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Program Assistant, Oxbridge Academic Programs

Company: WorldStrides
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

WorldStrides is the global leader in educational travel and experiential learning. The company was founded over 50 years ago and has grown to provide a wide range of programs for more than 550,000 students annually from more than 5,000 K12 schools and universities to over 100 countries around the world. WorldStrides offers experiential learning programs in educational travel, performing arts, language immersion, career exploration, service-learning, study abroad, and sports. Each of these experiences helps students to see beyond the classroom and to see the world - and themselves - in new ways.

Oxbridge Academic Programs' Program Assistants ensure the smooth running of our summer programs in Los Angeles, Boston, and New York City. They are responsible for the program office, and they are expected to communicate clearly and effectively with Faculty, Activities Directors, Program Deans, and the Program Director, as well as with students and their parents. Program Assistants must also be able to work as part of a team to form the welcoming atmosphere that defines an Oxbridge program office, and to act as role models to whom our students aspire.

Work Schedule:
* Part-time (approximately 48 hours per week) while the program is in session.
* Must be flexible while the program is operational - to include weekend or holiday work.

Essential Functions:
* Work a number of shifts, to be determined during Prep Week, in the program office each week, from either 8:00 am till 4:00 pm, or from 4:00 pm till 12:00 am midnight, daily during the four weeks of the program.
* Take responsibility for implementing student discipline, upholding program policies and regulations.
* Live in residence for the duration of "Prep Week" and the duration of the program.
* Participate in program set-up during "Prep Week." During this time, the Program Assistants will work from approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
* Be available ("on-call") to respond to emergency situations, or to provide additional support to the administration, when required outside of time on-shift.
* Assist with the planning and administration of program field trips.
* Attend once-weekly Administration Meetings and once-weekly Faculty Meetings.
* Assist on Arrival and Departure Days.

At WorldStrides, the experience is everything. By joining our team you help provide moments that delight and open up the world of learning. Our team is truly passionate about making each experience a once in a lifetime opportunity for each traveler that is easy to manage from A to Z. Each journey is different, which is why we offer a broad range of experiential learning programs for groups and individuals of all ages throughout their lifelong learning journey.

If we've learned anything since 2020, it's that being able to experience different places and things while interacting with new people is imperative to not only personal growth but also to general well-being. So, let's get out there-together. To learn more about our brand, our mission and our commitment to health and safety, please visit our website at

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, WorldStrides` is committed to building a diverse workforce, supported by an environment that promotes inclusion and belonging. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Personable and approachable, and able to be a strong representative of their program.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Current second-year undergraduate students (or higher) preferred.
* Prior work experience preferred.
* Must be knowledgeable about the city where the program takes place, and ideally, based in that same city.
Not Eligible

Keywords: WorldStrides, Newport News , Program Assistant, Oxbridge Academic Programs, Other , Williamsburg, Virginia

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