ADS Level 5 - Homestay & Activities Coordinator - Office of Recruitment and International Relations

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Date of Posting: 
April 20, 2017
Office of Recruitment and International Relations
ADS Level 5 - Homestay & Activities Coordinator
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$47,372 to $52,128 per annum as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible to April 27, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Homestay and Activities Coordinator will support the mandate of the Office of Recruitment and International Relations, which includes international student recruitment and retention.

Reporting to the International Development Officer for English Language Programming, the Homestay and Activities Coordinator will assist with two related projects: marketing and administration of customized language programs; and managing a homestay program. The Homestay and Activities Coordinator will provide guidance and direction to a team of student assistants to conceptualize, create, market and ensure a high-quality experience for participants.


• Create marketing material for summer language programs
• Market summer language programs nationally and internationally via website, social media, and educational fairs
• Initiate connections with potential partners (i.e. other international institutions, community groups, parent associations)
• Respond to requests for information
• Create customized programming information and budgets for each potential international group
• Create and build local partnerships to support language camp programming (i.e. UPEI Sports Centre for activities, local golf course, sailing club, etc.)
• Assist in hiring student assistants
• Create program itinerary and coordinate daily information with staff
• Prepare and conduct post-programming customer satisfaction surveys
• Administer homestay family program including recruiting new homestay families and maintaining current host family relationship; maintaining the host family database and record keeping; administration of placement fees; and process host family placements


• A College Diploma in a related field is required; a Bachelor of Business Administration and related program management assistance experience would be an asset
• Excellent intercultural communication skills; experience with working with other cultures, and knowledge of current trends in the ESL industry
• Excellent organizational strategies, interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and ability to work in a fast paced environment
• Experience with budget preparation, cost estimates, and business plans
• Strong computer skills and use of social media
• Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment and with all levels of university personnel

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

T. Corman

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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