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Career Listings

The ideal candidate will provide technical guidance to the Chief of Staff relating to changes and developments of YFU’s IT systems and processes. In addition to possessing the technical knowledge to learn the back end of YFU’s IT systems, the IT Operations Manager can clearly and effectively communicate changes, issues, and outcomes to YFU stakeholder staff and customers. The IT Operations Manager has an overall understanding of YFU’s mission and organizational goals and makes decisions and recommendations to align the IT Department to those goals and budget considerations. The position can think strategically, but can also act with a direct hands-on-approach to resolve issues and interface professionally with customers.

Kakehashi Program Coordinator and Group Leader

Jennifer McKendree

The role of the Coordinator/Group Leader has two major parts: pre-program trip design/coordination and program execution/chaperoning. The contractor will plan and finalize travel details according to the program requirements, serve as a Group Leader throughout their stay in the U.S., and submit necessary reports upon completion of program. Prior years’ trip itineraries will be made available to the Contractor if relevant, and Contractor should design each trip using his/her own research and network in accordance with the program goals.

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Teacher, English as a Second Language- Ann Arbor, MI

Carla Reed

The role of ESOL Teacher has two major parts: Pre-Program Class Preparation and Program Execution. The ESOL Teacher will plan and teach ESOL instruction classes for 15 Germen students based on their English level. Prior years curriculum may be requested if relevant and English classes should incorporate the themes of community service encountered by the students during their various activities. The final class should include final presentations by the students exhibiting what they’ve learned throughout the program. The program runs from Monday, October 22 to Friday, November 2, 2018.

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Host Family Recruiter

Carla Reed

Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) is running several short term inbound programs for high school students from around the world. During their short time in the US, the students engage in English Language classes, as well as cultural and social events. They are placed with volunteer host families, who invite the students to be a part of their family for these two weeks. The students make ever-lasting bonds with other students, their host families, the volunteers, and the employees and contractors that work with them.

 The programs run from July 14 to either July 28, 2018, or August 2, 2018. The Host Family Recruiter may recruit for both of the date ranges.

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Information Technology (IT) Operations Specialist

Carla Reed

The ideal candidate will provide technical guidance to the Chief of Staff relating to changes and developments of YFU’s IT systems and processes. In addition to possessing the technical knowledge to learn the back end of YFU’s IT systems, the IT Operations Specialist can clearly and effectively communicate changes, issues, and outcomes to YFU stakeholder staff and customers. The IT Operations Specialist has an overall understanding of YFU’s mission and organizational goals and makes decisions and recommendations to align the IT Department to those goals and budget considerations. The position can think strategically, but can also act with a direct hands-on-approach to resolve issues and interface professionally with customers.

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Field Director - Western Region

Carla Reed

This position is a home-based position that 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. 

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Field Director - Eastern Region

Carla Reed

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 net-worker, an interactive, confident communicator who displays a positive attitude, with a creative nature and an entrepreneurial approach utilizing excellent persuasion skills.

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Airport Coordinator

Carla Reed

Are you an expert at navigating busy airports? Do you want a unique summer role that allows you to meet international students while helping them to make flight connections?  We are looking for energetic people to meet international exchange students in the airport, acting as their liaison and advocate between airline staff and YFU headquarters.

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Travel Assistance Coordinator

Jennifer McKendree

Are you an expert communicator and multi-tasker? Did you ever think you could get paid to send text messages? If you love organizing people and can’t put the phone down, come and speak with us.  We are looking for three Travel Assistance Coordinators to work from our Washington D.C. office, managing a remote staff in airports across the country, to ensure safe travels for our exchange students during the summer.  

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Registration Specialist

Jennifer McKendree

Facilitate the vetting of host family applications according to Department of State (DOS) regulations within YFU. Work as part of a team to manage the workflow of the registration department and its processing of International Student paperwork. Responsible for the review and initial approval of placement documentation. Provide administrative assistance to Regional staff and volunteers.

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