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Residence Advisor

EF Education First

EF Education First

Cape Town, South Africa · South Africa
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a dynamic, global organisation? Welcome to EF International Language Campus Cape Town! We provide language classes, accommodation and activities to students from all-over the world. We love what we do, and we are looking for people who love what they do too – as this makes the difference to the student experience and our vibrant school community!

EF International Language Campuses in Cape Town is looking for a talented and exceptional individual to join its team! We seek a motivated, responsible, dynamic, and community-building individual to take on the exciting challenge of working in an international environment. Previous experience as a Resident Advisor (RA) is always a plus, but it is not required!

About the Position:

As an RA at EF you have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a diverse, international student population. The position provides great flexibility and requires you to wear many hats including administrator, leader, event coordinator, role model, counsellor, and policy enforcer (to name a few). This is a job where we truly ask you to bring your personality to the position. You will report directly to the Accommodations Manager and assist them with associated tasks.

Shifts occur during nights and weekends, making this a perfect part-time job for a university/college student or an individual working half day or part time. We may ask for some weekday availability for trainings at our office and on occasion for assistance with EF events and activities.

While on duty, you will be performing administrative tasks, and be on call in the residence to assist with student's needs and queries. You will assist with student check-in’s every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays), with Sunday’s being the most important day to attend to this. You will also work closely with building management and will need to keep a logbook at the residence and record your inspections. We also ask that you help plan and organize activities, do weekly room checks, and attend staff meetings. Additional shifts may be requested to meet the demands of the school operations.

We are looking for RA's that not only are friendly and personable while working at the residence, but also can build meaningful connections with the students at the residence! The part-time nature of the position also allows for the flexibility to pursue a masters degree in related fields or maintain a "day job."

Please note, taking night classes cannot conflict with you RA duties during the week.

Benefits of the Position:

As an RA at EF International Language Campuses, you receive a free room at the EF Residence in Union Street, Gardens. In addition to this, you will receive an agreed upon monthly allowance. You will also be able to go on school arranged activities and host some of your own with the residence students.

This is a 6-month internship position.


  • Fluent English-speaking abilities

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Familiarity with social media platforms (e.g. creating reels, engaging posts) is an asset (but not essential)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with international students or in a residential setting

  • Knowledge of cultural differences and ability to adapt to diverse backgrounds

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.