Degree/Responsibility Stipend, Housing Allowance, Airfare Coverage, Shipping Allowance, Medical Insurance, Tuition reimbursement for dependent children, PD fund, etc.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
JOB TITLE: Head of University & Career Advising
REPORTS TO: High School Principal
SALARY SCALE: Faculty + Stipend
The Head of University & Career Advising leads the International School of Beijing (ISB) post-graduation planning and counseling and assumes overall responsibility for all aspects of university admissions and career explorations for students in grades 11 and 12. Leading a team of counselors who begin their advising relationships with students in grade 10 during semester two. The Head University & Career Advising in conjunction with the High School Principal and Head of School sets policy and practices to lead students and their families through the search and application process, creates positive relationships with ISB families, and helps each student find the best possible university match or post-ISB option. The Head of University & Career Advising remains current with trends in university admissions and cultivate relationships with post-ISB destinations around the world. The Head of University & Career Advising, on an annual basis, prepares a report of the Head of School and the Board of Trustees on the results of university admissions and post-ISB placement.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Carries out, represents, and promotes ISB’s mission and vision • Supervises and evaluates the University & Career Counselors and the office administrative assistant, and the University Coordinator & Careers Assistant • Presents to the Head of School and Board of Trustees on annual basis regarding the destinations and long-term success of ISB graduates • Oversees the family engagement strategy, plans an annual calendar to support students grades 10-12, and continually improves our collaboration with families. • Oversees the college information session calendar, speakers, and ongoing relationships with university representatives. • Educates and builds capacity within the ISB community to support post-ISB destinations in countries • Develop strong relationships with organizations and individuals who support post-ISB destinations • Advise a cohort of students through the University Admissions process
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• Master’s Degree and valid certification (or the substantial equivalent) in School Counseling or another relevant field • Minimum five?years’ experience?serving as a University and Career Advisor; prefer international school experience?especially university placements in North America, Korea and Europe. • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of the higher education admissions requirements for the national systems to which ISB students apply • Demonstrated ability to build effective teams to work toward the common goals of equity, access, academic,?and social success for every student • Possess working knowledge of PowerSchool, Maia Learning, Managebac or similar software systems • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a culturally and linguistically student and family population
• Cover Letter • CV • References: We require the contact information for three confidential references, including a current direct supervisor and two other supervisors from current or previous employment.
International School of Beijing is an extraordinary school, with a history of excellence spanning for over 40 years. Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values are fulfilled by passionate, highly qualified educators who all want the best for every student, PreK through grade 12.
ISB is dedicated to implementing and sustaining programs proven to be most effective for student learning and well-being. As a progressive school, we respond to the changing needs of students in higher education and the world which awaits them. A defining characteristic is our commitment to great teaching influenced by the latest research, and the flexibility to choose learning standards from different educational systems around the world.
Of utmost importance is the school’s strong sense of community and vibrant, culturally diverse campus, where learning is engaging for our over 1,700 students representing more than 50 countries. Research-based programs, high-quality teaching, and outstanding and ever-improving facilities mean students at ISB are being prepared for success in a world that keeps changing at a breathtaking pace.
Communication and collaboration are skills instilled in our students througho...ut their education, with a significant proportion of their learning taking place outside the classroom, through engagement with the wider community. Students are engaged in a variety of learning opportunities, enabling them to discover innate abilities, learn teamwork, exercise initiative and, ultimately, find a productive place within the ISB community and wider world.
ISB enjoys a proven track record of excellent learning outcomes, with students attending colleges around the world which are most appropriate for them. Our commitment to realizing students’ potential is built around nurturing the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of each child. ISB programs equip students to be productive, healthy, and fulfilled young adults, whatever future they choose.