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Asistente Administrativa - Recepción
Área de Logística y Reservaciones

Disponibilidad inmediata

Objetivo del puesto:

Brinda apoyo asistencial a diversas áreas en labores requeridas de índole administrativo y técnico de su área de especialidad. Atiende las consultas de los visitantes y clientes en forma personal o por teléfono, acerca de los servicios que la Organización ofrece.

Características requeridas:

  • Experiencia mínima de 2 años labores administrativas o secretariales.
  • Experiencia mínima de 2 años en el área de Logística y Reservaciones: especialmente en la gestión de cobro a clientes y atención al público.
  • Inglés: oral y escrito.
  • Diplomado Técnico en Secretariado Bilingüe.
  • Dominio del ambiente Windows, Internet y MS Office.
  • Experiencia en el manejo de centrales telefónicas y equipo de oficina.

Competencias personales:

  • Proactivo(a), discreto(a).
  • Ordenado(a), organizada(o), honesta(o).
  • Capacidad para trabajar bajo presión.
  • Excelente servicio al cliente.
  • Alto nivel de responsabilidad.
  • Buenas habilidades interpersonales.
  • Capacidad de relacionarse con personas de diferentes nacionalidades.
  • Buena comunicación oral y escrita.
  • Capacidad de aprendizaje y adaptabilidad al trabajo.
  • Buena presentación personal.

Responsabilidades

Área de Logística y Reservaciones

  • Brinda apoyo asistencial al Área de Logística y Reservaciones en labores requeridas de índole administrativo y técnico de su área de especialidad.
  • Confeccionar órdenes de compra y emisiones de cheque, pagar facturas, hacer recibos; realizar la gestión de cobro a los clientes de Esintro, S. A.
  • Recibir y solventar consultas telefónicas en relación a las reservas de turistas en las estaciones. En caso de ser necesario, revisar el INBOX y hacer las reservaciones y confirmarlas al cliente y a la Estación Biológica (por temporada).
  • Asistir al Departamento de Logística y Reservaciones en la coordinación de eventos especiales como el Assembly of Delegates, recibiendo y extrayendo información de logística a través de la confección de cuadros detallados de hospedaje y transportes (anual).
  • Asistir al jefe inmediato en la coordinación de diversas labores relacionadas a actividades especiales de la Organización, como por ejemplo: contactar lista de hoteles, establecer contactos, conseguir tarifas especiales y coordinar en las páginas web de los hoteles la presentación del evento (por temporada).
  • Ingreso de prepagos en el sistema de reservaciones en época alta, elaboración de recibos y confirmación al cliente de recibo de pago (por temporada).
  • Colabora con todos los departamentos en oficinas centrales, como centro de información y control para servicios generales simples.
  • Brinda apoyo asistencial al Departamento Operaciones en labores requeridas de índole administrativo y técnico de su área de especialidad; por ejemplo cartas, traducciones, archivo, entre otros.
  • Cualquier otra función que le asigne su jefe inmediato dentro de las características del puesto y las capacidades del funcionario(a).

Área de Recepción

  • Recibir y atender adecuadamente en forma personal o por teléfono los visitantes, dar un excelente servicio al cliente y una respuesta pronta a sus consultas. Realizar, recibir y transferir llamadas, recoger recados y transferirlos, a las personas para hacer la comunicación efectiva.
  • Administración de la correspondencia interna e externa (Correo postal, DHL, Interlink, Aduanas); sellar y distribuir la correspondencia a los usuarios internos.
  • Administración del servicio de Fax: envío de faxes de todos los departamentos; recibo y distribución de faxes a través del correo electrónico.
  • Elaborar informes Interlink, y Correo Postal al Departamento Contable, por centro de costos.
  • Mantener el directorio telefónico al día.
  • Entregar cheques y brindar información telefónica sobre pagos vía transferencia de la Tesorería.
  • Archivar documentos, completar información bases de datos, pedir y/o dar información a clientes y/o contactos.
  • Cualquier otra función que le asigne su jefe inmediato dentro de las características del puesto y las capacidades del funcionario(a).

Área de Educación (funciones por temporada).

  • En coordinación con la Asistente Administrativa del Programa de Pregrado:
    • Confeccionar paquetes de bienvenida.
    • Sacar fotocopias.
    • Confeccionar paquetes de despedida.
    • Cualquier otra solicitud de la Asistente Administrativa de Pregrado.
  • Otras responsabilidades:
    • Apoyar al Programa de Voluntariados Corporativos, cuando sea necesario.
    • Brindar apoyo asistencial a cualquier otro Departamento/Sección/Área.
    • Cualquier otra función que se le asigne dentro de las características del puesto y las capacidades del funcionario(a).

Beneficios:

Plaza fija con las condiciones de Ley, Asociación Solidarista, seguro médico privado.

