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Beijing World Youth Academy

Secondary School University and College Counsellor

¥32K+/Month Beijing, China 1 position available Starting date in 2022-08-16

About The School

Locally grounded, globally aware. Learn more about this school

Job Description

The University and College Counsellor is responsible for administering all aspects of the university/college search and admissions process.
Line Manager: Principal of Secondary School

Main duties & responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and develop an all-encompassing educational and counseling plan ensuring that students maximize their opportunities and access the best universities in line with their career goals
  • Help students and families aspire realistically and choose their destination wisely
  • Do all that they legitimately and honestly can to ensure each student’s university application is successful
  • Represent the school in the best possible light and boost its profile in the higher education community
  • Educate students and parents about universities, academic majors & programmes, the admissions process, trends, procedures, and admission testing
  • Provide an individualized counselling service for students in Grades 9-12, which should include advice on academic pathways
  • Encourage admissions representatives to visit the campus and facilitating meetings between university representatives and our students
  • Liaise with the administrator to maintain accurate and up to date records on students, including external exam results, internal Progress Report data and transcripts
  • Write an official school recommendation or reference for each Grade 12 student in the caseload
  • Contribute to the deliver careers counselling curriculum as needed to Grades 9-10
  • Assist in coordinating Focus Week for Grade 12 and Careers Day for Grades 9-12
  • Keep teachers informed of the university application process and the tasks expected of them
  • Support students with their online application process and applications and preparation for university worldwide
  • Support the clearing and final admissions process for students during the summer
  • Participate in the events and programming for students ’&parents’ activities or evening events
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date record of admission decisions, statistics and relevant data
  • Liaise with University Counsellors from across the external network to improve provision and best practices across the school
  • Contribute fully to the wider life of the school as well as the co-curricular activity programme
  • Other tasks assigned by Line Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field
  • IB Diploma experience highly desirable
  • Commitment to ongoing professional growth.• Familiarity with and understanding of recent developments in higher education
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Professional affiliation such as ACA or similar
  • Technologically competent in basic resources and programmes: demonstrated experience with Naviance and UCAS
  • Understanding of and experience working with non-native English speaking students and parents
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in similar position
  • At least 2 years successful experience in an international school setting


  • Range of salary: 32K+/Month after tax
  • Premium medical insurance, all hospitals in Beijing are covered(United Family, Raffles has 50% co-pay);
  • Travel allowance
  • Annual Health check up
  • Full paid holiday: public holiday with extra days for a whole week; winter break(Christmas holiday for 2 weeks) and summer break for 7 weeks; 2-3 days as Term Break.

Post date: 2022-02-10
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