Recruitment Manager

Company Details

EF High School Exchange Year

The opportunity:

Recruitment Managers specialize in growing our high school exchange program by recruiting, qualifying, and onboarding International Exchange Coordinators (IECs). They help candidates understand what the program entails and make sure they meet our high standards. They also help to strategize recruitment efforts in regions of the country, collaborating with various stakeholders through the process.

If you are goal-oriented, a great communicator and thrive in a fast-paced sales environment, you might be an ideal Recruitment Manager for our team. We are looking for enthusiastic, organized, detail-oriented candidates who are passionate about cultural exchange and are interested in starting a successful career at EF.

This role can be based either in our EF offices in Boston, Denver or remotely in your home office.

About us:

EF High School Exchange Year sponsors international high school students who spend a semester or academic year living with volunteer host families across the United States. Together we share culture and languages, open communities to the wider world, and create lifelong bonds that span the globe. The core of this program requires recruiting local coordinators around the country who support and grow the program locally. Our Recruitment Managers help to make this happen.

Tell me more:

As a Recruitment Manager, you will play an integral role in helping to build and grow local communities across the country. In this phone/e-mail- based role, you will be the frontline of communication for prospective International Exchange Coordinators. You will work in this sales role to ensure that we are frequently and eloquently following up with all leads and interested candidates in a timely manner, as well as generating new leads through advertising, sourcing, and targeted efforts. If you love being on the phone and connecting with people, this could be the right role for you. Your outstanding communication skills, excellent attention to detail, superior judgment, and sincere interest in international education will ensure a positive program experience for all participants.

Responsibilities include:

  • Outreach to interested coordinator candidates – 70% of this role is spent on the phone
  • Onboard eligible coordinators and understand their motivation and interests
  • Facilitate connections between candidates, staff, and Regional Coordinators who will interact with them in the application and screening process
  • Follow up on candidate’s progress and provide general assistance during the application and screening process
  • Target specific areas of assigned region to generate interest, as well as identify and execute searches for potential coordinators in areas with market potential
  • Use social media to target specific interest groups
  • Outreach to current and previous host families in partnership with the Regional Coordinator and Regional Director
  • Facilitate informational webchats to potential candidates

About you:

You are driven, self-motivated, sales-focused and thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude. Your demonstrated ability to produce results and motivate others is at the core of all you do, as are your outstanding communication and problem-solving skills. You have an excellent attention to detail, good judgment and a passion for international education and cultural exchange.

More about you:

  • Excellent phone and written communication skills
  • Goal driven with a sales mentality to meet individual and team benchmarks as well as call outreach goals
  • Positive attitude, high energy, open to feedback
  • Desire to go above and beyond in providing flawless customer service
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excited to be part of a fast-paced working environment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively and perform a variety of deadline-driven projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to work some evening shifts and weekends
  • Prior experience with Salesforce preferred, but not required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Outlook and Excel)

Why You’ll Love Working Here: Perks, Benefits and Earning Potential
As if changing lives and making the world a better place isn’t enough, we also offer the opportunity to:

Live Well

  • Benefits include a competitive base salary and 25% company match on your 401(k).
  • Market-leading medical, dental and vision coverage, along with life and disability insurance
  • Expand your worldview with paid international business travel plus three weeks of paid vacation time to start (and four weeks starting in year two) plus 12 paid holidays. The more you develop, the more passport stamps you will collect.

Be You

Be engaged

  • We work in an open environment without a cubicle in sight.
  • You will also enjoy comprehensive professional development.

Have fun

  • Explore the neighborhood with discounts to local businesses, concert tickets and sporting events.
  • Explore the world with discounts to hotels and flights as well as paid international travel.

In addition, you can expect:

  • Commitment to professional growth: robust monthly calendar of trainings, workshops, and TED Talk style sessions
  • Wellness benefits including onsite and virtual classes run by EF instructors and a yearly fitness reimbursement
  • EF Product Discounts (discounts on travel, international language schools, childcare with our Au Pair product and more)
  • Dependent care, healthcare and commuter Flex Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Discounts at local venues and businesses
  • Compensation: Annual salary of $40,000 – $45,000 plus bonus potential up to $7,000

EF High School Exchange Year (HSEY) is a non-profit high school foreign exchange program affiliated with Education First. We bring students from around the world to live with volunteer host families and enroll in local high schools for either one semester or a full academic year. Our mission is to promote international understanding and global awareness across the US. Together we share culture and languages, open communities to the wider world, and create lifelong bonds that span the globe. For more information, please visit

EF Education First is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

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 identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, parental status, experience and everything else that makes you unique.

Founded in Sweden in 1965, EF has school and offices around the world, including hubs in Boston, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Shanghai, Stockholm, Zürich, and more. Learn more at

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