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Lead College Counselor - Empowerly

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Job Title
Lead College Counselor
Job Location
Remote / PDT Time Zone
Job Description
About Empowerly

Empowerly (www.empowerly.com) is an education technology company that personalizes college and career counseling with a mission to empower students to become the most successful version of themselves.

We provide data-driven education technology, start up and research internship programs, and personalized counseling led by former college Admission Officers and experienced college counselors. We are a rapidly growing, mission-driven, and venture-backed company. It takes a unified team committed to our core values – collaboration, data driven, and empowerment – to achieve this goal and a fast-moving team committed to serving the needs of families.

Each student is holistically evaluated through our Empowerly Score™ — the only predictive technology that can also quantify subjective material. Each student is offered a three-pronged approach to evaluate academics, essays, and extracurricular activities – providing them a 360-degree view of how to be competitive against other applicants.

Empowerly raised $30 million from investors, including Goodwater Capital, Conductive Ventures, FJ Labs, Scrum Ventures, Translink Capital, Azure Capital Partners, and Spero Ventures. Our leadership team brings experience from Teach for America, Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Google, Lucky Strike, Microsoft, and various Seed, A, B, C, Private, and Publicly Traded companies. In 2022, Empowerly's co-founders were named in Forbes 30 Under 30, and the company was recognized as one of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing companies in America.

About the Role

We are seeking a highly-skilled, organized, and experienced former Ivy League/Top 10 Admissions Officer to work as a full-time Lead College Counselor for Premium and Elite students and families.

Concierge level counseling is a white glove, high-touch service for both students and families. Lead Counselors are in frequent contact with students and families, typically on a weekly basis and at times, more frequently, and establish a strong relationship with the family. The counselor serves as a coach and mentor to the student in all facets of academic and extracurricular life, and is readily available to meet with or have phone conversations with the student and/or family, often on short notice. Strategy, guidance, and execution are key responsibilities to assist a student through curriculum planning, academic advising, summer research and selective summer program applications, passion projects, and community service. Identification and analysis of Common Data Sets for selected top choice schools, and in-depth research and “information sessions” for selected schools are key services the Lead Counselor will provide the student in planning for college applications. Throughout the high school journey, the Lead Counselor is a prominent figure in the student’s life and plays a key role in the student’s development on the path to the college of their dreams.
Requirements and Responsibilities
  • Execute on the goal of delivering premium, white-glove service to families who purchase Premium or Elite by Empowerly packages and need intensive counseling
  • Work with many Empowerly students to help them find their passions and apply to top colleges
  • Build and maintain relationships with students and families as you help navigate them through the college admission journey
  • Communicate effectively with students and families about the benefits of Empowerly products and services such as research mentorship and standardized test preparation
  • Track data on prospective and current families and maintain a high level of attention to detail and organization
  • Help to build our Elite line of business: Elite by Empowerly https://empowerly.com/elite
  • Develop curriculum for students and training for our team of part-time counselors
  • Serve as a coach and advisor to a team of part-time counselors, working closely with its members and our Community Managers
  • Serve on the AdCom Review Team, conducting mock admissions reviews for our seniors each fall
  • Represent Empowerly in marketing and media initiatives, some travel may be required for in-person events
  • Research, develop, and host webinars for prospective students and families
  • Be a prominent voice in our internal and external communications channels, sharing knowledge and expertise in admission and counseling developments
  • Work closely with our team of Lead College Counselors and our Head of Counselors on administrative duties/projects as needed
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • 2 + years of experience in an admissions office as a Director of Admissions, Admissions Officer, or similar role at an Ivy-League institution
  • Based on the West Coast (Pacific Time)
  • Available in the afternoons (after 3:00 p.m.) and/or on weekends to meet with students
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to take on competing priorities and developing work streams
  • Savvy with Google Workspace and other technologies
  • Be highly adaptive
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Possess an undergraduate and/or graduate degree from a Top 25 undergraduate institution
  • Strong experience helping multiple students get accepted to Top 25 schools
  • Have 5+ years of professional college counseling experience, either at a company or as an independent consultant
  • Why work for Empowerly?
  • Build and deepen one-to-one relationships with students from across the country and around the world to impact their educational and career journeys
  • Engage with technology-forward solutions to provide valuable, data-based analysis and actionable feedback to students and families
  • Work from anywhere! Our organization is fully remote and our people have the flexibility to work from wherever is the most comfortable and convenient for them
  • Join a growing startup backed by top Silicon Valley venture capital firms and be a strong contributor to reaching our milestones
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    Empowerly Headquarters Location

    San Francisco, CA

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    Empowerly Company Size

    Between 100 - 500 employees

    Empowerly Founded Year


    Empowerly Total Amount Raised


    Empowerly Funding Rounds

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    • Series Unknown

      $15,000,000 USD

    • Seed

      $11,500,000 USD

    • Seed

      $2,500,000 USD

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