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International Student Programme Administrator


Exciting opportunity in an International Education Agency!

About this role:

This organisation is an International Education Agency bringing young people from German-speaking Europe to New Zealand for exceptional international education experiences. They are looking for a dedicated programme administrator to plan and undertake a care programme in German language for international secondary school students. This is a highly rewarding role, supporting students and their families from the point of enrolment to their departure from New Zealand and beyond.

In this role, you will:

  • Handle the enrolment process and all correspondence associated with our programmes with New Zealand schools and our German-speaking clients prior to arrival in New Zealand
  • Respond to inquiries from students during their stay in NZ and provide pastoral care support when and where required, in German language
  • Report to parents and respond to inquiries from parents proficiently in German language
  • Communicate & liaise with schools and host families in New Zealand
  • Plan and participate in introductory seminars, student activities and events
  • Support with organising international student tours during the school holidays, accompany tours from time to time

The International Student Programme Administrator will be a peoples’ person, who brings a lot of initiative, energy and “can-do” attitude to the role. You must genuinely enjoy relating to people, especially teenagers and their parents. The role requires administrative competencies, the ability to multi-task, delivering tasks and projects on time, highly developed attention to detail and great communication skills (orally/written in English and German).

To be successful in this role the following skills and attributes are required:

  • Excellent administration skills, 3 years’ work experience in a related field desirable
  • Outstanding communication skills & the ability to relate easily to teenagers and adults alike
  • Proficient fluency with spoken and written German to ensure accurate interpretation of and response to all client and stakeholder communications
  • Ability to operate across cultures, negotiate language barriers and understand nuanced language – both verbal and written
  • A formal qualification in business, administration, tourism or in an education-based profession highly desirable
  • A formal qualification and/or experience in international education, work with teenagers, event organisation, business administration or tourism
  • Highly organised team player with energy, initiative and drive
  • Must be able to work outside office hours and travel between Nelson and Wellington
  • Must be available to work on weekends/ during school holidays (student events/ student tours)
  • Must have a valid NZ driver's license

We’d like to hear from you if you tick the above boxes, are a proficient German speaker and are committed to living in New Zealand for the long term.

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Job listing published:
May 30, 2024

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