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Collegwise Austin, Assistant College Counselor Part Time, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10352

Tue, June 30, 2015

Explore this position and learn how to apply via your BTT Gateway account,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10352 

Collegewise is hiring an assistant college counselor to help us take great care of the families who’ve hired us, and keep our office running smoothly during our busy season. 

Who is Collegewise? 
We’re a college counseling company that helps high school students find, apply to, and attend the right colleges for each student. You’d be helping our Director of College Counseling as she prepares "A" students, "C" students, and everyone in between with good advice, organization, and a little cheerleading to make sure everything happens smoothly and thoughtfully. Our goal isn’t to get every kid who works with us into an Ivy League school. Instead, our college counselors show families just how many wonderful colleges there are, helping our families apply and get accepted to schools they’re excited to attend. 

What would you say ya’ do here? 
This job is part administrative, part tutoring, and part customer service. Here are some examples of things you might do in a given day working with us. 
- Call students to confirm their appointments with counselors. 
- Help a student understand required recommendations and help get all the paperwork organized. 
- Print and copy materials for a seminar in the afternoon. 
- Work on a research project to find audition requirements for performing arts schools. 
- Work with a student and answer her questions while she completes the first draft of a college application (that’s the "patient" part of the job). 
- Meet with a student to help him brainstorm his college essay. 
- Answer the phone when it rings. Make a good first impression. Don’t use phrases like "A counselor will hit you back later." 
- Review student progress via our application management system and follow-up with any kids who have assignments due. 
- Send out an email reminder to families registered for an upcoming seminar. No spelling or grammatical errors, please. 
- Present on a variety of college admissions topics in the community. 

Who are we looking for? 
We’d love to find people who have interest or experience working in education and helping students. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. But fit is more important than experience for this job. We enjoy working hard and doing a great job. We’d rather be forced to drink lizard spit than be that worker who shows up late, does sloppy work, or otherwise phones it in. We like working with other people who want to be proud of what they do every day. And we like to have fun here. If that resonates with you, you might really enjoy working with us. 

What else should you know? 
- Starting pay is $16-20 per hour. 
- We’re looking for someone to work 10-20 hours per week, Mondays-Fridays (depending on your availability) from July-November. 
- We’ll provide all the necessary training about college admissions and the Collegewise way of doing things.

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