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.

Current Opportunities

(updated April 21, 2017)

Work and Travel Program Assistant

  • Department: Work and Travel
  • Type: Full-time, Temporary
  • Hours: 40 per week, Monday—Friday 9:00a—5:30p
  • Location: 746 N LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654

Greenheart International is a non-profit committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community. We achieve this through a unique and diverse collection of programs fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism. Greenheart encompasses four main branches: CCI Greenheart, Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, Greenheart Transforms, and two partners: Greenheart Music, and Greenheart Ibiza.

Within CCI Greenheart, the Work and Travel (WT) Department has J-1 designation by the U.S. Department of State to bring international university students to the United States on a cultural exchange program that allows them to work for a period of eight weeks to four months. CCI Greenheart’s WT program is dedicated to extending the mission of cultural understanding, environmental consciousness and world peace by connecting enthusiastic international students and American Host Organizations. As the only environmentally conscious 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.

The Work and Travel Department is looking to hire temporary staff to provide support to its team in the Services division.

The following job duties are examples of items Program Assistants may be responsible for.

  • Services
    • Interview Work & Travel participants on Skype to determine candidacy for program and English proficiency.
    • Recommend participants to host organizations, based on interests and qualifications.
    • Assist in preparations for local and overseas recruitment events
    • Service as in-country support to Direct Placement Program Participants

Some qualifications you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • Creative and outside-of-the-box thinking; self-directed and flexible
  • Willingness to work on application review or job offer entry for an entire day, or for consecutive days in a row
  • Ability to shift gears at a moment’s notice and be flexible; willingness to change priorities in an effort to help the team
  • Exceptional ability to multi-task, pay attention to detail, and to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interact within groups of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities and backgrounds
  • Possess a great deal of tact and diplomacy and ability to resolve conflicts that may arise
  • Outgoing, flexible personality with a willingness to learn; applicant should be a proactive, diligent, positive and a 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

Some physical requirements of the position:

While performing the duties of this job, you will be regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. You would be required the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, and sit or stand as necessary. You would also be required to view a computer screen for long periods of time.

Compensation: $13 per hour

How to apply: Please send your resume and customized cover letter in PDF format to Courtney Guengerich, Human Resources and Project Coordinator, at HR(AT)greenheart(DOT)org. A cover letter is required for your application to be considered.

Due to the amount of applications processed, we ask that you do not call Greenheart International regarding this position. All qualified applicants will be contacted.

Greenheart International is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

Cultural Outreach Assistant

  • Department: Work and Travel
  • Type of Position: Full-time
  • Start Date: May 22, 2017
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday
  • Location: 746 N LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654

Greenheart International is a non-profit committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community. We achieve this through a unique and diverse collection of programs fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism. Greenheart encompasses four main branches: CCI Greenheart, Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, and Greenheart Transforms.

Within CCI Greenheart, the Work and Travel (WT) Department has J-1 designation by the U.S. Department of State to bring international university students to the United States on a cultural exchange program that allows them to work for a period of 8 weeks to 4 months. CCI Greenheart’s WT program is dedicated to extending the mission of cultural understanding, environmental consciousness and world peace by connecting enthusiastic international students 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.

Some things you might do as our Cultural Outreach Assistant:

  • Ensure participants’ cultural component is met. Include: Follow up with participants on their cultural check-ins, contact cultural offenders, offer assistance to participants experiencing culture shock.
  • Coordinate, review and edit (including Journeys) submissions for all social media platforms on a daily basis
  • Support participant outreach communication (i.e., through newsletters, GHC, handbooks).
  • Assist on updates on cultural resources provided to participants (i.e. cultural flyers).
  • Coordinate quick and efficient participant tracking and responses.
  • Coordinate projects with Marketing/Outreach interns
  • Assist in sharing the positive stories for the department (e.g. Humans of Work and Travel, etc).
  • Assist with the planning of the department’s various outreach programs

Qualifications you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Can manage multiple priorities and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in the Microsoft Suite (especially Microsoft Excel).
  • Experience with reporting, inventory, and/or budgeting.
  • Be able to take initiative and creatively problem solve.
  • Work independently and on a team.
  • Positive, flexible personality with a willingness to learn; applicant should be a proactive, diligent, and a creative self-starter
  • Fast learner and open to taking on multiple initiatives.
  • Genuine desire to contribute to an organization that promotes cultural exchange and environmental consciousness
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred.
  • Travel experience preferred

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and customized cover letter in PDF format to Courtney Guengerich, Human Resources and Project Coordinator, at HR(AT)greenheart(DOT)org. A cover letter is required for your application to be considered.

