University and Careers Counselor

November 4, 2023

Job Description

University and Careers Counselor

Shanghai | Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi | Professional Support Services

About Role

The University and Career Counselling serves as an integral part of the student journey through the leadership, development and implementation of the university and careers programme. This role is pivotal in supporting students by engaging all relevant stakeholders in providing programming and services to students in order to ensure individual pathway development and entitlement for all students to support their future goals. The University and Careers Counsellor acts as a link to all relevant departments to gain an in-depth understanding of student ambitions, abilities and goals that are essential in supporting students and families in career, university and post-secondary planning. The University and Career Counsellor will promote and nurture a culture focused on growth, purpose and a sense of belonging to help students find their ‘best fit’ for the future. Providing a personalised service for students and their families through transitions and providing professional learning for teachers, workshops for parents on the student journey, the successful candidate will be a key figure in the school community.


Our School

“I believe in the importance of our profession and the endless possibilities of a quality education.” David Ingram, Founding Head of College.
Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi was founded in 2016. The College has quickly established itself as one of the standout international schools in the city. Known for our warm welcome and positive relationships, we live by our College values;

Aim high and work hard
Be kind and respectful
Make a difference


Our Teaching Profile (International School)




At Dulwich College International, students come first.  And because teachers play an extraordinary role in nurturing our students to become confident, curious and knowledgeable global citizens, we look to recruit the very best practitioners in international education who are passionate about unlocking the potential of our students.  

Our teachers nurture and inspire their students today to make a positive difference in the world – living fully, living responsibly, and living sustainably. We empower our Teachers to Live Worldwise.


Our Vision For Teachers

Worldwise Teachers:

•    Put students first in all they do
•    Display a positive attitude, adaptability and open-mindedness 
•    Show professional initiative and perseverance
•    Are truly collaborative and display highly developed communication skills
•    Are committed to internationalism and equity
•    Are committed to sustainability and global citizenship

Worldwise teachers believe in:

•    The right of every student to be safe, supported and nurtured
•    Evidence-based and innovative pedagogy
•    Personalised and differentiated student learning
•    Setting high expectations for every student
•    Empowering students to reach their own goals
•    High levels of student motivation and engagement

A Worldwise Teacher’s Learning Principles:

Learning is effective when it: 
•    is relational
•    has a clear purpose
•    is adapted and applied
•    is personalised


Post-holder Qualifications, Experience

  • Experience 3+ years in secondary education in the areas of university and careers counseling and guidance learning and developmental programmes and counseling environment.
  • Relationship development, ability to build long-term and meaningful relationships with stakeholders and staff.
  • Have relevant experience in an international school, working interdepartmentally to embed university and careers programming, engaging with cohorts, groups and individual students.
  • Enjoys networking with and learning about US, UK and other university systems.
  • Have a deep working knowledge of admissions processes and systems in the UK, US, Asia & Oceania, Canada and Europe. 
  • Have experience working with international students and families demonstrating both high emotional and cultural intelligence. 
  • Have experience with university admissions testing for US and UK, including SAT/ACT test supervision. 
  • Have well developed IT skills and experience of working with university application platforms.
  • Have strong, professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have effective organisation and the ability to set and meet deadlines.


How to Apply

Successful applicants will be enthusiastic about the ethos and values of Dulwich International. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the chosen candidate. To apply for this post, please click the ‘Apply’ button on this page to submit your application.

To learn more about Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi, please visit:

Applications will be reviewed on receipt, and we reserve the right to make an early appointment. Interviews may take place in Shanghai or online.


Safeguarding Statement

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices, which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.
All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, successful references, as well as due visa and work permit process as required by Chinese law.


Equity Diversity Inclusion Statement

Dulwich College International is committed to diversity within its team, organisational practices, policies and culture. It recognises that people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions, and it encourages and leverages these differences to make its work more relevant and approachable. Dulwich College International will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on any grounds such as, but not limited to, race, gender, disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic background. Dulwich College International strives to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, has a voice, can raise concerns, and feels comfortable and confident. It expects everyone who works with it to share this commitment and to act accordingly, as it aspires to best serve the Dulwich College International mission and its community.



Core Competencies
  • Passion
  • Vision
  • Collaboration
  • Execution Excellence



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