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★★★ BEIJING: College Guidance Counselor at an International Private School - Previous Admissions or College Counselling Experience Preferred - Feb 2020 Start Date ★★★

Posted By: Gold Star TEFL Recruitment <[email protected]>
Date: Monday, 11 November 2019, at 5:46 p.m.

Reference # SMGCDE11A
Positions: College Guidance Counsellor
Location: Beijing
Interviewing: Apply Now
Our website:

Program Highlights
o Help facilitate students academic goal, career goal, social and mental capacity development
o One round trip ticket for employee and each family member
o Relocation allowance from overseas

The Job
Our International Private School is an international private school, now looking for a dedicated College Guidance Counsellor to attentively provide academic and career provisions for students and their families by focusing on each students personal goals. Counselling will primarily be provided to Junior and Senior students before and during application to colleges through informative advising.

Our School was originally founded in 2005, and over the years the schools reputation grew along with enrollment demands as we expanded to include international students nationwide. We have a teaching staff of over 360 that serve over 1,650 students from Pre-K to Grade 12 in both English and Chinese tracks. Additionally, we now have a newly established high school campus to meet the huge demand for English education in Beijing to prepare students for international paths.

You will be responsible for developing a school wide college preparation and awareness plan as well as any high education changes kept up to date by regular visits to colleges and universities. You will focus on students individually by meeting them and their families to educate them on college admission system navigation, the application process, provide various resources, admission essay writing methods and effective interview techniques. Combining your analytical thinking and creative problem solving ability will be imperative in achieving the overall duties with passion.

Our uniqueness is centered on our philosophy and approach to education, namely, a very strong emphasis on providing a holistic bilingual and bicultural education to the Chinese students who attend our school. While it may sound cliche, our school genuinely has a very family feel about it. This is highlighted by the way we care for not only the children but also each other.

Beijing The City
Beijing, capital of the Peoples Republic of China, is the nations political, economic, cultural, educational and international trade and communication center. Located in northern China, close to the port city of Tianjin and partially surrounded by Hebei province, Beijing continues to be an exciting place for all things music, fashion and art with plenty of events and shows to attend.

There is a thriving expat community in Beijing, with the Sanlitun area being a popular destination for both expats and trendy locals to mix and mingle over drinks. One of the most important landmarks in the city is Tiananmen Square. This is the worlds largest public square and a must see for all visitors from abroad and from other places in China.

Main Responsibilities
o To attentively understand individual students academic and career goals
o Efficiently and clearly communicate to both students and their families of up to date college data to make a informed decisions
o Aid students and families on navigating through, before and during the college application process by understanding and utilizing Naviance (or other admissions program), the college admission data management system. Provide guidance and resources and teach tools to navigate the college search and application process
o Maintain a strong working knowledge of colleges and universities, which will be done by making regular visits to colleges. Stay current on any high education changes
o Share financial aid and scholarship information on a timely basis with students and families
o Write school recommendations for members of the senior class (detailed letters of support)
o Prepare supplementary materials to be sent to colleges. Oversee that school credentials (transcripts and letters of recommendation) get sent to colleges
o Compile records of office activities and maintain a database system; update and maintain databases such as mailing lists and contact lists

o Excellent salary dependant on experience and skills (will be discussed during interview)
o Responsibility stipend: 1,200 to 2,000 RMB per month (will only be paid during the 9 months when the school is in session
o On campus housing or subsidized housing provided (dependent on availability)
o One round trip ticket for employee and each family member up to 12,000 RMB per year (approx. 1,700 USD, one time only and reimbursed within the first year of on boarding)
o Relocation allowance from overseas: 6,000 RMB (approx. 850 USD) and 12,000 RMB (approx. 1,700 USD) per family (one off payment only per employment)
o Relocation allowance from mainland China: 3,000 RMB (approx. 400 USD) per single and 6,000 RMB (approx. 850 USD) per family (one off payment only per employment)
o Paid winter and summer holidays plus national statutory holidays arrangement which will change according to the government plan
o Legal Z work visa provided
o Health insurance: worldwide coverage based on nationalities (up to 100 percent direct billing at many Beijing hospitals)
o Long term disability insurance, Life insurance, and Catastrophic Health Insurance provided
o Subsidized childrens policy (subject to annual review)
o Annual salary adjustment which is subject to overall school profitability and individual performance evaluations

o Bachelor degree (Master preferred) from an accredited college/university
o Background in admissions or college counselling preferred
o Ease and experience with Windows-based computers, internet and emails, and proficient typing abilities
o Knowledge of relevant applications including MS Office; Naviance (or other admissions program) is a plus
o A profound interest in helping students attain their academic and career goals
o Perceptive intuition and decision-making skills
o Analytical thinker with strong problem-solving and conflict-resolution
o Accessible and authentic with excellent communication skills

How to Apply

Please send the following to Annie at [email protected] or complete this form:
o Covering letter
o Resume
o Recent photo
o Degree and TEFL certificates (scan)
o Passport photo page (scan or a clear photo)
o Availability to start work
o Include in the subject heading the reference no. SMGCDE11A

Gold Star TEFL Recruitment
With over 10 years experience in the ESL industry, Gold Star TEFL Recruitment is an honest, professional, British owned recruitment agent. We have helped thousands of teachers find meaningful jobs with excellent schools.

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