When you work for Embassy Summer you can expect a summer filled with exciting activities and excursions with a truly global group of young people. At Embassy Summer we’re looking for inspiring and dynamic people to join our team in a number of roles across our UK and US centres. Whether you’re an EFL teacher or an enthusiastic activity leader we’re looking for people that will bring together students from all over the world to helping them to have a summer to remember.
We have a wide range of jobs available within each of our centres including:
Summer & Academy Activity Leaders
Summer & Academy EFL Teachers
Excursion and Onsite Activity Managers
Director of Studies
Welfare and Administration Officers
You can search all of our vacancies both UK and USA on this job board
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2018 USA Center Manager
New York, Boston and Los Angeles
High-energy, resourceful manager needed to run an English language summer program on a US University campus this summer. Great opportunity for management experience in a fun and rewarding summer camp environment. Must enjoy working with children and juggling multiple priorities in a large and successful summer program.
The Center Manager (CM) is responsible for the leadership of the Center’s operations including managing the Center staff, student discipline, student welfare and financials. In addition, that the day-to -day operations of the center runs smoothly while overseeing the running of the academic and activity programs. Successful CMs are expected to demonstrate effective communication and administrative skills, leadership potential, flexibility, strong organizational skills and the ability to be sensitive to the needs of international students.
This is a residential position (full board & dorm accommodation are included).
A flexible work approach towards the position with the ability to work nights, weekends and holidays is required.
Ensure the delivery of customer satisfaction by providing high-quality academic and activities programs
Ensure that the day-to-day operation of the Center runs smoothly, including overseeing the running of: the academic and activity programs, airport transfers and all aspects of student welfare and discipline
Responsible for financial management and reporting of the Center including overseeing a budget, petty cash accounts, cash requests and filing weekly reports
Responsible for weekly submission of Occupancy Reports and Meal Provision forms
Lead and participate in regular meetings with Group Leaders
Manage all aspects of student accommodations, including room allocations where applicable
Ensure that high levels of student safety, discipline and welfare, policies and procedures are adhered to and maintained at all times
Develop a positive working relationship with the university/school, stay up-to-date with Campus Information, ensuring their rules are adhered to
Ensure that all staff receive adequate and proper orientation and training
Review and approve all activity leader and teacher timesheets in line with the rotation schedule
Ensure residential supervision duties, including meal and bedtime supervision and guardian duties, are undertaken by activity leaders who have on-site residential responsibilities
Manage the weekly staff rotation schedule and conduct weekly staff meetings
Liaise regularly with the Program Manager
Carry out a 24-hour emergency on call rotation schedule along with the Activity Manager and Center Academic Manager
Attend to a variety of problems and complaints and provide the appropriate and professional response and solutions
Responsible for ensuring that all center signage and branding are clearly marked and up-to-date
Qualifications & Training:
Experience successfully managing a summer school that operated efficiently and with a sound track record of excellent customer service and operations management
Experience working with and leading a group of teenagers, for example in a camp environment
Previous experience managing a residential facility
Effective communication (written and verbal) and supervisory skills
Ability to manage, lead and inspire a team of staff effectively to work together as part of a dynamic team in a varied and fast-paced role
Experience and familiarity with rolling admissions & weekly intakes
Proven excellent time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills
Working knowledge of computers and Word and Excel programs
Experience managing and working with budgets
Valid First Aid and/or CPR Certificate (Desirable)
Lifeguard and/or other coaching qualification (Desirable)