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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.

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Senior Manager, Education & Training

Jennifer McKendree

To carry out the YFU USA mission, this role is responsible for managing YFU online and classroom education activities including identification, development, deployment, and evaluation of training and orientation programs to meet YFU International Basic Standards and U.S. Department of State standards.  This position works closely with YFU’s Exchange Experience teams: Engagement, Support, Volunteers and Quality Assurance to ensure successful orientations and trainings. 

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Associate Director, Volunteer Engagement - Focus on Training/Resources

Jennifer McKendree

This role is responsible for developing and directing volunteer recruitment activities including recruitment benchmarks required in fulfilling YFU’s mission.  This position will manage national outreach volunteer communications and serve as liaison to the National Volunteer Council.  Teaming with the parallel associate director, this role will supervise the community engagement managers (EM) work in compliance, orientations, volunteer recruitment and engagement, and support.  Further this role ensures YFU USA staff are knowledgeable about volunteer programs, and trained to effectively manage volunteers in their respective YFU departmental areas.

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Support Manager for Study Abroad

Jennifer McKendree

Purpose of Position
To carry out the YFU USA mission, the Support Manager for Study Abroad (SM) provides support and guidance to the US participants and their natural parents across the program experience, in conjunction with the support staff of partner countries where the participant is studying abroad. This position reports to the Associate Director, Support Services.

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Coordinator of Program Development

Jennifer McKendree

Based on YFU’s mission and goals, this position will coordinate the organization’s special projects, primarily short-term inbound programs, including community service program for German youth, diplomacy program for Japanese groups, theme-specific programs such as STEM and Politics/Debate for a number of countries primarily in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, as well as any other assigned projects and programs. The position assists the Director of Program Development in all aspects of program development, implementation, tracking, and client relationships. Core responsibilities include management of incoming student files, recruiting host families and maintaining meaningful ties with them, designing theme-specific schedules for incoming students, chaperoning the group or supervising a contract chaperon, recruiting and supervising temporary contractors, and forming partnerships with area high schools and organizations in targeted areas of the country. The position will also assist the Program Development team in the implementation of YFU programs and projects as needed. The position requires a candidate who is confident in representing YFU in a professional and knowledgeable manner, has a strong desire to successfully grow the programs, is a strong individual performer while also being a team player.

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Study Abroad Enrollment Coordinator

Jennifer McKendree

Study Abroad Enrollment Coordinator is responsible primarily for the retention of student applicants and conversion from the students applied to students enrolled. The Study Abroad Enrollment Coordinator works closely with the Study Abroad Coordinator and the Outbound Admissions department and stays in communication with students and parents interested in future programs. The position contributes to the organizational goal of expanding and developing YFU USA’s outbound programs. 

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Travel Operations Manager

Jennifer McKendree

Position Summary:  Based on YFU USA's mission and goals this position supervises and manages all aspects of the Annual Travel Assistance Program.  This position also manages Travel-related inquiries and requests in a timely and efficient manner while maintaining a professional demeanor at all times.

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Summer Short-Term Program Coordinator

Jennifer McKendree

Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) is running two short-term programs this summer, one focused on STEM and the other on Politics and Debate. Globally-minded teenagers from around the world will join local American students in Washington, DC to learn about STEM or hone their debate skills, broaden their horizons on global issues, and forge lasting friendships. Throughout the two-week program, students will engage in English classes focused on STEM topics or speech and debate classes as well as undertake excursions that deepen their engagement with their topic. During their short time in the US, international students are placed with volunteer host families, who invite the students to be a part of their family for these two weeks. The students make lasting bonds with other students, their teachers, their host families, the volunteers, and the employees and contractors that work with them.

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Summer Debate Coach

Jennifer McKendree

The Debate Coach will plan and teach debate classes for approximately ten international and American students. The debate format is flexible, and as international students may have varying levels of experience in both English and debate, the Debate Coach should be similarly adaptable. The curriculum should encourage students to think deeply about the chosen theme and prepare students for a final debate exhibiting what they have learned throughout the program.

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Seasonal 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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Host Family Recruiter

Carla Reed

Promote YFU programs with the specific objective to recruit new-to YFU volunteer host families for short-term summer exchange students. Assist the host family with completing the host family application and work with YFU staff and volunteers to complete the vetting process and finalize the placement. Local Host Family Recruiters provide limited support within a specific geography toward YFU’s placement objectives for inbound exchange students. YFU USA, in compliance with the US State Department, sets and upholds standards for Host Family final selection and student matches.

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ESOL Teacher Washington DC

Jennifer McKendree

The role of ESOL Teacher has two major parts: Pre-Program Class Preparation and Program Execution. The ESOL Teacher will create lesson plans that integrate the activities and themes of the program (STEM) and teach ESOL instruction classes for students based on their English level.

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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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