University & Career Guidance Counsellor, Geneva, Switzerland

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International School of Geneva (Campus des Nations - Saconnex Site)Geneva, Switzerland

Date posted:
Start date: 01/05/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Campus des Nations 

Secondary School 

Seeks for May 1st, 2020

 University & Career Guidance Counsellor – Full time position

 Founded in 1924, the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) is one of the oldest and largest international schools in the world. Our school is a not-for-profit foundation whose mission is to provide the local and international communities with a high-quality international education. Each student is welcomed to the school with a respect for their personal and cultural identity and is offered an education that allows them to develop their abilities to their highest potential.

 Campus des Nations is the most recent campus in the International School of Geneva Foundation. Located in the heart of Geneva’s international quarter, this campus has quickly established itself as an educationally pioneering school committed to putting student learning at the centre of all its activities. Campus des Nations is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School. Our programmes are based on the IB’s ‘Learner Profile’, a set of ideals that inspire, motivate and focus the work of the school and help students to become more thoughtful, moral, cultured and caring. Fostering these qualities is at the heart of all we do. Campus des Nations is the smallest of the three campuses of the International School of Geneva. It opened in September 2005 and now has over 500 students in the secondary school representing more than 90 nationalities.

 We are seeking to appoint from May 2020 a University & Career Counsellor who will become part of our successful Secondary School. We are looking for someone who will be able to guide our Students from Year 10 to Year 13 on their future university or career path. Our students apply to different countries (65% to UK, 30% to USA, 25% to Canada, 15% to Netherlands, 10% to Switzerland, 10% to Ireland, 2% to Australia, 5% to other countries, e.g. recently South Africa, Namibia, Finland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan) and need support and guidance from a counsellor who is familiar with applications within these geographical areas.

The Campus des Nations is vibrant and progressive, we are seeking to appoint a holistic, and student centred Counsellor who embodies these characteristics. If you would like to see more of what we do at Campus des Nations please visit our website on


• University guidance counselling for Secondary School students with particular emphasis on the UK, North American and European systems

• Working with students from Year 10 onwards with a focus on Y12 and 13 where all aspects of the university application process will be within the post holders remit.

• Holding individual meetings with all students, especially those in Years 11 to 13;

• Presenting to students and parents in Years 10 to 13; 

• Meetings with parents in all year groups as requested; 

• Managing statistics for management and governors; 

• Hosting university representatives; 

• Attending university information days/conferences; 

• Providing information through the school website and guidance bulletin;

• Writing references and letters of recommendation for all students who apply to university;

• Providing supporting documentation, e.g. proof of graduation and predicted grades; Guidance over the summer for transition to university; and 

• Supporting academic departments as requested. 

Candidate Requirements:

• Extensive experience of university and careers counselling processes, ideally with experience on the UK, North American and European systems.

• Strong inter-personal and ICT skills

• English mother tongue with a good knowledge of French (or willingness to learn)

 Candidates are required to apply online including a CV, a covering letter as well as 3 references, one of which must be your current employer,  before 10th October, 2019 addressed to Mr Jamie Williams, Principal of Campus des Nations mentioning the reference 430 010.

 The International School of Geneva welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers.

More about International School of Geneva (Campus des Nations - Saconnex Site)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Campus des Nations - Saconnex Site, Route de Morillons 11, CH - 1218 Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +41 22 770 4700