Job Opening: Program Assistant, Greenheart Club [part time]

job opening - 5Employer: Greenheart Club, Greenheart International
Location: Chicago, IL
Education: Bachelor’s degree (or working towards a bachelor’s degree)
Type: part-time

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

For full details and to apply, see original posting.

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