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Experiential Education Coordinator

Experiential Education Coordinator

Atenas, Alajuela 20501
Costa Rica



Posted on March 11, 2024


The Experiential Education Coordinator will assist the Director to plan, organize, and implement various experiential education elements at New Summit Academy, which is a small boarding school of 24 students located in a mountain town of about 30,000 people in Costa Rica. These growth-enhancing activities include adventure travel, international trips, sports & recreation (like surfing, biking, soccer, fishing, etc.) as well as cultural immersion initiatives like the homestay program and service projects.

The ideal candidate has lived or studied abroad, can communicate in Spanish and English, and is talented at organizing and leading experiential learning experiences. The schedule will require student engagement after school, evenings and weekends (total of 35-40 hours weekly over 5 days). Leading teams on multi-day trips are also a part of the job, with ample paid time off. Finally, the ideal candidate is a team player who understands the importance of strong risk management to keep students safe, engaged, and interacting in a healthy way.

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  • Plan, organize, communicate and execute weekly recreation, clubs, and cultural immersion activities
  • Plan and lead multi-day adventure trips in Costa Rica and abroad
  • Lead the experiential education staff meetings and ensure all calendars & details are updated in real time
  • Manage details of logistics, accounting, and paperwork for activities
  • Organize scheduling and problem-solve scheduling conflicts and changes


  • Bilingual (Spanish & English)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in travel & tourism, risk management protocols, working with adolescents, and experiential education processes.
  • Communication & Computer skills such as G Suite, Office, and Calendar.
  • Availability for afternoons, evenings, & weekend shifts totaling 35-40 hours per week as well as multi-day trip leadership a few times a year. Ample paid time off is offered.


Employee discount, Health Insurance, Paid time off, Travel reimbursement, Call for more information