Job Description

 

 
 

College Counselor

Department:Administration (Staff)
Location:San Jose, CA

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Upper is seeking qualified candidates for a College Counselor for the coming school year! 

Who We Are

BASIS Independent Schools is a national network of PreK-12 private, secular schools that educate students to the highest international levels. Our ten campuses, located in some of the most bustling, dynamic metropolitan areas in the country, are part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools global network. We believe in setting a higher standard for students and promoting self-reliance and accountability in a culture where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes. 

Ranked as the "Best High School for STEM in California," our campus in San Jose, California is in the center of one of the most influential regions in the world. As such, our facility and campus speaks to the culture of our program and the type of learning community that grows here. BASIS Independent Silicon Valley is building a team of talented, passionate, and hard-working educators to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!

What We're Looking For

The main role of the successful applicant will be working very closely with our 11th and 12th grade students as they begin to consider and plan their college and career choices. The successful applicant will meet regularly with individual students, groups of students, their parents, and college representatives. 

Position Qualifications

Experience working in a private high school, at least two years as a College Counselor; experience with Naviance.

A Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred. Candidates must have the ability to obtain a fingerprint clearance card.

A successful applicant must demonstrate a high level of academic attainment and experience working in a high school or other academic setting. Beyond this, strong communication skills in speaking with parents, students, admissions officers and colleagues are essential as is the ability to elicit (not simply edit) competitive application essays and write exceptional letters of recommendation. Finally, a successful applicant will be flexible and work well in a fast-moving team environment.  

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to build excellent rapport and productive relationships with middle and high-school students
  • Work effectively in a small team environment with a "can-do-anything" mindset
  • Knowledgeable of the U.S. college admissions process and a proponent of the "best-fit" model as a goal for families
  • Ability to build a world-class college admissions and career planning program from scratch for outstanding students
  • Ability to resolve productively conflicts among students and their parents about college and career goals

Benefits

BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Salary - Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience.
  • Career Growth - We believe our people deserve every opportunity to utilize and expand their knowledge and skills, and to share their passions. From our classrooms to central operations, our culture is one of continuous learning, mentorship, and professional advancement in our schools or across our network.
  • Retirement - Your future financial well-being is important to us. Eligible participants may receive a 50% Company match for the first 10% of employee earnings deferred.
  • Health Insurance - We want you to have the care you need. We offer three PPO medical plans to choose from, as well as dental and vision insurance.
  • Flexible Spending - Because health, childcare, and travel expenses can add up, we offer an FSA that allows for pre-tax dollars to cover medical, dependent care, and transit.
  • Student Tuition Remission - You help us create a world-class program for our students. To show our appreciation, we offer your children significant tuition remission to attend our schools.

Note:  Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., BASIS Independent Schools, LLC, and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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