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Program / Activity Leader

EF Education First

EF Education First

Sanford, NC, USA
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023

Program / Activity Leader

Who You Are

Are you a go-getter? A goal-oriented, networker? Do you enjoy interacting with people in person and over the phone? Are you passionate about working with international students?

If so, this role could be the one for you. 

The Role

We are currently seeking a friendly, self-motivated and outgoing individual to join our team of Program / Activity Leaders in Florida. Our PLs are responsible for recruiting volunteer families to host students for a 3 to 4 week immersion program during the summer, in addition to managing all operational aspects of our student programs.

The role is part-time through June and full time during the 3 to 4 - week program in July or August.

Host Family Recruitment Responsibilities: This portion of the role is part-time and includes all aspects of host family recruitment, such as:

  • Generating new leads for host families via telemarketing, street action, attending community events, etc.
  • Running events for our existing host families
  • Maintaining a computerized database
  • Conducting Host Family visits and reference checks

Program / Activity Leader Responsibilities: This portion of the role is seasonal full-time and includes managing all aspects of program coordination leading up to and during the students’ trip.

  • Planning and confirming all student activities. 
  • Providing operational support for students, host families and international staff
  • Responding to host family inquiries and logistics questions on a daily basis
  • Managing a budget
  • Ensuring student safety and satisfaction during their time in the United States


Candidate Requirements

  • Committed, reliable, outgoing and personable with strong communication skills.
  • Highly motivated, energetic, positive
  • Sales, telemarketing or customer service experience is preferred but not required. 
  • Confident on the phone with new, existing, and former host families
  • Happy to work flexible hours (evenings & weekends).
  • Happy to work outdoors come rain or shine.

About Us

We’re 46,500 small. We’re teachers and students, creatives and analysts, visionaries and doers. We are 120 nationalities—and counting. Together, we open the world through education. Over the past 50 years, our mission has grown to include a diverse range of programs that give students of all ages the freedom and confidence to explore the world through language, travel and academic opportunities. Follow us on LinkedIn or check out http://careers.ef.com to learn more about our amazing team, products, and customers.