university and careers counsellor - beijing

04 April 2019
the far east team, teachanywhere
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Position: University and Careers Counsellor

Required: August 2019

Location: Beijing, China

Salary: Monthly salary between RMB 23,000 and RMB 38,000

Experience: Minimum 2+ years teaching experience, post qualification

Sponsorship: Single, married teaching couples (with dependents)

Contract: 3 years

School Vision / Ethos:

Established in 2005, this is a dynamic and very well-known and highly respected high performing co-educational independent school catering for 1350 expatriate children aged 2-18 from forty five different countries across six continents. The school comprises three schools, each with its own Head teacher: Early Years; Junior School; and Senior School. They offer the English National curriculum in KS3, International GCSEs in KS4 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma in KS5.

They are situated in the capital city of the second largest and fastest-growing economy in the world, 45 minutes from both the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square. The language of instruction throughout the school is English and the School's policy is to recruit fully qualified, native English speaking teachers, with experience of the British National curriculum and other international systems. Most of the staff are from the UK, Ireland, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.


This school is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time faculty position of University & Careers Counsellor to join a team of two other experienced counsellors. Qualified candidates must have expertise with the university admissions process, including demonstrated success in assisting with admission to top US or UK universities, best practices in career counselling, and familiarity with colleges and universities in the US or UK. Knowledge of university systems in other countries is a plus but not a requirement. The University & Careers Counsellor's duties include advising students individually and in small groups on issues pertaining to the transition to university; knowing his or her students well and writing a highly-personalised letter of recommendation for each one; aiding students and families in other aspects of the student's university research and application process; and occasional travel to visit universities and attend professional conferences. Other responsibilities include parent meetings, workshops, events planning (like college fairs and trainings), and summer enrichment programme familiarity. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal communication and organisational skills as well as a genuine interest in working with students and parents to meet the needs of our diverse and active school population.

A background in university admissions or college counselling is strongly preferred, as is an existing relationship with professional organisations like NACAC or International ACAC. Working knowledge of Naviance, the Common Application, the University of California application, and standardised testing programs including ACT, SAT, PSAT, and IB, is also an asset. A bachelor's degree and evidence of a commitment to professional development is required.


Excellent Monthly salary between RMB 23,000 and RMB 38,000 plus housing, tuition for children, flights, medical insurance etc. This school is well renowned for its excellent benefits package.

Location Overview:

Beijing is a bustling city with more than 13 million people on an area of 16,800 sq. km - the size of Belgium. An amazing history and culture exists in this fascinating capital city. The Beijing seasons are clearly marked by changes in weather and temperatures, and surprising splashes of colours. Beijing today is a city of vast contrasts - the new intermingles with the old, and the whole city is developing rapidly. Beijing is also home to a sizeable expatriate population and you will find countless opportunities for a great social life - there is something for everyone here and western amenities are plentiful.

If you wish to apply please contact your local Teachanywhere consultant who will be happy to furnish you with more information and discuss further opportunities to enhance your teaching career overseas.