Ivey College Consulting is growing! At this time, we are looking for people to join our team of expert college admissions coaches.
Led by two former admissions officers, Ivey College Consulting provides one-on-one college admissions coaching in a virtual environment to students and families throughout the U.S. and abroad.
We work with everyone from the homeschooler to the prep schooler, from the regular kid to the true superstar, from those who want to attend the moderately selective college to those who want to attend the most selective colleges in the U.S. What they all share is the ambition to attend a selective college and the desire to have unbiased, ethical, and expert help from a trusted advisor.
Our philosophy is straightforward: personalized attention and guidance from true experts to help students and families navigate the process with less stress and more success. We even dare to promise that there will be some fun and joy along the way.
About the job.
Every coach works one-on-one with assigned students and families using a structured process that we have designed to help them navigate every phase of college admissions. About 65% of your students will begin working with you sometime in 11th grade, 35% in 9th or 10th grades, and very few (if any) in the earliest months of 12th grade. In addition to your work with students and families, you are expected to attend our regular team meetings where we have the benefit of collaborating with and supporting each other in our work and where we share best practices.
Because all of our coaching is provided virtually (by Skype, etc.), all coaches work from wherever they live. (All team meetings are conducted virtually as well.) Your hours are flexible and will vary through the year, with the most intense activity from August 1 through January 15. You must be available to work evenings and weekends in order to accommodate students’ and families’ availability and time zones, and reliable high-speed internet is a must.
Your compensation will be competitive and will be determined by your experience and client load.
We admit it: we’re picky. We don’t want just anyone, but we do want you if you are…
- An expert with first-hand experience in college admissions. We require that you have been a member of paid admissions staff at a selective U.S. college or university. (Note that you would not be able to to continue in any current admissions staff role and work with us at the same time, as that would raise ethical problems. We hire *former* admissions staff only.)
- A confidence-inspiring and caring coach who can develop rapport and trust with diverse students and families and who exhibits sincere and enthusiastic care for them.
- A friendly team player who will be a positive addition to our team.
- An ethical professional who will exhibit the highest degree of professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality and uphold the ethical standards and integrity of the application process.
You should have a bachelor’s degree yourself (advanced degree even better), you should write exceptionally well (editorial experience or writing tutor experience a plus), you should want to work independently (no boss on-site), and you should be willing, even excited, to use and master a variety of technology tools that make a virtual coaching practice possible.
Email a cover letter and resume (no essays ☺) to email@example.com.