Become a Local Coordinator

Work in Student Exchange

Do you have a desire to broaden your experience and world perspective while enriching the lives of international students and American families? We have the right position for you – Work in Student Exchange!

ICES has opportunities in local communities all across America. We are looking for adults interested in international student exchange who can promote educational opportunities to international youth, adults and American students!


ICES Local Coordinator Basic Responsibilities

  • Recruit host families through community outreach and local program promotion. ICES training will provide many creative ideas for finding quality families in the community.
  • Screen each host family, ensuring that every student is placed in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Facilitate student and host family orientations to equip all parties for a successful experience.
  • Provide ongoing support to students and host families through regular communication and offer assistance with any challenges that might arise.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local high schools.
  • Complete all placement and supervision documentation in a timely manner via the ICES online database.
  • Organize occasional activities and/or outings for your students.

ICES Local Coordinator Training and Support

  • New Local Coordinator training is a series of online training modules that you can access at your convenience. Assistance is available from your District Representative or Regional Manager and a full-time trainer.
  • Your District Representative or Regional Manager will maintain regular communication with you to offer guidance, encouragement, and support.
  • Weekly regional teleconference calls provide ongoing training and regional team building.
  • ICES provides quality marketing and support materials to help you be successful.
  • Qualifying Local Coordinator are invited to attend the ICES Training Conference each spring and the international trip each fall. These trips are fun, beneficial, and help you form genuine friendships with other ICES staff.

Your Benefits as an ICES Local Coordinator

  • A fun flexible part-time position that will provide a supplemental income.
  • Work in a large organization and make connections with colleagues all over the US.
  • Broaden your social and professional network in the community.
  • Learn about different countries and cultures while working with your students.
  • Make a difference in the world.
  • Qualifying Local Coordinators are invited to attend the ICES Training Conference in Las Vegas (or other location) each spring.
  • ICES international trip each fall for qualifying Local Coordinators and other field staff. The last years’ trips have been to China, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, Italy and Finland. These trips are fun, beneficial, and help you form genuine friendships with other ICES staff.
  • Career opportunities for skilled Local Coordinators to become ICES District Representatives.

Read Testimonials from ICES Field Staff

Is the ICES Local Coordinator position for me?

  • Do you enjoy working with people, especially teenagers, have an interest in other countries and cultures and desire to promote cross-cultural understanding?
  • Do you have a broad and active personal and/or professional network?
  • Do you possess strong communication skills, have Internet access, and basic computer skills?
  • Are you self-motivated, goal-oriented, and desire to work from a home office?
  • This is a part-time, flexible, work-from-home position best suited for people with enthusiasm for cultural exchange and who have a passion for making a difference in their community and the world.

Check out what other ICES Local Coordinators have to say about working for ICES. Click the buton below to read the blog posts!

BLOG: How Local Coordinators are Changing the World
BLOG: Educators & Youth Exchange Fit Like a Glove
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Interested, but still have questions?
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Community Representative FAQ’s

Compensation is based on the number of students placed, so you can set goals to achieve the income level you desire. Typically, a Local Coordinator earns around $8000 per year. A very motivated LC may earn twice that much or even more. In addition, by reaching placement goals,
Local Coordinators may qualify to attend the ICES National Training Conference and/or the annual ICES International Trip.

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