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University & Careers Counsellor

Dulwich College SeoulKorea, Republic of


Dulwich College Seoul is a flourishing, high-performing school offering teachers a fantastic opportunity to work in a purpose built and well-resourced school in the heart of one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. The College is currently at its license capacity of 700 students, operating three-form entry from Foundation Stage to Year 13. We offer an IGCSE programme in Years 10/11 and the IB Diploma Programme in Years 12/13.


Role University & Careers Counsellor

Responsibilities University & Careers counselling for Senior School students

School Section Senior School (Year 7 to Year 13)

Hours Full-time 

Contract  Two years 6 months, from January 2022

Responsible to Head of Senior School, Director of University Counselling

As a University and Careers Counsellor at Dulwich College Seoul, you will serve as an integral part of the student journey through the development and implementation of the university and careers program. This role is pivotal in supporting students by engaging all relevant stakeholders in providing programming and services to students in order to ensure individual pathway development and entitlement for all students to support future goals. The University and Careers Counsellor acts as a link to all relevant departments to gain an in depth understanding of student ambitions, abilities and goals that are essential in supporting students and families in career, university and post-secondary planning. Reporting to the Head of Senior School and Director of University Counselling.



  • Have a relevant qualification/certification in university & careers counselling and/or at least 2-5 years of relevant experience working within a secondary school setting
  • Have relevant knowledge/experience in an international school or university international admissions setting with experience working interdepartmentally
  • Have knowledge of the IB Diploma Programme and the US High School Diploma. Have a deep working knowledge of US, UK, European (non-UK), Singapore, Hong Kong, Canadian, Australian admissions processes and systems
  • Have classroom and curriculum development experience to deliver robust university and career programming
  • Have experience working with international students and families with a deep, working knowledge of the importance of culturally responsive practices
  • Have experience with university admissions testing for US and UK admissions, including serving as test site advisor for PSAT
  • Have strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Have excellent technology skills including experiences with databases/systems, MaiaLearning, Naviance, SIMS, Common App, UCAS, Studielink, Zoom and others
  • Possess a flexible approach to work, willingness to work beyond school hours and meet deadlines
  • Role model a mindset of continuous development and improvement, to meet and exceed expectations. Be committed to quality, attention to detail, and high standards. Ability to work well in teams


  • Uphold College policy and procedures related to safeguarding and child protection. Be a role model, actively promoting College values and working collaboratively with university team colleagues and all DCSL stakeholders
  • Educate students, parents and staff on the university admissions process, trends, procedures and admissions testing
  • Contribute to the creation and delivery of age specific university and careers programmes devised by the university team, with the support of the academic team
  • Provide small group and individualised counselling for families from Years 10 to 13 with advice on academic pathways, encouraging them to aspire realistically and make well informed decisions.
  • Support students through application reviews and submission, university essay support, career planning and finding best university fit; including at times of official results release outside of term dates
  • To be familiar with application processes for universities worldwide and to guide students through proper completion of application systems
  • Utilise up-to-date student achievement data, ensure accurate student records in university application systems and to maintain accurate, up-to-date records of admission decisions, statistics and data
  • Write official school recommendations for Year 13 students and for younger students (if applicable) and support the teacher recommendation process by sharing timelines and providing guidance as needed
  • Support final admissions processes for students upon release of IB results during the summer holiday, liaising with the Director of University Counselling and Assistant Head IBDP Coordinator as appropriate
  • Provide accurate information regarding tests such as ACT, PSAT/SAT, LNAT, UCAT, Cambridge Assessments, TOEFL, IELTS and UKVI and support testing as necessary
  • Advise students on appropriate and relevant extracurricular activities, especially during school breaks, and to advertise information on reputable summer school programmes, experiences and internships
  • Contribute to regular university team presentations and workshops for parents and the wider College community. Organize individual university visits, university fairs and workshops for parents, students and the community
  • Attend DCI meetings with counsellors across the network and contribute to best-practices in university counselling. Support DCI alumni programme development and encourage continued DCSL alumni connections
  • Attend conferences and visit university campuses as necessary to maintain up to date knowledge of trends in higher education in systems throughout the world
  • Other duties as required


Successful candidates will be working in an environment with motivated students, having access to excellent resources, facilities and colleagues. Staff receive an attractive salary (at generous tax rates) and a fully competitive overseas benefits package, including flight allowance, accommodation, living allowance, freight allowance, comprehensive health coverage and tuition for up to two children at the school.

To apply, go to and lodge your application on- line by Friday 17 September 2021.

For further details about Dulwich College Seoul, visit the school’s website at or explore the school’s Facebook page. Interviews will take place by Zoom or in Korea. Appointments may be made before the application deadline.

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

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