Travel Coordinator

As a member of the Operations Department, the Travel Coordinator is responsible for administering all aspects of Orbis’s travel and logistics in conjunction with the World Travel Services (WTS) team, Travel Management Company, partners, affiliates, and Orbis departments worldwide.

Travel Coordinator

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JOB SUMMARY:

As a member of the Operations Department, the Travel Coordinator is responsible for administering all aspects of Orbis’s travel and logistics in conjunction with the World Travel Services (WTS) team, Travel Management Company, partners, affiliates, and Orbis departments worldwide. They administer the facilitation, coordination, compliance, and associated financial and back office administrative details of global travel and logistics. They effectively utilize the services of Orbis’s Travel Management Company (TMC) and a variety of other resources as required, ensuring highest value in compliance with Orbis policies and Duty of Care, and emphasizing safety, cost efficiency, and practicality.

REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Travel Coordinator reports to the Senior Operations Manager. They collaborate with a range of constituents to provide comprehensive WTS support as assigned. They liaise with the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), Global Programs, Aircraft Operations, and Faculty Relations teams, and Orbis departments and offices worldwide.

WHAT YOU'LL DO / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

TRAVEL ADMINISTRATION:

  • Administer itineraries for approximately 1,400 global trips annually for Orbis travelers.
  • Coordinate air/rail, accommodations, ground transportation, and venues for a variety of Orbis programs, meetings, and events in cooperation with the Travel Management Company and other Orbis departments worldwide.
  • Actively liaise with point persons on the FEH, Programs, Aircraft Operations, and Faculty Relations teams and Orbis departments worldwide to ensure all logistical and administrative details of company travel are adequately covered.
  • Create and maintain assigned hotel rooming lists ranging from 1-750+ room nights.
  • Support Orbis travelers and Cost Center managers in adhering to travel policies and procedures; escalate deviations from travel policies and procedures to the Senior Operations Manager.
  • Provide ticketing approval and billing codes as necessary after reviewing the itinerary for accuracy and compliance against Orbis policy.
  • Research and facilitate destination and in-transit visas as needed
  • Provide customer service support to Orbis travelers as needed
  • Provide rotating after hours/weekend “on call” assistance to Orbis’s Travel Management Company and approval/rejection of travel itineraries as assigned.

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION:

  • Ensure the corroboration and reconciliation of monthly expense accounts are completed in a timely manner and report any delays including
  • Travel management company invoice(s) ranging up to $325,000 and 525+ line items a month
  1. Credit card statement(s)
  2. Group hotel folios
  3. Others as assigned
  • File, review and process check requests, wire transfers, and credit card authorizations as required.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION:

  • Maintain World Travel Services records to ensure effective documentation to facilitate retrieval, research, and audit.
  • Update and maintain the Orbis travel portal and World Travel Services intranet pages; brief and gain approval from Senior Manager, Aircraft Operations.
  • Update and maintain vendor accounts and brief management of any issues
  • Maintain Online Booking Tool profiles, coding, and access
  • Provide updates on traveler whereabouts using the Orbis Travel Portal and reporting tools
  • Support Senior Operations Manager and Director of Operations in updating Orbis Travel policies and procedures to ensure periodic updates to keep the policies relevant and up-to-date
  • Perform general administrative functions including photocopying, faxing, word processing
  • Preparing mailings and correspondence.

WHO YOU ARE / QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3 years general administrative and/or customer services experience.
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree is preferred
  • Travel experience is preferred

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail; ability to prioritize and meet deadlines while managing a large volume of details.
  • Solid communication skills; ability to interact effectively via email, video conference, phone, and in person.
  • Demonstrated facility with numbers, time zones, currencies, and Excel spreadsheet creation/administration
  • Strong computer skills (Office365 Suite (Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, PowerPoint, Excel, databases, and the Internet).
  • Team player; flexible work style with a self-starter attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handling last-minute complications while successfully producing results; comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively and sensitively with people of diverse national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent customer service skills; diplomatic and patient.

Orbis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a global organization, we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures who reflect the five Orbis values of Trust, Caring, Commitment, Accountability, and Excellence.

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Travel Coordinator

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