Housing Coordinator

EF International Language Centers is looking for a Housing Coordinator to work closely with students and their accommodation to ensure a successful experience for all parties. Candidates should be comfortable working in a stressful environment yet still able to maintain a high level of customer service. The housing coordinator is required to meet the varying needs of our students, in addition to completing other administrative duties.

The Role:

  • Working closely with the School staff to ensure a high level of customer service to international students, host families and other members of the community where students reside.
  • Collaborating with our resident advisors to ensure the safety and overall satisfaction of our students.
  • Working directly with foreign office staff (English speaking) to produce quality assurance and problem solve any issues that may arise.
  • Efficiently manage day to day administrative tasks. 
  • Working directly with students through daily communication to problem solve, manages crisis, and help students acclimate to a new environment.

Qualifications and Competencies: 

  • Fluency in English and proficiency in Spanish 
  • Proactive problem solving and conflict resolution abilities 
  • Awareness and appreciation of cultural differences • Flexible and able to reprioritize as needed 
  • A cheerful and caring personality to liaise with students and other relevant student service and accommodation suppliers
  • Ability to work independently and use own initiative to meet weekly/monthly goals and as part of a team
  • Exceptional organization skills, with a strong attention to detail and ability to multitask 
  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office and Internet

Responsibilities: 

  • Allocates residence beds in the Residence Allocation app for confirmed upcoming students 
  • Assists the Housing Director in recruitment efforts
  • Supports Housing Director with student queries, evaluations and proactively problem solves 
  • Counsels and supports students dealing with culture shock and generally liaises between students and host families
  • Responds to emails from global EF sales coordinators
  • Monitors feedback of residences and host families and works with Housing Director (and School Director) to make recommendations
  • Updates relevant sections of the School Presentation for global sales staff as well as school, Student Handbook and Pre-Departure manual including pictures and necessary info for future students
  • Initiates meetings and socials for students living in the Residences
  • Supports maintaining the Arrival List by calling host families in the week prior to arriving students to confirm students' arrival times 

General Shared Administrative Responsibilities: 

  • Assists checking in new students and provides orientation and campus tours 
  • Conducts face to face evaluations for newly arriving students (larger intakes), inputs evaluation into student file, problem solves any issues and/or assigns student case to relevant team member
  • Mentors a group of Academic Year (6, 9 and 11 mo) students; takes intro video, sets up group or mini group event (within set budget) 
  • Participates and supports as needed in school events, large intakes of new students and graduations and supports generally as required within the team
  • Take emergency phone as required
  • Depending on the month and operational requirements of the school and department, duties can shift slightly.

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