Department: Greenheart Exchange, High School Programs
Type of Position: Full-time, Temporary
Start Date: Flexible Start – January 2020 (Ending July 2020)
Hours: 40 hours per week
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 three main branches: Greenheart Exchange, Greenheart Travel, and Greenheart Shop.
Within Greenheart Exchange, the High School Programs Department brings international high school students to the United States on a cultural exchange program that allows them to live with an American host family. Greenheart Exchange’s High School Programs are dedicated to extending the mission of cultural understanding, environmental consciousness, and world peace by connecting enthusiastic international students and American host families. We pride ourselves on providing a quality experience by encouraging and enabling Greenheart Exchange 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 2020 programs as well as with ongoing tasks.
Some things you might do as an Administrative Assistant:
Learning and understanding application intake process for a dynamic and engaging exchange program for high school students coming to the U.S.
Utilizing our custom databases
Administrative support such as reviewing applications, tracking missing documents, organizing mailings and answering phones
Supporting office staff with tasks and projects as they arise
Compensation: $14 / per hour
Some qualifications you should have:
Minimum of 1 year of administrative experience and/or customer service experience
Efficient with data entry and a keen eye for detail
Comfort and aptitude learning new software and understanding work flow processes
High level of comfort with general computer skills and Microsoft Office programs
Ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically via phone, email and one on one
Team player; upbeat and personable demeanor
Self-directed and flexible
A genuine desire to contribute to an organization that promotes cultural exchange and environmental consciousness
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 three main branches: Greenheart Exchange, Greenheart Travel, and Greenheart Shop.