AFS is dedicated to engaging and building a strong Youth Assembly Impact Network to accelerate youth impact regionally and globally.

While the extraordinary alumni of the AFS Youth Assembly come from diverse backgrounds, they all have one thing in common – their world-changing potential. The AFS Youth Assembly alumni community is composed of dynamic, emerging leaders in their communities and the world at large. Leveraging the energy of this group of young changemakers, AFS will be launching the Youth Assembly Impact Network in 2024. In preparation for this, we are looking for outstanding and motivated alumni to serve as Impact Coordinators for the community.

As an Impact Coordinator, you’ll drive action and impact, offer mentorship, connect alumni to vital resources, encourage collaboration, and showcase the impactful work of our alumni on a global scale. This role is crucial in strengthening our bond with Delegates and empowering youth action following each AFS Youth Assembly session.

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This position is open only to alumni of the Youth Assembly. Previous attendance at the Youth Assembly is required. This is a volunteer role with AFS Intercultural Programs.

Impact Coordinator Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead as a global leader for a 2-year term
  • Organize, motivate, and lead fellow alumni in your region, including regular virtual or in-person meetups to promote collaboration
  • Support alumni to engage in action-oriented activities and to bring their own impact ideas to life
  • Help promote and showcase projects to a global audience; track progress of projects and share updates with AFS staff
Impact Coordinator Key Benefits:
  • Play an important role in accelerating youth impact in your region
  • Be featured in social networks and be recognized for your work, including the impact projects you have facilitated in your region
  • Receive a full scholarship to attend the 2025 Youth Assembly in New York City
  • Develop and practice key skills you will be able to leverage and highlight to others as you pursue academic and professional opportunities
  • AFS Global Competence certificate & other training support
Impact Coordinator Requirements:

The following is what we are looking for in the ideal candidate.

  • Previous participation in the AFS Youth Assembly is required
  • Live in the region you intend to represent
  • Possess a strong passion for social impact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Have experience working with youth (i.e. mentoring, creation of action projects)
  • Started or participated in a successful project, initiative, or social venture
  • Possess strong knowledge of the ideation process and creation of social projects and ventures
  • Have connections and knowledge of valuable resources (impact hubs, partners, youth resources etc.)
  • Demonstrates strong leadership, communication, coordination and organizational skills
  • Have the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Have personal access to a computer and stable internet connectivity
  • Have the ability to commit time and effort to the role
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Social media savvy, including social tools for communication and networking
Timeline of Application & Review:
  • Interviews with Shortlisted Candidates: May 2024
  • Selected Candidates Notified: June 3, 2024

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