Site Manager/Program Coordinator Application
Atlantis is hiring Site Managers to manage various pre-health abroad programs in Europe in Summer 2020. The position is very demanding, challenging, and fulfilling. Main responsibilities include:
- Manage groups of university students observing in hospitals and oversee their safety and well-being during the program. This includes 24/7 emergency availability.
- Organize travel, housing, group meals, and local transport procedures for students. This includes managing purchases and expense reports.
- Maintain flow of coordination and logistics information with USA and Global Programs Teams.
- Plan, organize, and facilitate the observation experiences of the students within Atlantis Partner Hospital(s).
- Must have attained a bachelor’s or equivalent university degree with good marks.
- Must have excellent organization, interpersonal and time management skills
- Must have excellent character, be trustworthy, and able to easily work across cultures
- Must be fluent in English and local languages, written and verbal.
- We prefer at least 2 years of work experience (and Student Programs and Operation roles are preferred).
- We prefer, but do not require, basic proficiency in Microsoft and Google software (Excel, Gmail, etc).
Programs run from May 2020-August 2020. The Site Manager will also take part in a two-week Project Planning Course before the start of programs.
Atlantis is a leading education-abroad provider based in Washington, D.C., USA. We are a dynamic and mission-driven education company that runs short-term hospital observation programs for American undergraduate pre-med/pre-health students. Our students travel to various global locations during college breaks, observe and follow doctors in local hospitals, and learn about local culture. For more information on our programs see our website at joinatlantis.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Pre-Program weeks: Visiting hospital(s) and personally meeting with doctors, planning excursion days, preparing communication pathways, planning certain meals, and arranging housing.
On-Program weeks: Helping escort students from their housing to hospital, overseeing Student-Doctor relationships at hospital, sharing meals with fellows, taking students on excursions, and helping students as otherwise needed.
Please remember that Students will likely be in a completely new, foreign environment. It’s likely that they will be unfamiliar and even a bit uncomfortable with their surroundings. Moreover, there will likely be great language barriers. Site Managers help Students navigate their environment. We ask that you do your best to put yourself in their shoes. We think this will help you understand the great positive impact that you could have on Students’ experiences.
A Site Manager is the main contact for a group of American university students who have traveled to a foreign country and likely cannot speak the local language fluently. Should an emergency occur, at any hour, Site Managers must be ready and willing to assist in any way that is reasonable and helpful.
50-55 hours each week. This can be a very demanding job, and we think you will learn a lot from your experiences and grow professionally, especially being challenged in areas of language, logistics, and management.
The Project Planning Course is meant to best equip and guide Site Managers so that they might best prepare their sites for Fellows. (Site Managers spend 2-3 weeks pre-program preparing their sites for Students.) Site Managers receive no compensation for participating in the Project Planning Course, but the Course is fully funded and so will incur no costs to Site Managers. The Project Planning Course also allows you to meet other Site Managers from your region and other Atlantis contractors and employees.