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College Admissions Counselor

BASIS Independent Schools
Pimmit, VA
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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College Admissions Counselor

BASIS Independent Schools (#5004), 8000 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, Virginia, United States of America
Req #4440

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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 McLean is seeking qualified candidates for a College Admissions Counselor position for the coming school year!

The Role:

The primary role of this College Admissions Counselor is to provide dedicated support to our high school students in navigating the college and career planning process and deliver the best possible application to targeted school. This entails conducting regular meetings with individual students, group sessions, and engaging with parents and college representatives to ensure comprehensive student readiness and success. The College Admissions Counselor also instructs the College Admissions course which is designed to help students identify their target universities based on their interests, and prepare their best applications to showcase their abilities, high school experiences, and college readiness to for successful college admissions.

Position Qualifications

Experience working in a private high school with at least two years as a College Counselor; OR experience as an admissions counselor in a university setting with insights on what comprises successful college entrance applications; 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 university 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.

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