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Contracted Group Coordinator

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Greenheart International | Chicago, IL
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Greenheart International


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Published 19 days ago

Start Date

August 1, 2019

Application Deadline

July 31, 2019


Seeking Group Coordinator in Chicago Area

If you are interested in facilitating a short and sweet exchange experience for a number of students coming at the same time, consider becoming a Group Local Coordinator. Group Coordinators place and supervise international students in the United States, recruit and screen host families, and organize activities in their own community for a period of 2 to 4 weeks. Most groups take place in the summer, though programs are also offered during winter and spring breaks as well. Group students come from all over the world, including Spain, France, Italy, Japan, China, Korea and more.

We are looking for a contracted coordinator for the following group in the Chicago area this summer:

  • Nationality: Chinese
  •  Ages: 18 - 22
  • Type of Program: Sociological Research in America (students have workshop classes, volunteer project and on-site visits most weekdays, evenings/weekends with host families)
  • Dates: August 1 to August 17, 2019 (2 weeks)
  • Group size: 10- 12 students + 1 adult leader

Some qualifications you should have:

Ideal independent contractors are highly organized, resourceful, connected to their community (have lived in the same community at least 3 years), able to manage a budget, and experienced in working with students from other countries. This can be a great experience for teachers with summers or other fixed periods of time off. Note that this is a contract position, not an opportunity for full time work.

  • Recruiting and interviewing between 10 and 13 volunteer host families from a community
  • Providing orientations to families and students
  • Leading recreational activities and excursions
  • Arranging workshops and activities with the Workshop Coordinator and Activity Assistant.
  • Coordinating transportation
  • Providing ongoing support to students and host families
  • “Working with the groups has been highly rewarding and very gratifying. The students are also absolutely appreciative for all of their excursions, new surroundings and most importantly, their host families.” — Rosanna, Group Coordinator in California

Compensation:

  • Supplemental income: Group Contracted Coordinators earn approximately $2,000 – $3,000 per group (varies based on size, type, and location of the group)
  • Incentive points to be able travel on Greenheart Exchange annual incentive conferences
  • Becoming more acquainted with your community through working with schools, clubs, neighborhood associations, and social and religious organizations
  • Contributing to increased cultural awareness and understanding in the world
  • Must be willing and able to spend a considerable amount of time promoting the program to the local community in the months before students arrive; coordinators must feel comfortable approaching schools, churches, organizations, and individuals in order to identify suitable hosts.

Seeking Group Coordinator in Chicago Area

If you are interested in facilitating a short and sweet exchange experience for a number of students coming at the same time, consider becoming a Group Local Coordinator. Group Coordinators place…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • High School Diploma Required

How To Apply

Please send a letter of interest and resume to shorttermprograms@greenheart.org.

In your letter of interest, please address the following three questions:

1. What interests you about this contracted opportunity?

2. What strategy or action plan would you use to find host families?

3. What previous experience do you have working with teenagers?

Please send a letter of interest and resume to shorttermprograms@greenheart.org.

In your letter of interest, please address the following three questions:

1. What interests you…

Location

712 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
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