The Au Pair USA program at InterExchange seeks an assistant to help with the instructional tasks of the Au Pair USA Orientation and Training program along with some additional projects. The Au Pair USA program welcomes hundreds of au pair participants to the United States each year on a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa. This position is an ideal fit for anyone interested in gaining further knowledge of international cultural exchange programs, working in a multicultural environment, and teaching in an ESL environment.
The Orientation Lecturer is responsible for assisting the Participant Services Manager, who is directly in charge of running the InterExchange Au Pair USA Orientation and Training Program. The Orientation Lecturer helps prepare for arrivals, works with newly-arrived au pair groups, assists with classroom trainings and is the liaison between the au pairs and the New Yorker Hotel staff. InterExchange is searching for someone familiar with the excitement of arriving to a new country to start a study abroad or cultural exchange program.
During arrival weeks, up to 70 international au pairs arrive to New York City to begin our five-day Orientation and Training Program. At the end of the orientation week the au pairs travel to their host families to begin a year of living in the U.S. The Orientation and Training Program, like the entire Au Pair USA program, is regulated by the U.S. Department of State. We believe the Orientation and Training Program should be instructive, safe, fun, and informative.
The duties and responsibilities are generally performed in an office environment. The position generally involves continuous sitting; frequent standing; frequent walking; light to moderate lifting; light carrying; frequent bending and reaching; keyboarding and telephone operation.
InterExchange is a private, non-profit organization with more than 40 years of experience in international cultural exchange. We are dedicated to promoting international understanding through development and implementation of affordable intercultural and life experiential work/training opportunities. By participating in our programs both in the U.S. and abroad, tens of thousands of young people have gained insight into other cultures. InterExchange is designated by the US government to sponsor several J-1 Visa exchange programs including Au Pair USA, Work & Travel USA, Camp USA, and Career Training USA. Program participants are placed in the U.S. and abroad by InterExchange in cooperation with foreign partner organizations and government agencies. Additionally, we offer Work Abroad opportunities for Americans seeking similar experience overseas.
For more specific program information, please visit http://www.interexchange.org/au-pair-usa/.
Please send us your resume and cover letter as PDF attachments to: [email protected].
Please put "Orientation Lecturer (IEX") in the subject line of your email. Your cover letter must include the reasons why you would be suitable for this position and it should detail your availability on Wednesdays. Applicants who do not follow the above instructions will not be considered.