I am looking for part time people in the following locations as Coordinators for International high school students .
Bradford Christian Academy Haverhill
Bedford High Scool
Burlington Public School
Lynnfield Public Schools
Masconomet Regional Topsfield
Saugus Public School
Avon Middle-High School
Groton-Dunstable Regional School District
Mohawk Trail Regional Shelburne Falls
Nauset Regional North Eastham,
North Brookfield Jr/Sr High SchoolWestern mass
South Lancaster Academy
Trivium School Lancaster
The Coordinator role and responsibilities are below. If you find this is something you feel is a good fit, I would like to schedule a phone interview this coming week.
The role of International Coordinator is twofold; the first responsibility you will have will be to secure host families for our students. You would be working between now and August to find appropriate families for students, screen them, help them to select a student, and prepare them for the experience. We do pay our host families a stipend to offset the expenses of feeding and supplying a room for the students, but it is important to determine the families are doing this for the right reason and not for the any monetary gain.
We offer top notch training in 3 starting sessions. These are to better introduce the different responsibilities to our coordinators.
Once the students arrive, your role transitions into more of a mentoring and problem solving role. You are required to meet with your students at least once a month. This can be one on one or by arranging an activity with a group of students. While that can be done together in a group it is important that you find time to talk with the students individually. If problems arise with the students, host families or schools, you will be responsible for sorting that out with the help of our staff. If a student needs to move during the course of the year, you would work with your Regional Director to make the transition positive for everyone.
This position should not be seen as a full time job, but a part time job. Most of our Local Coordinators work other full or part time jobs, are a stay at home parent, or retired and do this on the side as a way to make a little extra money and to get involved with the community. If you are looking for something to pay the bills, this is probably not the right position for you. But if you are interested in the lives of international students, getting involved in the community, making a difference globally and travel incentives, this may be the perfect fit for you.
This is a contract position. Each year we will send out a Protected content the payments you receive.
Educatius hosts two meetings/ trips each year. One of these is within the US (this coming year in November and one abroad . These meetings include air transportation, sightseeing, most meals, and training. They serve the purpose of rewarding you for your hard work, giving you additional training as well as the opportunity to meet other coordinators across the country, as well as placing you in another culture to experience on a small scale what the students experience in a new culture.
The qualities necessary to make a good Coordinator include creativity, persistence, understanding of people and teens in particular, the ability to pull yourself and your personal connections out of a situation in order to be objective, and patience. An understanding of cultural differences is helpful, but not necessary to begin. If you are willing to learn, it will be an experience unmatchable to others.
We require our Coordinators to complete a host family application so they can easily assist families with the application process and also be approved as a host family if ever needing to take in a student temporarily.
If this is something you would like to commit to, please let me know and I will schedule the interview at a convenient time.
Look forward to hearing from you and possibly joining our international team at Educatius .