Earn and work on your schedule! This position has flexible hours and is home-based. Local Coordinators are paid as independent contractors, so you decide how much you earn and when you work.
NWS seeks to hire Local Coordinators in these states: AL, CA, CO, FL, HI, IA, ID, IL, MD, MI, MN, MT, MS, NV, OH, PA, UT, WA, WV
This job is ideal for people with a strong interest in education, international and cultural exchange and are active in their local community. You will work within your local and regional area by maintaining contact with volunteer host families, local high schools, and exchange students participating in the PEACE program.
Duties & Responsibilities
Enjoys working with people. Good Listener. Likes helping others.
Open-minded. Believes in the value of diversity and culture within the community and in education.
Recruits, screens, and supports volunteer host families that want to host an international exchange student.
Develops relationships with local high schools to enroll international exchange students.
Completes monthly contact by phone or email with international exchange students, host families, and high schools where exchange students are enrolled.
Introduces international exchange students to local community volunteering options.
Communicates with the Regional Supervisor to support exchange students and host families as needed.
Travels locally to meet with volunteer host families, international exchange students, and local high schools.
Compensation, Incentives & Training
Receive pay for each student/host family placement and for monthly supervision of each student placed.
Obtain a Certification by the U.S. Department of State (NWS provides all training to help you obtain certification). Additional training and certification incentives to help you gain valuable career skills.
Supportive guidance on how to recruit host families, build relationships with local high schools, and address questions from international exchange students.
Earn travel incentives to attend the annual NWS team meeting. Locations vary each year within the U.S. and abroad. (Next trips are scheduled to Memphis, TN and Rome, Italy!)
24/7 support and quick response from the NWS Regional and HQ staff.
NWS Local Coordinators are open-minded and caring people that come from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. Our diversity and commitment to cultural exchange is what makes our work environment meaningful and keeps us connected nationwide. Local Coordinators are educators, high school teachers and coaches, customer service professionals, retirees, community advocates, medical and legal professionals, social workers, clergy, professors, parents and grandparents. As a nationwide team, we support each other and achieve great results for everyone involved in the PEACE program. Visit us online at www.nw-services.com
High School Diploma, GED, or a significant amount of customer service experience.
Driver’s License not required, but must have reliable transportation options to perform duties.
Have phone, email, and access to a computer.
Possess an interest in culture and education.
Knowledgeable of and active within your local community.
Friendly with a positive attitude. Excellent customer service skills.
Able to pass a background check.
Previous experience as a Coordinator or in Customer Service is helpful but not required.
Experience in sales or marketing is a plus.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: •Receive pay for each student/host family placement and for monthly supervision of each student placed.
•Earn travel incentives to attend the annual NWS team meeting. Locations vary each year within the U.S. and abroad. (Next trips are scheduled to Memphis, TN and Rome, Italy!)
About NW Services PEACE Program
NW Services PEACE Program, Inc., is a nonprofit international exchange organization for high school students. Our purpose is to contribute to the world in positive ways; promoting world peace and understanding, and building families and friendships through our exchange programs.