The Princeton Review, Collegewise College Counselor, Position Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8595
Wed, July 16, 2014
*Do you think that finding, applying, and getting into college should be an exciting
adventure for all students?
*Do you believe that great college educations can be found at plenty of schools that
*Are you ready to change the way families approach the college admissions process?
If you’re nodding your head, you might enjoy being a college counselor at Collegewise. (Or
you might just be someone who compulsively responds in the affirmative to any question.)
We’re looking for experienced admissions officers or high school counselors to join our
Collegewise office in Austin.
WHAT IS COLLEGEWISE?
Collegewise, a small but rapidly growing college counseling group within The Princeton
Review, is trying to change college admissions.
We do college counseling a little differently here.
Our goal isn’t to get every kid who works with us into an Ivy League school. Instead, our
college counselors show families just how many wonderful colleges there are, helping our
families apply and get accepted to schools they’re excited to attend. We do it all with just the
right mix of advice, encouragement, and occasional cheerleading to make the process
exciting and enjoyable. And while our business depends on working with people who can
afford to hire us, we’re constantly finding new ways to share quality college planning
information with anyone who wants it, regardless of their ability to pay.
WHAT DOES A COLLEGEWISE COLLEGE COUNSELOR DO?
As a college counselor, you will work with a caseload of 30–60 students—most of whom are
juniors and seniors—to help them find and apply to the right colleges for them. To build
your caseload, you’ll also speak in public and develop honest relationships with high schools
and counselors in your community. You’ll work hard, sometimes in the evenings and on
Saturdays during the busy fall season. But you’ll be helping kids and parents, working with
smart, passionate people, and doing it all in an entrepreneurial environment that has
absolutely no connection to US News rankings.
You wouldn’t be crossing over to the for-profit version of the dark side here, either. Our
counselors regularly volunteer with several organizations committed to improving access to
higher education for under-resourced students. We have an excellent reputation with both
high school counselors and admissions officers. We present at NACAC and local ACACs,
we recycle, and we have at least one confirmed vegetarian here. Yes, we’re biased, but really,
this is a pretty great place to come to work every day.
WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?
If your interest is piqued, get to know us a little better here on our website. Find out more
about what we do, who you'd be working with, and what we believe. If you like what you
read and think you could find a professional home here, please apply.
Like a great college essay, an effective cover letter should help us get to know who you really
are. Don’t be afraid to be yourself—smart, thoughtful, or maybe even funny. Just don’t be
generic. This position starts at $45-55K depending on experience, with room for future
growth in both salary and responsibility. We’d like new hires to start in March-June 2014, but
we can adjust the start date to accommodate the right person. If you have questions about
the job, please email us at the above address rather than call us. We promise to respond to
Thanks for reading our post. We’d love to hear from you, but if we don’t, we hope you find
the perfect professional fit someplace else.
ABOUT THE PRINCETON REVIEW AND COLLEGEWISE
Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is a privately-held education services
company headquartered in Framingham, MA with approximately $100 million in annual
revenues. In May 2012, The Princeton Review brand and assets were spun out from its
namesake parent company and taken private. With new leadership, The Princeton Review is
now owned by Charlesbank Capital Partners, in partnership with the management team, led
by Deborah Ellinger, CEO, and Scott Kirkpatrick, President. The company has been
recapitalized and is now has access to additional capital for investment in new technology
and strategic acquisitions. The first acquisition since going private was Collegewise, an
admissions counseling firm with offices in New York, Massachusetts, California, Texas,
Washington and New Jersey.
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