Interface Education Services is seeking college counselors to join our team of professionals who work with Chinese students around the world.
Our mission is to to bring the highest quality educational counseling to Chinese students. We aim to combine American and Chinese sensibilities about education to launch students on successful, fruitful academic careers.
Interface is a global company, based in St. Louis, with offices in China, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Canada. Our counselors are highly experienced in undergraduate admissions and/or high school counseling. We work together as a team to support our clients, and the work we do is transparent and honest. Our work is supported by Chinese customer service representatives abroad who partner with each counselor to provide language support and feedback for parents. We are not agents and we do not work with agencies in China or elsewhere.
We are seeking highly motivated people who enjoy working with international students and we are offering people three different options:
-Option One: working as an independent contractor advising Chinese students abroad remotely;
-Option Two: working as independent counselor advising American-born Chinese students in the USA remotely (experience with American-born Chinese students and families is a plus);
Option Three: working in a Chinese high school, advising students in the context of their Chinese school but representing Interface. For the opening in China, we provide a two-year contract, housing allowance, and round-trip transportation between the US and China.
We seek competent college counseling professionals with experience working with Chinese families, experience working in undergraduate admissions, or experience working at US high schools. Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required, and all the communication we have with students is in English.
Interested candidates should submit the following:
-Letter explaining your interest in this opportunity and outlining your experience working with international students or with high-achieving students.
-Names of two professional references
These are current openings and the positions will begin immediately. Open to both full-time and part-time counselors.
-Be thoroughly knowledgeable about the US college admissions process, especially at highly selective colleges and universities
-Be culturally aware of the needs of Chinese students and families and sensitive to the expectations of Chinese students
-Be highly service-oriented and expect to give regular feedback to students and their families
-Create individual plans for students and monitor their progress on those plans, while giving encouragement and feedback regarding that progress
-Maintain updated records and reports on meetings with students, student plans, student progress (Naviance experience preferred)
-Be eager to coach students in areas of writing and speaking as applies to college essays and interviews
-Be proficient enough in technology to conduct meetings via Skype or WeChat on a monthly basis and to maintain active communication via email weekly
-Be flexible enough to work during non-standard work hours because of the time differences between the US and China and New Zealand.
-Be knowledgeable about summer program options in the US for Chinese students
-Attend a three-day yearly counselor meeting in June in St. Louis (lodging and transportation paid for by Interface)
-Desire to grow professionally and to become better in the work that we do
-Be able to collaborate with others, admit mistakes, laugh at oneself, and move forward
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Interface Education Services
Interface Education Services is dedicated to bringing the highest quality educational counseling to Chinese students. We aim to combine American and Chinese sensibilities about education to launch students on successful, fruitful academic careers.