Due to the amount of applications processed, we ask that you do not call Greenheart International regarding this position. All qualified applicants will be contacted.

Greenheart International is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

High School Programs Administrative Assistant

  • Department: CCI Greenheart, High School Programs
  • Type of Position: Full-time, temporary
  • Start Date: April 2017
  • End Date: September 1, 2017
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday
  • Location: 712 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Greenheart International is a non-profit committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community. We achieve this through a unique and diverse collection of programs fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism. Greenheart encompasses four main branches: CCI Greenheart, Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, and Greenheart Transforms.

Within CCI Greenheart, the F-1 High School Program Department gives international high school students the opportunity to come to the U.S. and attend a public or private school for one semester up to multiple years on an F-1 visa. Students typically live with an American host family during the program, though some students live in residences. CCI Greenheart provides placement with a school and host family, medical insurance, local supervision, and counseling and emergency support. As the only non-profit, eco-conscious student exchange organization, we pride ourselves on providing a quality experience by encouraging and enabling Greenheart staff, participants, Local Coordinators, and host families to work together on projects that promote environmentalism and sustainability.

What we’re looking for:

The High School Program Department is seeking temporary support staff that can assist with administrative processes for the 2017-18 academic year, as well as projects and other ongoing tasks.

Some things you might do as an Administrative Assistant:

  • Learn and understand application intake process for a dynamic and engaging exchange program for high school students coming to the U.S. for 5-10 months
  • Utilize our custom database
  • Provide administrative support by reviewing applications, tracking missing documents, organizing mailings, and answering phones
  • Support office staff with tasks and projects as they arise
  • Assist with creating content for blog posts, marketing material and other communications

Qualifications you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • Minimum of one year administrative experience and/or customer service experience
  • Efficiency with data entry and a keen eye for detail
  • Comfort and aptitude learning new software and understanding work flow processes
  • High level of general computer skills and Microsoft Office Suite proficiency
  • Ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically over the phone, via e-mail, and in person
  • Possess a great deal of tact and diplomacy and ability to resolve conflicts that may arise
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Positive, flexible personality with a willingness to learn; applicant should be a proactive, diligent, positive and a creative self-starter
  • Genuine desire to contribute to an organization that promotes cultural exchange and environmental consciousness

Compensation: $13 per hour

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and customized cover letter in PDF format to Courtney Guengerich, Human Resources and Project Coordinator, at HR(AT)greenheart(DOT)org. A cover letter is required for your application to be considered.

Due to the amount of applications processed, we ask that you do not call Greenheart International regarding this position. All qualified applicants will be contacted.

Greenheart International is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

Greenheart Travel Outreach Coordinator

  • Department: Greenheart Travel
  • Type: Full-time
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: 200 W Superior St, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

Greenheart International connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. This is achieved through the branches Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, Greenheart Transforms, and CCI Greenheart.

Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage.

Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.

What we’re looking for:

Do you book a trip abroad every chance that you get? Do you get a thrill convincing your friends to take the leap to travel or move overseas? Would you love to work in a dynamic role with a group of people relentlessly struck by the travel bug, and are constantly hanging out after work to plan their next trip? Are you ready to change lives by inspiring people to take the leap to move abroad? Do you believe in the power of travel and cultural exchange to change the world?

We are looking for someone who will oversee Greenheart Travel’s outreach, networking, and business development efforts. The Outreach Coordinator will work on developing new and reinforcing existing partnerships with universities and high schools by leveraging relationships of our alumni (Greenheart Travel’s program participants). This role will also be responsible for maintaining our alumni network by providing opportunities for mentorship, developing professional development resources, and maintaining a network of campus ambassadors. Furthermore, Greenheart Travel is working to build its name in the Chicago area; the person in this role will be attending and hosting local networking events & conferences. Ultimately, this role is intended to bring new participants to Greenheart Travel’s programs through getting in front of potential participants and developing meaningful partnerships with alumni and schools. It will require personal engagement with alumni and persistence. The Outreach Coordinator will be required to explain the details of the programs we have and inspire interested teachers/administrators/alumni to bring our programs to their networks.

