Date:  19 Mar 2024
Geneva, CH
Job ID:  2226
School:  Collége du Léman, Geneva
Company:  Nord Anglia Education

Collège du Léman is one of Switzerland’s most prestigious international schools, located on the edge of Lake Geneva in view of the Swiss Alps. We welcome children from 2 to 18 years old to become part of a truly international community with more than 120 different nationalities. Our vision is to shape generations that harness differences and empower our students to change the world for the better.
We nurture individual strengths through our outstanding educators and the sheer breadth of opportunities that we offer as part of our curriculum and activities.
Collège du Léman is part of the Nord Anglia Education family of more than 80 premium schools, educating students in over 30 countries.

The University Advisor works within the team responsible for the daily operations of the University Advising department. The University Advisor raises awareness of the diversity of post-CDL options available to students, advises students individually and assists students and parents with the university application process, submitting school documents in support of university applications and developing relationships with universities.


  • Creating educational programs and materials for students, parents, and colleagues (including advisors, teachers, and boarding parents) to assist students in the university application process.
  • Working with a defined caseload of seniors as they identify best-fit universities and complete the application procedures.
  • Completing and submitting required supporting documents, such as letters of recommendation and transcripts, for students’ university applications.
  • Promoting and sharing information regarding summer programs, universities visits, open days and other available opportunities linked to enhancing student profiles for their university applications.
  • Organising and participating in university visits and fairs at CDL, visiting universities on tours and fly-ins and participating in conferences, for example CIS, IACAC on a regular basis.
  • Organising and participating in parent presentations and sessions regarding the university advising process and option choices in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Contributing to the career and university discovery opportunities in Grade 8 to 10 in collaboration with the pastoral team.
  • Advising students on course choices relating to university aspirations.
  • Supporting the department in organising university related entrance examinations and testing in collaboration with colleagues, informing and assisting students with testing requirements linked to university applications.
  • Maintaining data and sharing with all relevant departments within the school and Nord Anglia as well as with prospective or current parents as appropriate.


  • A wide range of knowledge about global education systems and the associated applications procedures
  • Understanding of the school’s various curricula: IBDP, IBCP, French Baccalaureate, Swiss Maturité, US High School Diploma, APs
  • Understanding of the school leaving qualifications as they pertain to university admissions.
  • English mother tongue with excellent written and verbal skills; additional fluency in both spoken and written French will be a distinct advantage.
  • Sufficient IT skills to support the role, along with strong familiarity using  MaiaLearning and the UCAS, CommonApp, Studielink application platforms.
  • A good team player with excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Ready to adapt to new environments and situations, organised, enthusiastic and energetic in the development and implementation of programmes, taking initiative and responsibility and relating well to students and parents in all aspects of the job function, while being conscientious and exhibiting the highest standards of professionalism at all times.

It is important that the post holder is always aware of Child Protection guidelines and observes a professional distance from students whilst still developing effective working and caring relationships. You understand and embrace the importance of diversity and inclusion and stand against discrimination in any form. Background investigations and reference checks for the past ten years will be conducted during the selection process.