International Education Coordinator/Local Coordinator (Home-Based)
We are looking for self-driven passionate, community-minded individuals interested in fostering inter-cultural exchange for high school exchange students. This is a highly-flexible, home-based, independent contractor position that requires self-motivated individuals to serve as local representatives in the community for Academic Year in America. As an International Education Coordinator (IEC), you will find volunteer, unpaid host families through your own community outreach and marketing efforts in your area, develop relationships with your local high schools, mentor and support international students and their host families. In addition, you will be required to serve as a host family for at least 6-8 weeks in the first year of being an IEC.
As an International Education Coordinator/Local Coordinator with AYA:
As an International Education Coordinator, under the guidelines of the U.S Department of State and program regulations, you will be responsible for finding volunteer host families for pre-selected high school exchange students and supervising them during their semester or full academic year in America. In addition, you will act as a liaison and establish strong working relationships with all program participants: students, host families, and schools.
Student Placement & Support Responsibilities:
As an International Education Coordinator with Academic Year in America, you must be able to work independently and effectively from home within your local area, and enjoy working with teenagers/youth. You must have exceptional networking, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Academic Year in America (AYA) is one of the most respected high school/homestay programs in the United States. Founded in 1981, AYA is well recognized by high schools across the U.S and endorsed by thousands of American host families. AYA is sponsored by the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1967 with the assistance of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Its mission is to promote worldwide understanding through cultural exchange. The Foundation awards grants to high schools for projects that encourage intercultural awareness. It also provides scholarships that enable young Americans to study and travel abroad. AYA is a proud administrator of two U.S. State Department grants: the FLEX program, which welcomes students from Eurasia, the former Soviet Union states; and the YES program, which welcomes students to the U.S. from predominantly Muslim countries.
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Job Type: Contract
Job Type: Contract