Greenheart Travel is growing rapidly, so we’re looking for someone who is highly adaptable and able to actively contribute to new ideas, growth and constant improvement. We have a small staff, and each person wears many hats, and our roles are constantly evolving. Every staff member has input in the brainstorming and direction of our department.

Some things you might do as the Outreach Coordinator:

  • Develop meaningful relationships with alumni, high schools and universities
  • Make presentations in front of potential participants and teachers/administrators at schools or other venues
  • Connect with Greenheart Travel’s participants, alumni and prospects via social media and Facebook groups
  • Foster partnerships both informal and formal with high schools and universities
  • Manage Alumni Program for Greenheart Travel
  • Utilize star alumni as ambassadors for Greenheart Travel
  • Active member of the Greenheart Outreach Team
  • Actively engage with other non-profits and organizations in the Chicago area
  • Think outside the box and have a firm grasp on the big picture of our competitive position within our industry

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Extensive travel experience (experience living or teaching abroad highly preferred)
  • Dedication to cultural exchange, travel and a passion for learning about other cultures
  • Proactive, diligent, positive & creative self-starter with exceptional ability to learn quickly.
  • Great work ethic and excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Outreach and business development experience (track record of developing genuine, meaningful relationships with partners)
  • Existing network with Chicagoland high schools, universities, or non-profit organizations highly preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce.com or other CRM preferred
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Creative and outside-of-the-box thinking
  • Can manage multiple priorities and to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Outgoing, flexible, with a willingness to learn and take initiative
  • Comfortable on the phone and can connect with groups of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities and backgrounds

Compensation: $39,000 plus incentives and benefits

To Apply:

Sound like the perfect fit? Tell us WHY! Please send your resume and customized cover letter in PDF format to Courtney Guengerich, Human Resources and Project Coordinator, at HR(AT)greenheart(DOT)org. A cover letter is required for your application to be considered.

Due to the amount of applications processed, we ask that you do not call Greenheart International regarding this position. All qualified applicants will be contacted.

Greenheart International is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

Greenheart Shop – Part Time Fair Trade Sales Associate

    Type of Position: Part-Time
    Preferred Start Date: ASAP
    Hours: 8.5-25 hours per week with weekend availability required. Store hours are Mon—Fri 11a-7p, Sat 10a-6p, Sun 10a-5p.
    Location: 1714 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614

    Greenheart International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1985 with national headquarters in Chicago, IL. Greenheart International connects people and planet to create global leaders through cultural exchange, personal development, environmentalism, volunteer service and fair-trade. Greenheart International consists of four branches: CCI Greenheart, Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop and Greenheart Transforms.

    Job Description

    • Open/Close Store
    • Operate the register and be able to perform all sales transactions.
    • Greet and welcome customers and share the mission of the store and Greenheart.
    • Educate self on Fair Trade artisans and their products and on the products of eco-friendly companies and social enterprises.
    • Explain product features and benefits of merchandise and relay artisan stories regarding all of the products.
    • Communicate regularly with fellow GHS staff and management to ensure shop is running at full potential.
    • Provide excellent & attentive customer service while exuding a positive and professional demeanor.
    • Assist with unpacking, labeling, merchandising, re-stocking, and daily maintenance of shop.
    • Communicate all needs/requests to Manager.
    • Any further duties assigned

    Hourly Rate: $11

    To Apply:

    Sound like the perfect fit? Tell us WHY! Please send your resume and customized cover letter in PDF format to Courtney Guengerich, Human Resources and Project Coordinator, at HR(AT)greenheart(DOT)org. A cover letter is required for your application to be considered.

    Due to the amount of applications processed, we ask that you do not call Greenheart International regarding this position. All qualified applicants will be contacted.

    Greenheart International is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

Ongoing Opportunities

Summer Group Coordinator – Short-term Groups and Homestays

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 open to programs throughout the US, but are actively seeking coordinators for summer 2017 groups in suburban areas (up to two hours from downtown) of the following cities:

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Boston, MA
  • New York, NY
  • Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco and Sacramento, CA
  • Richmond, VA

On the Group Homestay Program, approximately 10 – 20 international high school students come to the United States for a 2-4 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. – J-1 High School 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 Greenheart 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 Greenheart Local Coordinator! Tell us you’re interested by completing the Local Coordinator Inquiry Form.

