About Us Baker & Bloom is an education center where young people are immersed in academic rigor, creative thinking, and intellectual curiosity. Founded in Hong Kong in early 2014 by a Harvard and Cambridge University graduate, we teach elementary, middle and high school students. We empower students...

About Us

Baker & Bloom is an education center where young people are immersed in academic rigor, creative thinking, and intellectual curiosity. Founded in Hong Kong in early 2014 by a Harvard and Cambridge University graduate, we teach elementary, middle and high school students. We empower students to not only achieve academic excellence but also rise beyond grades to develop their creative confidence and personal character.

US Boarding School Consultant and English Teacher

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 2 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location Wanchai
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Early Child
Education / Training > Training & Development
Marketing / Public Relations > Marketing - Communications
Published On 16/11/2016

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coach students one-on-one through the complete admissions process including but not limited to: boarding school search and selection, planning coursework and standardized testing calendar, preparing for interviews and tours, application presentation, receiving recommendations, preparing personal statements and supplemental materials
  • Identify strengths of individual students and create an application strategy to help students stand out and achieve their educational goals
  • Advise students on summer and extracurricular activities and scholarship opportunities
  • Conduct private consultations and maintain communication with parents
  • Develop diagnostics and curriculum for boarding school preparation
  • Plan and teach prep courses* for prospective US boarding school students, covering academic and admissions preparation
  • Introduce courses and services to prospective students, parents and potential partners and lead workshops and seminars
  • Build a relationship network with US boarding school admissions officers and other partners

* All classes are conducted in English

Key Requirements:

  • At least two years of experience teaching or student counseling  
  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Native fluency in English
  • Deep understanding and up-to-date knowledge of the goals, culture, admission practices and standards of top independent college preparatory schools in the US
  • Experience teaching Grade 6-9 students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with SSAT, ISEE and other standardized test preparation
  • Passionate about teaching and mentoring young people
  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of students and parents
  • Demonstrated academic excellence and exemplary critical and creative thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to motivate students
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proactive; keen to take the initiative to develop curriculum and build our community

Great-to-Have’s

  • An education from a top US boarding school or private independent school
  • Experience writing professionally or teaching writing
  • Experience with admissions interview training
  • Experience with US college or UK boarding school admissions and entrance exams
  • Experience creating portfolios (e.g. music, visual art, digital portfolios)
  • Research, networking, and communication skills that will help connect students to unique learning opportunities
  • Previous experience working at an IB or international school
  • An entrepreneurial mindset
  • A dedication to work collaboratively and to develop as a professional

Location

  • Wanchai, Hong Kong

Salary

  • Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and statement of education philosophy to hr@bakerandbloom.com. Please include your current and expected salary and date of availability in your cover letter.

Personal information will be used for recruitment purposes only. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.