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.
Based on YFU USA's mission and goals, this position coordinates closely the day-to-day activity of the Seasonal Airport Coordinator and the Seasonal Airport Staff in selected airports, in conjunction with the Travel Operation and Systems Coordinator, to provide a consistent and smooth running Travel Assistance Program. Travel is not required. Position is based in our National Office in Bethesda, Maryland and remotely manages the assigned Airport Staff operation. In-depth training is provided.
Temporary Travel Operations Assistant will work in the Youth For Understanding USA (YFU USA), offices headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with the Travel Manager Center during the student summer travel cycle.
In accordance with YFU policies, procedures, and goals the Associate Director provides consultation services to Support Service Managers and escalation cases support to program participants, natural parents and YFU international partner offices. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Support Services. The position is based at the YFU USA National Headquarters.
Purpose of Position:
Based on YFU's mission and goals, the Participant Support Coordinator provides added support exchange participants and administrative support and case management assistance to Support Services. This position reports to the Director, Support Services. This position is based in the YFU USA National Headquarters.
Role: This position assists the local Field Director's with identifying and recruiting volunteer host families, increasing awareness of YFU in local communities, solidifying school relationships, identifying and coordinating student ambassadors in the local schools where they will attend; overall, helping the local field and the district team meet their inbound student placement goals for 2014 and preparing volunteers, host families and school staff for their summer arrival.
General Description: Assist in calling leads, including evening Robo calls, making presentations at schools and other community groups, summer swim teams and sports clubs. Attending local festivals, farmers markets and other community events in order to interface with the public and promote the mission and programs that YFU offers. Identify new schools, visiting staff and discussing partnerships. Receive training in sales techniques, cold calling and host family recruitment and student placement processes. Meet weekly benchmarks and goals set by District Director and Field Director.
Work Hours: $16.00/HR 20 hours week for 20 weeks.
This position provides field services and support for six various YES scholarship winners assigned to a field. From the date of hire until the placement completion date in July the Field Placement Specialist works in coordination with the Field Director to recruit host families and identify schools in which the YES grant students will spend the 2014 - 2015 school year. The specialist will provide assistance to the Field Director to deliver required pre-arrival orientation program to host families selected to host the YES students "clustered" in the field to ensure that their adjustment to American family life and assimilation to their high school and community go smoothly.
This position assists the local Field Director's with identifying and recruiting volunteer host families, increasing awareness of YFU in local communities, solidifying school relationships, identifying and coordinating student ambassadors in the local schools where they will attend; overall, helping the local field and the district team meet their inbound student placement goals for 2014 and preparing volunteers, host families and school staff for their summer arrival.
Purpose of Position:
The Study Abroad Recruitment Manager is responsible for recruiting new high school applicants to YFU Study Abroad programs through a variety of outreach activities. The Recruitment Manager will work closely with YFU's Marketing, Development, and Programs teams to develop national advertising tools, partnerships, and other targeted recruitment efforts to increase applications. The Recruitment Manager will support staff and volunteers throughout the country in implementing Study Abroad recruitment activities, with a goal of increasing overall student application numbers and helping students and families choose YFU for their study abroad experience. The Recruitment Manager will be based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and work primarily from the National Headquarters. The Recruitment Manager will occasionally work outside of the office, representing YFU at events and presentations throughout the greater Washington, Virginia, and Maryland region.
Provide support to the Study Abroad/Admissions Office by following up with student inquiries that could lead to potential applicants. This is a seasonal position ending in August 2014.
This position manages the overall success for recruitment of host families in an assigned geographic field, ensuring that the YFU program activities are carried out in accordance with YFU and US State Department policies and procedures.
Reporting to the Recruitment Manager are the volunteers who assist the Recruitment Manager with recruitment of host families. Volunteers receive guidance from the Recruitment Manager who in collaboration with the Field Manager creates and implements a marketing and recruitment plan to promote the YFU program.
In conjunction with the Field Manager, develop and grow vibrant YFU communities, increasing market share for inbound participants within assigned field boundaries to meet set benchmarks and goals and achieve field goals as agreed upon with the District Director and detailed in the annual Field Plan.
• Provides a central point of contact for any IT issues (computer issues, bugs in the software, etc)
• Response and prioritization of all issues (tickets) is done based on a known set of issues and their corresponding responses. Any issues outside of this are to be discussed with the Director of Information Technology.
• Provides end-user training on an as-needed basis
• Manages ticket system and the day-to-day activities of any seasonal Help Desk Associates.