Resident Advisor-Summer Position

EF International Language Campuses is seeking a positive, motivated, responsible, flexible, and community-building individual to take on the exciting challenge of working in an international environment as a Resident Advisor. The students of EF come from all over the world and range in age from 18 to 99. Program length can vary anywhere from 2 weeks to 9 months to study English and discover American culture. You will be an important part of everyday residential life working to increase customer service, enforcing school and residential rules and leading activities. In this live-in position, room and board at our residence in Tarrytown, NY is included as well as hourly compensation for duties performed.



•The RA position is a part-time leadership opportunity with a focus on community building and maintaining EF quality standards.

•The Resident Advisor position has a minimum of approximately 16 working hours per week, including weekday and weekend duty. Weekends are scheduled by the Residence Life office and vary depending on student population.  Weekday duty is scheduled monthly by the candidate.

•RAs perform a number of tasks including, but not limited to: ensuring rooms meet safety and quality standards, creating a sense of community, advising and helping students, tending to administrative duties, working with building management and third party vendors including cleaning, laundry and maintenance, ensuring smooth student arrivals and departures, and making sure that EF policies are enforced.

•RAs are also on-call certain hours where they need to be readily available to help out and ensure the safety of our students in the event of an emergency.

•An RA must have a strong desire to provide support to the student body and to help make our international students feel at home while living in a new city.

Key Requirements:

•Excellent communication & people skills

•Attention to detail and organizational skills

•Creativity & high level of motivation with lots of common sense

•Ability to handle difficult situations with ease & remain calm & positive under pressure

•Ability to remain professional & authoritative, while also maintaining a warm & friendly attitude

•Flexible attitude toward work hours and creative problem-solving abilities – the job is fun and rewarding, but intense

•A self-starter who is able and willing to take initiative and ownership of the role, working with minimal supervision

•Sensitivity to the needs of international students (some of them may be away from home for the first time)


About EF Education First

EF Education First is a global education company focusing on language, academic, cultural exchange, and educational travel programs. We are 46,500 staff, faculty and teachers, working in over 580 offices and schools across 52 countries, and having a global presence in 116 countries. While we continue to grow, we strive to stay small so as to ensure agility, smart thinking and a fun place to work. For the past 53 years, EF has grown to include a range of programs that give students of all ages the freedom and confidence to explore the world through language, travel and education.

EF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  References will be followed up and will ask specifically whether there is any reason that the applicant should not be engaged in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18.  Upon interview all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily and proof of identity and, where applicable, qualifications will be required.  Appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.



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