Elite Scholars of China (ESC) is looking for Educational Consultants to join our team! ESC helps China’s most motivated students gain admission to and succeed at America’s best colleges.
What You’ll be Doing
As an Educational Consultant, you will mentor Chinese high school students, guiding them to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. We offer two positions: Consultants for Senior Scholars, who work with our high school students in grade twelve and Consultants for Junior Scholars, who work with our high school students in grades nine, ten, and eleven.
Consultants for Senior Scholars are paired with students in grade twelve, guiding them through the American college application process. You will work one-on-one with students to help them identify and achieve their educational aspirations by brainstorming essay ideas, developing their writing ability, practicing interview skills, and providing advice regarding their college lists.
Consultants for Junior Scholars mentor, teach, and inspire our students in grades nine through eleven, helping them develop their extracurricular activities and academic interests, plan for standardized test preparation, and develop skills for personal goal setting and achievement. You will also be actively involved in curriculum development and classroom teaching focused on developing students’ literacy and critical thinking.
As a part of a rapidly growing organization, you will also experience the momentum and excitement of a start-up! At ESC, Educational Consultants play an integral role in leading the organization. Spring and summer months at ESC have an entrepreneurial feel that focuses on projects that utilize consultants’ special talents or stretch them in new ways. Projects may involve marketing, curriculum development, data analysis, new consultant recruitment, and other strategic projects that help develop and improve ESC.
The Educational Consultant position is a two-year commitment. This enables you to grow professionally and benefit from the intensive training and from the professional investment that ESC makes in team members.
What You Bring to the Table
- You’re passionate about the transformative potential of American higher education.
- You understand that education is a fundamentally interpersonal endeavor. You can connect with students, build their confidence, and help them to embrace the value of their unique ideas and experiences.
- You have a BA or MA from a top American college/university.
- You have a proven track record of excellent written and oral communication skills.
- You’re self-motivated, supremely organized and take pride in meeting deadlines.
- You’re committed to upholding the values and high ethical standards of ESC.
- You have experience mentoring, teaching and inspiring others.
- You’re not looking for a repetitive cubicle job. You thrive in dynamic, collaborative environments that require you to innovate and think on your feet.
What We Offer
First and foremost, we offer the opportunity to have a profound impact on someone’s life! We also offer a competitive salary and a range of benefits including subsidized health insurance, a gym membership, and other wellness programs. Customized leadership development workshops and professional mentoring are also a part of our culture. For team members moving to Beijing, ESC arranges and pays for a Chinese visa and travel to China. ESC also offers the assistance of a Relocation Coordinator to help with finding apartments. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Who We Are
Elite Scholars of China (ESC) is the premier education consulting company in China and aims to educate China’s top high school students about their undergraduate options in the United States. ESC offers high-quality college-counseling services, US college tours and educational workshops to China’s academically accomplished high school students.
ESC students have been admitted to every top American college and university, such as: Amherst, Brown, Caltech, Carleton, Colby, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Harvard, Haverford, Middlebury, Northwestern, Penn, Princeton, Pomona, Stanford, Tufts, UChicago, UC Berkeley, Vassar, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Williams and Yale.
ESC was co-founded in 2010 and is managed by Stacy Palestrant (BA, Wellesley & MBA, University of Chicago Booth) and Tomer Rothschild (BA, Wesleyan & MBA, University of Pennsylvania Wharton).
Who You’ll be Working With
At ESC, our consultants bring a variety of educational, cultural, and professional experience to our team. They have majored in English, political science, philosophy, economics, sociology, education, math, history, and more. Those who have professional experience prior to joining ESC have been teachers, paralegals, investment banking analysts, academic researchers, and student affairs coordinators. The diversity of viewpoints, education, and experience that our consultants bring enriches our community and improves the quality of our work.
We prioritize the professional growth of our consultants. We craft opportunities for them to be challenged and to develop expertise in roles such as team leaders and project managers. After their tenure at ESC, consultants have gone on to pursue a variety of endeavors, including:
- Policy analyst at a think tank in Washington, D.C.
- Principal at an international school in Hangzhou
- Management consultant at a NYC firm
- Graduate programs at Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Columbia University Teachers College and Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies.
Why You Will Love Beijing
ESC is headquartered in the Chaoyang District of Beijing, China. We are located next door to the embassies of the United States of America, Slovenia, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, and South Korea, and more! We are also within walking distance to the beautiful Liangmaqiao canal and Chaoyang Park, five subway stops away from the city’s buzzing central business district, and a 10-minute drive to Sanlitun, the city’s most popular shopping, dining, and entertainment area. Within a 10-minute walk from ESC you can sip a latte at one of four Starbucks, savor amazing dumplings, or indulge in Beijing’s best pizza, and later work out in a gym or yoga studio.
There are a lot of perks to living in an international hub like Beijing! Our consultants take advantage of opportunities to attend literary and art festivals and multicultural forums, join ultimate teams or run in 5K’s and, of course, hike the Great Wall!
Why You Will Love Our Community
We make Beijing our home-away-from-home. At ESC we celebrate birthdays and Thanksgiving together. We have an annual fall retreat in the shadow of the Great Wall and enjoy Christmas brunch at a beautiful hotel. Consultants become good friends and travel together all over Asia including Thailand, Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam. We take pride in creating a warm, welcoming community that fosters long-lasting friendships and life-changing experiences.
To Learn More about ESC!
- This video, in which consultants share their experiences
- This video, in which one of our co-founders talks about ESC’s work and mission
- This video, which features a few of our wonderful students
- Our blog details some the work that we do beyond pure college counseling, including the college prep program that we run for students in their senior spring (here)
There are four major application deadlines:
We usually have a high volume of candidates who apply for a limited number of spaces. Due to the selectivity of the position, early application is encouraged.
Please send your cover letter, resume (GPA included) and transcript through your school’s career portal, such as Handshake; OR, send your materials and questions to our Recruitment Director, Dorothy Ajayi at: email@example.com