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Staff Positions

Join a dynamic, energetic non-profit organisation dedicated to conservation and sustainable development and make a lasting contribution!

Our California headquarters is a fun and friendly place made up of a small team of committed people working hard to ensure that Frontier achieves its mandate to the fullest.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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    Volunteer Coordinator

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    We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to oversee and administer aspects of volunteer coordination for Frontier’s Group Projects from our Irvine, California office. This includes conservation, teaching, community, adventure and wildlife projects that are run by Frontier by our in country field staff and HQs.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for advising and preparing volunteers with regards to their projects, especially by providing speedy responses to enquiries and ensuring effective communication with all volunteers. Main responsibilities will also include organizing and running quarterly volunteer briefing weekends, processing volunteer qualifications and organising volunteer payments.

    The successful candidate should be educated to degree level in a relevant subject, with good working knowledge of conservation, development and ethical travel issues and have travel and overseas work experience. Further to this they should have experience of working with volunteers and in an office environment, and should be able to show strong initiative and decision making skills.

    Apply now. Position to start Summer / Fall 2014: How do I Apply?


    Volunteer Advisor

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    We are looking for a sales orientated target driven ‘people person’ with an outgoing personality to take forward our volunteer operation. The successful candidate will coordinate sales and recruitment of all research and gap year participants. We offer 3, 6 and 12 month contracts.

    Main responsibilities will include:

    • To promote the organization and its key objectives to the public and develop the Frontier reputation and brand as part of our Sales team
    • Plan and prioritize personal sales activities and volunteer contact especially managing personal time and productivity
    • Follow up call backs, brochure requests and offers with varied communications (phone calls, emails, newsletters)
    • Arrange interviews with prospective volunteers
    • Interview prospective volunteers face-to-face and over the telephone and build a rapport turning enquiries into travelers
    • Inform and advise people about the wide range of gap year projects and tours both over the phone and in person all over the country
    • Answer general enquiries from prospective volunteers
    • Help manage events coordination including liaison with student representatives
    • Manage Marketing & Events Interns
    • Manage University and College mail outs
    • Contribute to the administrative efficiency of the team
    • Carry out market research on competitors (if applicable)
    • Attend and represent the company at school and university talks and fairs as directed by the Accounts Manager
    • Identify inconsistencies, duplications and mistakes in information provided to volunteers and make changes in consultation with the Accounts Manager and Managing Director
    • Act as (out of hours) emergency contact for volunteers, family members and field staff
    • Provide assistance to the Volunteer Coordinator at Briefing Weekends and Training Weekends

      Apply now. Position to start immediately: How do I Apply?


      Events & Outreach Coordinator

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      We are looking for a creative, well organized and target driven person to help execute and coordinate events in educational institutes to attract and recruit prospective volunteers.

      Main responsibilities will include:

      • Liaise with external sources, educational institutions including the Media, Schools, Colleges and Universities
      • Negotiate all events costs
      • Organize Frontier Event packs
      • Write evaluation and statistics for all events
      • File and coordinate invoices
      • Maximize Frontier’s profile and raise awareness through presentations, direct mailings, assisting with advertisements and listings
      • Read and respond to all emails
      • Liaise with Frontiers marketing team to execute regular e-bulletins
      • Weekly report for Managing Director review

        Apply now. Position to start immediately: How do I Apply?


        CAMPUS AMBASSADORS

        Are you an undergraduate or postgraduate? We're looking for personable and enthusiastic candidates to represent Frontier at our many events around the world. We need self motivated Campus Ambassadors to help organise venues, create interest and generate awareness of talks and presentations at your university through print and social media marketing. You would be liaising with our Ambassadors Manager and Events Coordinator to co-ordinate term time promotional events and spread the Frontier mission.

        Recruiting for positions throughout 2013 and 2014: Please email ambassadors@frontier.ac.uk and see the Ambassadors page for further details

         


        Internships

        Complete an internship and receive a subsidised 10-week placement on one of Frontier's Group Projects (excluding visas, insurance, dive training and flights)!

        We welcome volunteers to help out at the California HQ throughout the year with Research & Development, US & Overseas Operations, and Events & Marketing. Internships are a great opportunity to see how a conservation organisation works, gain some useful skills and work experience. Internships are non-salaried positions, but include travel expenses*. Positions last for 6 months, 4 days a week.
        *Restrictions apply



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          Assistant Web Manager Intern

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          This internship role will involve working with the marketing manager and other UK and US-based staff to keep the company’s websites and online marketing channels updated. The successful candidate will receive training in how to perform most common procedures, but will need to show initiative and be proactive in suggesting improvements and looking for potential problems.

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          Events & Marketing Intern

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          To gain experience in event co-ordination and the marketing and public relations activities of Frontier, to raise awareness, promote expeditions, and assist in recruiting volunteers through telephone consultations and travel advice.

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