CAS Trips are unlike any other school trips. Using a framework of Creativity, Activity and Service, CAS Trips student groups work directly with local charities, NGOs and organizations to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals in some of the world’s most inspirational travel locations. CAS Trips place environmental, social and economical sustainability at its core and our unique methodology promotes global citizenship to engage with the real people and real issues affecting the future of our planet.
As a CAS Trips Global Student Ambassador, you have the chance to gain invaluable work experience in a variety of roles. This is an all-expenses paid 1-2 week internship opportunity during one of CAS Trips’ Global Student Exchange programs or Global Student Conferences. To qualify, you will be required to represent CAS Trips in presentations to students and staff at IB and International Schools in your region. Student Ambassadors who succeed in enrolling 5 or more students in a Global Student Exchange program will automatically qualify for the internship of their choice.
Qualifying candidates will choose one focus program to promote: Prague Spring, New York Autumn or Medellin Spring Global Student Exchange programs or the Asia-Pacific, European or The Americas Global Student Conferences. Should Ambassadors achieve their target of enrolling 5 or more students onto that program, they will receive:
- Return flights to/from your nearest international airport
- 1-2 week’s full board accommodation at your focus program
- Internship role including but not limited to work in the following fields: Social media manager, Reporter, Photographer, Director’s Assistant, Student Mentor, Support Guide, Translator
You will be expected to:
- Initiate and nurture school contacts
- Represent CAS Trips in meetings with school staff, parents and students
- Maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of CAS Trips products and methodology
- Work and adapt CAS Trips sales materials, including powerpoint presentations, sample
- Maintain an up to date database of all your meetings and correspondence
You will receive:
- Pre-made CAS Trips materials, resources, presentations and uniform
- Entry level training and guidance
- A regional contacts database
Skills and experience required:
- Minimum age of 18 years old at the time of application
- Fluent English language skills. Additional language skills, especially Spanish, would be an advantage
- 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
Interested student applicants should send their CV and a cover letter to Simon Armstrong at [email protected]
CAS TRIPS Virtual CAS Conference 2020 (Europe-Africa-Middle-East)
November 14th & 15th 2020, 09:00-13:00 (Pacific Standard Time)
Workshop Facilitator Job Description
The Virtual CAS Conference will explore the two pressing global issues of The Climate Crisis and COVID-19 through keynote speeches, probing discussion, workshops and collaborative problem-solving activities for up to 400 students, using the platform of Zoom.
In addition to providing a platform to compare ideas, the conference will challenge students to work together in a Hackathon format to develop a long term solution-focused Service project in response to a charity’s urgent, authentic need.
The role of Workshop Facilitator is crucial to the success of the Virtual CAS Conference.
After each keynote speech on Day 1, student participants will be automatically assigned to groups of approximately 20 students, each assigned a Workshop Facilitator who will lead discussions.
The purposes of the Workshop sessions are to discuss the guest speaker’s presentation by using the best pedagogical practices of inquiry, to expand the students’ knowledge of the challenges of climate change and COVID-19, and to identify practical ways that we, as global citizens, can take action to reduce the damaging effects of both.
On Day 2, students will be automatically assigned to groups of 6-8 students to partake in the Charity Hackathon. Workshop Facilitators will be assigned to 2-3 groups and expected to check in at regular intervals to ensure students are making progress and help guide them through any issues that may arise as they develop their ideas and proposal.
Workshop Facilitator Duties;
- Prior to the VCC, read the Workshop Session Planner prepared by CAS Trips
- Attend a short 60 minute pre-conference training session and Q&A on Zoom (date/time TBC)
- Be online and in attendance for the VCC from 09:00-13:00 PST on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November 2020.
- Lead/monitor 2 x 45-60-minute workshops on Saturday 14th November 2020
- Guide/monitor 2-3 groups of students as they work through the Charity Hackathon
- Maintain proper teacher/student relationship with participating students during the conference
Any IB teacher, particularly one that has taught Theory of Knowledge, served as CAS coordinator, or who regularly uses the inquiry method can serve as a Workshop Facilitator. Priority will be given to teachers who promote and enroll students to the Virtual CAS Conference and those who have been Workshop Leaders at IB World Student Conferences or CAS Trips Global Student Conferences in the past.
To apply, write brief responses to the following questions and email them to Simon Armstrong at email@example.com.
- Why do you want to be a Workshop Facilitator at the Virtual CAS Conference?
- What part of your teaching experience will make you a good Workshop Facilitator?
Finally, CAS Trips requires a criminal background check (within last 3 years) or a letter from the applicant’s Head of School verifying that a criminal background check was completed prior to employment, and the applicant is still an employee in good standing at the school.
Remuneration is offered at USD$ 100 per day.