***Starting: Saturday, November 5
Citizen Diplomacy International is looking for a passionate, globally-minded individual with cross-cultural dialogue experience to join our team and help us in our mission to connect Philadelphia to the world.
Citizen Diplomacy International is the Philadelphia region’s international relations organization connecting Philadelphians to the world, providing international education, and promoting the best of Philadelphia.
We work in partnership with Philadelphia’s Sister Cities and the U.S. Department of State’s leadership exchange programs to engage the people of our region in world affairs, strengthen the reputation of the United States around the world, and promote learning across cultures. Through virtual and in-person programs, we create “face-to-face” opportunities for Americans and international guests to exchange knowledge and culture, discuss global challenges, and form their own views of U.S. and foreign policy. Our network of ‘Citizen Diplomats’ are experts in their fields, from innovation, entrepreneurship, government, education, sustainability, and journalism, and gracious Americans who share their values and “American cultural experiences” through informal conversations or dinners with families in homes and business executives. Building on 28 years of Sister Cities High School Exchanges, we ensure youth are educated to be global citizens through our virtual Citizen Diplomat Academy. These connections continue to be powerful tools to reinforce American security and build a more civil, peaceful, and prosperous world.
Overview of the Program
The Citizen Diplomat Academy is a free, virtual international exchange program for high school students in Philadelphia and abroad who are interested in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. As a facilitator fellow, you will put into practice the dialogue tools developed by our partners at the Dialogue Institute and steward conversations between students in Philadelphia and internationally, virtually over Zoom and asynchronously in the Canvas learning management system discussion threads. This role will involve 4 hours each week – 30 minutes of weekly prep, 30 minutes of asynchronous time and 2 hours of live, virtual sessions on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Your role will facilitate student group discussions during the breakout portion of a larger session.
Qualifications and Skills
Facilitators are required to complete the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History (PATCH) check, costs reimbursable by Citizen Diplomacy International.
Weekend and Travel Expectations
This is a fully remote position.
Fall program work schedule is Saturdays, November 5 – December 17, 2022 from 9 am – 12 pm. Live sessions are held on the following dates and times:
How to Succeed as a STEM Innovator/Entrepreneur: Philadelphia – Worldwide
How to Succeed as a Social Innovator: Philadelphia – Worldwide
*No exchanges on Saturday, November 26 (Thanksgiving week)
Compensation and benefits
How to apply
If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and state in the subject line “Virtual Youth Exchange Facilitator Fellowship”. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us!