Travel Study Leader Job Description

Travel Study leaders initiate the planning of a Travel Study Program; perform a wide range of duties for the coordination of the trip; and travel free on the tour if enough participants are recruited. Participants are expected to give a minimum one-year commitment in order to be eligible. 

Essential Functions

Seminole State's Travel Study leaders: 

  • Act as the liaison with the tour company;
  • Collaborate and communicate with international study coordinators;
  • Collaborate and communicate with Travel Study chaperons;
  • Recruit participants for the Travel Study Program;
  • Disseminate information to the tour participants;
  • Collect required paperwork/consent forms from participants before the trip;
  • Purchase the tour company's medical and travel insurance (approximately $115);
  • Act as a group leader for a small group of participants on the tour, ensuring that all group members are present for activities; collecting tips for the tour guide and driver; and helping group members to resolve problems;
  • Attend all activities on the tour;
  • Support the local tour guide as necessary on the tour;
  • Maintain a positive attitude throughout the tour;
  • Ensure the safety of all participants on the tour;
  • Organize any requested presentations upon return; and
  • Participate in recommending improvements to the process.

Special Considerations (Travel, Work Hours, Working Conditions, Etc.)

  • Travel
  • Flexible hours and days
  • A one-year commitment (minimum)

Desired Qualifications

Candidates must:

  • Be a full-time Seminole State faculty member;
  • Have experience traveling to other countries (preferred); and
  • Have experience traveling with students (preferred).

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with students, as well as staff, faculty, administration and community members
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Commitment to working in a multicultural environment
  • Patience and adaptability when traveling with a group of students
  • Strong decision-making capabilities

Essential Physical Skills

Candidates must have acceptable eyesight and hearing (with or without correction/aid) and be able to:

  • Walk long distances;
  • Stand for extended periods of time;
  • Climb stairs;
  • Tolerate changes in climate and temperature;
  • Endure no (or weak) air conditioning;
  • Travel on long airline flights and train rides; and
  • Lift and transport luggage.

Environmental Conditions

Candidates for this position should be able to: 

  • Work in an office environment;
  • Travel on airplanes, trains, buses and taxis; and
  • Travel to other countries.

This description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.