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Position Details | GLASS Summer Director

Start: As early as May 2023 (remote in May, available to travel mid-June)
End: August 1, 2023
Open Positions: 1 to 2

Job Description

We are looking to bring on one or two Summer Directors who will lead our 2023 GLASS program delivery. Our Summer Directors oversee student health and safety, program logistics, and leadership curriculum delivery. They will also serve as the team captains of our 2023 GLASS Mentor team.

Each summer we hire a team of former collegiate athletes that excelled in leadership, academics, and athletics. Our GLASS Staff 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 team is dedicated to helping our students unlock their potential––as leaders, students, and athletes.


  • Bachelors degree

  • Ability to commit from early summer through August 1, 2023

  • Minimum two years of experience working with high school students

  • Two to three years of experience in camp operations, coaching, coordinating group travel, event management, and/or event planning, preferred

  • Two to three years of team management experience, preferred

  • Former student-athlete

  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills and cross-cultural awareness

  • Extensive international travel experience

  • Spanish-speaking ability, preferred

General Responsibilities

  • Oversee the delivery of our program itineraries. Our Summer Directors play a crucial role in making sure all students, staff, and in-country partners are on the same page in regards to where to be and when.

  • Oversee the delivery of the GLASS Leadership Curriculum. This includes leading leadership workshops and ensuring the daily learning objectives are understood by students and staff.

  • Ensure the health and safety of all our program participants

  • Serve as a team captain for our GLASS Mentor team

  • 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 Program Director

  • Develop meaningful connections with our program participants

  • Help foster an empowering, positive, and inclusive environment

Qualities of a Great Summer Director

  • 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, varies based on experience and length of term

  • Cash bonus at the end of the summer, amount varies based on experience and length of term

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

  • International health insurance while in Costa Rica

​*Any baggage fees will be at the expense of staff​

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