College & Admissions Consultant (Full-time or Part-time)

About Tokyo Academics:

Tokyo Academics is the passion project of a constellation of teachers, researchers, and academics from around the world. Since 2012, we’ve evolved from a few university friends to a growing number of part-time and full-time individuals located in Tokyo, as well as around the world. We are an organization of experts deeply passionate about helping students meet their potential and capture opportunities in their future.

We are looking for a professional College and Admissions Consultant to help students make decisions around their current high school trajectory and future college options, preparing them for the college admissions process.

We have flexible hours to fit your schedule. Full-time, part-time, remote, and/or in-person work arrangements are available.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced startup of 120+ team members around the world. You will play a significant role in helping students build their future by identifying their strengths and leveraging them to create new opportunities.

What you will work on:

College and Admissions Consulting:
Your primary responsibility as a College and Admissions Consultant will be to work with students in a 1-on-1 format to help them make decisions around their current high school trajectory and future college options. You will be providing guidance and advice on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to):

  • High School Course Selection
  • Extracurricular Activities/Independent Projects
  • Building a College List
  • Identifying potential passions/majors/career interest

Given the wide range of student/family situations that potentially arise, successful hires will undergo in-depth training to gain a better understanding of Japan’s high schools, as well as Tokyo Academics’ college counseling process.

Our ideal candidate:
  • Has graduated from a top tier U.S. or U.K. University

  • Is very interested in working and living in Japan

  • Has a track record of achievement in school academics and standardized testing

  • Has previous college/admissions counseling experience, with demonstrated success in helping students receive offers to top schools

  • Is passionate about mentorship, about engaging with students beyond their academics and playing a critical role in their success and character growth

  • Has strong communication and collaboration skills, and can thrive in a start-up environment

  • Is agile and able to respond to new information quickly and decisively

  • Competitive compensation package 
  • Bonuses based on company growth 
  • 20 days of paid time off per year
  • Potential for career progression and diversification 
  • Relative autonomy and independence
Work hours:
  • 20 to 40 hours per week, flexible schedule
  • Work hours will align with the schedules of students in Tokyo, Japan. Peak hours of consulting range from 4pm to 10pm JST on weekdays, and 9am to 9pm JST on weekends.