Hours: 40 hours/week - Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT US
Location: 746 N LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60659
Greenheart International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community. We achieve our goals through a unique set of programs and initiatives fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism. Greenheart encompasses three main branches: Greenheart Exchange, Greenheart Travel, and Greenheart Shop.
Within Greenheart Exchange, 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 up to four months. 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 one of the few environmentally consciousness J-1 visa sponsors, we pride ourselves on providing a quality experience while encouraging and enabling Greenheart staff, participants, and Host Organizations to work together on projects that promote environmentalism and sustainability.
Our Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate should be very organized and flexible with changing priorities and a fast-paced environment. They should have excellent customer service, time management, data management, and written and verbal communication skills.
Some things you might do as a Services Program Assistant:
Conduct interviews of Work and Travel participant candidates and make placement recommendations
Enter job offers and other data into the organizational database
Produce daily reports
Serve as in-country support for exchange visitors
Collect testimonials from exchange visitors about their cultural experiences
Promote cultural exchange initiatives facilitated by Greenheart Exchange for participants
Answer the Greenheart International and the Work and Travel Department telephone lines
Serve as back up for host organization contacts
Some qualifications you should have:
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Excellent attention to detail and excellent organization skills
Very good computer skills with competence in the Microsoft Office Suite and experience working in a database
Experience in a fast-paced work environment
Preferred: Experience studying, volunteering, or working abroad, or experience working in a multi-lingual/multi-cultural environment
Internal Number: 3122641677
About Greenheart International
Greenheart International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community. We achieve our goals through a unique set of programs and initiatives fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism. Greenheart encompasses four main branches: Greenheart Exchange, Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, and Greenheart Transforms.