CHN Summer Student
(International Student Homestay Coordinator Support)
Reporting to the Regional Director of Canada Homestay Network (CHN) the Summer Student (SS), plays a critical role in ensuring the overall success of the homestay program in their community. The SS has the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with international students, host families, and school personnel. This position requires sound and reliable judgment as all decisions affect students, hosts, schools and, ultimately, CHN’s client relationships and reputation in the community.
This position is full time (30 hours per week) and runs until the beginning of the Academic School year.
To perform the duties of the job, flexible working hours are required including weekdays, weeknights and weekends. This position requires a home office setup that allows for work to be performed without unnecessary distractions, with a reliable high speed internet connection.
The successful candidate must be a Canadian Citizen currently enrolled in a post secondary school program and preferably be studying in a Cultural, International, Communications or Psychology centred program.
- Communicate with colleagues, students, and hosts on a regular basis following CHN policies and protocols for methods, timing and documentation of all such communications;
- Conduct prescreening calls and enter data collected during these calls into the CHN host database;
- Assist in various CHN host recruitment activities such as school open house information sessions;
- Establish a presence for CHN in the community and foster word of mouth referrals;
- Assist team members with host support initiatives such as status calls and status reports;
- Coordinate and attend groups airport arrivals and departures;
- Act as a group liaison for transportation logistics (greet students, take attendance and ensure host pick up before and after school);
- Conduct host reminder phone calls for upcoming students;
- Conduct host and student orientations;
- Coordinate and facilitate student issues including relocations;
- Ensure data integrity by accurate input of homestay evaluations, survey results etc.;
- Support the matching team by making phone calls to hosts in order to secure student placements;
- Contribute to the further development of CHN’s corporate and individual intellectual property, through suggestions for improvements in our systems and procedures;
- Any other duties assigned to you by the Regional Director of CHN.
In addition, all Summer Students must:
- Ability to successfully obtain a police clearance
- Ability to work flexible hours as necessary
- Fluency in another language (especially Mandarin) is a strong asset. Additional duties in 1st language support may be assigned to these candidates.
- readily accessible and cost effective transportation appropriate for these responsibilities;
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
- have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2; and,
- be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
How to Apply
If the opportunity to make a significant contribution to a well-known and growing organization is of interest to you, please email your resume and a covering letter by 5:00 pm PST on the closing date to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When applying, please ensure that you outline how your training and experience specifically relate to the job requirements.
Submitted resumes should be saved in .doc, .docx or .pdf format with your name in the filename, (for example: Joe_Smith.doc).
Please note: Applicants will only be contacted if they are selected to proceed further in the process.
Canada Homestay Network is committed to the principles of employment equity.