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FFI | Current Openings

 
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Program Coordinator

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Internships (Virtual)

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AmeriCorps VISTA

Internships (Virtual)

Job Description

FFI is looking to expand our internship offerings by working with students to create programs that help meet their goals and ours. Contact amelia@ff.international with questions about designing an internship opportunity at FFI.

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All our internships will likely include the following responsibilities: 

  • Provide project management support as assigned.

  • Follow office procedures and protocols.

  • Prioritize and process correspondence, files, records, and reports.

  • Navigate, input, and retrieve information from databases and hard copy systems. 

  • Assist with internal and outgoing correspondence, proofread communications.

  • Support meetings/events with preparation, location set-up, advance materials, and minutes.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Additional knowledge, skills, and experience required include:

  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office and database management.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, professional demeanor & decorum. 

  • Demonstrated careful attention to detail.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Resourcefulness and initiative; able to operate with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years university schooling

 

AmeriCorps VISTA 2021-2022

Job Description

We would like our VISTA to focus on projects that will increase the program’s ability to generate additional resources or assets to keep up with our growth and allow the VISTA to use and further develop skills that are sought after in the job market. The VISTA will focus on projects that will increase our effectiveness and efficiency as an organization through volunteer development, event planning, systems management, and grant preparation.


As FFI continues into a stage of rapid growth responding to the increasing need for our programs, the VISTA’s capacity building assistance, particularly in the areas noted, will help us to maintain the quality of our programs while bringing them to a wider audience.​

Key Service Activities Include: 

  • Volunteer Cultivation

  • Event Planning

  • Grant Preparation

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Preferred:

  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office and database management.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, professional demeanor & decorum. 

  • Demonstrated careful attention to detail.​

  • Resourcefulness and initiative; able to operate with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Systems Managment

 

Program Coordinator

Position Description

Friends Forever International (FFI) is offering qualified applicants a hands-on volunteer position coordinating a two-week, residential, youth-empowerment program for young people from cultures in conflict. The Program Coordinator will live, for two weeks, with a group of ten youth, ages 15-17, and two adult International Team Leaders from either Israel or Northern Ireland.

Experience working directly with groups of high school-aged teens/youth is required, preferably in a residential setting (those with experience as an overnight camp counselor or in other residential youth work setting encouraged to apply.) International experience is a plus; cultural humility a necessity. Preference is given to applicants who are currently studying or alumni of partner universities.


Applicants must be highly organized, flexible, and excited to participate in an intense, dynamic and very busy two-week experience. This is a live-in position for the entire two-week program that requires flexibility in personal space and accommodations. All reasonable expenses (admissions into group activities and room and board) are covered by FFI.


This position reports to the Volunteer Coordinator but will deal directly with other staff, sponsors, board members, and volunteers. This role in an unpaid, volunteer position. If an applicant wants to receive school credit for this role, FFI will work with them to complete all necessary requirements. 


Benefits of this experience include:

  • Expenses covered for transportation (airfare, etc.) to the program site (either NH or IL)

  • Room & board covered for the entirety of the program

  • Hands on experience with young leaders from around the globe

  • Inclusion in the FFI global network

  • Future opportunities to volunteer and travel to Belize, Israel, Northern Ireland, and Cyprus

  • Opportunities to help design curriculum and programmatic components


Program Coordinator Duties:

  • In conjunction with the International Team Leaders, facilitate the team and individual development in teamwork, communication, and leadership

  • Help to foster a healthy and respectful group-living environment

  • Coordinate and facilitate the team’s participation in activities such as community service, outdoor challenges, meetings with local youth, and public speaking events that have been scheduled around the region

  • Safely drive the team to multiple activities and events in a 15-passenger van (valid U.S. license required)

  • Handle team finances (groceries, gas, basic household, and workshop supplies) within a given budget

  • Maintain written and photo documentation of group activities

  • Maintain positive relations with local volunteers and community member

  • Provide daily updates to FFI Headquarters regarding the team’s progress during each activity


Additional Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be from partner universities or relevant field (international relations, international education, etc).

  • Applicants must be available for at least one weekend before the start of the program for training.

  • Applicants with CPR and lifesaving certification are desired (First Aid/CPR certification is required at the start of the program, but not required for the application).

  • Applicants must be able to represent themselves as a neutral party on the issues concerning Northern Ireland/Ireland (Protestant/Catholic) and Israel/Palestine (Arab/Jewish). This includes but is not limited to conversations, social media, and public presentations both during the time of the Skill Building Phase and otherwise. It is the Executive Director’s discretion as to what constitutes neutrality.

  • Applicants must also have a clean driving record and must pass a thorough motor vehicle and criminal background screening for this position. Driver's license will need to be presented prior to hiring.

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.

To Apply:

Fill out our application form HERE. For more information, call 603-397-5301

 

603.397.5301

1 Morgan Way, Durham, NH 03824 (USA)
EIN: 02-0482213

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