Director of Careers, Universities and Alumni, Rome, Italy

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St George's British International SchoolRome, Italy

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Director of Careers, Universities and Alumni


This new post offers an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, dynamic, experienced and well qualified

university and/or careers guidance counsellor.

The successful candidate will work across the three sections of the school to develop, implement

and embed a broad, deep and cutting-edge careers and university guidance programme that

increasingly encompasses guidance for tertiary education across a range of different nations

including the UK, the US, Canada and continental Europe. The post holder will also be responsible

for developing and enhance the school’s relationship with its global alumni community.


To develop a world class university and careers guidance programme

To lead the university application process

To arrange regular visits from university and college representatives to the school

To arrange university fairs and support the attendance of pupils at local university fairs

To build and maintain relationships with university admissions professionals

To develop strong alumni links to augment the university and careers guidance programme

To educate families about the various universities and college admissions processes to

include financial aid and scholarship possibilities

To guide students and their families through the university admissions and application processes

To monitor individual student progress throughout the university application process


To maintain a strong working knowledge of colleges and universities around the world and to show an active research interest in developments throughout the sector

To develop and maintain tracking and analysis tools to monitor the success of the careers and university guidance programme

To oversee the growth and development of the school’s online Alumni Portal

To develop an alumni development funding programme

To highlight and showcase activities and achievements across the areas of university admissions, careers and alumni in collaboration with the Head of Admissions and Marketing


Enthusiastic and passionate about education with a sound understanding of international best practice in careers and university guidance

 Flexible and adaptable to the varied demands of working in a successful international school environment

 Proactive in all aspects of school life

Able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team

Creative and innovative in developing links and networks

Able to work successfully under pressure, with excellent organisational skills

Reliable and respectful

 Able to demonstrate a positive and proactive attitude towards alumni fundraising

Able to present a professional image in line with the high expectations of St George’s

A talented communicator, orally and in writing

A confident and competent user of IT for administrative purposes


To be an ambassador of St George’s at all times, in school and in Italy

To carry out other professional duties as required by the Principal


To show an active interest in each child’s personal and domestic circumstances, and to foster the personal and social developments of each pupil in your care

To actively promote the social, moral and cultural ethos of the school community

To create an atmosphere of support by being aware of, and fully compliant with, all of the school’s pastoral policies

To be familiar with all the school’s policies on Health and Safety and be proactive in ensuring the safety of all members of the school community at all times

To promote exemplary behaviour and a responsible attitude amongst pupils

To be aware of and act upon all policies regarding the safeguarding of children


To promote pride in the school among the pupil body through high standards of dress behaviour and commitment

To ensure that all communication is acted upon appropriately and in a timely manner

To attend Parents’ Evenings, Assemblies and other school events during term time as the Principal may from time to time require


To be responsible for all school resources, particularly those in your care, reporting damage or loss to the appropriate authority within the school

To contribute to the virtual learning environment, the website, social media and publications in support of your work

To contribute to the school’s Self Evaluation and Development Plan

To foster a close partnership with parents, universities and alumni initiating contact in appropriate circumstances and ensuring that there is a record of this

To carry out any reasonable professional request made by the Principal or Head of School


A good Honours Degree (or equivalent)

A masters degree and a record of research in a relevant field is desirable

 A distinguished record of university and careers guidance

A strong record of professional development

Working knowledge of UCAS, the US college and university system as well as those of other key nations

More about St George's British International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Via Cassia Km16, La Storta, Rome, 00123, Italy. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +39 6308 6001
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