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GSC Conference Chaperone

As part of the 2023 CAS Trips’ Global Student Conference series, we are searching for skilled professionals to fulfill the role of Conference Chaperone for the following conferences:

 

GSC Asia-Pacific, Marlborough College, Malaysia; July 3-8 2023

GSC Americas, St. Mark’s School, Boston, USA; July 31-August 5 2023

 

The Conference chaperones will be part of an integral team of CAS Trips’ leading activity groups under the instruction of CAS Trips’ Conference Director. Chaperones will be responsible for overseeing the smooth running, staffing, and management of the GSCs’ afternoon and evening activities for 100-200 students aged 14-18.

Conference Chaperones will serve as the primary adult contacts and mentors for the student participants at a Global Student Conference. It is an excellent opportunity for professional development and to get to know students from around the world.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Cooperate with the Activities Director and the other Chaperones to organize and implement the conference’s afternoon and evening activities program.
  • Manage a group of twenty students and will reside in the dorm near their activity group
  • Ensure activity group is safely in their rooms at the designated time in the evening and is on time for the morning plenary sessions
  • Organize, implement, and lead scheduled off-campus trips
  • Assist with arrivals and departures days, including assisting with airport pick-ups, and drop-offs.
  • Assist Directors with any discipline, communication, or management matters as required.

Skills required:

  1. Any member of the IB community, 21 years of age or older
  2. At least 2 years of professional experience
  3. Prior experience working in summer camps or leading student groups
  4. Exceptional organizational skills
  5. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  6. Be able to provide at least 2 professional references
  7. Be able to provide a clean police clearance record dated within the last 3 years
  8. Understanding of the IB Diploma Program

This is a live-in position and CAS Trips expect the successful candidate to:

  • Be available on-site for the duration of the conference in order to monitor activity group in the designated afternoon and evening events and support the night-time rotation.
  • Commence work at least 1 day prior to the conference start date
  • Engage in online communication and 1-2 virtual training sessions with CAS Trips Directors prior to the conference
  • Represent CAS Trips with the highest levels of professionalism
  • Be proactive and use independent initiative at all times
  • Be flexible and adapt to evolving responsibilities as required.

 

The remuneration for this position will be $1000 (Boston) / £900 (Singapore). Conference Chaperones receive complimentary housing, food, and ground transportation during the conference, but will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the conference city.

To apply, please send your CV to Neil Brinckerhoff at neil.b@castrips.org to express your interest, along with the specific GSC you are interested in (Singapore/Edinburgh/Boston).

 

CAS Trips aims to make a genuine, sustainable impact through transformative cross-cultural experiences for our students. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our workplace can be anyone’s no matter gender, race, sexuality, age, or ability. This includes a zero-tolerance harassment policy with disciplinary procedures for those who have violated the policy.

GSC Workshop Leader

As part of the 2023 CAS Trips’ Global Student Conference series, we are searching for skilled professionals to fulfill the role of Workshop Leader for the following conferences:

 

GSC Asia-Pacific, Marlborough College, Malaysia; July 3-8 2023

GSC EMEA, Fettes College, Edinburgh, Scotland; July 17-22 2023

GSC Americas, St. Mark’s School, Boston, USA; July 31-August 5 2023

 

The Workshop Leader will be an integral part of CAS Trips’ GSC Academic sessions under the instruction of CAS Trips’ Academic and Conference Directors. They will oversee the smooth running of the GSCs’ academic workshop sessions for one group of approximately 20 students aged 14-18.

Any experienced IB teacher, particularly one that has taught Theory of Knowledge, served as a CAS Coordinator, or regularly uses the inquiry method can serve as a Workshop Leader. Priority will be given to those registered to attend the conference alongside students.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Work with the Conference Director and the other staff members to organize and implement the conference’s the academic program
  • Work with the Conference Director to arrange technology and other equipment needs for plenaries and workshop sessions
  • Lead/monitor 4-5 workshop sessions utilizing provided materials
  • Assist with arrival and departures days
  • Attend daily meetings with the Academic Director, or as needed to debrief
  • Maintain a proper teacher/student relationship with the participating students during the conference

Skills required:

  1. At least 4 years of professional teaching experience
  2. Exceptional organizational skills
  3. Prior group management experience
  4. Be able to provide at least 2 professional references
  5. Be able to provide a criminal background check (within the last three years) or a letter from the applicant’s Head of School verifying that a criminal background check was completed prior to employment
  6. Comprehensive knowledge of the IB Diploma Program

CAS Trips expect the successful candidate to:

  • Be available on-site for all academic sessions
  • Attend the Workshop Leader planning session on conference arrival day
  • Engage in online communication and 1-2 virtual training sessions with CAS Trips Directors prior to the conference
  • Represent CAS Trips with the highest levels of professionalism
  • Be proactive and use independent initiative at all times
  • Be flexible and adapt to evolving responsibilities as required

 

Workshop Leaders receive complimentary housing, food, and ground transportation during the conference, but will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the conference city.

To apply, write brief responses to the following questions and email them to Neil Brinckerhoff at neil.b@castrips.org.

  • Which Global Student Conference are you interested in volunteering for (Singapore/Edinburgh/Boston)?
  • Why do you want to be a Workshop Leader at the Global Student Conference?
  • What part of your teaching experience will make you a good Workshop Leader?

 

CAS Trips aims to make a genuine, sustainable impact through transformative cross-cultural experiences for our students. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our workplace can be anyone’s no matter gender, race, sexuality, age, or ability. This includes a zero-tolerance harassment policy with disciplinary procedures for those who have violated the policy.

Global Student Ambassador

CAS Trips’ annual Global Student Conferences in Singapore, Boston, and Edinburgh are returning in 2023. ​​Every year we invite young changemakers to meet, engage and collaborate with fellow international students from all over the world to tackle the central theme: Future of Food: Global Issues, Local Solutions.

 

The Role:

As a CAS Trips Global Student Ambassador, you will be an official representative of the  CAS Trips 2023 Global Student Conference series; spreading the word among your network. 

The aim is to enroll 5 or more students in a Global Student Conference program, using your initiative to share and present information to students, staff and parents in your region.

The Offer:

Ambassadors who achieve their target of enrolling 5 or more students will receive a full scholarship place at one of the GSCs, including:

  • Accommodation, food, and program of lectures, workshops, and activities
  • Certificate of achievement and college application testimonial from CAS Trips Directors

Skills and experience required:

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and independent work ethic
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic personality and a positive attitude
  • Prior knowledge of the International Baccalaureate program is a major advantage
  • Willing to speak about global issues connected to the conference online and in person

 

Interested student applicants should submit a short expression of interest via this form (no more than 250 words), answering the following questions no later than March 1 2023:

  • What is your motivation for becoming a Global Student Ambassador?
  • Why is it important for students to meet, discuss and collaborate on global issues such as the Future of Food?

 

CAS Trips aims to make a genuine, sustainable impact through transformative cross-cultural experiences for our students. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our workplace can be anyone’s no matter gender, race, sexuality, age, or ability.