on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.