We are seeking passionate international educators to facilitate an immersive learning community for our fellows as they volunteer abroad.
Year On is an experiential education program that guides people to explore who they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. We do this by equipping them with the clarity, self-confidence, and tools they need to bridge any gap they may encounter in their life.
Our three-phase program includes international immersion and volunteering in one of five countries, experiential learning and career exposure in San Francisco, and a personal coach throughout. Our experiential learning approach uses three unique strategies — self-directed learning, peer learning, and learning through mentors — to provide a holistic experience tailored to fit each Fellow’s unique learning needs.
The International Community Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the safety of fellows while abroad, acting as a community liaison between local volunteer partners and Year On’s HQ in San Francisco, and facilitating experiential and educational activities for fellows. This position requires a sensitivity to cross-cultural communication, the ability to assess risk, and a commitment to acting as a role model and mentor to young adults.
We work closely with local volunteer partners to handle the logistical side of volunteer placements. It will be your role to ensure that the fellows are engaged in their experience while abroad — asking informed questions, reflecting on local cultural values, digging deeper into their own values, applying themselves fully in their projects, and taking the stance as a student of their experiences. You will develop both general and country-specific experiential based discussion and activities that foster critical thinking and responsible travel.
Fellows are largely independent during this phase, so while you will be leading weekly activities and supporting fellows with clinic visits and other needs, you will also have time to join a volunteer project or to work on other personal projects. We will also ask you to work on other Year On projects, such as documenting fellows’ experiences, writing blogs, and other content related projects.
*These dates include training + one 5-week program (Sept 2-Oct 6) and one 10-week program (October 7-Dec 15).
We are a group of hard-working, fun-loving people who take our jobs seriously but like to laugh along the way. We are passionate about empowering young adults with the skills and know-how to succeed in the real world. Our students inspire us every day and fuel the work that we do.
We are open-minded and open-hearted. We value community, diversity, and inclusion. We live the same values as we teach our students: growth mindset, bias towards action, goal setting, and accountability. We like kind jokes with a side of sarcasm. We are open to feedback and self-improvement. We continually challenge ourselves to become better as individuals, colleagues, and a team.
Submit a brief cover letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “International Community Coordinator Application” as the subject line.