Come work with us!
We love helping students succeed. If you are a dedicated educator who shares our values, please submit your cover letter and résumé. If your skills match what we are looking for, we will contact you!
Marks Education Counseling Division seeks a full-time counselor to work as part of a team offering college and educational counseling to students preparing for pre-high school, high school, college, transfer, and graduate admissions.
Marks Education works with students and families from around the country and the world, via in-person meetings, telephone, Skype/FaceTime/Zoom, and email. We work with students and parents to promote informed, strategic thinking, to identify and make the most of all available options, and to strike the right balance between optimistic and realistic choices in the search for best-fit opportunities.
We value self-awareness, sensitivity, a commitment to a growth mindset, ability to read people well, and discretion and transparency.
Further details about our team and approach can be found here.
- Advise and effectively support students and parents through each phase of the college and/or school admission process from academic counseling and curriculum and extracurricular planning, to essay and application work.
- Research and stay abreast of admissions-related issues and trends through conference attendance, campus visits, and networking.
- Liaise with tutoring and test prep division of Marks Education in development of testing and academic support plans.
- Other duties, as assigned.
- B.A./B.S., or advanced degree.
- 3-5 years of selective college/graduate admission/advising, teaching, school counseling/admission, or related experience.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills, with an ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects.
- Eagerness both to take the initiative and work with a dynamic team.
Salary is commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits. This position is based in Bethesda, Maryland, but a successful candidate must also be willing to travel occasionally to our McLean, Virginia and Washington, D.C. offices for client meetings.
How to Apply:
Applicants should email a cover letter and résumé to Howard Diener. References should be available upon request.
Marks Education Tutoring and Test Prep Division seeks an industry-leading admissions counseling, tutoring, and test preparation firm with offices in Bethesda, McLean, and Washington, D.C., is looking for a three-quarter time or full-time top-notch test preparation and subject tutor for our Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD offices.
We offer a generous salary commensurate with experience, and comprehensive benefits including healthcare, 401K, and parking and cell phone reimbursement. Our team members are some of the best instructors in the test preparation industry, who help clients achieve test preparation results that are four to six times published industry averages. Each instructor receives about 150 hours of initial training with our proprietary materials and strategies and about 100 hours of annual training. We work with a diverse student population, which includes students from multiple socio-economic groups.
The right candidate will have the following qualifications and values:
• Excellent test taker: Candidates will be required to take part of a standardized test to demonstrate top-notch test-taking skills. Our tutors are also required to take the actual SAT, ACT and other standardized tests once each year.
• Strong work ethic: We are hardworking professionals who go the extra mile.
• Enthusiastic and engaged: The right candidate would enjoy working with students of all ages, and this enthusiasm must be evident.
• Tutoring or teaching experience: We require at least six months of prior teaching or tutoring experience.
• Eager to Learn and Grow our Practice: We are looking for a person who is eager to take on new learning opportunities and who is eager to grow our business through word of mouth referrals.
• Desire to work with low-income students: Each Marks Education employee enjoys providing services to low-income or first-generation students, including Collegiate Directions, Inc. (CDI) Scholars, whom we support in getting to and through four year selective colleges.
Tutors enjoy flexibility in scheduling their hours, but work one weekend day and several weekday evenings. Every tutor also contributes to developing our rich bank of proprietary materials.
We ask that you only apply if you are honestly able to commit to a two-year period of employment. Interested candidates, please email resume and cover letter.