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Director of College Advising

International College Counselors
Temporarily remote
$43,000 - $70,000 a year - Full-time



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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Job Summary

International College Counselors, a rapidly growing independent college advising company, is seeking another full-time college advisor to join our team. You will be responsible with educating and guiding students and families about colleges and the college admissions process. You will be working with students in middle school and high school, and must have the desire and expertise to mentor and help students. At the same time, this position requires someone who is self-driven and entrepreneurial and able to build and maintain clients. If you are a self-starter, looking to gain a rewarding position with a thriving company, this job is for you!

College Advising Roles and Responsibilities

- Meet one-on-one, either in person or virtually, with students and their parents and guide them through the college admissions process

- Create individualized student plans with regards to high school coursework, extracurricular activities, test scheduling, college visits, etc.

- Review college essays, college applications, summer program applications, financial aid applications, scholarship applications, etc.

- Help students create college lists and coordinate campus tours

- Keep students organized and on task, and help ease parents’ stress

- Prepare students for interviews and meetings with admissions officers

Business Development Roles and Responsibilities

- Identify networking opportunities and attend networking events

- Give seminars and presentations at schools, college fairs, meetings, etc.

- Identify and foster relationships with high school counselors, tutors and other business professionals

- Build business in your area

Qualifications & Requirements

- 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

- Experience in college admissions, high school college counseling, or English teacher

- Exceptional writing skills

- Superior verbal skills. Must be able to communicate with students, parents, colleges and other professionals.

- Be self-motivated, self-driven, and have an entrepreneurial spirit

- Be detail-oriented, have strong follow-up skills, and work well under pressure

- Able to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population

- Strong work ethic and desire to be part of a team

- Knowledge of Naviance is a plus

Salary :

Base salary plus commission. Commensurates with experience.

Hours :

This is a full-time position. While the office hours are flexible and non-traditional, please note that as you will be working with students and their parents, advisors must be able to meet when they are available: afternoons, evenings and weekends.

About the Company :

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 been recognized by U.S. News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC, Fox Business, and others as an industry expert.

International College Counselors is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and has offices in Boca Raton, Miami Beach, West Palm Beach, Weston, Coral Gables, Palm Beach, Westport, CT, New York, NY, Charlotte, NC and Cleveland, OH.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $43,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Commission pay

COVID-19 considerations:
At this time, we are meeting our clients virtually, and our advisors have very limited face-to-face contact with one another.

Application Question(s):

  • All candidates who would like to be considered for this position must include a cover letter with their resume. Did you include a cover letter?


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

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

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings