UNIVERSITY COUNSELLOR


CLOSING DATE: 8 JANUARY 2021 STARTING DATE: AUGUST 2021



Description of School:


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 Secondary, there are 93 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



Description of Position:

VSA is now recruiting an enthusiastic and committed teacher 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 related degree, preferably 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 universities worldwide, familiarity with applications in key destinations such as US, UK, Hong Kong, Canada, and Europe

  • 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



Application for Position:


Applicants please download and complete the application form and email along with a statement of educational philosophy and full resume to the Secondary School Principal (ssrecruit@vsa.edu.hk). Please add REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for Position as University Counsellor in the subject of your email.


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.


(Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only)


www.vsa.edu.hk