June 2015

Seeking a talented college admissions counselor

Do you want:

1. a chance to help high school students achieve their educational dreams?

2. a fun and intellectually stimulating part-time job?

3. the flexibility to work when you want from where you want?

Passport Admissions, a small company that helps students apply to college and graduate school, is hiring an advisor.  We’re looking for fellow admissions nerds, people who find the admissions process fascinating.  Maybe you have admissions committee experience, maybe you’ve helped your kids through the application process, or maybe you’ve been a high school counselor.  We’re more concerned with your passion for and ability to work with teenagers than we are about a particular set of credentials.

Are you:

1. self-assured enough to help stressed-out teenagers and parents?

2. able to work independently with minimal supervision?

3. reliable and prompt with emails and phone calls?

Then, we’re looking for you.

For the past 8 years, Passport Admissions has helped students manage their applications, everything from picking schools to writing essays to preparing for interviews.  You will join a small band of passionate people who work together to help students through the application process, both in-person and over the internet.

Job perks:

  • 15-25 hours/week – some afternoon/evening/weekend work required, but you can set your own schedule for number of hours and on which days

  • Job is seasonal and will last through December.  Preferred dates will be July 1 – December 31.

  • Job will ramp up gradually as you get students (so, lighter in July, heaviest in October, and light again in December)

  • Location: Work out of your choice of coffee house/office space: students are divvied up geographically around San Diego, and we currently have openings for someone to work from Sorrento Valley or North County (56 corridor, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad)

  • Work with bright, energetic students bound for college

  • Wear comfortable attire to work

  • Pay ranges between $30-$50 an hour, depending on experience, plus a large referral bonus for each student you bring in (to be clear, the reason we’re hiring is that we have plenty of students to fill your plate; we just want to reward you for doing an excellent job with your students)

Job responsibilities:

  • To delight and manage a load of approximately 20 students applying to college

  • To maintain your expertise by reading relevant blogs, articles, and professional publications

  • To respond promptly to students, parents, prospects and staff within one business day

  • To hold regular office hours, available to students and prospects

  • To promote your services through speaking engagements at high schools and colleges

  • To anticipate the obstacles your students will face before they come up

  • To attend company pow wows once per quarter

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • College degree

  • High level of motivation to help students achieve their dreams

  • Total comfort with working independently

  • Expert fluency in English grammar and style

  • Promptness in returning phone calls and emails

  • Previous admissions experience a plus

About us:

We believe that the college application process has gotten out of control.  It’s a full-time job for parents and students to manage this process, and colleges - with their marketing departments and nuanced application requirements - aren’t making the process easier.  Passport helps students find colleges they love, manage the stress of the admissions process, and handle the responsibility of applying to college.  We believe that your last year living at home should not be spent bickering about application deadlines.

Owner/operator Rob Humbracht has worked in the standardized testing and admissions field for 15 years.  He regularly presents at high schools around San Diego and at universities in San Diego and beyond.  Passport is a small but growing company, and this position will be an incredible opportunity for the right person.

For more information on Passport Admissions, check out our website at www.passportadmissions.com

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If you’re interested in becoming an advisor:  

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to us using our Google form.


After you submit Part 1, you will be given a link to follow where you will be asked to respond to 6 short questions about yourself and about the position.  You can also access Part 2 here:


Please do not call or email about the position.  We will contact you if we would like to interview you.


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