Campus Residential - Life Educator
Unit: 
Location: Roncade, Roncade, Italy
Type: Full Time
Min. Experience: Mid Level

Become an educator within the largest innovation hub in Europe. 

 

H-FARM is an innovation platform that supports learners of all ages and entrepreneurs through investments in education, consulting, and ideas. The H in our name stands for Human because people are at the heart of everything we do: services, relationships, interactions. It’s people who make the difference. 

 

Our 60 acre campus, located only 30 minutes outside Venice, has two residential buildings that are home to 100+ international high school students. The H-FARM Boarding team seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual to implement and expand programs that accelerate the personal and academic growth of H-FARM’s most important resource – our students. The ideal candidate is an experienced educator who has a fine understanding of adolescence and the inner workings of running a boarding program. This person will have ownership of entire learning and development programs and will work with the H-FARM Boarding team in executing enriching student-centric learning experiences.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary, with the following requirements: 

  • Daily work shift from 4pm to 11pm and from 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM
  • 3 nights on duty (passive supervision), with the request to sleep in the Boarding
  • Weekly shift in rotation with other boarding educators, also including the weekends when needed
  • Running weekly summer camps in July and August

Evolve Existing Learning and Development Programming (20%)

 

  • Create training courses for adolescent students with competence and professionalism (inclusion, specific issues related to adolescence, reflection courses on cultural and current affairs)
  • Develop educational projects for boarding students and for daily students

Student Supervision  (80%)

  • Provide a sympathetic presence in the House; to liaise closely with Head of Boarding and other staff concerning the progress and welfare of students
  • Build positive, professional relationships with parents, agents and guardians
  • Provide relevant staff with information about individual students as necessary
  • Support and lead children and young people between 14 and 19 years old during afternoon activities (homework, educational activities, recreational moments) but also on weekends, outside strictly school times
  • Take care of the ordinary and extraordinary needs of the students who live in our boarding (study, well-being, safety, practical aspects of hospitality, health, cleanliness)
  • Supervision and vigilance during breaks (snacks and dinners, evenings but also some nights during the week) interacting with young boarders and knowing how to intervene competently in relationships
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the whole team in a shared co-responsibility based on educational passion
  • Manage group dynamics together with relational and communication skills

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of professional experience related to higher education, coaching, international schools, psychology, and/or counselling
  • Bachelor’s degree required, with preferred studies in education and pedagogy
  • Previous experience working with children aged 12-18 years old
  • Working experience abroad or at an international company preferred
  • Native English speaker with at least a B2 knowledge of a second language, preferably Russian, Spanish, German, French, or Chinese
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-paced environment
  • A Lara Croft, Tomb Raider/Indiana Jones style of on-the-go problem solving
  • Strong project management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Passion for learning and continuous improvement
  • Accountable to expectations and deadlines                                                     
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, along with a sense of humor  
  • Driver’s license
  • Immaculate criminal record

Benefits

In addition, H-FARM offers the following benefits:

  • Personal room with refrigerator with ensuite  private bathroom
  • Freshly prepared meals (breakfast and dinner) at the canteen, with km 0 and organic ingredients
  • Free access to the library
  • High speed internet
  • Training opportunities with H-FARM partners
  • Free bikes and electric scooters on campus
  • Public bus access to Venezia-Mestre train station or directly to the city centers of Venice and Treviso
  • Access to paddle, tennis courts, soccer, basket and volley fields
  • 2 restaurants on campus run by Michelin restaurant group                 

Submission Details

 

This position reports to the Head of Boarding, Mr. Cristiano Serafin. If interested, please email HR at personale.education@h-farm.com with a cover letter, resume, and 3 references as one PDF file.

 

This job description was posted on September 22nd, 2021. The ideal start date for this position is on or before October 30th, 2021.

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