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Activities Coordinator

EF Education First

EF Education First

Auckland, New Zealand · New Zealand
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024
Do you want to work with international students and in a multi-cultural environment? Are you looking for a customer-facing position with entrepreneurial aspects and responsibilities? This position is ideal for graduate students with passion and energy, who would like to work in a dynamic and supportive environment, showcasing the best Auckland and New Zealand has to offer.
Role & Responsibilities
As Activities Coordinator you are responsible for the full activity program for our language students from all over the world. You will be working with the school management team to shape and deliver an exceptional customer experience.
You will plan and deliver safe and fun activities that will give the students a sense of the local culture while having fun with their new international friends. The Activities Coordinator at EF Auckland develops a varied social activities program appropriate to the ages, cultural needs, and interests of the EF students, including sport, culture, sightseeing and excursions. This role is pivotal to the school, and a first point of contact to the students. The Activities Coordinator manages the Social Media accounts of the school and ensures that each event and activity is enticing to our wider cohort of overseas students.
A truly memorable experience where every day will be different, and you will get the opportunity to interact with staff and students from across the world.
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Develop, plan, and deliver exciting events and activities,
  • Foster social interactions between students via clubs, meet-ups, and events,
  • Accompany students on school-organised social or sports events during the day, evening or weekends ensuring supervision is carried out with a high-level of responsibility, safety, and enthusiasm,
  • Promote the school’s social activities program in class and online,
  • Liaise with various suppliers of tours, events, and excursions, ensuring we offer quality and variety, whilst maintaining commissions and revenues. Develop positive business relationships and offer the best possible rates for our students,
  • Collect payments from students,
  • Ensure the highest standards of safety and quality are maintained at all levels, risk assessments of activities performed regularly, feedback and evaluation from students followed up continuously,
  • Provide welfare assistance to students as required, and emergency phone on Roaster.
  • Assist with the recruitment of temporary seasonal activity staff.
  • A team player that can lead from the front, be outgoing and have great attention to detail,
  • Passionate about customer service and providing quality,
  • Enthusiastic, organized, a natural leader, capable of using their own initiative,
  • An excellent communicator, with an ability to build and maintain strong relationships with students, staff, and suppliers,
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment,
  • Strong knowledge in social media (Instagram, TikTok, Facebook),
  • Familiar with the Auckland region and what the city has to offer in terms of sights and culture,
  • Excellent fluency in English,
  • Driving licence desirable but not essential.
EF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will require all employees to hold a valid Working With Children Check.
Why you will love working with us
It’s not just a job – it’s a way of life. We are truly international and collaborative, we are dedicated and passionate – we really work hard, then play hard.
  • A friendly and international environment in a central location,
  • Be part of a truly international environment with a young, energetic team of co-workers by your side,
  • Regular Professional and Personal Development trainings,
  • Opportunities: despite being a global company with more than 40,000 employees around the world we strive to stay small. We value your ideas and opinions and encourage innovation and entrepreneurial mindset. We make fast decisions to allow ideas to transform into action. We offer growth opportunities locally or internationally to successful employees.
  • Make an impact: come to work and help change the world every single day. We believe that education can break down barriers of language, culture, and geography and we are proud of the role that we can play in that.
  • Have fun! Connect with colleagues at regular company parties and events, or over coffees, lunches or why not a beer!

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.