International Student Local Coordinator in Urbandale!


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Sun May 01, 2016 - Sun Apr 30, 2017


Urbandale High SchoolUrbandale, IA 50322


Quest Exchange is a non-profit international student exchange organization based in San Francisco. We have over 17 years of experience in providing educational and cultural exchange programs for students, host families, and schools.

We are looking for a great Local Coordinator in the Urbandale, IA area to help recruit host families and provide local support for international students who attend highs schools in the Urbandale School District. This position does not require a great time commitment throughout the school year, but we do need to know that the coordinator has a keen interest in sharing culture and assisting the international student in their adjustment in the US! The Local Coordinator should live within driving distance of Urbandale High School.

The Role of the Quest Local Coordinator
- Recruiting and screening the host family that will be hosting the student (phone training is provided)
- Helping international students adjust to a new culture
- Submitting monthly reports about student progress
- Working with the host family and student to resolve any issues that may arise
- Forming meaningful relationships with students from around the world!

The Ideal Candidate
- Has a sincere interest in cultural exchange
- Likes working with teenagers
- Is active within the community and school
- Is tech savvy - can use email, a scanner, etc

Local Coordinators are paid per student placement and for monthly supervision. The pay to recruit and onboard a new host family is $550 and a school year of student supervision is $450 ($50/month for 9 months). A monthly stipend/reimbursement will be provided to the host family, and we can provide more details about our student or host family responsibilities if requested.

Some of the best local coordinators we've had in the past were retirees, former host parents, and stay at home parents who are active in their local schools and communities. Please visit our website to learn more about the position and to submit an application. If you have questions or are interested in becoming a Local Coordinator, please contact Annie at or (415) 665-3900. We have an enthusiastic staff who would love to tell you about the wonders of becoming a Local Coordinator or Host Family!


  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible
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