GlobalConnect (GC), a division within Meridian International Center, as a partner of the Department of State’s Washington Foreign Press Center (FPC), assists in administering the logistical and financial components of the Center’s press tours primarily in the United States and some international travel. GC assists in the planning, execution, and quality assurance of large, international delegations of media representatives with a thematic focus, in addition to smaller media co-operative productions in which TV crews of two to three travel with a U.S.-based producer to focus on issues related to their home countries.
The Travel Specialist is the key personnel in securing domestic and international air travel, ground transportation, and accommodations for participants in on-going and overlapping FPC projects, ensuring full compliance with USG travel regulations and accurate accounting of assigned project budgets.
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
·Bachelor’s Degree and at least four (4) years or HS Diploma and at least six (6) years of progressively responsible experience working on a travel team supporting Governmental agencies or in a role with significant responsibility for extensive international and domestic travel arrangements;
·Experience with tracking expenses, analyzing travel information, and maintaining vendor relationships;
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
·Thorough understanding of Fly America Act and other USG travel regulations
·Superb communication skills and attention to detail; creative problem solver;
·Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook;
·Able to multi-task and work on multiple projects and trip requests simultaneously;
·Ensuring timely responses to multiple inquires across various projects;
·Customer focused, while seeking efficient travel solutions, within federal guidelines for airlines, seat class, and hotels;
·Interest in working with participants from diverse background and cultures.
Physical Effort and Dexterity
Visual Acuity, Hearing, and Speaking
Excellent verbal and written command of the English Language
Environment and Scheduling
·Interest in working with an international not-for-profit professional exchange organization;
·Interest in working within a diverse work environment
This position is classified FLSA non-exempt.
Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only to Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only. Subject line should read “GC Travel Specialist” only and a cover letter, with salary expectations, and resume should be attached.
Only candidates being considered for this position will be contacted. Submissions that do not follow the above instructions will not be considered as applicants. NO PHONE CALLS in reference to this position will be accepted.
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