To: From: Timothy Marti, Ascend Travel Director of Operations Ref: Agreement for Expedition Leadership Thank you for your interest in serving as a Service Expedition Leader. On behalf of Ascend Travel, we thank you for your interest, and would like to offer you this position with the following understanding: Reporting:
Expedition Leaders report to the Ascend Travel In-Country Staff. The Leader is responsible to meet on a regular basis (by Skype or by phone) with the InCountry Staff, verifying accomplishment of objectives/checklist. Budgeting should be coordinated through the In-Country Staff with all budgeting concerns discussed with the Director of Operations.
Work Schedule and Classification:
This is a flexible part-time volunteer position. However, because of the importance of this position, the leader must be prepared to do what is needed to make his/her expedition successful. Expedition Leaders should anticipate preparation time will be at least 100 hours over 6 months of preparation. The weeks leading up to the expedition are critical and leaders should plan on being available at least 30 of those hours during the two weeks prior to departure. You are responsible for following the Expedition Policy and fulfilling the duties outlined in the Expedition Leadership Manual. A summary timeline checklist is found in your manual. Leaders are also required to complete the 16 Questions from their manual and attach to this agreement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
As a volunteer, no direct compensation is paid; however expedition costs are defrayed as per the Expedition Policy in your manual. Should the expedition leader not be able to fulfill her/her responsibilities, his/her costs will not be covered.
Due to the Expedition Leader's access to a wide variety of sensitive and proprietary information, the Expedition Leader agrees not to provide any company documents to other individuals or organizations unless authorized to do so by the CEO.
Planned Expedition Date:
Thanks again for your interest in this position. We believe this will be a great adventure for us all and will bring much joy and satisfaction to you as we work together to produce a significant positive outcome for the people we serve and work with in Peru. Ascend Travel may terminate this agreement if duties as outlined are not being fulfilled. By signing below, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the above offer, and have been given a copy of the Expedition Leadership Manual, and will return the Verification of Reading receipt prior to 90 days in advance of your expedition departure.
_____________________________ Expedition Leader
Published on Mar 27, 2012
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