Vacancy Details

12823 - Secondary/College and Career Counselor - IB Curriculum - August 2023

Business Unit: GEMS International School, Cairo (GISC)
Location: Egypt - Cairo
Closing Date 14-Dec-2022
About the Role

We are looking for an outstanding Secondary/College and Career Counselor to join our existing team from August 2023

This position is to guide and counsel students through the IB programs and towards further studies and careers after school.

The College Counselor will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Counsel students in SEL needs including school life balance
  • Guide in course selection to support students’ college and career aspirations
  • Collaborate with the IB Team, ensuring best practice as a professional learning community and provides purposeful leadership of university guidance
  • Be up to date with and respond to current research about university admissions procedures, programs, and outcomes
  • Engage with all students, to build a purposeful academic and personal profile of each individual student
  • Deliver workshops to students, teachers, parents on college application process completion, and submission of applications
  • Analyze and evaluate, with the IB Team, student performance data and take appropriate action in support of effective university guidance
  • Ensure that students have an active and engaged role in developing their university choices.
  • Schedule and host college representative fairs and presentations
  • Write letters of recommendations for student applications

Required Qualifications

  • Degree certification in addition to a certified teaching qualification, such as a valid US Teaching/Counseling certificate or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 Years of experience as College Career Counselor in International school setting
  • Good understanding of IB courses. Should have actively handled roles in IB requirement & Events
  • Must have experience in counseling for IB exams
About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including: 
Regional average salary, housing allowance, private medical insurance and annual airfares to country of residence 

About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School

As part of the GEMS Egypt group GEMS International School, Cairo (GISC) will be opening in September 2021 as premium American and International School in the heart of New Cairo, Egypt.

GEMS International School, Cairo (GISC) is a value driven community, educating the whole child in collaboration with technology and discovery. Developing leaders of the future to make a difference to our local and international community through kindness, compassion, integrity and empathy.

Students at GEMS International School, Cairo (GISC) are encouraged and motivated to be:

Value driven – understand the importance of interpersonal skills as a key to success in learning within and beyond school life

Ethical thinkers and leaders – students who can make ethical independent decisions that impact themselves and influence others

Community enablers – students who are outward looking who have an impact on their local and global community

Technology enablers – students who can use technology to enhance their learning of themselves and others and have a positive social media impact in a globally connected world


About Application Process

If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application.

To complete the application you would need the following document(s):

1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph

In line with the UAE's Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.