College & Career Specialist

Okinawa Christian School International

  • School Size: 400
  • Certification Needed: Yes
  • Years of Experience Required: None
  • Minimum Length: Long-Term
  • Location: Okinawa, Japan
  • Boarding: No
  • Monthly Salary: $USD 1,600.00
  • Monthly Support Estimate for One Person: USD $0.00

    The majority of TeachBeyond members serve in roles that involve raising support for their ministry so that the educational services offered are affordable for all learners they seek to serve. We are also pleased to offer training, tools, and coaching to our members as they build a financial support team partnering with them in transformational education.

About the College & Career Specialist Position

Okinawa Christian School International
College and Career Counselor Job Description

The College and Career Counselor reports to the Secondary Principal and is responsible for administering aspects of the college search and admissions process, including the following:
Educate students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting classes of approximately 30 seniors and families as they go through the process.
Meet with juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to talk about process and individual college choices. The College Counselor also advises 9th and 10th graders on curricular choices, as needed, and works with students to help them understand US and international college admissions process.
Meet with college admissions representatives who visit the school and facilitate meetings between college representatives and students. The College and Career Counselor also serves as a liaison with College admissions offices throughout the year.
Assist with compiling an annual profile of the school, as well as information on grade distributions and standardized test scores.
Work with the Secondary Principal to maintain records on students, including GPA’s and auditing transcripts.
Write official school recommendations for seniors.
Complete school reports and mid-year report forms requested by colleges, including evaluations of students.
Maintain and share information on colleges, scholarships, financial aid, and SAT/ACT test dates.
Keep track of data such as admission decisions and scholarship awards and reporting of the data to the Secondary Principal.
Making informational presentations to parents, such as annual presentations during new student orientation, senior parent nights, junior parent nights, Naviance trainings. etc.
Be aware of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up to date about specific college requirements.
Maintain and disseminate information about standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and TOEFL. Assist with the administration of AP, PSAT, SAT, ACT exams.
Assist the Secondary Principal with organizing the high school graduation ceremony.
Monitor grades of athletes and counsel middle and high school students who are having academic difficulty.
Necessary skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines. Experience in college admissions or high school college counseling, and computer skills are a plus. Must have at least a bachelor’s degree.
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of Christian school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial aid policies and procedures.

About Okinawa Christian School International

Welcome to Okinawa Christian School International (OCSI)! Since 1957, OCSI has provided Christian education to equip students to walk with God and impact the world for Him. We’re excited about our K-12 program—we address the whole person, communicate in English, use an American-style approach, and encourage Biblical thinking and living. Other Benefits the School Offers: Housing and some travel expenses


  • Population: 126,919,659 (July 2015 est.)
  • Religions: Shintoism 79.2%, Buddhism 66.8%, Christianity 1.5%, other 7.1%
  • Government: A Parliamentary Government With A Constitutional Monarchy
  • Below Poverty Line: 16.1% (2013 est.)
  • Country Summary (from the World Factbook)
    In 1603, after decades of civil warfare, the Tokugawa shogunate (a military-led, dynastic government) ushered in a long period of relative political stability and isolation from foreign influence. For more than two centuries this policy enabled Japan to enjoy a flowering of its indigenous culture. Japan opened its ports after signing the Treaty of Kanagawa with the US in 1854 and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island. In 1931-32 Japan occupied Manchuria, and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 - triggering America's entry into World War II - and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and an ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, elected politicians hold actual decision-making power. Following three decades of unprecedented growth, Japan's economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s, but the country remains an economic power. In March 2011, Japan's strongest-ever earthquake, and an accompanying tsunami, devastated the northeast part of Honshu island, killed thousands, and damaged several nuclear power plants. The catastrophe hobbled the country's economy and its energy infrastructure, and tested its ability to deal with humanitarian disasters. Prime Minister Shinzo ABE was reelected to office in December 2012, and has since embarked on ambitious economic and security reforms to improve Japan's economy and bolster the country's international standing.
    (Source: the World Factbook)

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