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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.



Field Director, Founders



The Special Orientations Coordinators (two positions to be filled) are temporary positions that will provide hands-on, logistical support directly to the Education and Training Department. These positions will report to the E&T Director, and will be managed by the Program Coordinator for day-to-day tasks and assignments. During the orientations, the Special Orientations Coordinators will be working closely with Site Directors and other YFU staff. YFU USA is committed to providing students with comprehensive educational programming which helps to prepare them for their unique exchange experience. The Special Orientations Coordinators' work is key in achieving that goal; the quality of their efforts will directly impact the quality of the students' exchange experience.

• Beginning in late March: 20 - 30 hrs per week
• April through late-July: 36+ hrs per week

• YFU USA National Office, Washington, DC (Shaw-Howard Metro area)
• On site at orientations in the Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA areas

• Serve as team members with the Education and Training Department by playing a leadership role in planning, coordinating and implementing several 2-3 day orientations for American students preparing to study abroad in countries all over the world, as well Finnish students studying in the US.


Field Director – New York State (Office or Home Based)
Admissions Counselor - Washington DC

Based on YFU's mission and goals, the Admissions Counselor coordinates the enrollment process for the students and supports the students interested in the YFU programs, including scholarships.  This position acts as liaison with district U.S. offices and international offices involving issues regarding student enrollment, program specifications, and operational matters.  This position is responsible for the continuous and on-going ‘sale' of the YFU USA programs and 'product'.    In addition, the incumbent will provide support such as keying in data for students and following up with student enrollment applications. 

Program Coordinator for Higher Education (Headquarters)

Youth For Understanding USA seeks a Program Coordinator to join its new Higher Education Department. Reporting to the Senior Director of Higher Education Programs, the Coordinator will manage a dynamic 20-plus year old community college program and work with program leadership to develop new higher education models that allow YFU to be a vibrant participant in the higher education space. The new coordinator must have the ability to multi-task while maintaining program quality. The successful candidate should have some background in financial management, marketing and/or program development. Experience in the higher education field a plus. This is a new department and an incredible opportunity for someone who wants to grow as an emerging leader.

Manager of Individual Giving (Headquarters)
Community Outreach Coordinator (Southeast)