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Thank you for your interest in working with us. We are pleased that you are considering joining our diverse group of employees who all share a passion for international student exchange.

(updated September 18, 2014)

Program Assistant - Academic Year Program

Type: Full-Time
Hours: 40 hours per week
Start Date: ASAP
Location: 712 N Wells St, Chicago, IL


Review and process applications; review of on program support documentation; review, tracking, mailing of program materials; organization of mailings; answering phones; general office support.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 1 year of administrative experience and customer service experience
  • Efficient with data entry
  • High level of comfort learning new databases and understanding work flow processes
  • High level of comfort with general computer skills and Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability manage multiple priorities and provide support to multiple stakeholders
  • Pay attention to detail consistently
  • Ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically via phone, email and one on one
  • A teamplayer; upbeat and personable demeanor;
  • Passion for international travel and cultural exchange.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Gwen Vitzthum at gvitzthum(at)ccigreenheart(dot)org


Part-time Program Assistant - Career Advancement Program

Type: part-time (hourly between 20-30 hrs/wk)
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: 20 hours per week, within business hours Mon-Fri 9-5:30
Location: 712 N Wells St, 2nd Fl, Chicago, IL

Within CCI Greenheart, the Career Advancement Program (CAP) Department has J-1 Internship and Trainee designations through the U.S. Department of State to bring international professionals to the United States on a cultural exchange program that allows them intern or train with a U.S. business. CCI Greenheart’s CAP program is dedicated to extending the mission of cultural understanding, environmental consciousness and world peace by connecting enthusiastic international professionals and American Host Organizations. As the only non-profit green J-1 visa sponsor, we pride ourselves on providing a quality experience, while encouraging and enabling CCI Greenheart staff, participants and Host Organizations to work together on projects that promote environmentalism and sustainability.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Filing
  • UPS Shipments
  • Managing CAP weekly meeting agenda/minutes
  • Assistance with phone inquiries
  • Assistance with updating resources
  • Maintaining an orderly shared drive
  • Organizing Evaluations (uploading/tracking)
  • Tracking late participant arrival validations
  • General assistance to CAP staff as necessary
  • Fielding General Inquiries


  • Keen attention to detail
  • Self-directed and flexible
  • Exceptional ability to manage multiple priorities and to work in an exhilarating and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interact within groups of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities and backgrounds
  • Dedication to cultural exchange, travel and/or passion for learning about other cultures
  • Outgoing, flexible personality with a willingness to learn; applicant should be a proactive, diligent, positive & creative self-starter; possess great work ethic and excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • A genuine desire to contribute to an organization that promotes cultural exchange and environmental consciousness
  • Flexibility in shifting gears with regard to projects/ assignments, willingness to work on application review for an entire day, or for consecutive days in a row
  • Excellent computer skills with competence in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Preferences: Ability to speak a second language and/or have experience living abroad; knowledge of social media outlets

Compensation: $12/hour

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter as an attachment or in Google doc format to Melissa Hickok at mhickok(at)ccigreenheart(dot)org Cover letter is required.


Regional Manager Position at CCI Greenheart - Academic Year Program

Type: Part time salary employee
Hours: 20+ hours/week
Location: Wisconsin - work from home

CCI Greenheart is seeking individuals with previous work experience as a, Area Coordinator, Regional Manager/Director or similar level within a cultural exchange organization. Applicants without prior experience in the industry will not be considered. (If that is the case, please consider CCI Greenheart’s independent contractor Local Coordinator position.)

The Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI) has J-1 designation by the U.S. Department of State to bring international high school students to the United States through our Academic Year Program, to live with volunteer host families. The Regional Manager position is a crucial leadership position within the AYP department, by supervising a team of 10-20 Local Coordinators, and 25-50+ exchange students every year.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to: 

  • Build and supervise a team of Local Coordinators (independent contractors) to facilitate the placing of exchange students with volunteer host families, who will attend high school for a semester or full academic year.
  • Lead the regional team of field staff to ensure timely placement of all students assigned to the region, and that the proper documentation for the placement has been supplied through CCI’s database.
  • Create a development plan for the region, which includes a regional training meeting for LCs.
  • Maintain compliance with Department of State regulations by providing the necessary documentation via the database for all students placed in the region (proper host families, host family information forms and school permission forms, contact logs, etc)
  • Work closely with the staff in the Chicago office through regular email, phone, and skype communication.


  • Must have previous experience working with a cultural exchange organization (J-1 international high school students)
  • Ability to lead and guide a dispersed team
  • Self-motivated, creative and organized
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Outgoing personality and enthusiasm for international exchange
  • Excellent computer skills with competence in Microsoft Office Suite, eager to learn and use new technology, previous database skills a plus
  • A genuine desire to contribute to an organization that promotes cultural exchange and environmental consciousness


  • Work from home
  • National and international travel with CCI Greenheart to regional workshops and annual incentive conferences
  • Salary increases as the Region grows
  • Opportunity to change lives every day through international exchange, professional development and life-long friendships!

To Apply: email resume and cover letter to Megan Bhatia at mbhatia(at)ccigreenheart(dot)org. Please state your experience, and the current number of students and Local Coordinators that you are supervising.


Teach English Abroad - Greenheart Travel

Teaching English abroad allows you to truly immerse yourself in a new culture, experience a different way of life, build friendships that will last a lifetime and discover your own potential! Greenheart Travel Teach Abroad programs are an excellent way to travel inexpensively and experience a true cultural immersion. Learn more about these amazing teach abroad opportunitiesemail us, or call 888-ABROAD1.


Summer Group Coordinator - Short-term Groups and Homestay

Type of Position: Temporary, part-time
Location: Work at home; around the U.S.

CCI Greenheart seeks candidates in suburbs of major to mid-size cities to coordinate short-term Group Homestay Programs. We are actively seeking coordinators for summer 2014 groups in suburbs of the following cities:

  • Chicago, IL
  • Seattle, WA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Boston, MA
  • New York (NYC area and Upstate NY)
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Los Angeles, CA

On the Group Homestay Program, approximately 10 - 20 international high school students come to the United States for a two to four week period with the goal of improving their English and getting to know American culture. Most groups arrive in summer but planning and recruitment of host families begins 4+ months prior. Learn more about this exciting cultural exchange opportunity and how to apply.


Local Coordinators in the U.S. - Academic Year Program

For the High School Academic Year Program

Type of Position: Contract position (not full-time employment)

Start Date: ASAP
Location: Throughout the U.S.

We are looking for individuals who:

  • are interested in counseling international youth
  • enjoy talking to anyone and everyone in their community about cultural exchange
  • are self-starters and passionate about wanting to change the world
  • are at least 26 years of age
  • have access to a computer and the internet
  • have access to a car or public transportation
CCI Local Coordinators (LC) make a significant impact on their local community by finding volunteer host families who are willing to host international exchange students. Learn more about this part-time opportunity and the incredible benefits both you and your community will receive when you become a CCI Local Coordinator!

Tell us you’re interested by completing the Local Coordinator Inquiry Form.


ESL Student Recruiter - Summer English Academy

The Summer English Academy (SEA) is a unique, three week, summer ESL camp designed exclusively for teenagers, with locations in New York State and Northern California. Student recruiters refer and provide initial screening to potential applicants. Recruiters receive a cash incentive for each student who is accepted and attends the program.

Type of Position: Contract position (not full-time employment)
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Worldwide

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Are currently teaching English or have taught English outside the U.S.
  • Know teenage English language learners
  • Have a connection with a language school or high school abroad
  • Work at multinational corporations and can share program information with co-workers abroad

Learn more about this opportunity and if you qualify fill out our inquiry form. In the comments section indicate your are interested in being a recruiter for SEA.



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