Job Description

College Counselor

Department:Administration (Staff)
Office:BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
Location:San Jose, CA

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley is seeking qualified candidates for a College Counselor!

Who we are...

The mission of BASIS Independent Schools is to redefine education by raising the levels of student learning to the highest international standards. Every BASIS Independent school provides a joyful learning community where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes. In just three years we have established five highly-regarded private schools (PK-12) in some of the world's most dynamic regions: New York City, Silicon Valley, and Northern Virginia, with more campuses opening in the coming years. BASIS Independent is building a team of talented, passionate, and hard-working educators to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us! 

You can expect to...

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley seeks an experienced full-time College Counselor. The main role of the successful applicant will be working very closely with 12th graders as they complete their college applications. Much but not all of this work will take place in a daily college counseling workshop. The successful applicant will also meet regularly with 11th graders, co-lead a college counseling Boot Camp in the spring individualized for grades 9-11 and, if requested, meet with families of 11th graders.

Beyond college counseling, the successful applicant will interact with the school in other ways. For instance, this person will serve as the Senior Research Project coordinator, help organize college admissions visits each fall and participate in college counseling information sessions for parents (usually held in the evenings but occasionally on weekends) and advise grades 9-11 on course registration.

To join our team you must have...

A Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred.

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.  

Qualifications...

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

The Nitty Gritty...

Benefits and Salary: Pay for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Note: BASIS (collectively, BASIS.ed, BASIS Schools, Inc., BDC, A Public Charter School, Inc., BTX Schools, Inc., BASIS Independent Schools, LLC, BASIS Global LLC, and BASIS Educational Ventures, LLC), is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment are recruited, hired and assigned without discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status or any other classification protected by law. BASIS expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment. For additional information, please visit our Careers website at http://jobs.basised.com. 

Important Notes

Application Instructions

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