International Business Development Representative

  • Remote
  • Temporary
  • Rustic Pathways
  • Entry Level

About the Company

Rustic Pathways is a student travel organization offering the world's finest experiential education, community service, and adventure programs. Our experiences range from kava ceremonies in Fiji to zip lining through the rainforest canopies of Costa Rica, from building schools in rural Tanzanian villages to scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef.  We empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.

Responsibilities

January through May - Sales Module

  • Speak with parents and help them understand what Rustic can offer
  • Convert Student Travel leads to enrollments via text, phone, and email
  • Learn and leverage technology platforms including Salesforce, Google Suite, and Cirrus Insight
  • Generate excitement and conversation about Rustic Pathways at every opportunity by leveraging your energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion for travel

June through August - Operations Module

  • Live abroad for three months in either Australia, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, the Fiji Islands, Laos, Mongolia, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, Tanzania, or Thailand
  • Write and send email updates to the parents.
  • Trouble shoot issues as they arise with parents, students and country teams
  • Interview local villagers, program leaders, and international development workers to document our work on the ground.
  • Lead programs on the ground and get your hands dirty.

This is a term-limited position from January through August with the opportunity to be renewed for the right fit. 

Skills Learned in this Position 

As an entry-level role, we expect you to be an energetic, performance driven, willing, and positive team member who is excited to learn and grow professionally. We do not expect you to walk in the door having already mastered all aspects of your responsibilities. While in this position, you can expect to develop the following professional skills, which will positively benefit your career growth at Rustic and beyond. 

  • Sales techniques and strategies (generating leads, converting leads)
  • Basics of marketing (create a message, share a message, grow an audience)
  • Public speaking
  • Time management
  • Professional writing (blog posts, social media, other mediums)
  • Technical training across a variety of software platforms

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Must be independent, hardworking, adaptable, reliable, have lots of endurance, and embody an appetite for adventure
  • Study abroad experiences or extensive time immersed in foreign cultures.
  • Travel, intercultural facilitation, leadership, and/or education with high school students
  • Professional working proficiency in English. Additional languages are a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license and eligibility to work legally in the US 
  • Must be 22 years of age or older by May 30, 2022

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Passion for experiential education and travel for high school students
  • Interested in a fast-paced, rapidly developing role with the opportunity for growth and ownership
  • Appreciation for diversity in cultures and experiences
  • Able to maintain excellence under pressure and ever-changing conditions
  • Patient, enthusiastic, analytical, flexible, and solutions-oriented personality
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

Location & Travel

This position is remote. Your location will change through the year and may cover large territories in the USA and abroad. During the course of your employment, you can expect to travel to a minimum of 1 of our countries of operation.

Equal Employment

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.

At-Will Notice

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.

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