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Transportation/Logistics Assistant (Internship/Co-op)

Toronto, Ontario
*Due to the travel that is required for this position, all applicants MUST be fully vaccinated (and past their inoculation period of two weeks) with a vaccine recognized by the Canadian government. 


ABOUT BREAKAWAY 

Over the past 3 decades, Breakaway Tours has become one of the largest student travel companies taking thousands of travellers annually to destinations across Canada and the Caribbean. Our mission is to provide the best trips to high school students of all backgrounds. Today, we continue to travel to new mountains and cities, creating one of a kind experiences for our travellers.


BRIEF OVERVIEW OF POSITION

Transportation/Logistics Coordinators are selected to manage and execute transportation logistics specific aspects of a Breakaway Tours program. We are offering this position to students still in school in need of a field placement (co-op, internship etc.). 

The successful candidate will be expected to work approximately 15-20 hours per week starting in mid January. The position is remote, and training will be done online.

The Transportation/Logistics Coordinator will also be required to attend 2 trips to Montreal to assist in managing logistics. These trip dates are as follows: 
February 15th - February 22nd, 2022
March 10th - March 18th, 2022


ELIGABILITY 

Only students who meet the following criteria are eligible:
  • Registered in a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution (part-time or full-time enrolment in college, bachelor’s, master’s or PhD programs).
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. International students are not eligible.
  • Undertaking a placement that is recognized as a Work-Integrated Learning component by the student’s institution in connection with a course, degree, certificate, diploma, or other recognized program offered by the institution. The placement can be required or optional, for credit or not for credit.


WHAT WE CAN OFFER 

We are committed to ensuring that our community of destination team members are well trained, excited about the work they do, and have a very positive experience working and growing with us. 
  • Valuable trainings that apply to the job but will also be useful for future career opportunities (Mental Health First Aid, Bystander Intervention, Crisis Intervention etc.) 
  • Free travel, accommodations, and meals for the duration of your contract 
  • Participation in free excursions and events 
  • Staff appreciation events and activities 
  • An experience like no other 
  • Leadership building opportunities 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Manages all transportation logistics
  • Responsible for coordinating arrivals and departures of buses at hotels in Quebec
  • Dispatch for all Bus Captains/buses while on the road
  • Manages all Bus Driver relations; including scheduling, conducting daily meetings, addressing any issues they bring up, etc.
  • In charge of delegating the creation of bus loading plans for events & excursions
  • In charge of all shuttle schedules, routes, and logistics during night events and excursions

EDUCATION

Students must be currently enrolled in one of the following educational programs or a program of similar nature: 
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism 
  • Transportation
  • Logistics 
  • Event Planning 


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Experience in Team Management & Supplier Relations, or a desire to gain this experience
  • Comfortable working long hours and evening shifts to provide trip leaders and passengers with a constant point of contact during their trip
  • Organized, hardworking, able to work in a team environment
  • Strong communicator and self motivated/organized
  • Fluency in French is an asset



QUICK FACTS

Role: Field placement contract from mid January to the end of March
Type: Remote, except for the in person requirement for the duration of the 2 trips in February and March 
Growth: Transportation/Logistics Coordinators can become full time staff  
Compensation: $15/hour


TRIP SEASON

The successful candidate will be expected to work approximately 15-20 hours per week starting in mid January until the end of March. They will also be required to attend 2 trips to Montreal to assist in managing logistics. These trip dates are as follows: 

February 15th - February 22nd, 2022
March 10th - March 18th, 2022

The contract term would begin in mid January until the end of March. A specific start date will be decided with the successful candidate. 

 
RECRUITMENT PROCESS
  1. Apply online 
  2. Phone Interview
  3. Video Interview 
  4. Training
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