Careers and Colleges Advisor

Position Name: Careers and Colleges Advisor

Supervisor: Academic Vice Principal

Position Description: To counsel students in their career education and provide academic guidance to Middle and High School students

Starting From: July 2019

Preferred Academic Qualifications:

  • B.A.(or equivalent) in relevant field, MA desirable

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Guidance Counselor in the IB system. Prefer experience in more than one type of school system

Professional Skills:

  • Dedicated to student learning
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team player with ability to delegate and coordinate work
  • Willing to work creatively with available materials/ resources
  • Able to create and teach interdisciplinary lessons.
  • Understand the developmental characteristics, differences in learning styles and intelligences and adapt lesson planning and teaching appropriately
  • Capacity to support the goals and mission of KIS through his/her personal philosophy.
  • Have an understanding of the intellectual and social development of children at all stages.
  • Have an understanding of the concerns of parents from diverse backgrounds and cultures about their children’s educational needs.
  • Familiar with relevant evaluation systems in India, US, Canada, UK, Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, South Africa.
  • Have knowledge of the admissions process and requirements for higher education in different parts of the world, especially India, US, Canada, UK and Australia and of the published sources of such information, as well as an understanding how the academic program at KIS is related to these requirements.
  • Be thoroughly knowledgeable about current career opportunities, trends and sources of such information.
  • Have excellent writing and critical reading skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Support KIS guiding principles
  • Counsel students in academic matters and be a resource person for staff advisors and parents in their academic advising of students.
  • Administer standardized tests (such as intelligence tests), keep informed of new testing techniques/materials, when order or write new tests relevant to the needs of the school, as needed.
  • Organize SAT preparation classes for Math and English, writing and critical reading. Organize and conduct workshops on Career Interest Inventory based on Myers Briggs.
  • Organize and administer the SAT I and II, PSAT, SSAT and ACT tests.
  • Correspond with testing agencies such as College Board Admissions Testing Program, American College Testing Program, and Test of English as a Foreign Language. TOEFL and IELTS are organized by parents or students.
  • Obtain up-to-date information about colleges, universities and other post-secondary institutions around the world, as well as on careers, their requirements and outlooks.
  • Correspond with post-secondary institutions and other bodies about the admission of KIS graduates, read all teacher recommendations and write official recommendations and school reports as required by students seeking admission to post-secondary institutions.
  • Organize and lead training workshops in academic guidance and recommendation writing.
  • Work closely with teachers, other counselors and staff advisors in providing career education and academic guidance for Middle and High School students.
  • Write and distribute annual newsletters to students and parents from grades 8-12.
  • Visit colleges in India and neighboring countries and attend workshops on Guidance when possible.
  • Interview all 10th grade students in the third quarter to ensure correct courses and levels are taken in the 11th and 12th grades.
  • Interview all 11th grade students at least twice during the 3rd and 4th quarters, completing a questionnaire for each and recommending colleges to apply to.
  • Order new books and magazines for the Guidance Department.
  • Display posters and make sure the Guidance Office is attractive and provides information about Universities and Colleges.
  • Give information about GAP Year programmes and instruct students who are younger than 18 years of the advantages of taking a GAP year.
  • Inform students of available scholarships and financial aid packages.
  • Arrange for guest visitors from colleges around the world to visit KIS and speak to students and staff, including organizing transport and accommodation.
  • If necessary, take small groups of students for college fairs, TOEFL and SAT tests in nearby cities and occasionally chaperone seniors going for interviews.
  • Be available to conference with students out of class.
  • Promptly pass information to advisors, residential Parents and Coordinators when student’s attendance, academic performance or behaviour is praiseworthy or giving cause for concern.
  • To be available for work on campus in good time to complete all necessary preparations and meetings before the start of the term.
  • To hand-over all relevant material to the HoD / Coordinator.
  • To respect the confidential nature of discussions at staff meetings and other contexts in which sensitive information is likely to be communicated – particularly in terms of interaction with students.
  • Support residential life of the school by chaperoning activities, clubs, field trips, camp, long weekend field day etc., and being advisor to a group of students.
  • Fulfill other duties as required by the Head of department/Vice Principal/Principal.

To be considered for the position, please do the following:

  1. Download application form (click here)
  2. Fill-in the required information
  3. Email the completed form along with CV / Resume and letter of interest to: hr@kis.in stating the position applied for in the subject line

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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