Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator NYC


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39 Eldridge Street4th FloorNew York, NY 10002


Youth Ambassador Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, youth division; administered by Global Potential. YAP program builds relationships and creates networks among Haitian youth leaders, training youth in the concepts and practices of Social Entrepreneurship; introducing youth to leaders in nonprofit and change-making organizations in the US; and learning about US families, culture, geography, and socio-economic realities

YAP consists of three phases:

  • Phase 1, YAP Fellows participate in monthly workshops. These workshops are based on a 4-module curriculum of community service, leadership development, civic education and participatory democracy;

  • Phase 2, YAP Fellows participate in a 3-week immersive experience in the U.S., visiting New York City, Washington D.C.;

  • Phase 3, YAP Leaders are given both individual and group support and coaching for 7 months to develop projects that will impact their local communities, based on their passions and abilities.

Global Potential (GP) empowers youth and communities to energize each other through education, international service work and cultural exchange. GP is an 18-month transformative after-school + summer program that works with 500 youth a year. The GP program includes 16.5 months of workshops locally New York and 1.5 months of international cultural exchange in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Nicaragua.

The Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Senior Program Coordinator with all program related tasks including logistics, coordination, and operations of YAP.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Candidate with High school diploma; college student preferred

  • Adhere to the YAP operations timeline and summarize weekly meeting notes

  • Ensure that all files and data are organized and inputted appropriately into Salesforce and Google Drive

  • Translate Documents from English to Haitian Creole and vice versa.

  • Support in the recruitment of YAP participants

  • Coach YAP participants throughout the recruitment and program period

  • Communicate with and mobilize international partners and participants via phone, Facebook, Hangout, email, etc

  • Support in identifying new partners and communities in Haiti

  • Facilitate participatory dialogue between GP/YAP partner communities and local leaders (international), partner NGOs, YAP youth, and the GP/YAP staff team to ensure empowerment of the community and equal and respectful power dynamic.

  • Coordinate and attend bi-weekly meetings with colleagues based in Haiti

  • Whenever possible, seek out Strategic Partnership and Cultivation opportunities with agencies serving youth and foundations/corporations/individuals granting funds to support YAP and GP’s work

  • Ensure maintenance, organization, and cleanliness of Global Potential’s cloud-based office spaces, including but not limited to: Salesforce, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Gmail, Facebook Pages and Groups.

  • Maintain support, confidentiality, and professionalism necessary to create a safe atmosphere of sharing, understanding, tolerance and mutual support and respect.


  • Candidate with High school diploma; college student preferred

  • Must be able to commit for a minimum of 6 months, 15 hours a week

  • Must be able to speak and write Haitian Creole or French;

  • Proficiency in using social media platforms including Facebook, Google Hangout, Twitter and Instagram

  • Be familiar with Google Spreadsheets, Google Doc, Google Hangout, and Salesforce (or be willing to receive basic training for use of these systems)

  • Experience with Salesforce is a plus

  • Detailed oriented, responsible, organized, sociable with excellent communication skills

  • Ability to communicate with teenagers openly and nonjudgmentally;

  • Strong listening and communication skills;

  • Ability to establish a relationship based on equal respect;

  • Practical problem-solving skills and ability to suggest options and alternatives; and

  • Sensitivity to persons of different educational, economic, cultural or ethnic backgrounds.

Education Requirement

  • Must be currently pursuing a degree in one of the following fields: Nonprofit Management, Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, or human services related fields of study, or have previous experience

  • Must have completed Sophomore year in college


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Requirements & Commitment

  • 6 months

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