9 Mar 2020

Contract Homestay Facilitator

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute – Posted by MBCI Anywhere

Job Description

MBCI Home Stay Facilitator

Independent Contractor Job

Summary: Under the direction of MBCI’s Director of International Student Program (ISP), the Homestay Facilitator provides support to the Homestay Program, including assisting with recruiting and maintaining a network of host families, assigning homestay placements, and acting as a liaison between homestay families, international students & MBCI.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, inspect and select prospective homestay residences and assign placements
  •  Provide orientation for host families and international students
  • Maintain required documentation, and an evaluation and feedback system for host families
  • Communicate every two months and as needed with host families, international students and MBCI
  • Manage and resolve homestay and international student issues in a prompt and amicable manner
  • Update MBCI Homestay Guidelines as needed, maintain homestay database, respond to general inquiries
  • Assist with the promotion of the Homestay Program
  • Attend monthly international club social events
  • Requisition monthly payments for host families and facilitator fees
  • Work collaboratively with International Student Program Team to provide support in the following areas:
  • Greet international students at the airport and communicate travel arrangements with host family
  • Conflict mediation between international students and homestay families
  • Responding to crisis and/or emergency situations outside of regular work hours, including being on-call for emergency situations evenings and weekends


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and work effectively in a collaborative team
  • Knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity
  • Knowledgeable about MBCI and MB church communities
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Demonstrated ability to handle difficult and/or sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to show discretion regarding sensitive and confidential information
  • Possesses a valid Manitoba driver’s license and access to a vehicle for travel within the city as required
  • Applicants must supply a clear Criminal Record Search and Child Abuse Registry Record upon hire

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume and statement of faith by March 20 to: Sherry Sukkau, Director of Advancement and International Student Program P: 204.667.8210 E: ssukkau@mbci.mb.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Job Categories: administration. Job Types: Contract.

Job expires in 14 days.

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