ESL Student Recruiter – Greenheart English Camp

Greenheart English Camp is a three week ESL summer camp designed exclusively for international teenagers with at least 2 years of English experience. Recruiters refer and provide initial screening to potential applicants and can 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.

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

Summer II Marketing and Outreach Intern

Type of Position: 3 Month Summer Internship
Department: Work and Travel Department
Start Date: Late June/Early July (Summer II)
Hours: 20 hours/week, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. flexible times
Location: Chicago, IL

**This is an unpaid internship. Course Credits are available.**

The Work and Travel department within CCI Greenheart is dedicated to providing cultural exchange opportunities for international university students who come to the United States to work entry-level position during their academic break. Through its partnerships with several host organizations and international agencies, Work and Travel is able to sponsor over 6,000 international students each year.

Duties:
Responsibilities of the Intern may include, but are not limited to:

  • Research community information and track testimonials
  • Update Job Fair Handbooks as well as other marketing materials
  • Assist in updating the website
  • Assist with social media platforms to ensure they are up-to-date and on trend
  • Research methods of interacting with stakeholders on social media outlets (i.e.: Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Snapchat)
  • Track consumer behavior through Google Analytics and mass emails
  • Edit and draft blog postings to WordPress site
  • Assist in updating and photo gallery
  • Assist with the execution and follow up for various trips
  • Assist with any urgent and unexpected items
  • Perform an occasional data entry

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in progress or higher. Candidates who are studying in International Education, and/or Marketing and Outreach are preferred.
  • Creative and outside-of-the-box thinking.
  • Self-directed and flexible with an exceptional ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work in an exhilarating and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to interact within groups of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities and backgrounds.
  • Dedicated to cultural exchange, travel and/or have a passion for learning about other cultures.
  • Outgoing personality with a willingness to learn.
  • Strong work ethic and excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with competence in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Interest in industry and learning more about J-1 visa programs
  • Preferences: Ability to speak a second language and/or have experience living abroad; knowledge of social media outlets; Photoshop proficiency.

Please send resume and cover letter to Courtney Guengerich at HR(AT)greenheart(DOT)info. A cover letter is required for your application to be accepted.

Greenheart Travel Internship for Teach English & Work Abroad Programs

Type: Unpaid internship, temporary, 12 weeks with possible extension for an additional 10 weeks
Hours: 15 hours per week minimum; flexible daily hours available Monday – Friday, 9:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Location: Greenheart International Office, Chicago, IL
Start Date: ASAPThe Greenheart Travel Volunteer Intern will assist management and staff with data entry, interviewing candidates, phones, and various other administrative duties. Some of the intern’s duties may include, and are not limited to, the following:Program Coordination

  • Assist Program Managers with daily administration of Greenheart Travel Teach & Work Abroad programs
  • Review and process Teach program applications
  • Ensure timely receipt of participant applications and follow up as instructed by Program Managers
  • Assist in creating web content to update existing pages or to create new ones
  • Interview candidates who have submitted applications via Skype
  • Interface with participants when necessary on aspects of program administration
  • Write and update program orientation materials as needed
  • Assist the programs managers with other tasks as assigned
  • Marketing
  • Assist with web and blog content
  • Research new and competing Teach Abroad programs
  • Help with creative Marketing ideas to promote programs; using Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Sales & Recruitment

  • Work with Program Manager on Salesforce data entry and program management
  • Help the Travel Abroad department meet the goal of outbound participants nationally in the calendar year
  • Respond to e-mail and phone inquiries as needed
  • Assist with lead generation and follow up through the Salesforce CRM system
  • Assist with maintaining program listings with web directories and placing ads
  • Help coordinate travel and study abroad fairs, school presentations, information sessions and other networking events to be determined
  • General Office Administration
  • Assist in general office administrative tasks when needed. This includes, but is not limited to, answering the phones, copying, assisting in large mailing projects, etc.
  • Assist with other programs within the Travel Abroad department as needed

Required skills:
Volunteers should be creative, self-directed, and flexible with excellent written and oral communication skills. Outgoing personality and experience with and enthusiasm for international travel. Excellent computer skills with competence in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with Photoshop, WordPress a plus; knowledge of social media outlets helpful
To Apply: Please send your desired internship start date, your weekly availability, and attachments (resume, cover letter, and a writing sample) to Courtney Guengerich at HR@greenheart.info.