AFS-USA is part of a worldwide network of AFS partner organizations that work together to advance global education and foster meaningful connections across cultures. As the network’s largest partner, AFS-USA works to increase the global competency of U.S. citizens by providing a variety of international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities. We are proud of our Staff of approximately 200 dedicated individuals, working from our national office in New York City as well as home offices across the county, who collaborate with our more than 4,000 AFS-USA Volunteers to deliver high quality programs and global education resources. These include: immersion based study abroad experiences in over 40 countries worldwide; opportunities to host foreign AFS exchange students; and global learning workshops and curricula for educator, schools and businesses.
The Manager of Participant Learning reports to the Director of ICL and is responsible for the oversight and management of AFS USA participant learning which is a cornerstone of the mission and identity of AFS. This includes management of the operations related to the planning and delivery of all orientations and learning activities both distance and in person. The Manager of Participant Learning is responsible for the hiring, training and management of seasonal staffing for Gateways
The Manager of PL is expected to formulate specific policies, guidelines, and procedures that ensure all students on AFS programs receive quality orientations. The PL manager works closely with the Director of ICL and the ICL Content Specialist in assisting with content development and is expected to lead collaborations across numerous departments to develop and ensure the AFS learning goals and objectives are integrated into the activities. This person is expected to use a high level of discretion, and judgement in communicating diplomatically and effectively to a wide variety of audiences including volunteers, staff, partners, and parents on significant issues, processes, and procedures. A high level of teaching and facilitating skills engaging youth as well as adults is required. The National Manager Outbound Orientations has the following core tasks:
RESPONSIBILITIES: (Key functions)
Work hours are generally from 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. A moderate amount of evening and weekend work is required.
It is the policy of AFS-USA to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law) predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.
Knowledge and Skills