Posted on 2021-10-08

Director of University and College Counselling

Canadian International School Of Hong Kong

The School

Founded in 1991, Canadian International School (CDNIS) is an independent international school. It is now widely recognised as one of the world’s most innovative and cutting-edge institutions.


The School’s future-ready programmes promote academic excellence, the development of character, and strong engagement both locally and globally. It is fully committed to the integration of Chinese language and culture with the Ontario curriculum and International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. It is the only school outside of Canada where students graduate with both the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and the IB Diploma. Post-secondary institutions around the world recognise these two distinct diplomas for their rigorous assessment, and CDNIS students graduate with both.


For further details about the School, please visit its website at


Director of University and College Counselling       


The Position

Reporting to the Head of School, as a key member of the senior management team, the Director of University and College Counselling is tasked with leading, enhancing, and transforming college counselling.  


The Director of University and College Counselling embraces the mission and values of the School and represents CDNIS locally, regionally and internationally in college admission. The Director will create a robust, innovative and expansive system matched with professional acclaim and student success. The Director will lead and inspire the Guidance Team to work closely and diligently with students and families through the education journey. This includes the college admission process from self-assessment to research to college/university selection, application, and admission.   


The Director of University and College Counselling should have excellent network and working relationships with top tier colleges/universities, maintain familiarity with important programs, developments and issues in the admissions and college counselling fields, and stay current with career trends.


The Candidate


The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes:

  • Strong academic qualifications including a Master's degree and certifications relative to the College Counselling process
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience in college counselling, preferably with an international school, and/or in a college/university’s admission office
  • Current knowledge of and experience in college/university application and admission process
  • Strong leadership experience to manage and motivate the college counselling team and to have a visible presence in the School community, forging relationships with faculty, students, parents, alumni, and the community
  • Excellent network with top tier colleges/universities, including US Ivy League universities
  • Diverse experience in an international context
  • Excellent stakeholders management skills, including ability to connect with families to instill confidence and care
  • Excellent communicator; accessible and approachable



Interested parties should send their applications together with resumes to TT Ho of Korn Ferry (HK) Limited, 15/F, St George’s Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong or by email to [via Apply Now] before 31 October 2021. Please contact TT Ho at (852) 2971 2700 for inquiries. Applicants not invited for interview within 4 weeks after the closing date may assume their applications unsuccessful, and the personal data provided will be destroyed.

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