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Seeking full time program assistant

August 28, 2012

One of our KL-YES program students meeting her host family for the 2012-2013 school year.

Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS), a 501(3)c non-profit located in Ames, IA, is seeking a Program Assistant  to help develop and expand current international exchange programming.

Job description:

Duties for the IRIS Program Assistant will include: finding host families for program participants; promote IRIS and its mission through community organizations and social media; develop innovative ways to reach out to potential host families; maintain regular communication with host families, schools and participants; find short term host families when necessary; maintain IRIS’ host family database; assist the program coordinator with home visits, orientation and program events




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Openness to working with other cultures
  • Driver’s license and personal vehicle

Experience working with youth is a plus.

Starting salary:

$28,000 with opportunity for an increase after 6 months

Benefits include:

  •  Health insurance
  • 403(b) contributions
  • Opportunities for domestic and international travel possible

Please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references by Sept. 10, 2012 to Applicant must be able to pass a background check and a State Department training module.  Please visit our website for more information about IRIS and it’s programs.

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