- High School Diploma or GED
Are you fascinated by other cultures, established in your community, and excited to share your American heritage? If you're looking for a rewarding service opportunity with exciting benefits, then become a Local Representative with Nacel Open Door (NOD) and connect international students with Host Families and high schools in your area. You'll build relationships which span the globe and last a lifetime!
Local Representatives arrange home stays for international students by actively recruiting volunteer Host Families, matching each family with an international student, and enrolling the student in a local high school. Local Representatives maintain regular contact with students, families, and schools throughout the student’s stay and provide additional support and guidance.
Local Representatives must be well-connected within their local community and able to create and nurture long-term relationships with Host Families and school administrators. Successful Local Representatives are communicative, dependable, open-minded, organized, self-motivated, and persistent when recruiting new Host Families and high schools.
For someone looking for a passion project with commission, this is a highly rewarding enterprise. The workload is flexible and self-managed. Payment is commission-based according to the number of students placed. Online certification and training is provided by the National Office, and mentorship is provided by a Regional Coordinator.
Nacel Open Door, Inc. is a nonprofit organization specializing in international education and cultural exchanges. Each year, Nacel Open Door welcomes more than 2,000 international high school students from nearly 30 countries to the United States. Host Families and Local Representatives share the “American experience” with these students who are interested in improving their English and developing themselves as citizens of the world.
Visit http://www.nacelopendoor.org/exchange-programs/opportunities/become-a-local-rep.html for more information on being a Local Representative.
Possess strong initiative, follow-through, and organizational skills and perform well independently and under pressure.
Be well-established within local community, ideally possess a strong network of friends and neighbors, etc.
Have the ability to build and maintain positive long-term relationships with Host Families and school officials.
Exhibit the patience, flexibility, and objectivity needed to support students and Host Families.
Demonstrate excellent communication skills.
Not be dependent on this role as a primary source of income while starting out as a new Local Representative.
Local Representatives receive compensation based on the number of students placed. In addition to this COMMISSION, monetary bonuses and incentives can also be earned by qualifying Local Representatives. Bonuses also include an international trip - past trip destinations have included; Jamaica, Costa Rica, and a Caribbean cruise.