Job Description

Grand Canyon Education is seeking a fulltime Travel Manager to join our team In Phoenix, AZ.

Who we are:


Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a rapidly growing educational service company that has long been an industry leader in providing educational, operational, and technological support services to the post-secondary education sector.


Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still works closely with GCU to benefit thousands of students, families, and the local inner-city community. We put people first, drive innovation, and do good in the community that we live and work in.

What you will do:

  • Manage RFP processes and contracts for airlines, hotels, car rentals, limo/ground services, travel agency; manages negotiations to secure best possible rates and service
  • Manage travel expenditures of over $9 million dollars yearly
  • Manage the relationship with all travel vendors and ensures adherence to the SLA agreements securing adjustments to service rates if necessary
  • Manage the corporate travel program and updates policy and website as needed
  • Develop and implement tools, reports, processes, and/or technology to streamline travel booking and reporting
  • Identify savings opportunities and service enhancements, initiate process improvements and deployment of benchmarking best practices
  • Monitor travel policy compliance and provide strategies to increase compliance
  • Benchmark, analyze, monitor and report on travel expenditures and compliance
  • Provide monthly and quarterly reports for corporate travel expenditures against budgets and forecasts
  • Study quality of travel services on an ongoing basis to ensure travel service aligns with overall executive team expectations
  • Oversee the process for securing travel and accommodations for new hires, employees, student athletic teams, company guests, board members, and other University sponsored travelers, both domestic and international travel
  • Handle escalated issues regarding travel to ensure satisfactory resolution for all parties
  • Coordinate the usage and reconciliation of the department’s travel credit cards
  • Assist with the development and preparation of the annual preliminary budget for the Travel Team and other assigned functions; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations
  • Willing to work weekends, holidays and evenings when on required rotating on call schedule
  • Performs additional duties as required.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution preferred
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as supervisor or lead
  • Experience in utilizing airline booking software
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in booking group and individual air/hotel/car reservations

Why work at GCE:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan
  • We also offer full-time employees an Education Tuition Discount Program of up to 100% of tuition costs
  • Generous holiday and paid time off package - we aren’t kidding, it’s good!

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Application Instructions

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