Field Manager, International Programs
Maximo Nivel
Costa Rica
hace 20 días

The Field Manager works as part of the International Programs Team a team of 4-6 people, and reports to the Director of International Programs.

As part of this team, the Field Manager works to improve the international programs business and ensure excellent client service and program management.

The Field Manager works closely with international clients providing in-country support, project organization, class scheduling, housing, travel, and responding to any other needs that clients have.

The Field Manager helps ensure that international clients are productive, happy, and safe while in-country. The Field Manager is also closely involved with partner management, including regular communication with both international and local partners.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM The Field Manager ensures that volunteers are busy and productive at their projects. The Field Manager is expected to make sure volunteers are engaged and actively working at their project placements.

The Field Manager simultaneously manages a number of projects (15-22) and a number of volunteers (10-75); and the primary goal is to provide structure and organization that results in impact at each project.

Resources include some limited funding, volunteers, and the creativity and organizational skills the Field Manager brings to the project.

The Field Manager manages these projects and provides organization, client service, encouragement, translation, and any other support required to make sure volunteers are productive at the project site.

The Field Manager must develop strong, interactive relationships with the Director(s) of each project. They must work toward creating mutually beneficial relationships ensuring that Maximo Nivel is a good partner and that Maximo Nivel’s volunteers and the project benefit from the relationship.

Benefits include : improved realization of the project’s mission, improved organization, improved cleanliness, improved attendance, construction, food, supplies, improved support for the project Director and staff, etc.

The Field Manager also provides orientation, client service, housing, and scheduling support for Maximo Nivel’s International Internship, Native Spanish, and TEFL Certification programs.

DEVELOPMENT WORK

VOLUNTEER PROJECT SITES Field Managers meet with and assess project sites for suitability to host international volunteers and to work with Maximo Nivel.

Suitability is determined by assessing : existing organization, existing team, need, ability and willingness to work with international volunteers, and the opportunity for Maximo Nivel and its volunteers to bring impact to the project.

FAMILY-STAYS Field Managers meet with and assess new family-stay homes for their suitability to provide housing and food to Maximo Nivel’s international clients.

Suitability is determined by assessing motivations of the family for housing international guests, cleanliness, hospitality, number of rooms / beds, ability to provide good food and timely meals, and the family’s willingness to provide a cultural immersion experience.

ADMINISTRATIVE WORK

The Field Manager provides support for overall program management, including :

Orientation and welcome

Site visits and problem-solving

Coordinating donations and aid

Housing support and problem solving

Sending emails, answering phones, and updating the CRM system

Scheduling : Volunteers, Spanish classes, family-stays

Travel details : flights, hotel, arrival, departure, etc.

Bachelors Degree

Bi-lingual English / Spanish.

2-3 years professional experience

Business minded and very strong at managing details

Must be very client service oriented

Passion for traveling and helping others

Excellent computer skills including Word and Excel

The minimum position duration is 18 months

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