Campus Residential Life Educator

Closing Date: 3 June 2024
Salary: Competitive

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 in the afternoon and night (about 4-11pm)
  • 3 nights on duty (passive supervision), with the request to sleep in the Boarding a couple of times a week
  • Weekly shifts, also including one day of the weekend in rotation with other boarding educators
  • 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


  • 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, Chinese, French, or German
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-paced environment
  • A Lara Croft, Tomb Raider/Indiana Jones style of on-the-go problem solving
  • 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 humour  
  • Driver’s licence
  • Immaculate criminal record


In addition, H-FARM offers the following benefits:

  • Personal room (20 square metres) with refrigerator with ensuite private bathroom
  • Freshly prepared meals (breakfast, lunch 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 centres 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 with a cover letter, resume, and 3 references as one PDF file.

This job description was posted on March 22nd, 2024 The ideal start date for this position is on or before August 19th, 2024, with priority to people available starting from June 2024 (to lead the Summer Academies).