We're looking for our next college counselor to join us in our Irvine (Orange County), California office.
We do college private college counseling a little differently here. Our goal isn’t to get every kid who works with us into a name-brand school. Instead, we want to show families just how many great colleges are out there, help relieve their anxieties, and try to inject some much needed perspective into the college admissions process. Since 1999, we’ve helped over 3000 students attend 700 different colleges. We encourage kids to be themselves, to do what they love, and to strongly reconsider writing a college essay about how volunteering on one blood drive taught them the importance of serving humanity.
What do our college counselors do?
Each counselor here works with a caseload of 40-70 students (most of whom are juniors and seniors) to help them find and apply to college. We prepare students with good advice, organization and a little cheerleading to make sure everything happens smoothly and thoughtfully.
Who are we looking for?
We’d love to find someone with admissions experience at a selective college; several of our counselors were admissions officers before they arrived here and we certainly appreciate the perspective they bring to the job. But fit is more important than experience. We tour colleges while we’re on vacation. We like to work hard and do a good job. We look forward to our annual holiday party. We say “good morning” to our colleagues at work and occasionally like to get a beer together at the end (but never during the middle) of the work day. If that resonates with you, you might really enjoy working with us.
What’s the next step?
If your interest is piqued, we invite you get to know us a little better by looking around our website. Find out more about what we do, who you’d be working with and what we believe. If you like what you read and think you could find a professional home here, please send a resume and cover letter to Allison Cummings, Director, at email@example.com. Like a great college essay, we think a great cover letter should help us get to know who you really are. Don’t be afraid to be yourself—smart, thoughtful, maybe even funny. Just don’t be generic. We've also got five (totally unsolicited) tips for job seekers here if you'd like them.
We’re looking for someone to start in June 2011 but we'll select the exact start date to accommodate the right person. This position pays $38K-55K depending on experience. If you have questions about the job, we'd prefer that you email us at the above address, rather than call us, but we promise to respond to you quickly.
We hope to hear from you, but if we don’t, we hope you find a great professional fit someplace else.