Head of University Admissions at Summit Recruitment and search

February 27, 2023

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting students to prepare for, select, and get into tertiary education programs in line with their career aspirations
  • Making students aware of the benefits of specific courses and universities available globally that meet their aspirations and abilities
  • Guiding students through the application process for universities globally. This will include reading through student’s documentation prior to submission
  • Advising students on sources of funding
  • Preparing students for ACTs and SATs in preparation for possible applications to US universities i.e. with students at Y10 level onwards (present MYP 5)
  • Maintain status of excellence of MFA as an IELTS test centre and carrying out the responsibilities of a site supervisor
  • Helping students, in liaison with MYP and DP coordinators, select subjects choose courses and extracurricular activities that will help them get into their chosen career paths after graduation
  • Staying current with university and college admission processes and requirements, tertiary level programs and developments in education and financial aid
  • Developing relationships with university partners and proactively promoting the IB programmes
  • Organising University Fairs and careers events at the School and represent the same at schools at other college fairs and other promotional opportunities
  • Conducting interviews, reviewing application materials, and assisting in the decision making process of students
  • Advising parents on the transition process
  • As the direct line manager guide and advise Assistant Academic Counsellors in delivering the careers education and college counselling programme and conduct regular appraisals
  • As the direct line manager guide the Internship and Placement Coordinator on scholars’s internship placements
  • Maintaining accurate and current knowledge of educational legislation, trends, developments, and resources
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with beneficial outreach stakeholders such as regulatory bodies and scholarship awarding institutions
  • Reporting annually to all stakeholders on university destinations
  • The Head of University Admissions acts as the Child Safeguarding Lead


  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Education or any other relevant field
  • Must be conversant with IB (International Baccalaureate) Curriculum
  • Minimum five years experience in career guidance, college and holistic counselling
  • Experience in the university admissions process, with particular focus on scholarship awarding institutions globally
  • Experience with college and university programs, admissions requirements and processes, and scholarship and financial aid resources
  • Excellent active listening, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning and people management skills
  • Ability to multitask and stay organised
  • Willingness to guide others and provide ongoing support as they make important decisions
  • Budgeting experience is an added advantage

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Summit Recruitment and search on www.linkedin.com to apply