Regional Director of Operations for Southeast Asia
at Rustic Pathways
Rustic Pathways is a student travel organization which offers the world's finest experiential education, community service, foreign language, and adventure programs. Our destinations stretch from the white-sand beaches of Fiji to the rainforest canopies of Costa Rica, the high Himalayan mountains to the Great Barrier Reef, and many places in between. We provide superior quality travel and service in some of the most welcoming countries for students around the world. Rustic Pathways demands professionalism and integrity across all of our operations, insists on quality in all aspects of our programs, and places a strong emphasis on the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.
The Regional Director of Operations for Southeast Asia is responsible for ensuring the success of
all back-office management in Rustic Pathways’ companies in Southeast Asia, including
responsibility for local legal compliance, annual business and tax filings, finance and accounting,
human resources, and operational support. Rustic Pathways has established companies in Thailand,
Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. The Regional Director of Operations for Southeast Asia manages a
team in Thailand that provides shared back-office services for Rustic Pathways’ companies across
Southeast Asia, including support for bookings management, HR compliance, and finance and
accounting. In addition to back-office management, the Regional Director of Operations for
Southeast Asia will work closely with Rustic Pathways’ team of Country Directors and Country
Managers as they manage the successful implementation of all aspects of program delivery,
including safety compliance, risk management, program staffing, financial management,
emergency response, and training.
The Regional Director of Operations for Southeast Asia will report directly to the Director of Country Operations and the Vice President of Program Operations who will collectively evaluate job performance according to the following metrics:
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
Location: This position is based in Rustic Pathways’ office in Chaing Mai, Thailand.
Travel Requirements: Significant international travel is required for this position, consisting of multiple quarterly business-related trips within Southeast Asia and annual business-related trips to the United States
or other international destinations beyond Southeast Asia.
Non-Standard Hours: This position requires semifrequent non-standard working hours, including nights and weekends.
Rustic Pathways is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons and maintaining a work environment that is free of harassment and discriminatory conduct. All employment decisions at Rustic Pathways are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Rustic Pathways takes all allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation very seriously and will promptly conduct an investigation when warranted.
Each employee of Rustic Pathways is employed “at will,” which means either the Company or the employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any or no reason, with or without advanced notice. No individual or representative of the Rustic Pathways can change this at-will relationship absent a specific, written contract signed by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer or designee.