EFFECTIVE DATE: AUGUST 2021
CLOSING DATE: TO BE DISCUSSED
Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) is a private independent, non-denominational, co-educational day school established in 2004 under the auspices of the Victoria Shanghai Education Foundation Limited, a registered charitable body.
VSA is an IB World School and the first in Hong Kong authorised to deliver three of the International Baccalaureate Programmes, providing a “through-train” IB education for students aged 6 to 18. The Primary School was authorised as an IB Primary Years Programme school in December 2005. In the Secondary School, the Middle Years Programme (“MYP”) and Diploma Programme (“DP”) were authorised in December 2006 and June 2007 respectively.
VSA emphasizes a holistic approach to education, at the heart of which is inquiry-based learning and teaching. The Primary School offers a bilingual education (English and Putonghua); the Secondary School curriculum is delivered in English and supplemented by a strong Chinese programme.
VSA has approximately 1,965 students and a total faculty size of 188. In Primary, there are 95 faculty members, more than half of whom are expatriate staff.
VSA is accredited by CIS and NEASC. More information about Victoria Shanghai Academy can be found here: www.vsa.edu.hk
Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA), Hong Kong is now recruiting an enthusiastic and committed counsellor for the above position for the school year beginning August 2021. All of our students go on to Higher Education. Typically 60-70 percent matriculates to universities abroad. The ideal candidate will have:
A Masters or postgraduate degree in counseling, education or another related field
Previous school experience in university guidance counseling and/or university admissions
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, with the ability to write clearly and persuasively
Expertise with the university admissions process; previous success with admission to top US Universities is preferred
Proven familiarity with college and university networks
Professional relationship with organizations like NACAC or International ACAC
Working knowledge of university admissions online platforms
Excellent organization and time management skills
A growth-mindset looking to continually improve and engage with school and its community on programmes related to university counseling and school activities
Familiarity with MYP, the IB DP, and applications with a US high school diploma equivalent
Demonstrated ability to adapt to a new cultural environment
Applicants please download and complete the application form and email along with a statement of your educational philosophy and full resume to the Secondary School Principal firstname.lastname@example.org and include REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for position as University Counsellor in the subject line of your mail.
At VSA, we adhere to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which sets out to ensure children have the right to protection, education, health care, shelter, and good nutrition.
Aligned with 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
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