The Cambridge Institute of International Education is a rapidly growing, privately-owned educational consulting firm. By empowering American high schools, colleges and universities to build elite international student programs, Cambridge stimulates meaningful cross-cultural exchange and cultivates influential relationships among youths across the globe. The company proudly fosters a vibrate culture emphasizing teamwork, positivity, personal growth and passion. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts and featuring offices in Los Angeles, China and Korea, The Cambridge Institute seeks employees who share our zeal for international collaboration and wish to grow with a thriving company.
Develop and run a national program for international students grades 9--12 that helps students understand themselves and focus on age-appropriate personal, academic, and college-focused goals--for instance, for underclassmen, sessions focused on Myers-Briggs personality inventories; for juniors, mock interviews, mock admission committees, and college trips; for seniors, essay-writing sessions and Common Application sessions.
Counsel secondary school students on every facet of the college search process, providing especially close guidance to families starting in January of their junior year and continuing through the senior year. Review and sign off on each junior and senior student's course registration and assists the family in four-year planning discussions with rising ninth grade families. Organize webinars such as Junior College Night and Paying for College. Maintain accurate and complete records of students' application materials, college applications, acceptances, matriculations, scholarships and aid awarded, etc. Analyze and create reports on these to help give well-informed advice to students, families, schools and the Cambridge organization. Arrange for college admissions officers to visit Cambridge offices. Collaborate closely with the athletics departments regarding NCAA recruitment.
Maintain and update the handbooks, handouts, newsletters, and forms important to the College Counseling program. Maintain and update Cambridge's Handbook of Summer Opportunities and create effective ways to communicate information about other such programs, the College Counselor portion of Cambridge's web site, and the annually updated Cambridge Profile document. Is responsible for full, complete records in Naviance and students' and families' effective use of this resource. Guide school faculty in the writing of excellent college recommendations.
Maintain and actively develop relationships with college admission officers and other school counselors. Is active in SACAC or NACAC. Visit colleges and universities to deepen and expand knowledge of school options. Remain informed regarding matters that have an impact on college counseling.
Carry out other duties as assigned by the Director of Academic Support.
Advanced degree in counseling, education, higher education
Extensive experience in College Counseling or College Admissions preferred
Superior interpersonal skills in listening to, working with, communicating with students, parents, faculty and staff, and college admissions representatives
Superior skill in writing with impeccable grammar and eloquent prose, in forms ranging from casual emails to information-laden newsletters and high-stakes senior letters
Trustworthiness and integrity with all constituencies
Excellent skills in managing details, deadlines, programs, people, and large quantities of information in a proactive, timely, organized, calming, and effective manner
Creative, strategic, and thoughtful thinker regarding the assessment of and improvements to current programs and, as helpful, the development of new program elements that will enrich the quality of the college counseling program
A delight in teenagers--the over- and the underachievers, the super-focused and the unfocused, the gifted and the learning disabled
The ability to provide assurance and counsel to teenagers experiencing the typical highs and lows associated with the college search process
Strong ability to track and advance students through each of these phases, manage large amounts of information, and generate reports
Strong ability to cultivate and maintain good relationships with colleges and universities and with other Counselors
A deep working knowledge of college guidance programs and of information about local, regional, and national colleges and universities
Ability to work independently and remotely
Understanding of creative, generative business models for college counseling