We all share similar traits here at Collegewise. We work hard to be great at our jobs. We're passionate about what we do and why we do it. We love the entrepreneurial spirit of our company that's growing all the time, one that encourages all of us to show initiative and to find our own ways to make an impact. And none of us needs our arm twisted to come to the holiday party every year. We all want to be there when we raise our margarita glasses together and toast how hard we've worked, how many kids we've helped and how we plan to get even better next year.
So, that's us. We've created a place where we can work hard, be creative and have our voices heard. If we sound like the kind of place you might like to work, we would love to hear from you.
We're hiring directors of college counseling to open our new offices in New Jersey (Princeton, Ridgewood, Short Hills, Tenafly and Westfield) and Plano, Texas.
*Are you a current or former college admissions officer who's had enough of reading applications and attending college fairs?
Are you ready for a new challenge where your years as a gatekeeper will still be put to good use?
*Would you like to work closely with students to inject guidance, sanity and even a little fun into the college admissions process?
If you‘re nodding your head, you might enjoy being a director of college counseling at Collegewise. (Or you might just be someone who compulsively responds in the affirmative to any question.)
We’re looking for people with experience working in admissions at selective colleges or universities and/or as high school counselors to open our new Collegewise offices. We're hiring in New Jersey (locations in Princeton, Ridgewood, Short Hills, Tenafly and Westfield) and for our Plano, Texas location.
We do college counseling a little differently here. Our goal isn’t to get every kid who works with us into an Ivy League school. Instead, we want to show families just how many wonderful colleges are out there, lower their stress, and inject some much needed perspective into the college admissions process. We also volunteer with several organizations committed to improving access to higher education for under-resourced students. Since 1999, we’ve helped over 5000 students attend 700 different colleges.
What does a Collegewise director of college counseling do?
You’ll wear two professional hats. As a college counselor, you will work with a caseload of 30-60 students—most of whom are juniors and seniors—to help them find, and apply to, the right colleges for them. As a director, you’ll also be in charge of running and growing a new Collegewise office. That means lots of opportunities for public speaking, building relationships with high school counselors, and thinking of creative ways to do an even better job for your families.
You won’t be crossing over to the private counseling dark side here, either. We have an excellent reputation with both high school counselors and admissions officers. We present at NACAC and local ACACs. We recycle and have at least one confirmed vegetarian here. You might be hopping off the fast track to a slot as a dean of admissions at a prestigious school, but you’ll be coming to a place where you can help kids and parents, have your voice heard, and work in an educational, entrepreneurial environment that has absolutely no connection with US News rankings. We’re biased, but really, this is a pretty great place to come to work every day.
What’s the next step?
If your interest is piqued, get to know us a little better here on our website. Find out more about what we do, who you’d be working with, and what we believe. If you like what you read and think you could find a professional home here, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Like a great college essay, an effective cover letter should help us get to know who you really are. Don’t be afraid to be yourself—smart, thoughtful, or maybe even funny. Just don’t be generic. This position starts at $40-60K depending on experience, with room for future growth in both salary and responsibility. We’d like new hires to start in May 2013, but we can adjust the start date to accommodate the right person. If you have questions about the job, please email us at the above address rather than call us. We promise to respond to you quickly.
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