Favor enviar su CV antes del 21 de abril 2017 incluyendo referencias laborales y pretensión salarial;

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Horticulturist, Wilson Botanical Garden
Las Cruces Biological Station
San Vito, Costa Rica

Wilson Botanical Garden seeks an experienced horticulturist to lead horticultural improvements throughout the Garden. Applicants should have knowledge of tropical plants, plant propagation, garden aesthetics and presentation, as well as garden maintenance for the purpose of improving the quality of gardens, plant collections, and public displays. The duties involve working success-fully with four Costa Rican gardeners, the taxonomist, and other staff of the Las Cruces Biologi-cal Station. The horticulturist works to establish the Garden as the interface between the forest, the public, and the research supported by the Las Cruces Biological Station.

  • develops and maintains plant collections, works hands-on in gardens with current crew
  • leads horticultural projects and garden renovations in coordination with the station director and Las Cruces Advisory Committee
  • selects plants for appropriate placement in Botanical Garden
  • propagates plants for garden planting
  • collecting and/or procuring appropriate seeds and cuttings for garden development
  • guides volunteers, interns, and students in their pre-selected Garden projects

Important considerations:

  • This position is for a 9-12 month period, with some possibility of renewal.
  • It is preferable for the applicant to speak Spanish and English.
  • Successful candidates will possess a minimum of three years of horticultural experience in a public garden or related field.

For more information about the Las Cruces Biological Station and Wilson Botanical Garden go to: http://www.ots.ac.cr/

Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter by this way.

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Resident Professor in Undergraduate Program: Ecology of Tropical Diseases (description of disease and behavior of disease in individuals, populations and communities, Zoonosis, Ecology of Disease Vectors), Research Practicum and Ethics

The Resident Professor with the OTS Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica will be part of a field-based teaching team. This team will provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in the ecology and behavior of tropical diseases, environmental change, human health, ethnobiology, research abilities, community work, and Spanish Language and Culture. He or she will work closely with the Education Director, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, and other Resident Professors in curriculum design and implementation. Particularly, will be responsible for teaching aspects of the Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health, and Research Practicum courses.

This resident professor is responsible for leading the Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health course specifically on the aspects related to the ecology of the diseases and their vectors. In addition, he or she will participate in the Research Practicum course, teaching statistics and research design, and thus should be comfortable with developing and conducting short research projects with students in the field and in the community. The resident professor will also be part of giving lectures in the area of tropical disease ecology and work with the rest of the semester team to define hands-on experience activities in the field, maintain the safety measures and implement emergency protocols when needed.

He or she is based in Costa Rica, and it is a full-time position. A commitment of at least four semesters is desired.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Tropical Medicin, Microbiology with professional teaching and research experience in tropical diseases.
  • A strong interest in team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • A strong background in experimental design and statistical analysis in projects related to tropical diseases, ecology of vectors, zoonosis.
  • Experience in field-based education and hands-on experiential teaching a plus.
  • Experience working in Latin America, especially in Costa Rica, a plus.
  • Excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and spend 9-11 weeks in the field, twice a year with the students.
  • Comfortable with living in close quarters with students and faculty at field stations around Costa Rica

To apply:

Please submit the following materials in a single pdf document via the OTS website: cover letter describing your interest and fit for the position, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and 3 references.

This position will remain open until it is filled.

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Resident Professor in Undergraduate Program: Introduction to Tropical Ethnobiology and Research

The Resident Professor with the OTS Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica will be part of a field-based teaching team. This team will provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in the ecology and behavior of tropical diseases, environmental change, human health, ethnobiology, research abilities, community work, and Spanish Language and Culture. He or she will work closely with the Education Director, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, and other Resident Professors in curriculum design and implementation. Particularly, will be responsible for teaching aspects of the Ethnobiology, and Research Practicum courses.

This resident professor is responsible for leading the Tropical Ethnobiology course and assisting with teaching the Research Practicum course; thus should be comfortable with developing and guiding short but rigorous research projects with students in the field and in the community. In addition, he or she will participate in the Research Practicum course, teaching statistics and research design, and thus should be comfortable with developing and conducting short research projects with students in the field and in the community. The resident professor will also be part of giving lectures in the area of tropical ethnobiology and work with the rest of the semester team to define hands-on experience activities in the field, maintain the safety measures and implement emergency protocols when needed.

Ideal candidates will have a background in ethnobiology or a related field, such that they could complement the expertise of the other resident professors in tropical medicine and environmental change.

He or she is based in Costa Rica, and it is a full-time position. A commitment of at least four semesters is desired.

Qualifications:

  • MSc or Ph.D. in Ethnobiology with professional research experience in the tropics
  • A strong interest in team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • A strong background in experimental design and statistical analysis in projects related to ethnobiology (plants, fungi, insects, mammals, human culture, etc.)
  • Experience in field-based education and hands-on experiential teaching
  • Experience working in Latin America, especially in Costa Rica, a plus
  • Excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and spend 10 weeks in the field. Be willing to move to Costa Rica.

To apply:

Please submit the following materials in a single pdf document via the OTS website: cover letter describing your interest and fit for the position, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and 3 references.

This position will remain open until it is filled.

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Last Updated ( 04/20/17 )
 
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