International Community Coordinator

Contract

We are seeking passionate international educators to facilitate an immersive learning community for our fellows as they volunteer abroad.

About Year On

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 Position:

International Community Coordinator

(contract position)

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.

Program Regions
  • Dharamshala, India
  • Huanchaco, Peru
  • Bali, Indonesia
Responsibilities
  • Act as a resource for fellows about local culture and community.
  • Act as a liaison between fellows, volunteer partners, and Year On HQ.
  • Risk management
  • Inform fellows of potential risks when traveling, be informed about their whereabouts, monitor their health and support them in navigating local health resources, respond to any emergencies, communicate with Year On HQ.
  • Facilitate group dynamics by planning and facilitating community activities, mediating conflicts, and fostering an inclusive community.
  • Facilitate educational experiences and discussions that promote cross-cultural understanding and challenge fellows to engage in the philosophy of self-directed learning.
  • Provide 1:1 check-ins with fellows to support them in linking their experiences abroad to their personal growth and goals in their volunteer projects and beyond.
  • Plan events and experiences that encourage fellows to immerse themselves in the local culture.
  • Take on supplementary projects such as program documentation, content collection, blogging, etc.
Required Qualifications
  • Must be 25 years or older
  • Must be able to work legally in the U.S.
  • 2+ years experience working with youth ages 18-23
  • 2+ years professional experience of facilitating groups, preferably for young adults
  • Experience living or traveling independently abroad, preferably in the location for which you are applying
  • Effective communication skills
  • Must be willing to be available to fellows 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the duration of their time abroad.
  • Current First Aid certification before the start of the program (Year On can provide this training if needed).
Desired Skills
  • Passionate about cross-cultural relationship building
  • Ability to be flexible and resourceful in new or changing environments.
  • Strong background in mentorship; ability to connect with young adults while holding clear boundaries
  • Passionate about promoting responsible travel and experiential learning
  • Enjoys being a resource for others
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to own continued learning and personal growth
  • Experience in risk management in an international setting
  • Proficiency in the language of the region for which you are applying is strongly preferred
  • Photography, videography, content creation, strong writing skills, etc.
What’s Included
  • Airfare to and from Explore location + airport pick ups
  • Visas & passport support
  • Room and board provided by volunteer partners
  • Ability to participate in local volunteer projects
  • International health insurance while abroad
Details
  • Dates: August 20, 2018- December 17, 2018*
  • A stipend of $350/week

*These dates include training + one 5-week program (Sept 2-Oct 6) and one 10-week program (October 7-Dec 15).

How We Work

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.

How to Apply

Submit a brief cover letter and your resume to jobs@yearon.com with “International Community Coordinator Application” as the subject line.

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