Volunteer Program Coordinator Position in Ecuador Application Form

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					Yachay Initiative                                 Application: Volunteer Ecuador Program Coordinator




                                      Yachay Initiative

              Volunteer Ecuador Program Coordinator Position

                                     Application Form
Thank you for your interest in the Yachay Initiative. We are looking forward to reading your
application. Please be sure to read all of the relevant information on our website
(www.yachayinitiative.org) before beginning. Should you have any questions, please feel free to
send an email to Taylor Hartrick (taylor.hartrick@yachayinitiative.org).

Please answer the questions honestly and in as much detail as possible, within the space
provided; we would like to get to know you as best we can via this application. Based on the
written application, we will select a group of short-listed applicants for interviews. From that
group up to two applicants will be selected to help run Yachay’s programs in Ecuador.

When filling out the application, please be aware that there are no right answers. We would
simply like to know what you feel you can offer to the programs and why it is that you are
applying. As such, please use the questions to tell us about yourself, your skills and your
personal qualities as they pertain to your interest in Yachay’s programs. Specific examples and
concrete experiences are particularly helpful as they give us a sense of who you are and how
you think and act in real-life situations. Please also tell us why you are applying to the Yachay
Initiative specifically.

Please only use the space provided for each answer, any additional details can be provided at
the end of the application. Please use size 11, Times New Roman font.

Please attach a CV/resume including details of your:

      Educational history - including major and GPA/grades

      Relevant work/volunteer experience - including dates worked, locations and brief details
       of the position

The deadline for this application is March 8th, 2012. Please send completed applications to
taylor.hartrick@yachayinitiative.org.


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Yachay Initiative              Application: Volunteer Ecuador Program Coordinator




                      Personal Details

                        Personal Details

First name(s)

Surname

Date of birth

Address - Number
and street name

Town/City

Country

Zip/Postal Code

Telephone number
(including
country/area codes)

Email Address

Skype Name

Citizenship




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Yachay Initiative                               Application: Volunteer Ecuador Program Coordinator

                                        Motivation
1. Without giving the answer, “I want to help/give back/contribute”, please explain your main
motive(s) for applying for Yachay’s volunteer program coordinator position in Ecuador.




2. What do you believe will be your biggest challenge as a volunteer program coordinator in
Ecuador?




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Yachay Initiative                                Application: Volunteer Ecuador Program Coordinator

                                  Skills and Qualities
3. Describe a challenging project, activity or event which you have initiated, planned and taken
through to a conclusion. Include your objective, what you did, any changes you made to your
plan and state how you measured your success.




4. Please outline what you think are the desirable qualities in a leader and describe a time when
you have demonstrated those qualities.




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Yachay Initiative                             Application: Volunteer Ecuador Program Coordinator

5. Describe a challenge you faced, that you did not know how to solve. What happened and
how did you resolve it? What did you learn from the situation?




6. Please describe any experience you have in basic financial management.




7. Please outline any teaching experience you have.




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Yachay Initiative                                 Application: Volunteer Ecuador Program Coordinator




                                    Additional details
Please include any additional information that you feel is relevant to your application.




                                    Linguistic Ability

We require intermediate Spanish for this position. Using a scale of 1-5 (where 5 is fluent) please
list the languages you know, starting with your mother tongue. Please note that your level of
Spanish will be tested during the interview phase.



    Language                  Reading                   Speaking                     Writing




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Yachay Initiative                               Application: Volunteer Ecuador Program Coordinator

References

Please provide us with the details for two referees. We will contact them if necessary during the
application process. Ideally we would like one reference from a recent employer and one
reference from someone who has seen your involvement in the community. Please do not list
friends or family. In the event that you do not have a referee from each context, you may list
either two recent employers or two people who are familiar with your community involvement.
We also accept academic referees, although purely academic references are generally less
helpful to us in assessing your compatibility with the program requirements.

                                          REFEREE 1

Title

First name(s)

Surname

Job title and
organization

Capacity in which they
know you

Address (including
country and
zip/postcode)

Email address

Telephone number
(including country/area
code)




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Yachay Initiative                           Application: Volunteer Ecuador Program Coordinator



                                        REFEREE 2

Title

First name(s)

Surname

Job title and
organisation

Capacity in which they
know you

Address (including
country and
zip/postcode)

Email address

Telephone number
(including country/area
code)



How did you hear about this position?

Yachay Initiative Website

University Career Service
Centre

Friend/Colleague

Online Volunteer Network

Mailing list (please specify)

Youtube video clip

Other




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Yachay Initiative                                Application: Volunteer Ecuador Program Coordinator

                                        Declaration

If I am offered a volunteer placement I agree to provide a medical waiver from my doctor to
signify my fitness for the placement.

If I am offered a volunteer placement I agree to provide a criminal record disclosure.

I have read and understood this application. I hereby confirm that the information I have
provided is true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the Yachay Initiative maintains
the right to withdraw my application and any placement offering should any of the information I
provide prove to be inaccurate and/or if I do not meet the physical health requirements of the
project or pass the criminal record check.



Name:                                                                      Date




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