Job Details

  • Position Number: 5064749
  • Location: Remote
  • Position Type: Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
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 from our national office in New York City as well as home offices across the county, who collaborate with our more than 2,000 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 educators, schools, and businesses.

The Community Outreach Advisor (COA) is a part-time, remote position that reports to the Regional Director of the geographic area they are assigned. As a supporting member of the Field Team, COA's work in partnership with the Regional Field Specialists and other stakeholders to help ensure the achievement of regional and national hosting goals.


  • Research and identify community-based organizations, special interest groups, businesses, and/or individuals that may be interested in partnering to promote AFS, particularly the hosting program and volunteer opportunities

  • Assist with the development and/or implementation of recruitment strategies in high-priority target areas

  • Support the planning and implementation of volunteer-led community events, tabling, and targeted individual outreach and engagement

  • Create social media content and promotional materials for volunteers and staff to use in the recruitment of Host Families

  • Regularly evaluate the success of outreach efforts and make adjustments accordingly

  • Support the Regional Field Specialist efforts to finalize host family placements by assisting with paperwork, data entry, phone calls, and other duties as assigned

  • Maintain strict adherence to US Department of State regulations, as well as CSIET and AFS standards and guidelines


  • At least two years of college, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or equivalent work experience

  • Commitment to the mission and principles of AFS Intercultural Programs

  • Prior experience in community outreach, customer service, social media content creation, marketing, public relations, communications, or equivalent work experience preferred

  • Creative, forward thinking

  • Ability to build rapport quickly and build trust and confidence with others

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Teams, Outlook, Canva and social media platforms

  • CRM and database management experience

  • Professional phone skills

  • Previous experience working collaboratively as a member of a virtual team

  • Applicants must have a private, quiet, and secure WFH workspace

  • Prior AFS involvement, or student exchange experience, a plus


  • The regular business hours of AFS-USA are Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM eastern. The position of Seasonal Community Outreach Advisor is part-time, 19 hours per week. Community Outreach Advisors may work outside regular business hours dependent on the needs of the department.

  • COA's may be asked to travel to and participate in tabling events in nearby communities and/or Area Team events with AFS Volunteers

  • The scheduled duration of this position is April 2024 through September 2024. Applicants must commit to the full duration of the position.


  • The compensation for this position is $18/hourly. This position is eligible for overtime pay and sick & safe time.


AFS-USA is committed to maintaining a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity. We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure that we have the best, most creative talent on our team.


AFS-USA is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. AFS-USA prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including behavior which targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics, such as but not limited to: race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, familial status, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship status, caregiver status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offense or stalking, unemployment status, status as a certified medical marijuana patient or any other legally protected classification.

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