We are seeking passionate international educators to facilitate an immersive learning community for our fellows as they volunteer abroad.
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.
Year On is on a mission to support high school graduates learn about themselves so they are better prepared for college and beyond. We use our coaching methodology to meet students where they are so they can identify what interests them in a proactive way. Our graduates talk about how this program changed their lives, leaving them better prepared for what is ahead, even if they don’t have all of the answers.
If you’re someone who looks back and thinks, “I really wish I took some time to think about who I was before I jumped into college/work/life,” this is a unique opportunity to contribute to a team that is building a program to support students gain confidence, clarity, and direction for their next steps.
*These dates include training and the 10-week Explore phase of our Year Experience program. You must be able to commit to being available for the full 12 weeks.
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 your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “International Community Coordinator Application” as the subject line. Please include the following information: