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FSYF Executive Director

The Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF), a 501(c)(3) organization, seeks an Executive Director in the Washington, DC area. 

Job Description:  This is a part-time, exempt/managerial position with a flexible schedule averaging 30 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend events. This is a work from home position:  the office location is the incumbent’s home in the Washington, DC metro area and requires access to a high-speed internet connection.  FSYF provides needed office equipment and supplies.  The preferred start date is June 17, 2024, but later start dates will be considered.  The salary is $43,200 per year.  Five hours of paid time off is accrued per month.  No other benefits are provided.

The Executive Director works closely with the FSYF President and performs daily operational tasks to organize, promote, and conduct FSYF events and programs which include contests for academic merit, art, essay writing, and community service; annual Youth Awards Ceremony; middle school and high school re-entry programs for youth and parents; annual college workshop; “meet-up” social events; annual Welcome Back Picnic; and webinars on topics important to FS youth.  The Executive Director is responsible for budget management, bookkeeping, bank deposits, procurement of goods and services, and submitting various tax and organizational filings.  The Executive Director writes reports, updates the FSYF website, and promotes FSYF activities via e-newsletters, social media, and emails.  The Executive Director coordinates Board meetings, supports FSYF committees, and liaises with partners including the Global Community Liaison Office, Overseas Briefing Center, and Office of Overseas Schools.

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Closing Date:  Sunday, May 12, 2024

Desired Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a combination of business, program management, and organizational skills.  She/he is:

  • A current or former U.S. Foreign Service eligible family member (EFM) or former Foreign Service employee who has lived at a U.S. post overseas.
  • Experienced in and committed to working with Foreign Service youth or other third-culture kids (TCKs).
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Flexible and able to juggle a variety of tasks and fulfill diverse functions.
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized.
  • Experienced in planning, publicizing, and executing programs and events.
  • Business-minded and able to fulfill the financial and legal requirements of a non-profit organization including bookkeeping, report generation, government registrations, and tax filings.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and familiar with social media platforms. Experience with, or readiness to learn to use, bookkeeping and web-publishing software.
  • A good writer who can draft emails, newsletters, publicity, and other written correspondence and documentation.
  • A strong communicator who can present oral presentations and interact with a wide variety of contacts, including donors and Department of State officials.
  • Creative and able to design marketing materials, produce newsletters, and maintain the website, Facebook page, and other social media.
  • A team player who can work well with members of the FSYF Board of Directors, donors, volunteers, a contract accountant, and representatives of Department of State offices and affiliated organizations.
  • Available to serve in the position for at least one year; two years preferred. Available to work during periods of key FSYF programs.
  • Legally eligible for employment in the United States.

About FSYF:  Since 1989, FSYF has helped youth embrace the adventure of an internationally mobile childhood by encouraging resilience and fostering camaraderie. Global programs include webinars on third culture kids’ issues (including re-entry seminars for students returning to the U.S. and college admissions workshops), online video and document library, annual contests (art, essay, community service, and video), and academic merit scholarships.  D.C.-area events include teen/tween meetup events, volunteer work sessions, and a fall welcome back picnic. For more info, visit

Foreign Service Youth Foundation

P.O. Box 50663

Arlington, VA  22205


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