Looking for a career unlike any you’ve had before? Youth For Understanding 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.
YFU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Please visit our benefits page to learn more.
he Outreach Coordinator position supports the recruitment needs of YFU programs. The position assist in the development and growth of vibrant YFU communities by increasing market share for both inbound and outbound program participants to meet set benchmarks and goals.
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 and potentially coordinate an open school slot in the family's vicinity.
Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer serves as the organization’s principal finance officer with executive oversight for all aspects of the financial management of Youth For Understanding USA. The VP/CFO works collaboratively as a partner in a five-member executive team and with the organization’s dynamic 15-member Board of Trustees. The VP/CFO is responsible for ensuring the integrity of all financial reports and analysis, and through the work of his/her division, provides hands-on management of the accounting operations including payroll, contracts administration, inter-country accounts and general ledger. The VP/CFO serves as the principal liaison to the Board of Trustees’ Finance and Audit Committee.
Through development of integrated marketing solutions (direct, broadcast and digital), the Director of Marketing will have a direct impact on increasing strategic organizational branding and visibility. The incumbent will contribute to the development of robust YFU USA communities of host families, students, volunteers and schools and is responsible for strong collaboration and consultation with the national professional staff, educators, volunteers, families, students, corporations and our international partners. This position provides strategic creative marketing direction for the organization to increase program quality and strengthen its domestic market share, and global reputation.
Based on YFU USA's mission and goals this position supervises and manages all aspects of the Annual Travel Assistance Program. The Specialist also manages Travel-related inquiries and requests in a timely and efficient manner while maintaining a professional demeanor at all times.
The Study Abroad Recruitment Assistant is responsible for following up with YFU Study Abroad inquiries and leads with the goal of increasing overall student application numbers and helping students and families choose YFU for their study abroad experience. He/she will connect with high school applicants to YFU Study Abroad programs and their families through email and telephone to answer their questions, retain their interest, and guide them through the application process.
This position manages the overall success for recruitment needs of YFU programs by developing and growing vibrant YFU communities, increasing market share for both inbound and outbound program participants within assigned field boundaries to meet set benchmarks and goals. A Field Director shall possess the ability to successfully lead, motivate, delegate, empower and engage people. The Field Director is a community organizer and strong networker, an interactive, confident communicator who displays a positive attitude, with a creative nature and an entrepreneurial approach utilizing excellent persuasion skills.
This position supports the Senior Field Director in the delivery of YFU programs and assists in the development and growth of vibrant YFU communities.