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5 Aug 2017

Instructional Support School Admissions Consultant

NYC Admissions Solutions

Job Description

Part-time independent contractor position, up to approx. 20 hours per month based on time of year (opportunity to transition to full-time). Seeking a school admissions counselor who is, first and foremost, passionate about working directly with families of school-aged children. Must love kids and be driven by a strong desire to directly impact their educational success. Work includes all aspects of assisting families in navigating the public, private/independent, and other school admissions processes in the five boroughs of New York City. This includes helping families evaluate their school options, develop their school lists, prepare for applications, maximize students’ candidacy at schools of choice, better understand how to navigate the admissions process, etc. Work is primarily handled in families’ homes during late afternoon/after-school, evening or weekend hours (some flexibility with hours). Periodic meetings with President expected, to whom this position reports.


  • Manage client relationship with families and students
  • Conduct direct counseling with students and families on the school admissions process
  • Collaborate and consult with parents, students, community organizations and other stakeholders
  • Interpret tests and study student records
  • Complete regular reports on progress
  • May involve marketing, recruitment and retention activities, as well as school visits and other administrative duties related to family counseling


  • Must have strong working knowledge of NYC public and private/independent school admissions, at least including middle and high school admissions; familiarity with college admissions a plus
  • Proven work experience in NYC school admissions counseling
  • Working knowledge of public and private/independent school landscape, and willingness to learn
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Engaging interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills, including impeccable writing
  • Computer literacy (email, Google, Excel, etc.)
  • Social media experience a plus
  • Sound judgment and emotional intelligence
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the five boroughs of NYC
  • Working knowledge of the special needs landscape, IEP/504 plans and learning supports a plus


  • Hourly/negotiable, with opportunity to transition to full-time; must be able and willing to accommodate fluctuations in work schedule from month to month
  • Partial reimbursement for travel time
  • Benefits not available

How to Apply

Individuals who meet the requirements above are asked to email a resume, cover letter, writing sample (1 page or less) and hourly salary requirements to No phone calls, please.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Part-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Job Tags: consultant, educational consultant, and school admissions.

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