Rustic Pathways is a student travel organization which offers the world's finest experiential education, community service, foreign language, and adventure programs. We provide superior quality travel and service in some of the most welcoming countries around the world. Rustic Pathways demands professionalism and integrity across all of our operations, insists on quality in all aspects of our programs, and places strong emphasis on the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.
Thrival Academies is an emerging network of study abroad public high schools providing students from underserved communities access to education overseas. The program is grounded in personalized learning and immersive education through project-based learning, homestays, and community exchanges. Thrival Academies believes that international education is central to what it means to be an educated person in the 21st century and strives to make it accessible to all students in America, regardless of race or class.
History of Thrival Academy: Oakland and Thrival Academy: Indianapolis
Currently, there is a Thrival Academy in Oakland and one in Indianapolis, which is new this year. During the 2016-2017 school year, Thrival Academy: Oakland traveled to Thailand for three months. Rustic Pathways is the implementation partner for the Thrival Academy programs. This is similar to a client and vendor relationship. Rustic Pathways plans and implements experiential education activities in the USA before students travel to Thailand as well as during the entirety of the experience in Southeast Asia. This includes all of the students’ food and accommodations, travel logistics, risk management and emergency response, as well as community-based excursions focused on specific issues which form the basis of the Thrival academic curriculum. This year, we expect there to be twenty students from the Indianapolis school site and 15-20 student from Oakland. Rustic Pathways expects to have a team of program leaders responsible for each site and one program coordinator working across both sites. The exact composition of our team will depend on student recruitment and program schedules.
About the Ideal Candidate
We are looking to hire two individuals excited about this unique and demanding opportunity. The ideal candidate connects well with Thrival students and is able to support them throughout their experience inside and outside the classroom. They are a lifelong learner who is ready to help students learn deeply from community-based exchanges. They believe deeply in this model of education. They are professional and service-minded when dealing with clients, Thrival teachers. They are organized and can track a budget and manage logistics with little oversight. Because Thrival is expanding, we are looking for someone who can take on increasing responsibility as the program grows.
November and December 2017
January through April 2018
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
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