We are still hiring nine to ten summer program leaders for the following programs. Leader orientation starts on June 6, so apply now!
Putney Student Travel Pre-College
Pre-College at Amherst College (Marketing & Advertising instructor and Assistant Director)
Pre-College at Oxford University (Business & Economics / Marketing instructor)
Pre-College at UCLA (Entrepreneurship instructor)
To join our team of Putney Student Travel high school, middle school, and Pre-College staff, you must be able to motivate and engage students in a wide range of situations and settings. Leadership on all programs requires extensive interaction with and mentoring of students. Leaders are granted a high degree of independence and responsibility. Excellent personal leadership skills and the ability to handle multiple ongoing tasks are crucial. Successful candidates have the ability to inspire, lead, mentor, educate, set limits, and enforce rules. In most scenarios programs are led by a leadership team comprised of one male and one female identifying leader, however larger programs may have a leadership trio, and our Pre-College programs are led by larger teams of instructors with an on-site program director.
Putney has a clear code of conduct that our students read and sign in order to participate. We expect our leaders to enforce these rules throughout the program, and live by them as well.
Our veteran leaders agree that some of the most important skills necessary to lead a successful program include endless energy, good judgment, flexibility, in-country knowledge, passion for and knowledge about the program themes, patience, and a deep desire to work with youth.
Cultural Exploration, Community Service, Language Learning, Middle School, and Discover Putney:
It is impossible for all candidates to embody everything on this list, which is why we hire holistic leadership teams. Our most successful candidates meet some combination of the following criteria:
All applicants offered a position are required to complete a background check. Returning leaders must submit a background check every year of employment. For programs where you will be responsible for driving students, this includes a driving report.
All leaders are required to attend an intensive orientation (dates and locations below). During orientation, leaders participate in active and engaging discussions, seminars, activities, and workshops that cover topics such as the Putney philosophy, leadership skills, managing group dynamics, and health and safety protocols. Attendance at Leader Orientation is mandatory.
Putney Student Travel: June 6 to June 9, 2019
New York Times Student Journeys: June 6 to June 9, 2019
Pre-College and Middle School Costa Rica, programs have campus-based staff orientation one week before the program start date.
Most programs require that one or more leaders travel to the destination country up to one week in advance for preparation. These pre-trip days are under contract and are compensated. Specific dates for these specific orientations are available upon request.
Putney covers all domestic and international travel from your home to the program and back. All other program-related expenses, such as accommodations and food, are also covered by Putney for the duration of your contract as well as for leader training. Leaders receive a stipend that is commensurate with experience.
Putney does not provide health insurance. Our stipends are competitive within our industry.
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