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Lead Counselor

About Empowerly

Empowerly ( is an education technology company that personalizes college and career counseling, with a mission to empower students to become the most successful version of themselves. 

We provide data-driven education technology, start up and research internship programs, and personalized counseling led by former college Admission Officers and experienced college counselors. We are a rapidly growing, mission-driven, and venture-backed company. It takes a unified team committed to our core values – collaboration, data driven, and empowerment – to achieve this goal and a fast-moving team committed to serving the needs of families.

Each student is holistically evaluated through our Empowerly Score™ — the only predictive technology that can also quantify subjective material. Each student is offered a three-pronged approach to evaluate academics, essays, and extracurricular activities – providing them a 360-degree view of how to be competitive against other applicants. As of February 2022, Empowerly has raised $12 million from investors, including Goodwater Capital, FJ Labs, Scrum Ventures, Translink Capital, Azure Capital Partners, and Spero Ventures.

About the Role

We are seeking a highly-skilled, organized, and experienced former Ivy League Admissions Officer to work as a full-time Lead Counselor.

Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Execute on the goal of delivering premium, white-glove service to families who purchase significant Empowerly packages and need intensive counseling 

  • Work with many Empowerly students (mainly high school age) to help them find their passions and apply to top colleges   

  • Build and maintain relationships with students and families as you help navigate them through the college admission journey

  • Communicate effectively with students and families about the benefits of Empowerly products and services such as research mentorship and standardized test preparation

  • Track data on  prospective and current families and maintain a high level of attention to detail and organization 

  • Help to create a new line of business around more comprehensive packages and elite counseling   

  • Serve as a coach and advisor to a Team of Marketplace Counselors, working closely with its members and Community Managers

  • Represent Empowerly in marketing and media initiatives 

  • Research, develop, and host webinars for prospective students and families

  • Be a prominent voice in our internal and external communications channels, sharing knowledge and expertise in admission and counseling developments

  • Work with Head of Counselors  and Head of Programs to streamline and develop processes and services for counselors and students

  • Assist Head of Counselors and Head of Programs with administrative duties/projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 + years of experience in an admissions office as a Director of Admissions, Admissions Officer, or similar role at an Ivy-League institution

  • Available in the afternoons (after 3:00 p.m.) and/or on weekends to meet with students

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Able to take on competing priorities and developing work streams

  • Savvy with Google Workspaces and other modern technologies

  • Highly adaptive

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess an undergraduate and/or graduate degree from a Top 25 undergraduate institutionStrong experience helping multiple students get accepted to Top 25  schools

  • Have 5+ years of professional college counseling experience, either at a company or as an independent consultant

Why work for Empowerly?

  • Build and deepen one-to-one relationships with students from across the country and around the world to impact their educational and career journeys

  • Engage with technology-forward solutions to provide valuable, data-based analysis and actionable feedback to students and families

  • Work from anywhere! Our organization is fully remote and our people have  the flexibility to work from wherever is the most comfortable and convenient for them

  • Join a growing startup backed by top Silicon Valley venture capital firms and be a strong contributor to reaching our milestones

Compensation and Benefits

The Lead College Counselor  is a full-time, exempt position working remotely. The hiring range for this role is $65,000 - $100,000 based on experience. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health/dental/vision insurance, paid vacation and sick days, and a 401k. In addition to our tangible benefits, Empowerly provides our people the opportunity to learn and grow within a supportive team environment. Evening and weekend hours are required.

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