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Position Details | GLASS Mentor

Start: Remote Training in May; Travel to Costa Rica by June 6th
End: July 4th, 2024
Open Positions: 1

Job Description

We are looking to bring one additional GLASS Mentor who will assist in delivering our 2024 GLASS sessions. Each summer we hire a team of GLASS Mentors who are of former college athletes that excelled in leadership, academics, and athletics. Our Mentors epitomize the ideal role model of a high school student-athlete. They lead our GLASS students through a transformative international education experience that combines leadership development, sports performance training, service-learning, and global engagement.

GLASS is intentionally structured around a mentorship model because we are keenly aware of the lifetime impact a mentor can impart. Going above and beyond your average "camp staff", our Mentor team is dedicated to helping our students unlock their potential––as leaders, students, and athletes.


  • Bachelors degree

  • Ability to commit to the timeframe listed above

  • Minimum one year of experience working with high school students

  • Former student-athlete

  • Former team captain, or someone the coach looked to as a program leader

  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills and cross-cultural awareness

  • International travel experience, preferred

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure the health and safety of all our program participants

  • Serve as a leadership mentor for high school female athletes

  • Help plan and lead sports-performance sessions, leadership development workshops, and service-learning projects

  • Chaperone group excursions

  • Be ready and willing to accept duties assigned by the Lead Mentor and/or Program Director

  • Develop meaningful connections with our program participants

  • Help foster an empowering, positive, and inclusive environment

Qualities of a Great GLASS Mentor

  • Passionate about empowering high school youth

  • Passionate about creating global community through sport

  • Experienced in problem-solving and thinking on the fly

  • Highly adaptable

  • Team-oriented

  • Excellent communicator

  • Confidence leading group activities (i.e. classroom-setting workshops, ice breakers, group games, small group discussions)

  • Outstanding mentor to students experiencing their first independent international experience

  • Views leadership as a service to themselves and others

  • Strong ability to self-reflect and coach others through self-reflection

  • Ability to create a student-driven learning environment

  • Views challenges as opportunities

  • Assumes ownership and responsibility in all settings


  • Hotel accommodations in Costa Rica

  • Three meals per day during program operations

  • Cash stipend

  • Roundtrip airfare from the Continental US to Costa Rica* program arrival and program end

  • International health insurance while in Costa Rica

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