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Summer Program Coordinator: Global Scholar

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AMP Global Youth (former: Americans for Informed Democracy)


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Published 11 days ago

Start Date

July 8, 2019

Application Deadline

June 17, 2019

Salary

$45,000 - $49,000


AMP Global Youth is looking for program coordinators for Global Scholar – a summer program focusing on international affairs and social change for high school students. Coordinators oversee learning, logistics and safety. This position would oversee our newly-launched NYC program.

This is a great position for someone interested in global education, foreign policy, leadership, social change and youth development. Successful candidates will have experience leading trips, programs, camps and/or activities serving high school students. The ideal candidate will also have formal or informal experience facilitating, teaching and/or training groups, as well as strong familiarity with global issues, either through education or work experience. Note: most sessions are led by speakers or trainers, so while the Coordinator is welcome to incorporate their expertise and experiences into the program they will ultimately play a guiding / facilitation role.

Our parent organization AMP Global Youth was founded in 2002 by students at Yale with the goal of helping students explore the US role in the world following 9/11.

This is a one-time, three-week contract position from July 8-26.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing one three-week sessions for high school students, including learning, safety and logistics.
  • Helping students absorb, reflect and operationalize learning. Coordinator will help connect the dots between readings, speakers and assignments through daily wrap-up conversations, small-group breakouts, informally checking in with students, and more. Coordinator will also help students conceive and plan a final project that applies all they've learned during the three-week experience.
  • Serving as mentor for high school students participating in the program, who are all selected through a competitive process and who are eager to pursue careers in social change.
  • Overseeing logistics and movement of the group, including making sure the space is set up, helping the group get to/from meetings throughout the city on time, and making sure all paperwork and evaluations are completed.
  • Serving as connector and energizer for the group, with an eye towards helping participants engage, have fun, and find their voice around issues they care about.

Skills and Qualifications Needed:

  • Experience overseeing student groups, trips, camps, conferences or equivalent of young people, for example as a teacher, trainer, camp counselor, RA, etc.
  • Experience / comfort handling event logistics, including speakers, meals, and facilities.
  • Enough experience with global issues and advocacy to lead group discussions on these topics.
  • Excellent personal and communications skills. Coordinator must be flexible, patient, and able to think quickly on their feet.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Fun and willing to serve as mentor to very excited young leaders.

Hours, Pay and Benefits: This is a one-time, contract position for three weeks in the month of July (July 8-26), and includes 3 days training prior to the start of the program (timing flexible). Salary will depend on experience, and is roughly equivalent to $22-$24/hour.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Americans for Informed Democracy / AMP Global Youth is a national student organization that amplifies the story, voice and power of global youth. Find out more at www.ampglobalyouth.org and/or www.globalscholar.org

AMP Global Youth is looking for program coordinators for Global Scholar – a summer program focusing on international affairs and social change for high school students. Coordinators oversee learning, logistics and safety. This position…

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  • Full Time Schedule
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Benefits

This is a one-time, three-week contract position that pays approximately $22-$24/hour, depending on experience.

This is a one-time, three-week contract position that pays approximately $22-$24/hour, depending on experience.

Level of Language Proficiency

Must be fluent in English, and able to work in the United States.

Must be fluent in English, and able to work in the United States.

How To Apply

Please sent a statement sharing why you're interested in the position and your CV to Opportunities@AIDemocracy.org. Please write "NYC Coordinator" in the subject line.

Please sent a statement sharing why you're interested in the position and your CV to Opportunities@AIDemocracy.org. Please write "NYC Coordinator" in the subject line.

Location

New York, NY
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