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 July 23, 2015)

Program Assistant, Greenheart Club

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.

What we’re looking for:

The High School Programs Department is looking to hire a part-time Program Assistant to work 12-15 hours per week on service-learning and volunteer initiatives for high school-aged exchange students through Greenheart Club International, an online global community of volunteers. Greenheart Club features a network of change makers in an online space where you can log volunteer hours to earn grants for community projects.

Some things you might do:

  • Draft monthly e-newsletters to high school-aged exchange students detailing important events and updates on the Greenheart Club
  • Assist students with website and log-in issues
  • Monitor Greenheart Club International participation of High School Programs students including:
    • Running weekly reports on numbers of participants and hours logged
    • Approving/Denying volunteer hours
    • Monthly prize mailing
  • Assist in promotion and administration of Greenheart Trips, Chicago Welcome Program, and Greenheart Club Leader Weekend including:
    • Promoting these opportunities to students through social media and email
    • Collecting paperwork and answering questions about the application process
    • Developing and distributing application materials
    • Organize activities, meals and logistics as necessary
  • Write 2-3 blogs per month about High School exchange students who are exceptional volunteers
  • Assist with alumni stories and efforts as needed

Some qualifications that you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or working towards a bachelor’s degree)
  • Commitment to cultural exchange, service learning, and community service
  • Excellent written, editorial, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Some experience with WordPress blogs and websites preferred
  • Genuine desire to contribute to an organization that promotes cultural exchange and environmental consciousness

Compensation: $13 per hour

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter as a Word document or PDF attachment, or in Google Doc format, to William Abraham, Human Resources and Project Coordinator, at HR(AT)greenheart(DOT)info. Please include your name and the position title in the subject line of the email. 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.

Administrative Assistant

Department: CCI Greenheart, High School Programs
Type of Position: Temporary
Preferred Start Date: ASAP
End Date: January 2016
Hours: 40 per week
Location: 712 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

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.Within CCI Greenheart, the High School Programs Department has J-1 visa designation by the U.S. Department of State to bring international high school students to the United States on a cultural exchange program that allows them to live with an American host family and attend high school for 5-10 months. CCI Greenheart’s J-1 program is dedicated to extending the mission of cultural understanding, environmental consciousness, and world peace by connecting enthusiastic international students and American host families. As the only non-profit, eco-conscious J-1 visa sponsor, 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 Programs Department is looking to hire temporary support staff that can assist in preparation for the 2015-2016 academic year as well as with 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
  • Provide database support to outside users

Some qualifications you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 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
  • Be a team player and have an upbeat and personable demeanor
  • Independence and flexibility
  • Genuine desire to contribute to an organization that promotes cultural exchange and environmental consciousness

Compensation: $13 per hour

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter as a Word document or PDF attachment, or in Google Doc format, to William Abraham at HR(AT)greenheart(DOT)info. Please include your name and the position title in the subject line of the email. 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.

Senior Accountant

Type: Full-time
Department: Greenheart International
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: 40 hours
Location: 712 N. Wells, Chicago, IL

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.

What we’re looking for:

The Senior Accounting supports the Accounting Department and reports to the Vice President of Finance and Operations. If you are selected for this position, you will join a fast-paced environment at a growing non-profit. You will perform general accounting duties and reporting related to accounts receivable. You should have a thorough understanding of QuickBooks operations and be familiar with invoicing and recording payments and refunds by credit card, check, or wire transfer. You will follow-up with customers on outstanding accounts receivable and issue program payments to partners via international and domestic wire transfer. You must demonstrate a profound commitment to the organization’s mission and values and be eager to serve as an effective and valued member of our team.

Some things you might do as a Senior Accountant:

  • Post all incoming cash, check, and credit card program payments to QuickBooks
  • Record daily deposits, credit card transactions, and bank and credit card fees in QuickBooks
  • Review and record program billing and invoicing in our internal database and in QuickBooks
  • Record all manual invoices created by program managers and send them to partners and customers via email
  • Send statements, inquiries, and reports for outstanding accounts receivable and manage write-offs for non-collectibles
  • Record in QuickBooks all credit memos, refunds, and commission payments created by program managers
  • Record in QuickBooks auto-debited SEVIS payments to the Department of State
  • Initiate and record outgoing domestic and international wire transfers
  • Perform bank reconciliation and analysis for Greenheart wire accounts, including Greenheart Shop
  • Record Greenheart Shop batch transactions and deposits
  • Review and analyze general ledger accounts, including pass-through expenses and reimbursable accounts as related to partner and customer billing
  • Calculate deferred revenue for programs billed in prior periods
  • Perform other duties and assist accounts payable as needed

Some qualifications you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of professional accounting experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Advanced computer skills with expert proficiency in QuickBooks
  • Desire to work as a member of a dynamic and productive team
  • Excellent written, editorial, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Professional presence and composure and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Exceptional ability to remain flexible, work independently, manage competing priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented and organized personality
  • Data entry experience and ability to accurately complete tasks

 Compensation is commensurate with experience.

 How you apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to William Abraham, Human Resources and Project Coordinator, at HR(AT)greenheart(DOT)info. Please include your name and the position title in the subject line of the email.

