College Admissions Counselor
Posted on 2/8/2024
Empowerly

51-200 employees

AI & Machine Learning
Education
B2C

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$11.6M

Founded

2018

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

28%

1 year growth

46%

2 year growth

79%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
CategoriesNew
Medical, Clinical & Veterinary
Requirements
  • Graduate from a top 50 national university
  • Experience as a college counselor for high school students
  • Consistent availability in the afternoons and/or on weekends
  • Passion for education and talent for teaching, essay writing, and essay editing
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Dedication to client service
  • Ability to plan around and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to students for multi-year packages
Responsibilities
  • Keep up to date with current college admission changes
  • Advise students about extracurriculars and leadership opportunities
  • Help students with meaningful summer plans, including internships, competitions, research opportunities, and community service options
  • Create a plan for standardized testing and help decide which tests are appropriate
  • Create college lists, rate colleges for students, and offer tips for college visits
  • Guidance through the entire application process, including personal statement, activities, resume, recommendation letters, and essay review and edits
  • Strategize plan for early action, early decision, regular decision, waitlisted strategies, and college choice guidance
  • Discuss financial aid resources and guidance as well as merit scholarship resources
  • Prepare for sessions in advance, be on time, log sessions in a timely manner, stay in touch with students, maintain a healthy relationship with parents, and include parents in all communications
  • Support a wide range of students, including transfer, undergrad, postgraduate, and international students
  • Attend monthly team meetings
  • Utilize resources available within Empowerly to provide optimal advice for all students
  • Monitor Empowerly email account and Slack account for up-to-date Empowerly communications
Desired Qualifications
  • Former admissions officers at top 50 colleges
  • Experienced independent college counselors (NACAC, WACAC, IECA, etc)