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College Admissions Counselor

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School: BASIS Independent Schools
Location: New York, NY
Date Opened: Jul 9, 2024
Job ID: 6367

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BASIS Independent Schools, a subsidiary of Spring Education Group, 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.

BASIS Independent Manhattan Upper is seeking qualified candidates for a College Admissions Counselor position for the coming school year!

What We're Looking For

The primary role of the College Admissions Counselor is to provide dedicated support to our high school students in navigating the college and career planning process. This entails conducting regular meetings with individual students, group sessions, and engaging with parents and college representatives to ensure comprehensive student readiness and success. This role also requires coordinating Senior Projects, an optional opportunity for students to participate in during their 12th grade year.


  • Working closely with an assigned caseload of individual students on all aspects of the college search, application, and financial aid processes

  • Writing and editing individualized letters of recommendation summarizing each student's upper school experience within the appropriate context and providing appropriate follow-up for each applicant

  • Meeting with families about the college search, application, and financial aid processes, and the individual needs of their students

  • Collaborating with other members of the team to develop and implement thoughtful, effective college counseling strategies, innovative programming, and best practices in the context of BASIS Independent Manhattan

  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with parents, faculty & staff, administrators, and college admission professionals

  • Continuously seeking professional development in the field of college admission and college counseling

  • Various college counseling projects, as assigned, including coordinating Senior Projects

  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications

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

  • A bachelor's degree is required. A master's degree is 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


BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Competitive salary dependent on education and experience.

  • Career growth opportunities focused on continuous learning, mentorship, and professional advancement across our network of schools.

  • Retirement options through which eligible participants may receive a 50% Company match for the first 10% of employee earnings deferred.

  • Three PPO medical plans to choose from, as well as dental and vision insurance.

  • An FSA option that allows for pre-tax dollars to cover medical, dependent care, and transit.

  • Student tuition remission for your children to attend our schools.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., 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.

Other details

  • Pay Type: Hourly
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Min Hiring Rate: $65,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate: $80,000.00
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