Screening Specialist

Screening Specialist
EF High School Exchange Year
Denver, CO, USA

The Opportunity

Are you searching for a way to have a positive impact on others by broadening their horizons and experiences through travel opportunities? Do you believe the best way to learn another culture and lifestyle is by immersing yourself in it? Have you personally enhanced your worldview and skillset by traveling abroad? Do you seek to help connect others in meaningful ways, but don’t see yourself excelling in a sales-oriented environment?  EF High School Exchange Year is seeking a thoughtful, motivated individual with a passion for making others’ dreams of traveling abroad and improving their English a reality.  As a member of a larger team of equally passionate individuals, you will play a crucial role in breaking down barriers and opening the world through our high school exchange program. 

Tell Me More

Each year, EF High School Exchange Year screens highly-motivated high school students from Europe and Asia to make their dreams of living with an American host family and attending an American high school come to fruition.  Welcoming nearly 3,000 participants each program year necessitates significant logistical coordination to sufficiently prepare our students for a meaningful semester or year in the United States.  As a Screening Specialist, you will work closely with a team of colleagues to get to know our host family applicants as closely as possible through application documents, reference calling, and independent research to ensure our students are placed with caring, supportive individuals in communities large and small across the country. 

In addition to having a critical eye for details, a successful Screening Specialist will take pride in his/her ability to pair our talented, diverse students with the best possible host family match in the United States.  As a Screening Specialist, you serve as the final decision maker regarding which host families we accept on our program.  As such, your ability to impact the quality of our students’ experience in the U.S. is unparalleled. You will also play a hand in constantly improving and evolving our processes and initiatives as an organization to ensure we are recognized as the highest quality exchange program in the industry.

If you enjoy solving puzzles, thinking through tricky situations in a time-crunch, and possess a knack for getting people behind your ideas, we want to hear from you!

About You

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Professional/office experience is a plus.
  • Self-starter who is capable of working independently, who also enjoys being part of a larger team
  • Critical thinker with an eye for details
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of organization and attention to detail
  • Must be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel)

About Us

This position’s peak season is over the summer. During that time, staff vacation may not be permitted and extended weekday hours may be necessary. EF offers a full range of medical, dental and other benefits. First year staff are provided a generous 3 weeks of vacation. We offer on-site fitness, yoga, and meditation classes, dry cleaning, salon, and 10% discount at Lingo Café and Bar. EF hosts regular professional development trainings to keep you moving forward in your career. This is an excellent opportunity to begin a dynamic career in international education and cultural exchange.

EF Exchange Year, part of the EF family, is a program dedicated to the promotion of international understanding through cultural exchange. Teenagers travel to another country, live as a family member in a host community and enroll in a nearby high school. Students return home with an in-depth understanding of another culture, lasting international friendships and memories to last a lifetime. For more information please visit

Benefits of working at High School Exchange Year

  • Comprehensive training and professional development
  • Open floor plan to encourage collaboration
  • Market-leading healthcare and benefits
  • Generous vacation time – 3 weeks to start – 4 weeks in year two
  • Domestic and international travel opportunities
  • On-site fitness facility with lunch-time classes
  • Complimentary in-house language classes

About EF Education First

We’re 43,500 small. We’re teachers and students, creatives and analysts, visionaries and doers. We are 120 nationalities—and counting. Together, we open the world through education, breaking down barriers of language, culture and geography all over the world. Over the past 50 years, our mission has grown to include a diverse range of programs that give millions of students of all ages the freedom and confidence to explore the world through language, travel and academic opportunities.

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EF Education First is the world leader in international education. At EF, everything employees do is centered around the company’s mission: opening the world through education. Since it was founded 50 years ago, EF’s language learning, educational travel, and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.

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