Educational Consultant

Company Overview

Founded in 2009, Thinktown Education Inc. is one of the largest educational consulting firms in China. With two headquarters in New York City and Hangzhou, and four satellite offices in New Jersey, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Beijing, Thinktown serves more than 3,000 families every year.

Opened officed in New York and New Jersey respectively, Thinktown provides specialized training and consulting services to students who are currently studying or planning to study at institutions of higher education in the United States. Our experts, who come from the world’s top universities, are committed to ensuring the success of our clients’ educational dreams. In the coming years, we are positioning to expand the U.S. team and transform the New York City office into a vital component of Thinktown’s global network, closely collaborating with offices in diverse geographic locations.

Thinktown New York, the U.S.-based division of Thinktown Education, is seeking a motivated recent graduate for our full time, entry-level position as an Educational Consultant in our New York office. The responsibilities of an Educational Consultant include:

  • Editing college application materials and providing tailored guidance for students, helping them develop compelling narratives and strengthen their writing skills over time
  • Brainstorming essay topics and ideas with students, both in-person and via online platforms
  • Analyzing student qualities, experiences, and profiles to develop personal branding strategies for use in effective essays and admissions interviews
  • Teaching online liberal arts courses to individual students, including subjects such as British literature, Spanish language, creative storytelling, and academic writing
  • Collaborating and communicating with international offices to effectively serve clients
  • Delivering presentations about aspects of the U.S. college experience to a variety of audiences, including potential clients, current students and parents, and company executives
  • Developing internal documents and updating existing documents to improve new employee training and provide instructional guides that enhance essay editing service

Educational Consultants also have the opportunity to accumulate experience in areas such as recruitment, marketing, instructional design, or product development. 

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a top college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • An interest in education and working in an entrepreneurial, start-up environment
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills as well as attention to detail
  • A proactive and results-oriented approach

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience editing academic assignments, application essays, and/or résumés
  • Experience instructing students who are English Language Learners (ELL/ESL)
  • Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese helpful but not required

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible (Open to Spring 2020 graduates)

Current employee benefits and perks include, but are not limited to:

  • Flexible work hours, five sick days, and two weeks of paid vacation
  • Competitive medical, vision, and dental insurance packages
  • Commuter benefits plus supplemental insurance plans
  • Full access to WeWork amenities

To apply for this position, please click the link here and fill out the required information. The application requires a résumé and cover letter. You may also submit a creative or academic writing sample to showcase your work. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at recruitment@thinktown.com. 

Thinktown New York is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all employees.

Thinktown Website: http://www.thinktown.com

Thinktown New York Website: newyork.thinktown.com

 

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