Homestay Coordinator

Rocky Mountain School District No. 6 - Cranbrook, BC (22 days ago)

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Temporary Homestay Coordinator (Cranbrook), effective January 2, 2020 to March 31, 2020 (contracts renewed annually). Compensation is based on rate per homestay student enrolled in International Education Program.

School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountain Trench encompassing the communities of Golden, Invermere and Kimberley. The District has shared services agreements with School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay) and School District No. 19 (Revelstoke) to manage international education in those jurisdictions. The combined Rocky Mountain International Student Program places 200+ international students each year in the communities of Revelstoke, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Sparwood and Fernie.

Depending on the employment situation, the successful candidate will:

  • work closely with the International Education Manager, the International Student Program Coordinator, and school administrators to support international student placements with Cranbrook and area host families;
  • coordinate and supervise a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, events, and trips;
  • meet and/or communicate with international students, school administrators, teaching staff, and host parents on a regular basis;
  • communicate with education agents and/or natural parents in the students’ home countries;
  • process and manage student and host family information and documentation;
  • be on-call to provide advice/support and to attend to emergency situations;
  • hold a valid BC Driver’s license (Class 5) with a Class 4 license considered an asset;
  • own a vehicle suitable for transporting students if/when needed;
  • have or be willing to obtain Occupational First Aid (Level 1); and
  • perform other related duties as needed or assigned.

Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and previous experience working with an international student program. Applications from persons with experience living and working abroad and with foreign language ability are encouraged. Experience working with high school-aged students and organizing/supervising activities and events is preferred.

If you are qualified and interested in the above competition, please submit your application, including record of education, training, experience relevant to this position and two professional references, by Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Job Type: Temporary