Monday, July 25, 2011

Expat Women in Mumbai, India: Interested in Part-Time Work with School Choice International?

Hi Everyone, If you are based in Mumbai, India (or know someone who is) and you (or they) are interested in part-time, contract work for School Choice International, a leading educational consulting firm that helps families relocating worldwide, please read on…

School Choice International

School Choice International, Inc. is an educational consulting firm. They work with relocating families to help them find the best school match for their child(ren). Their headquarters are in White Plains, New York and their team consists of over 100 worldwide professionals. They hire educational specialists to work with families moving to the consultant's city or country. Please click here to see the caliber of their current consultants and their locations. School Choice International offers paid training and competitive remuneration.

School Choice International's Educational Consultant Position in Mumbai, India

Ideally, they are seeking a candidate who is on-the-ground in Mumbai, knows the local and international schools and who may also know the schools in Bhopal and Chandigarh. The successful candidate will be working with expats as well as Indian nationals repatriating back from their assignments. Candidates should also have some understanding of curriculum differences and be able to work through the admissions process.

Job Description

* Reports to Field Supervisor who reports to V.P. of Client Services

* Conducts intake interview with parents according to company intake form

* Ensures Client fills out School Choice Questionnaire

* Collects appropriate report cards from family to assist in assessing the children

* Develops a list of appropriate school matches for each child

* Contacts schools to check availability, discuss families/goodness of fit, and books tours

* If requested and approved by Client, accompanies families on school visits

* Follows through with families through the application process and/or as needed

* Maintains local knowledge of schools, possible school research project

* Blogs monthly

* Engages in referring new business

* Refers candidates for other consultant positions needed worldwide

* If requested, participates in School Choice webinars and meetings

* Consultant may typically work from home with computer access

* Hours will vary

Job Specification

* Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in education preferred

* Work experience in education or corporate arena

* International experience or experience living in another country preferred

* Knowledge of local schools both public and private

* Has worked with children and families personally and/or professionally

* Must have good judgment, problem solving skills, empathy

* Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Excellent organizational skills

* Moderate to high technical skills (including computer skills, research skills, ability to be trained to utilize SalesForce)

* Responsive - 24 hour response to school search preferred via e-mail or phone


* Use School Choice email address and tag in all correspondences

* Track contact with clients through SalesForce

* Post all correspondences and recap all phone conversations in SalesForce

* In SalesForce, ensure child(ren)'s names, birth dates, and schools selected are documented. School data to be entered according to required template.

* E-mail or phone clients on a weekly basis

* Successful matches

* Time per project at or below standard

* Follow up survey results at or above 8 out of 10


* Compensated at an hourly rate - US$30 per hour, to start

* Referral bonus of US$250 for new business


If you are interested in working with this fine company while you are living in Mumbai, please urgently email your resume/CV (preferably in PDF) and cover letter to Karen Mah (and please mention "Expat Women – Mumbai candidate” in your email’s subject line).

If you would like to read more about School Choice International's founder, Elizabeth Perelstein, please visit the School Choice International website and/or read the interview with Elizabeth on our own Expat Women site.

Many thanks Everyone and best wishes to all who apply! Andrea :)

(Feel free to forward this to your friends and networks in Mumbai as well, if applicable.)

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