College Counsellor, Switzerland

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Institut Montana - ZugerbergSwitzerland
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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term

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Institut Montana Zugerberg is a fully accredited (CIS, IBO, Cambridge CIE, Canton of Zug) Swiss and international boarding school with different academic programmes: the Bilingual Elementary School (Grades 1-6), the Bilingual Secondary School (Grades 7-9), the Swiss Gymnasium (Grades 7-12, Swiss Matura, incl. bilingual track) and the International School (Grades 7-12, CLSP, IGCSE, IBDP). Today, the school serves 300 students from more than 40 different nations. Half of our students are boarders living on campus.

For our International School, starting in January 2020, we are looking to hire a: College Counsellor (80-100%)

What you should bring:

  • University degree and min. 5 years of college counselling experience at international schools; knowledge of the IB/IGCSE programmes preferred
  • Experience in all aspects of the university application process worldwide, trends in university admissions and the use of counselling software (e.g. Unifrog)
  • Enthusiasm to support our grade 10-12 students according to their individual needs and in small groups, as well as to organise internal workshops and university fairs
  • Genuine motivation to become an active member of the school community by participating in school-wide initiatives, e.g. the Learning Support Centre
  • Experience in the evaluation and administration of incoming transcripts/high school credits and the production of outgoing transcripts
  • Passion for continually reviewing the services and effectiveness of the college counselling programme with the goal of providing the best possible resources and support for our students
  • Fluency in English at the level of a native speaker, especially writing skills to produce high-quality school statements and individualised letters of recommendation; understanding of German preferred
  • Strong organisational and ICT skills
  • A longer-term commitment to our school
  • Eligibility for a Swiss work permit


What we offer:

  • Working at a Swiss-international school with a long-standing history and tradition in a truly unique natural setting in the heart of Switzerland/Europe, less than an hour from Zurich
  • Small, dynamic, international team
  • Attractive employment conditions, including a competitive salary


For more information please contact our Head of the IB Programme, Dr Anne Faassen, Tel. +41 41 729 11 84 or

Are you interested? We accept your application (incl. photo), preferably by e-mail, until 1 November 2019 to:

Institut Montana Zugerberg AG
Mr. Michael Gwerder
Principal of the International School
Schönfels 5
CH-6300 Zug

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