Local Coordinator Responsibilities
CCI Greenheart Local Coordinators (LC) come from all walks of life and make a significant impact on their local community. LCs must be older than 26 and many LCs are teachers, nurses, retirees or stay-at-home moms, and others are bankers, full-time professionals, doctors…you name it! What LCs have in common is a love for working with people of different cultures and backgrounds and a desire to to be a part-time independent contractor working from home.
Our most successful Local Coordinators:
- Have curiosity about other cultures
- Have a desire to contribute to work that can impact lives
- Wish to be connected with teenagers
- Connect with their community and are willing to reach out
- Set attainable goals and takes action to meet them
- Have probably been told that they are:
- a good listener
- understanding and objective
- a “people person”
- organized, focused or determined
- Are self-directed, but can also take direction from others
- Have good problem solving skills
- Exhibits grace under pressure
CCI Greenheart Local Coordinators pledge to passionately and actively seek host families, to generously provide guidance and counsel to exchange students, to genuinely build relationships with schools, and to represent CCI Greenheart, along with other Greenheart programs, in a committed and professional manner.
Local Coordinator responsibilities include:
- Identifying schools open to international exchange students and building relationships with school personnel.
- Recruiting American families to host for an academic year or semester.
- Matching host families with international students.
- Providing orientations and group outings for international students and host families.
- Acting as a support person and counselor for families and international students throughout the student’s stay in the U.S.
Local Coordinators not only build relationships with schools, and place and supervise international students and host families in the United States, but also act as a local source of information to American students wishing to study and travel abroad.
As an independent contractor working part-time, you earn stipends (taxes not withheld). You can earn up to $1,000 for each exchange student that you place with a host family and monitor throughout the year. Stipends are split into four payments: 1) at the time of placement after the LC has secured a school opening and found a host family, 2) in the fall 3) in the winter and 4) after the student has left the program.
- Must be at least 26 years of age
- Have access to a computer and the internet
- Have access to a car or public transportation
Learn more about benefits and compensation, travel opportunities, available training and development, and the Short-term Local Coordinator opportunity for group students.