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Center Manager-Thornwood, NY

EF Education First

EF Education First

Thornwood, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023

Center Manager: Thornwood, NY 


Are you bold, confident and charismatic? Do you dream of running your own business? And do you thrive in an entrepreneurial, dynamic, and busy environment? Then this might be the job for you! 

EF International Summer Schools (ISS) is searching for a Center Manager to manage our international summer camp program in Thornwood, NY for 8-10 weeks, this summerThis would be the perfect job to boost your CV by gaining hands-on management experience while working in an international company! 

In terms of mind-set, we all have a ‘going above and beyond, never settling for the status quo' mentality. If you think the same way and want to be the person who makes a difference for our students and staff, then do not hesitate, and apply! 

What will you be doing? 

As Center Manager, you will assume responsibility for the daily operations of the campus. You will be managing and coaching the campus’s summer staff, including Activity Leaders, ESL Teachers, and other team managers. Other duties include assisting with student transportation, activity development, student discipline, stock management and payroll.  As the main contact for the Director of Operations, the Center Manager takes on a fundamental role in ensuring students, staff, and local suppliers are accommodated throughout the summer. 

Student feedback plays a big part in how we monitor the success of a campus. As a Center Manager, you will ensure that quality targets are being delivered whilst taking key decisions to move the program forward. You will act as the primary liaison with the international sales teams, ensuring student expectations are not only met, but exceeded. You will carry out important administrative tasks for the campus, ensuring that weekly payroll is completed for all staff working on the site.  You will be organizing and checking that the required paperwork is conducted to meet EF and local standards are adhered to. 

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: 

  • Managing, coaching, and providing performance evaluations for the program staff, including Activity Leaders, Local ESL Teachers, and Senior Staff Managers. 

  • Ensure the Course Center is set-up (branding, stock, etc.) prior to student and staff arrivals. 

  • Plan and coordinate student arrivals and departures and special events like orientations and graduation ceremonies. 

  • Manage staff hours and hold weekly staff meetings.

  • Handle student discipline and behavior concerns 

  • Be available to work nights and weekends for some events, such as arrivals and departures, and to assist with emergency situations should they arise. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Excels under pressure. 

  • Strong communicator.  

  • Able to work independently and lead a team with little oversight from a manager.  

  • Decisive – able to act fast and make informed decisions in the moment. 

  • Passionate about customer service and quality. 

  • Must be legally able to work in the U.S (United States) or have a work permit. 

What will you take away? 

After a summer of working as an EF Center Manager, you will enhance your management knowledge and experience by working with an international team. You will be a proven leader, adaptable and capable of solving various issues without hesitation while working under pressure. The international surroundings will fine tune your communication skills as well as organizational and planning skills. 


$1,260/ per week (exempt) + room and board on campus.

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 more than 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, age, religion, caste, parental status, identity, experience and everything else that makes you unique.

Founded in Sweden in 1965, EF has schools and offices around the world, including hubs in Boston, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Shanghai, Stockholm, Zürich, and more. Learn more at https://www.ef.com.