Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting Global Service Learning (GSL) Leaders and Assistant Leaders for trips that will take place in the summer of 2018. Lakeside's Upper School GSL program combines a weekend-long leader training retreat (approx. June 15-17, 2018) a four day on-campus pre-trip curriculum program (approx. June 19-22, 2018) with four weeks of on-site service learning with cultural immersion in mostly rural areas in the developing and near-developing world (approx. June 24-July 24, 2018) and culminating with an on campus debrief meeting within 1-2 days of return to Seattle post-trip. GSL locations for summer 2018 may include sites in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Thailand, India, Tanzania, Fiji, Tahiti, Rwanda, and China.
GSL Main and Assistant leaders report to Lakeside’s Associate Director of Global Programs and are responsible for managing and executing all aspects of the assigned trip in accordance with the program design developed by the Associate Director in collaboration with host country partners. All trip leaders must attend the leader training retreat and facilitate country specific meetings with students on campus during pre-trip curriculum week. Main leaders are also responsible for overseeing overall trip success and delegating tasks to assistant leaders. Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Attend pre-trip meetings such as the medical meeting and trip logistics meeting (January 30 and May 1 6:30-8:30pm at Lakeside); • Attend leader training retreat (overnight approx. June 15-17) and pre-trip week meetings (approx. June 19-22 8am-4pm daily); • Travel with students and co-leaders to/from Seattle to host country service site and reside in the community with the group (obligatory); • Facilitate informational and curricular meetings with student participants and parents/guardians; • Oversee all aspects of the program on site (travel logistics, home-stay arrangements, and program activities), pre-trip curriculum, and language training (if applicable); service work with the partner organization; students health and safety; planning and overseeing daily reflection and curricular meetings; • Maintain financial records of expenses incurred during the trip; • Evaluate the project, submit written comments on students, and turning in all receipts and a budget report within two week of return.
Main Leaders and Assistant Leaders not residing in the Seattle area may have modified responsibilities and a decreased stipend. Lodging and transportation fees are covered by Lakeside when travel is required.
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 824 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and the shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing his/her interest and qualifications (specifically addressing language skills, international living and site preference and rationale) and resume via an online application on Lakeside’s website (www.lakesideschool.org). To access the Employment page, select “About Us” from the home page.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will start in early September and continue until all positions are filled. Questions about this position may be
Requirements and Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will have experience in leading student groups overseas. Fluency in one or multiple languages other than English is a plus as well as significant time spent in rural areas in the developing world. Training and/or experience in experiential and/or outdoor education is desirable. A hardy constitution is important and references should speak to the applicant’s integrity, flexibility, and ability to be an effective member of a team. Leaders must be available from approx. June 15-July 25 to attend leader training retreat, pre-trip week, and travel to/from Seattle to host country with students. In addition, leaders must be available for a post-trip debrief meeting within 2 days of return from the trip. All applicants must have a college degree; non-Lakeside alumni must be 25 years of age and all applicants will be subject to employment and reference checks. Required Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification will be covered at Lakeside’s expense if needed. Successful candidates must satisfactorily complete a nationwide criminal and sex offender background check.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and Benefits:
Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees by providing a competitive compensation package. Individuals will receive a stipend that is based on their completion of required pre and post-meetings, training sessions and the assigned trip. Travel reimbursement will be limited and established prior to position appointment.
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 851 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a glo...bal society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.