Homestay Coordinator (Kimberley)
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Job Code: 2930643 Closing Date: Oct 30, 2020 4:00 PM MDT
Employer: School District #6 (Rocky Mountain) Posted on: Oct 15, 2020
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Job Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Open To:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Management & Professionals
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Start Date:  Nov 02, 2020
End Date:  2021/03/31
Job Description & Requirements

School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) is now accepting applications for a Homestay Coordinator in the Kimberley Zone. This role is effective November 2, 2020 to March 31, 2021 (contracts renew annually). Compensation is based on the rate per homestay student(s) enrolled in the International Education Program.


School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountain Trench encompassing the communities of Golden, Invermere and Kimberley. The District has shared services agreements with School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay) and School District No. 19 (Revelstoke) to manage international education in those jurisdictions. The combined Rocky Mountain International Student Program places 200+ international students each year in the communities of Revelstoke, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Sparwood and Fernie. 


Depending on the employment situation, the successful candidate will:


  • work closely with the International Education Manager, the International Student Program Coordinator, and school administrators to support international student placements with Kimberley and area host families;

  • coordinate and supervise a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, events, and trips;

  • meet and/or communicate with international students, school administrators, teaching staff, and host parents on a regular basis;

  • communicate with education agents and/or natural parents in the students’ home countries;

  • process and manage student and host family information and documentation;

  • be on-call to provide advice/support and to attend to emergency situations;

  • hold a valid BC Driver’s license (Class 5) with a Class 4 license considered an asset; 

  • own a vehicle suitable for transporting students if/when needed;

  • have or be willing to obtain Occupational First Aid (Level 1); and

  • perform other related duties as needed or assigned.


    Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience working with an international student program. Applications from persons with experience living and working abroad and with foreign language ability are encouraged. Experience working with high school-aged students and organizing/supervising activities and events is preferred. 


Electronic applications are required from all applicants.  If you are qualified and interested in the above competition, please submit your electronic application by Friday, October 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. via Make a Future (Make a Future #2930643).


Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Ulli Murtagh, Program Coordinator South Region, Rocky Mountain International Student Program, (250) 427-2245, ext. 4426.


Successful candidate will be subject to a criminal record search.

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