Host family Coordinator - #110930


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Victoria, BC
Contract type: Full time

Host Family Recruiter


Reporting directly to the Housing Manager, the selected applicant will be responsible for calling potential hosts to help in the recruitment of host families for this fall. The role also includes attending host family recruitment events and outdoor actions (where possible) across Victoria and surrounding area, to promote hosting EF’s international students. Position involves working evenings and weekends.

Who are we?

EF is the world leader of international education where everything we do here supports either cultural immersion, language development, or educational travel. Under that language development umbrella is EF International Campuses.

International Language Campuses is the language development division where we host students from all over the world to come and learn English. The majority of our students are anywhere between 16-24 but we get students outside that range as well. They get to see the world, experience a new culture, make friends from 100 countries – and prepare for their global future. Classes start any Monday and study from two weeks to a whole year


· Comfortable cold calling existing database

· Participating in EF events, door to door canvassing (where possible due to Covid-19 restrictions) and street action around Victoria and the surrounding area to recruit homestay hosts when government regulations allow

· Conducting host family visits to ensure suitability

· Following up with inquiries and entering them in the database

· Keeping database up to date

· Support other administrative functions as needed

The Ideal Candidate:

· Highly motivated, energetic, and positive

· Excellent telephone skills

· Target driven with sales experience

· A flexible approach to work and hours of work is essential

· Friendly and approachable manner, not afraid to speak to strangers and make phone calls

· Able to remain calm under pressure and to diffuse potentially difficult situations

· Excellent communicator with external clients such as host families, students, and colleagues

· Attention to detail, organized, and thorough

About EF Education First

At EF we believe that the world is better when people try to understand one another. Since 1965, we have helped millions of people see new places, experience new cultures, and learn new things about the world and about themselves. Our culturally immersive education programs—focused on language, travel, cultural exchange, and academics—turn dreams into international opportunities.

When you join EF, you join a multicultural and diverse community working across 600 schools and offices in 50 countries, all with one shared mission of opening the world through education. Whoever you are, whatever you are passionate about—we welcome you and want you to bring that to work every day. EF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to inclusion and belonging across race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, parental status, experience, and everything else that makes you unique. Founded in Sweden in 1965, EF has school and offices around the world, including hubs in Boston, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Shanghai, Stockholm, Zürich, and more. Learn more at

EF Education First is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

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