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Trip Leader Positions

Trip Leaders and Participants grow through hands-on education, service, and reflection to become engaged citizens who strengthen communities by committing to social justice. Trip Leaders are essential to realizing this mission each year! Trip Leaders are selected each spring for Spring Break trips during the following year and co-lead as pairs. Before the trip, Trip Leaders are trained in a variety of topics and have hands-on pactice leading their peers. TRIPS is co-sponsored by the Sturzl Center for Community Service and Learning and the Emmaus Center for Spiritual Life and Vocation. Professional staff from both offices support Trip Leaders and Participants throughout the year to ensure that students are ready to be transformed by their service experiences.


Trip Leader General Qualifications

  • Must be responsible, reliable, flexible and able to work well with others
  • Have good planning, communication and organizational skills
  • Able to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Able to work independently, take initiative, and be a strong team player
  • Interest in and willingness to support TRIPS philosophy
  • Must be in good standing with St. Norbert College
Trip Leader General Responsibilities
  • Attend weekend fall training retreat
  • Attend weekly trip leader trainings
  • Interview and select trip participants
  • Attend mandatory workshops with participants including Orientation, Catholic Social Teaching, Active Citizenship and Social Justice 1.0 & 2.0, Send-Off, Refocused, and Celebration
  • Organize and lead pre-trip and post-trip meetings with all participants
  • Co-lead a group of 4-10 trip participants on a week-long service trip
  • Research and educate participants about the social justice issue(s) involved in your trip
  • Facilitate personal development of trip participants
  • Build team dynamics and facilitate team building activities
  • Plan Post-Trip Action activity to share learning/experience with community
  • Manage fundraising before trip and finances during trip
Trip Leader Benefits
  • Participate in and facilitate service that has national and global impact
  • Leadership experience and training that prepares for future success
  • Impact lives of numerous students on campus and individuals throughout the world
  • Gain understanding of social justice issues
  • Develop problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Get opportunity to work with a fantastic organization on campus
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