University Guidance Counsellor

Position Summary 

Following the vision and mission of NOIC Academy, the University Guidance Counsellor plays a pivotal role in providing guidance to students in pursuing a successful development in their tertiary education.  The Counsellor develops strategic network with universities locally and overseas.  The incumbent reports to the Principal and works very closely with students and teaching staff to provide directions in university application process. 

Key Responsibilities 

Strategic Networking 

  • To develop network with universities for developing career directions for students of NOIC. 
  • To participate in career development programs and attend relevant conferences organized by universities.  
  • To liaise with university admissions to provide support for students’ applications and prerequisites. 
  • To view and update the school profile annually for networking. 
  • To conduct research and keep abreast of the rapidly changing tertiary world on careers and aptitude exploration resources. 

Individual Guidance and Counseling 

  • To support senior students in their transition with necessary university information 
  • To provide guidance for students on IB subject selection.  
  • To provide senior students guidance, information and advice throughout their university application process worldwide. 
  • To empower students in presenting themselves to the identified universities with proper mannerism. 
  • To support students on preparing for portfolios, auditions, resumes, graded papers, etc. 
  • To give advice for students in finding the best suitable universities and programs and assist them to finalize the university options. 
  • To conduct mock interviews for students and give feedback. 
  • To provide guidance and support for students who apply for scholarship.  

Group Guidance and Counseling 

  • To organize information sessions for parents of senior students about university destinations and issues. 
  • To guide senior students through the university application process via group work online and offline.  
  • To organize and conduct workshops on college essay writing, portfolio preparation, etc. 
  • To organize and conduct workshops for staff with pertinent topics related to students’ career education program. 

Position Requirements 

Academic & Experience Requirements 

  • Holder of Bachelor’s Degree or above 
  • Not less than two years in career counseling in school setting 

Knowledge & Competency Requirements 

  • In-depth knowledge of global universities and the admissions process for international universities 
  • Excellent writing skills to help students write references and offer detailed feedback on students’ application essays and teacher letters of recommendation 
  • Strong presentation skills to conduct seminars or workshops for wide range of audiences including students, parents, and staff 
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent time-management skills and ability to handle tasks with priorities and work towards different deadlines 
  • Strong communication skills in using empathy, diplomacy, and tact when dealing with sensitive issues concerning student applications 
  • Good problem-solving skills in supporting students/parents to handle the difficulties in university application process 

Personal Competencies 

  • Attention to detail and able to work under pressure 
  • Ability to engage with parents and relate to people on all levels with sensitivity 
  • With integrity and uphold the value of NOIC in working with external parties  
Job Category: Academic

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