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.


Employer Relations Specialist – Work and Travel

Type  of Position: Full-time
Start Date: Summer 2015 season (May – July 2015)
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: 746 N LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL

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.

Duties:

  • Focus on large scale, high profile employers for the placement of CCI Greenheart Work & Travel Program
  • Use a variety of prospecting methods, follow up on qualified leads, network at industry conferences and cold-calling
  • Ensure all placements meet CCI high standards, based on pre-approval procedures. Maintain professional and consistent interaction with all program stakeholders
  • Contribute to the betterment of CCI Greenheart WT promotional items, templates and presentations for recruitment/marketing purposes, as well as portfolio/marketing photos and testimonials
  • Attend and contribute to bi-weekly recruitment meetings. Serve as the contact for conferences, chambers of commerce, local social events and other industry happenings. Responsible for all elements involved in the planning, cost tracking and follow up of trips as well as always representing CCI Greenheart in a positive, professional manner
  • Meet numbers outlined in program goals
  • Effectively communicate with Supervisor regarding potential suggestions or concerns
  • Ensure that CCI Greenheart further establish ourselves as ‘experts in the industry’, including but not limited to influences that directly impact the industry such as immigration reform and other
  • Help us control our message to stakeholders while cutting to the chase of ‘what this means to you’
  • Contribute to Immigration Reform Committee.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years sales experience in the Work and Travel industry, with a proven track-record of excellence, client recruitment and retention, as well as direct experience using Salesforce (candidates should not apply if they do not meet these requirements)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Understanding of CCI Greenheart’s mission
  • Applicant should be a proactive, diligent, positive and creative self starter; possess great work ethic and excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Great attention to detail, working knowledge of databases and commitment to keeping data entry up to speed
  • Exceptional ability to multi-task, pay attention to detail and to work in an exhilarating and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interact within groups of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities and backgrounds

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and 2 recommendations to Kaitlyn Peters at kpeters(AT)ccigreenheart(DOT)org.


Regional Manager Position – J-1 High School Program

Type of Position: Part-time salary employee
Hours: 20+ hours/week
Location: 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.) CCI Greenheart has J-1 visa designation by the U.S. Department of State to bring international high school students to the United States through our High School Programs, to live with volunteer host families. The Regional Manager position is a crucial leadership position within the High School Programs 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 Greenheart’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.

Skills:

  • 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

Benefits:

  • 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.


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 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 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 – 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.


Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

Greenheart Club Volunteer Intern

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.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for a part-time intern to work 10-15 hours per week and assist with the website and program development for Greenheart Club International, an online global community of volunteers. Greenheart Club features a network of change makers in an online space where you can log volunteer hours to earn grants for community projects.

Some things you might do:

  • Assist in general website improvements and maintenance
  • Moderate and create groups on the Greenheart Club International (GCI) portal
  • Start conversations and forums to increase user interaction on GCI
  • Social media outreach
  • Perform outreach to alumni of CCI Greenheart and Greenheart Travel cultural exchange programs
  • Research on website improvements including digital badging, gamification, and mobile application development among other topics
  • Create alumni and service-learning resources
  • Assist Service Learning & Outreach Coordinator with program and website strategy

Some qualifications that you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or working towards a bachelor’s degree)
  • Some experience in website development/management preferred
  • Some experience with WordPress and WordPress plug-ins preferred
  • Ability to work on and balance multiple programs simultaneously
  • Passion for volunteerism and service learning
  • Genuine desire to contribute to an organization that promotes cultural exchange and environmental consciousness

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter as a Word document or PDF attachment, or in Google Doc format, to William Abraham, Human Resources and Project Coordinator, at HR(AT)greenheart(DOT)info. Please include your name and the position title in the subject line of the email. 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.


Volunteer Marketing and Outreach Intern

Type of Position: Volunteer internship
Department: Work and Travel Department
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: 20 hours/week, flexible
Location: Chicago, IL
Duties:
Responsibilities of the Intern may include, but are not limited to:
Assisting with the marketing efforts of the Work and Travel Department:

  • Develop the creative strategy for marketing materials and the project management of developing them with a graphic designer
  • Research community information, track testimonials and update Job Fair Handbooks as well as other marketing materials
  • Update the CCI Greenheart website and organize/maintain the photo library

Assisting with the outreach efforts of the Work and Travel Department

  • Assist with social media platforms to ensure they are up-to-date and on trend
  • Assistant with daily and weekly postings for Facebook
  • Edit and draft bog postings to WordPress
  • Update Flickr and YouTube accounts
  • Research methods of interacting with stakeholders on social media outlets (i.e.: Google+, LinkedIn)
  • Assist with general cultural program offering projects

Assisting in general duties for the Work and Travel Department

  • Assist with the execution and follow up for various trips (Conferences/Tradeshows and Going Greenheart Tours)
  • Assist with any urgent and unexpected items
  • Assist with answering and transferring phone calls
  • Perform an occasional data entry
  • Track participant and employer testimonials

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in progress or higher.
  • 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.
  • 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 William Abraham at wabraham(AT)ccigreenheart(DOT)org. A cover letter is required for your application to be accepted.


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.