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Looking for a career unlike any you’ve had before? YFU seeks passionate individuals who are up for an enriching challenge: Working with students, families and volunteers to advance intercultural understanding, mutual respect and social responsibility through educational exchanges.


YFU has the following positions open for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of young people and families. Additional details regarding part time and full time positions can be found by clicking on the descriptions below. Visit our internships page if you are interested in opportunities at our headquarters or one of our district offices across the United States.

 

Openings

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

Description: Independent Contractor responsible for recruiting American families to host high school aged (15-18 year old) international exchange students for one year in the family's home.

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

Description: Independent Contractor responsible for recruiting American families to host high school aged (15-18 year old) international exchange students for one year in the family's home.

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

Description: Independent Contractor responsible for recruiting American families to host high school aged (15-18 year old) international exchange students for one year in the family's home.

ESL Teacher

Youth for Understanding is currently seeking an ESL teacher to work with a group of German exchange students during their visit to Washington D.C.. The duration of the position will be from May 18th - May 29th with the possibility of working with other exchange groups in the future.

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

Description: Independent Contractor responsible for recruiting American families to host high school aged (15-18 year old) international exchange students for one year in the family's home.

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

Description: Independent Contractor responsible for recruiting American families to host high school aged (15-18 year old) international exchange students for one year in the family's home.

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

Description: Independent Contractor responsible for recruiting American families to host high school aged (15-18 year old) international exchange students for one year in the family's home.

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

Description: Independent Contractor responsible for recruiting American families to host high school aged (15-18 year old) international exchange students for one year in the family's home.

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

Description: Independent Contractor responsible for recruiting American families to host high school aged (15-18 year old) international exchange students for one year in the family's home.

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

Description: Independent Contractor responsible for recruiting American families to host high school aged (15-18 year old) international exchange students for one year in the family's home.

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

Description: Independent Contractor responsible for recruiting American families to host high school aged (15-18 year old) international exchange students for one year in the family's home.

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

Description: Independent Contractor responsible for recruiting American families to host high school aged (15-18 year old) international exchange students for one year in the family's home.

Director of Administration (Headquarters)

Mission: Youth for Understanding (YFU) advances intercultural understanding, mutual respect and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families and communities. Through the exchange experience, YFU students gain intercultural understanding, learn mutual respect, and develop a sense of social responsibility. Their experience abroad gives them leadership competencies necessary to meet the challenges and benefit from the opportunities of a fast-changing global community.

Purpose of Position: The Director of Administration leads the efforts of YFU's Administration team, continually evaluating and enhancing the team's organizational design, staffing, and functioning to meet business goals and to improve overall operations and effectiveness while continuously developing the team to achieve their potential. This position has direct oversight for the operational aspects of YFU, including human resources, facilities and events space management (revenue center), information technology, and administrative support. These functions include support of additional office locations in two states as well as dozens of remote (home-based) staff.

Host Family Recruiter (Home Based)

YFU CONTACT Worker Status: Independent Contractor

RESPONSIBIITIES: 

Promote YFU programs with the specific objective to recruit volunteer host families for high school students. Assist the host family with completing the host family application and work with YFU staff and volunteers as designated to complete the vetting process and finalize the placement. May work directly with school districts and/or high schools to obtain approval for student admission. Local Host Family Recruiters work within an assigned geography toward YFU's placement objectives for inbound exchange students. YFU USA, in compliance with the US State Department and Department of Homeland Security, sets and upholds standards for Host Family final selection, student matches, and school enrollment which would need to be met by the LHFR.

CONTRACT OBJECTIVE
Identify potential leads, recruit qualified volunteer host families, and create "permanent" placements for YFU's exchange students thereby contributing to the overall growth and stability of YFU communities.

 

Travel Operations Assistant – Part-Time

Youth For Understanding USA (YFU USA), headquartered in Washington, DC is a non-profit intercultural exchange organization whose mission is to prepare young people for their responsibilities and opportunities in a changing, interdependent world.   We partner with YFU from over 60 other countries to offer the student exchange experience to thousands of students.  

One temporary Travel Operations Assistant will work in the YFU USA National Office with the Travel Manager in the YFU Communication Center during the student summer travel cycle.