U.S. Contracting & Operations Coordinator or Manager

About this job

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for career development and growth in the educational travel industry. Explorica is a fast-growing company and is seeking a new Operations Coordinator to support our growth.

 

The Operations Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the production of our tour programs. This involves production planning, negotiating rates with suppliers, bookings, on-tour support, and post-tour administration.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Planning tour production
  • Reservations
  • Monitoring reservations
  • Liaising with Sales, Finance and other departments
  • Quality control of services
  • Budget preparation
  • Negotiating rates with suppliers
  • Participation in product development
  • Approving payments
  • Supporting Tour Directors, and handling emergencies
  • Supplier relations

 

Desired Skills and Experience

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • At least 1-2 years of solid, related experience
  • Knowledge of New York City and Washington, DC
  • Related work and study background
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work under tight deadlines and with budget constraints
  • Proficient computer skills and the ability to learn new software products a must
  • Ability to travel
  • Strong negotiation and budget management skills  
  • Ability to multi-task projects and responsibilities and strong prioritization skills
  • Collaborative and team-oriented

 

 Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to jobs@explorica.com.  Please include the position title in the subject of your email.