Jan. 15, 2014

Community Organizer (seattle, Wa)

Confidential Seattle-Tacoma, Washington

Green Planet is a Boston-based educational service provider that specializes
in bringing quality international student homestay and boarding components to
private high schools around the U.S. Our worldwide network has brought
hundreds of young people from around the world to experience American
education and build worldwide connections. The Community Organizer will
complete outreach efforts to raise awareness about opportunities to host an
international student attending a local high school. Responsibilities will
involve field work with school communities, civic organizations, social clubs,
faith groups, businesses, and other community groups. The work will take place
locally but may include broader outreach and marketing activities implemented
nationally. The Community Organizer will be focused on increasing the number
of host family applicants and community knowledge about local hosting
opportunities. This is great experience for those interested in improving
their skills and building their resumes in the fields of sales, marketing,
public relations, community outreach, and grassroots organizing. Primary
Tasks: • Conduct community outreach efforts to engage communities in host
recruitment initiatives • Research community networks and identify new
channels to generate buzz and increase presence. • Build relationships with
civic organizations, social clubs, businesses, faith groups, and other
community organizations to raise awareness and generate interest from
potential hosts. • Provide local insight and ideas to optimize participation
in hosting programs. • Distributing flyers and other marketing materials
throughout the community. • Make appearances at and organize school,
organizational, and community meetings and events. Preferred Qualifications: •
Marketing/sales skills • Interpersonal and public speaking skills • Event
planning • Exceptional verbal and written communication • Professionalism and
company representation • Ability to work independently • Familiarity with
standard technology (MS and Google applications) • Efficient time management •
Excellent organization • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines Term and
Compensation: This is a part-time position and the term is flexible between
February-September of 2014. Hours can be flexible between days, nights, and
weekends. This is a terrific position for stay at home parents, retires,
college students, or those looking for a flexible second position.
Compensation is provided on a commission basis per recruited host family in
addition to an hourly rate for approved activities. Green Planet will also
work with your college or university toward providing college credit

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