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Educational Counselor needed for IDP Education

Counsel prospective students to help their placement in a suitable courses/university at IDP Education Pty Ltd.
IDP Education Pty Ltd. | Cairo | 20.06.2012

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Job Description

IDP is seeking to hire Educational Counselor based in Cairo Office to aid in placing students in Australia/US/UK/Canada and New Zealand universities. Daily tasks include making outbound phone calls and in office meetings to prospective students who have expressed interest in studying overseas. You will be communicating with un-scheduled walk-ins, scheduled meetings, and students at educational fairs. The counselor is expected to be pro-active in identifying new opportunities via other methods such as marketing activities and presentations to student groups at their institutions.

Responsibilities:
• Counsel prospective students to help their placement in a suitable courses/university.
• Help the student through the admissions, visa and pre departure processes.
• Schedule and conduct phone and office meetings accurately convey course / program information and information whilst ensuring that students’ needs are being met. This includes advising students with respect to admissions requirements, processes and degree options.
• Consistently follow up with students to ensure successful enrollment. This includes making sure they are prepared to start their course with clear information about living as a student in the country of study.
• Outgoing sales: to determine the prospective clients e.g. Schools, universities, companies and scholarship bodies and create long term relationships.
• Lead generation: to find new ways of identifying new student leads.
• Maintain the highest level of integrity and ethics in every interaction with students and fellow employees.
• Holding to the highest level of accountability with your student and team members.

Skills

• Must have BA/BSC degree
• Native Arabic speaker fluent in English (written and spoken)
• 1-2 years experience in a sales environment (understanding of sales techniques and hitting targets).
• Previous experience in handling student placements is a plus.
• Excellent communication skills with a passion for making a difference in someone’s life.
• Expertise in MS Office Applications, excellent organization and problem solving skills are necessary to be successful.

Education

• Sales (preferred)