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Working at Insight

College Admissions Counselor

About Insight

Since our founding in 1999, Insight Education has advised thousands of students and their families as they embarked on their college admissions journey. Our dedicated team of education professionals is committed to providing personalized and comprehensive guidance through every facet of the high school experience and college admissions process.

Beyond test scores and GPA, we seek to foster curiosity and intellectual rigor in our students. Our values emphasize building sincere relationships with our families, anchored in trust, honesty, and a commitment to purposeful, compassionate listening.

Our rich history and experience, along with our understanding of high schools and the holistic approach colleges employ as they evaluate applicants, sets Insight apart in our ability to help students and families realize their educational goals. As our students transition into adulthood, we prepare them to leave Insight with the tools to engage in the lifelong learning process wholeheartedly, and to benefit from all that college has to offer.

 

Mission

Insight’s mission is to provide professional guidance and support to students and families as they navigate their way through high school and prepare for college. At the heart of our mission is enhancing and distilling each student’s true potential inside and outside the classroom. Our focus is on delivering an individualized service tailored to the unique educational needs of each student and family.

 

The Job & What You’ll Be Doing 

Insight’s counselors work directly with middle & high school students and their families. The work includes helping students plan and define their high school curriculum, design daily, weekly, monthly and/or yearly academic & activity calendars. You will also assist students in improving their time management, organizational, and study skills. In general, you will guide and assist your clients through every stage of their high school journey including (but not limited to) academics, standardized testing, extracurricular activities & internships, leadership and community service work (both in the US and abroad), and, of course, their college admissions needs (essays, applications, interviews, scholarships and more).

Given the nature of our small environment, all of our staff are called upon to take part in various aspects of the business. These include marketing, public relations, client relations, staff recruiting, community outreach, curriculum development, and program management. Candidates who show a passion for the business of education may be given the opportunity to contribute actively towards the strategic growth of the company and possibly run one of our future centers.

 

– Help students plan and define their high school curriculum

– Design daily, weekly, monthly and/or yearly academic & activity calendars

– Assist students in improving their time management, organizational, and study skills

– Guide and assist your students (and their parents) through every stage of their high school journey including (but not limited to) academics, standardized testing, extracurricular activities & internships, leadership and community service work (both in the US and abroad)

– Assist clients with selecting and finalizing their final list of colleges

– Guide and assist clients through the college admissions process (essays, applications, interviews, scholarships and more)

– Lead group admissions workshops and clinics

– Conduct initial college planning sessions with prospective client families

– Assist current college students with their transfer applications to 4-year colleges

– Manage a robust roster of students you will be working with on a one-on-one basis

– Assist in marketing and support the strategic growth of the company

– Other business operations support, as needed

 

Candidate Requirements 

– Undergraduate/Graduate degree from a top-tier university

– Deep familiarity with the undergraduate college admissions process in the United States

– Nuanced understanding of how standardized test scores relate to the admissions process

– Enthusiastic, passionate counselor with practical business sense

– Independent learner that can work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

– Excited about working with high school students and their families

– Strong written and verbal communication skills

– FUN, self-motivated, conscientious, scrappy, tenacious, innovative, and ambitious

– Accountable

– A highly organized, multi-tasking whiz

– A true team player who relishes the opportunity to work hard and take ownership of a new opportunity

 

Nice to Have

– Graduate degree

– 2+ years of experience as an Undergraduate College Admissions Officer

– Experience working in an elite undergraduate admissions office based in the United States

– Experience teaching the SAT /ACT or other subjects (relevant to high school/standardized test curricula)

– Counselors with a facility for teaching the test may be called upon to tutor 1-1 or lead SAT/ACT Classes (this isn’t a requirement)

– Proficiency teaching subjects tested through APs/Subject Tests (formerly SAT IIs)

 

What Else?

We seek an exceptionally talented individual – someone who has outstanding interpersonal and time management skills, and a demonstrated understanding of the college admissions process. We offer an incentive based commission structure, health care benefits, annual employee training, and a fun and stimulating work environment. This is a great opportunity to interact with interesting and high caliber individuals in the education space. Please be prepared to discuss college admissions during your interview, including the current college admissions climate.

Most importantly, amaze us with your explanation of why you are the perfect person for this job. We are all ears. Tell us a bit about yourself and what makes you the exceptional College Admissions Counselor that we seek!

 

How to Apply?

We are committed to Equal Opportunity, and to considering applications of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. US Citizen/US Permanent Resident (Green Card) required. All interested applicants should send their resume via the below contact form, or email careers@insight-education ATTENTION Ajit Jain, Co-CEO /Co-Founder. 

 

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