Our Local Area Representatives are the lifeblood of our local support; while our International Representatives help us find the most qualified and experienced Au Pairs.
During our more than 20 years in the child care industry, we have also made various strategic partnerships with companies and we enjoy accreditation from the most recognized organizations in the Au Pair industry.
As a Local Area Representative for Go Au Pair, you will help ensure families and Au Pairs have a successful and enjoyable year during the Au Pair program. Join an international network of hundreds of local representatives who work as independent contractors on a part-time basis, and dedicated staff in the U.S. and abroad in providing support for our Host Families and Au Pairs.
Local Area Representatives are fun, hard working contract employees of Go Au Pair who want Au Pairs and Host Families to have a successful cultural and child care experience.
As the “face” of Go Au Pair, Local Area Representatives build close personal relationships with both Host Families and Au Pairs. A desire to represent yourself and the company in a positive manner is a must. You are an important, valuable role of the company!
One of the most important traits you can have as great Local Area Representative is your excitement – excitement to show American culture to foreign young adults, excitement to help Host Families with this unique child care option and excitement to spread the word about the Au Pair program.
You might be a great Local Area Representative if:
- You love where you live and are excited to share it with visitors
- You appreciate other cultures and their differences
- You have a take charge attitude
- You can listen to both sides of a conflict
- You like to help people
- You believe in Au Pair child care
- You crave the energy which can only come from young people experiencing the U.S. for the first time
What do Local Area Representatives do?
The primary responsibility of a Local Area Representative is to monitor and support Au Pairs and Host Families living in the local area. The Department of State regulations require a few specifics that are required for the position. One of the main requirements is that you must live within 60 minutes of your Host Families and their Au Pairs.
However, working closely with Go Au Pair’s corporate office you have the creative freedom to take the position as far as you would like to go with it. Below is a list of responsibilities as a Local Area Representative.
- Provide information to potential Host Families and providing consistent follow-up
- Conduct monthly phone contacts with Au Pairs and Host Families in your area
- Interview new Host Families in their home
- Conduct an orientation shortly after an Au Pair’s arrival in the Host Family’s home
- Plan a minimum of six activities per year for the Au Pairs in your area and also at least two family activities
- Work in cooperation with headquarters for business development
- Maintain consistent communication with Host Families and Au Pairs
- Conflict resolution, issue management and issue monitoring
- Accurately explain business policies and Department of State regulations regarding the Au Pair program
- Demonstrate expertise and knowledge in business processes and operations
- Demonstrate expertise and knowledge in various local area items
- Maintain quality and accuracy of internal business processes
- Ability and willingness to continuously execute marketing initiatives handed down by headquarters
- Provide year-round support to both Host Families and Au Pairs
- Have self motivation,
- Be sales driven and professional at all times
Go Au Pair’s International Representatives play a vital role in providing Go Au Pair’s Host Families with the most qualified and experienced Au Pairs in the industry. As an International Representative, you can enjoy great pay, while joining an international network of Au Pair providers.
Go Au Pair partners with International Representatives in over 50 countries around the world to bring the most qualified and well-trained Au Pairs into the United States. In order to increase the number of available Au Pair through Go Au Pair, we have partnered with numerous International Representatives around the world.
International Representatives represent Go Au Pair in their local country. Each representative takes care of the marketing for and recruitment of new Au Pair candidates. After recruiting new Au Pair candidates, our International Representatives help the Au Pairs through an extensive screening process to ensure only the most qualified Au Pairs participate in the program.
After the screening and application process, International Representatives facilitate Go Au Pair’s new and comprehensive 32 hour Au Pair training. Through this training Au Pairs will increase their knowledge and experience, while improving their understanding of child care in the United States.
International Representatives play a vital role in the placement of their Au Pairs. In addition to helping the Au Pairs through the screening and application process, they also help Au Pairs prepare for phone interviews with Host Families as well as assisting them in all the preparation for embassy interviews.
Through our more than 20 years in the child care industry, we have had the privilege of partnering with many great organizations to help promote cultural exchange through Au Pair child care. Learn more about our current partnerships or about how you can become a Go Au Pair partner.
Ask about our special discounts if you work or are affiliated with the following companies. Is your company not listed? Go Au Pair helps thousands of people every year find in-home caregivers. Please contact our business development department to see how easy it is to offer the benefits of Au Pair child care to your organization. Go Au Pair is proud to be affiliated with Care.com and Sittercity.com.
U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of States oversees and regulates the Au Pair program and all participating sponsors by issuing rules, regulations and procedures. As a sponsor designated by the U.S. Department of State, Go Au Pair is authorized to administer and monitor the Au Pair program and participants.
The Department of State oversees the Au pair Program whereby foreign nationals are afforded the opportunity to live with an American Host Family and participate directly in the home life of the Host Family. All au pair participants provide child care services to the Host Family and attend a U.S. post-secondary educational institution. Au pair participants provide up to forty-five hours of child care services per week and pursue no less than six semester hours of academic credit or its equivalent during their year of program participation. Some au pairs participate in the EduCare program. These au pairs provide up to thirty hours of child care services per week and pursue no less than twelve semester hours of academic credit or its equivalent during their year of program participation.
International Au Pair Association
IAPA was founded by leading Au Pair organizations in 1994 at WYSTC (World Youth and Student Travel Conference) in Vancouver, Canada. IAPA’s main aim is to protect the rights of all au pairs and Host Families and at the same time establish internationally approved guidelines for Au pair exchange programs.
New agencies arise as the demand for Au Pairs continues to increase. With growth in the industry comes the need for regulation at the international level. IAPA aims to meet this need by developing a system of self-regulation and by introducing professional standards. IAPA’s objective is to set realistic standards that can be readily implemented.
Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange
The Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange is an association of 76 non-governmental organizations comprising the international educational and cultural exchange community in the United States. Founded in 1993 after a merger of the International Exchange Association and the Liaison Group for International Educational Exchange, the Alliance serves as the only collective public policy voice of the exchange community.
Alliance’s mission is to formulate and promote public policies that support the growth and well-being of international exchange links between the people of the United States and other nations.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing companies of all sizes across every sector of the economy. Our members range from the small businesses and local chambers of commerce that line the Main Streets of America to leading industry associations and large corporations.
They all share one thing: They count on the U.S. Chamber to be their voice in Washington, across the country, and around the world. For more than 100 years, we have advocated for pro-business policies that help businesses create jobs and grow our economy. Go Au Pair joined the Chamber in 2020 in order to ensure the Au Pair Program is better represented in our government as an exchange program.