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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.


Recruitment Manager (Home Based Texas)
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District Director



Marketing and Sales:  In collaboration with the YFU National Marketing Department, create an effective, creative marketing plan to improve YFU’s visibility through all forms of media within the target markets.  Have outstanding written and verbal communication skills including confident public speaking.  Effective in cold calling, nurturing relationships and closing the sale.

People skills:  The Recruitment Manager is a strong networker, an interactive, confident communicator who displays a positive attitude and approach, with a creative nature and an entrepreneurial approach with excellent persuasion skills. 

Office equipment and computer knowledge:  Intermediate level abilities and hands-on skills with Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook/MS Office Suite

Administrative ability: Strong planning, time management and documentation skills.



Ensure that every international student on-program in the United States is enrolled in a school and has a family replacement when necessary.


Ensure that recruitment postings are strategically placed in local schools, newspapers, public libraries, volunteer clearinghouses, and education-related publications. Develop relationships with local media and assist with the successful placement of press releases, human interest stories, PSAs, and local radio and television broadcasts. 

Develop a creative and consistent plan of communication outreach to current constituents, including former host families, current volunteers, alumnae and their natural parents.

Create and execute a plan for event marketing to engage volunteers, host families, and YFU students in the promotion of youth exchange and YFU programs in the schools and local communities. Manage event registration, materials distribution and staff scheduling. Develop research, market & competitive analysis for Fields and the District.  


Analyze prior field activity, identify strengths and weaknesses, current market potential and determine development needs. Contribute to the same analysis at the District level.

Working closely with the Senior Recruitment Manager, Community Development Manager and volunteers to develop and implement plans to achieve host family recruitment goals, identify new geographic areas for development and a comprehensive plan to develop them. Evaluate results and modify plans as required to ensure success.

Ensure that goals and responsibilities are clearly assigned, communicated, and agreed to by volunteers.  Provide resources and support to volunteers as needed.

Fully utilize YFU’s record keeping system to monitor recruitment activity and participant engagement.

Manage all aspects of school enrollment for inbound exchange students, either by directing YFU volunteers managing school relationships or by directly providing enrollment applications, student files and documents in support of enrollment requests.


Maintain accurate written records of public inquiries, leads and community partners including dates and outcomes of all phone, email and other forms of communication and outreach guiding individuals toward decisions to affiliate with YFU and participate in our programs.

Assist volunteers and host families with the online application processes. Oversee the host family screening, and selection process, ensuring compliance with YFU, CSIET, and State Department standards.


 Work with the District Director, Senior Recruitment Manager and Field Manager to identify annual recruitment goals for host families.

Create an outreach plan that relies heavily on phone contact to current and former host parents, inquiries, all former program participants in order to recruit host families. Train and manage volunteers to assist with outreach.

Ensure that area coordinators work with volunteers to implement host family recruitment plans and together achieve 100% of recruitment targets, on time and within budget. 

Ensure presentations are conducted in homes, schools, churches, volunteer, and community centers promoting participation in YFU programs. Facilitate YFU alumni involvement in recruitment efforts. Creation and Distribution of “Ready to Use Presentation Kits” for Volunteers.

Promote the National Incentive YFU Loyalty Program in the Fields

Assist with the creation and promotion of District recruitment contests for host families, students, volunteers and alumnae.


Work closely with Senior Recruitment Manager to coordinate training as required.



  •  Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferably in sales/marketing, cold calling and recruiting, volunteer management, organizational development and community networking.
  • Excellent sales and recruitment skills; volunteer management highly desired
  • Previous intercultural and/or student exchange experience preferred.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, planning and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively under pressure; able to consistently meet goals.
  • Computer literacy; flexibility, reliability and dependability required.
  • Ability to work beyond normal business hours including weekends and late evenings during peak season.  Occasional overnight travel.
  • Follow-through ability; successful coordination of multiple tasks required



Additional Information:

Full time permanent position. 


Applicants must be eligible for employment and able to pass a pre-employment background check. If you are qualified and interested in being considered for this position, please e-mail your resume with cover letter and salary expectations to: Youth For Understanding USA Human Resources Department E-Mail:   Please include RM Texas in the subject line.  

Last Modified:

06.16.2014 at 12:25 PM.

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