Local Coordinator, High School International Exchange Program
Greenheart Exchange is seeking responsible adults throughout Kansas to place high school international exchange students for the Academic Year Program. By becoming a Greenheart Local Coordinator, you have the opportunity to change the world by bringing cultural exchange to your community!
Local Coordinators come from all walks of life (but must be 26 years of age or older). Many are teachers, nurses, retirees, or stay-at-home parents. The most successful have a background in sales/marketing, community organizing, and education, combined with personal experience living, studying, or traveling abroad. Local Coordinators love for working with people from different cultures and enjoy flexible, part-time hours working from home as an independent contractor. Local Coordinators must live locally (within 120 miles of the host family), so no out-of-state job seekers need apply.
Local Coordinator responsibilities include the following:
- Recruiting volunteer families interested in hosting an exchange student. (Host families are volunteers and cannot be compensated for hosting per U.S. Department of State regulations.)
- Matching host families with international students.
- Working with the high schools in your community to accept and enroll exchange students for the academic year or semester.
- Providing orientations for the host family and students and monitoring the student throughout their program.
- Acting as a support person and counselor for families and international students.
- Promoting other Greenheart programs, including recruiting outbound U.S. students and individuals interested in short-term international travel and volunteer abroad programs.
Greenheart will provide the training necessary to place and monitor exchange students with qualified host families. You will also work closely with your Regional Director on each placement.
Greenheart pays a generous stipend for each student you place and monitor. The payment for the 10-month academic year is $1,100 per student; the 5-month academic-semester stipend is $900 per student.