ADS 5 - Homestay & International Programs Assistant - International Relations Office *AMENDED*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Date of Posting: 
July 29, 2015
International Relations Office
ADS 5 - Homestay & International Programs Assistant
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week

$41,806 to $45,999 per annum as per CUPE 1870

August 2015 – September 2016 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.) 

The Homestay & International Program Assistant will support the mandate of the International Relations Office which includes international recruitment and retention; revenue generation; enhancing UPEI’s reputation abroad; developing international student, faculty, and staff opportunities through partnerships; student exchange and student recognition. Reporting to the International Development Officer for English Language Programming, the Program Assistant will have responsibility for two related projects: assisting with the marketing and administration of customized summer language programs, and assisting with the management of a homestay program which is integral to these programs and for all international students. The Program Assistant will provide guidance and direction to a team of student assistants to conceptualize, create, market and ensure a high-quality experience for participants.


This position will provide assistance with the creation of marketing materials and market the summer language programs nationally and internationally via website, social media, and educational fairs.  The successful applicant will initiate connections with potential partners (i.e. other international institutions, community groups, parent associations) and be the first point of contact for program information requests.  This position will also provide assistance with the creation of customized programming information and budgets for each potential international group.  In addition, this position will be responsible for administering the 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.


• College Diploma in related field is required; a bachelor degree in Business Administration and related program assistant experience would be an asset
• Excellent intercultural communication skills, experience 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, team 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 below. You can also apply in person 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): 

R. Greathouse

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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