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Research Foundation for SUNY Plattsburgh Home Stay Coordinator in Plattsburgh, New York

The Center for the Study of Canada, SUNY Plattsburgh requests applications for a Home Stay Coordinator for the Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada, a three week exchange for Canadian youth, aged 15 to 18 and adult mentors. The Home Stay Coordinator will ensure the success and efficiency of the 11 day home stay experience to be provided to upwards of 16 participants. As the primary liaison between host families and participants, duties include but are not limited to
Oversee the recruitment, interviewing, selection, orientation, and management of host families.
Design recruitment materials and schedule recruitment events; design and print a host family orientation booklet.
Design and implement a host family orientation program.
Troubleshoot all problems related to host families prior to and during the program.
Match visitors and host families, providing both with information about each other.
Meet, screen and interview host families, in accordance with SUNY and State Department policies.
Visit host families during the program; write and maintain records, reports, and evaluations.
Provide welfare advice and support as required and appropriate.
Serve as first point of contact with hosts and participants to resolve emergency/health care situations.
Monitor participant evaluations of homestay and respond to comments and complaints as required.
Ensure the safety of participants and program quality at all times.
Full time availability for travel during the Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada: to Ottawa, Plattsburgh/Adirondacks, and Washington D.C., July 13 to August 2, 2019.
Special Qualifications: Possess a valid passport, or NYS Enhanced Drivers License. Willingness to become SUNY Plattsburgh certified 12 passenger van driver. Ability to travel in Canada. Past experience as home stay host or participant. Successful applicant will preferably have knowledge of Canada. Strong interest in youth leadership and community service also preferable. Bachelors degree, or minimum of 3-5 years professional experience.

Ability to recruit host family volunteers within local Plattsburgh community.
Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
Ability to multitask.
Supervisory or chaperone skills.
Superb cross cultural communication skills.
Self directed individual, requiring minimal supervision.
Computer skills.
Flexible individual with good problem solving skills.
This is a full time, temporary summer appointment from June 10 to August 9, 2019. Hourly wage starting from $15 to $18 per hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience. Overtime pay eligible during travel July 13th to August 2nd.
For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and names of two references by July 4th , 2019 to:

Research Foundation for SUNY
Box RF-434
101 Broad Street Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
Fax # (518) 564-2157

The Research Foundation of SUNY is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer