AFS develops active global citizens determined to make the world a better place.

AFS Intercultural Exchanges is the Hong Kong partner of a global non-profit organization founded in 1947 and operating in nearly 60 countries to provide intercultural learning. In the Pre-Covid years, AFS Hong Kong hosted and sent some 200 participants on year exchange programs. During Covid, these numbers and the level of engagement with our stakeholders have diminished. Post Covid, AFS Hong Kong aims to grow back to those similar levels.

Although staff-run, AFS relies on a global network of tens of thousands of alumni, families and other volunteers to deliver the AFS experience, which has transformed the lives of 500,000 participants for more than 70 years. As a leader in global citizenship education, we are now seeking an Executive Director to take our organization to the next level of success.


Reporting to the Chair of the Board, you will:

Leadership and Management

  • Provide strong leadership and effective management within and outside the organization to ensure high standards of program provision in line with AFS mission, values, and network strategy
  • Manage and empower a small organization team, instill into the team with a culture of positive mindset, collaboration within the team and with our stakeholders and leading the team with a commitment of creating positive impact to AFS HK, colleagues and stakeholders

Board Governance

  • As the Executive Director, establish a strategic partnership with the Board Chair and Members
  • Provide input to and advice the Board on strategic matters
  • Assist and support the Board in developing the strategic objectives and plan and be responsible in delivering the strategic plan
  • Keep the Chair and the Board alerted and updated on material matters for AFS HK on a timely basis
  • Be responsible in formulating and preparing the Board agenda and materials for Board and Board Committee meetings

AFS and operational affairs related

  • Manage the affairs of AFS HK with the objective of maintaining and enhancing the financial sustainability of AFS HK
  • Lead, and be responsible for, the engagement with AFS HK key stakeholder groups including AFS International Network partners, donors and sponsors, local schools, alumni groups, volunteers
  • Develop and refine AFS local programme in line with the programme and strategy of AFS International
  • Develop and instill fundraising activities in the organization for both donor and sponsor programmes
  • Enhance our profile as an educational organization
  • Maintaining and enhancing the relationships with schools and educators
  • Create the best volunteer experience by cultivating a volunteer force that is actively involved and better equipped
  • Deliver excellence and positive impact for our stakeholders
  • Take leadership in the delivery of global citizenship education in schools in Hong Kong including a focus on sustainable development
  • Develop and refine AFS HK programme to align with relevant UN SDGs


  • An experienced and dedicated educator
  • A strong track record of working with schools in Hong Kong on educational, academic and/or non-academic and/or extra-curriculum programs; and experienced in with a proven track record of engaging with schools in Hong Kong at the level of school principals and/or program co-ordinators
  • University or MBA graduate, strong and open-minded leader with excellent people management skills and a solid track record of working with and motivating a small team whilst being a team player and a team leader
  • A minimum of fifteen years’ of relevant management experience with a NGO in fundraising, programme development, volunteering, financial oversight and office administration
  • A passion in working with empowering youth and in a NGO setting
  • An excellent oral and written communicator
  • English and Cantonese required

If you have interest, please email your cv to: [email protected]