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Administrative Assistant

International College Counselors
8 Wright Street, Westport, CT 06880
Temporarily remote
$30,000 - $35,000 a year - Full-time


8 Wright Street, Westport, CT 06880

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  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description


International College Counselors is looking to add a new member to our team. We are an independent college advising company that helps students all over the world gain acceptance into colleges, boarding schools, and graduate schools in the United States. The individual will assist management in various administrative and customer-focused tasks.

Some of the tasks include:

  • Assist and support manager in reviewing college essays, applications, and scholarships
  • Organize, maintain and develop files, lists, binders, resources and application data
  • Use and maintain online tools and data sources such as Naviance and Salesforce
  • Provide research assistance and compile data relating to the creation of targeted school and program recommendations for students
  • Support students in completing aspects of college admissions
  • Schedule college visits and tours
  • Assist with preparing students for interviews
  • Handle incoming calls, emails, and company-related correspondence daily, including scheduling for potential clients
  • Organize and prepare materials pertaining to agenda items for various staff and client meetings
  • Greet and provide general support to visitors (offer water, coffee, etc.)
  • Run errands, such as going to the Post Office or UPS
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned

We would hope that this individual could one day move into a private college advisor role.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • ALL CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER. Like a great college essay, an effective cover letter should help us get to know who you really are. No candidates will be considered without a cover letter.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Strong oral communication skills – particularly with students and families
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time appropriately to ensure that deadlines are met and materials are accurate
  • Be self-motivated and self-driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong work ethic and desire to be part of a team
  • Experience in education, college counseling and/or related experience is a plus


Full time position. Must be flexible with hours and available to work some nights and weekends.


International College Counselors ( provides expert college counseling on undergraduate and graduate college admissions, financial aid, tuition, essays, and college applications to domestic and international students. The college counseling and college coaching services are tailored to address the goals, needs, and dreams of each student. International College Counselors has offices in Connecticut, Florida, New York, North Carolina and Ohio.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $30,000.00 - $35,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • No candidate will be considered without a cover letter. Did you include a cover letter?


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Education

Ergonomic Workspace:

  • No

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

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Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings